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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.
Thanks Ggieseke Tivo is back up and running. Where do I donate?
In the System Information screen there's a donate button.
I'm new here.
My tivo (tcd746320) hdd seems to be dying and I ordered a WD green 2tb. Is there any chance I can get a backup to install the 2tb ?
If your drive isn't actually dead yet, you can likely copy the existing OS & shows off of it, and just use that.
I sent you a PM with a link to the 746 image if mattack's suggestion doesn't work.
Thanks a lot��
Hope this is the right place for the question.
Upgraded using JMFS, put the new drive in a Premier and remained stuck on starting up. Can and should I redo the process or does someone have advice on how to get the drive to work?
If you're seeing the very first screen only, and it's not moving on (says welcome, never gets to a few more minutes), then the TiVo and the drive are not communicating for some reason.
If it's a WD drive, have you checked to be sure Intellipark is disabled?
Double check the power and data connections between the TiVo and the drive.
I have a 2 tuner Premiere that I was having problems with freezing, stuttering and getting stuck on recorded shows so I was trying to upgrade from an original 320gig to a 1tb WD10EURX using jmfs-rev104.
The original drive must of been bad cause I noticed after a few hours of what I thought was going well of copying I got a "Copy did not finish successfully" error when it was about 90% finished on the first stage.
Now the new drive is recognized as a Tivo drive by JMFS and I don't really care about the shows that I had on the old drive, can I just expand and supersize without copying? I'm stuck at knowing what to do cause the copy was not 100% finished.
Try reseating all the cables for starters.
This is why I put my original stock drive (after syncing with the Cableco) on the shelf when I upgrade.
Thank you ThreeSoFar,
I guess I had a little power surge and was the reason for the uncompleted copy. Started the copy again last night and let it run, it's been over 12 hours with USB sata adapter for both HD's (average rate 6212kb's) and now at the "trimming failed blocks" part. My original 360gig drive is definitely bad as it has over 2,400 errors (wow!) and errsize of 325 mbs showing.
You think the Tivo will recognize the new hd and will start up with that many errors on the original?
UPDATE: Now at "Splitting failed blocks" I have no idea what this means?
It means the program (ddrescue?) is retrying the blocks that were originally unreadable by reading them in smaller pieces (fewer sectors) to try to recover as much data as possible as quickly as possible. It will eventually subdivide bad blocks until it's retrying the unreadable parts one sector at a time, and then finally it will give up on any individual sectors which still have errors.
You'll probably need a lot of patience too.
Tell me about it..
It's been going for about 36 hours since I first pushed the copy command, still on "splitting failed blocks" but the errsize has been slowly going down from almost 400mb to now 88870 kb and the ipos & opos has been going up and both are now at 317813mb with a rescued size of 319984MB which hasn't moved. Is that good? Can I stop it now and expand, supersize or does it have to finish completely? Time from last successful read is going well past 40 min. when yesterday it was in the seconds.
My patience is wearing a little thin. At this point I don't really care about the shows on the original drive.
Thank you for any advice and help.
If the damage is just in the shows, no problem. If it's in a critical part of the file system or the TiVo software itself...
There's no way to know for sure what's on the bad spots that it's trying to recover, so if you can stand the suspense just sit back and wait it out. That still won't guarantee a working TiVo but at least you gave it your best shot. If it won't boot and run correctly after that there are clean images you can download, but saving your Season Passes, thumbs ratings, shows, settings, etc is worth trying.
Copy that, will do. Whats one more day anyway?
Thanks ggieseke, although I don't post much I do lurk around this community a lot for info (I have a couple Series 3 and a Premier) and I see your a great contributor, it's very much appreciated when a voice of reason responds.
I'll get back when it completes, hopefully by tomorrow.
Hope it works, but there are several options if it doesn't. I was a lurker here for almost 8 years before I made my 1st post.
Unfortunately, I am like you, and having not joined until I needed to post, I'm always getting those who joined 8 years before me looking down their noses at me and telling me that my join date and/or post count somehow limits what I know, and/or lowers the value of the things I post...
The way I see it, the TRUE experts are the ones who have no need for the forums, or don't find themselves needing to post a question, which negates a need to join (since you can simply Google your issue, and find the relevant posts here, often easier than trying to read a 23,456 post long thread)...
After 4.5 days of grinding away the copy finally finished. I expanded and super-sized, plugged the sucker in and wahla, 1tb of Tivo goodness.
Thank you ggieseke for talking me off the ledge, all shows were there plus season passes and cable card worked liked a charm..I'm just not used to seeing 25% on the capacity bar.
Thank you again.