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Premiere Drive Upgrade Instructions - with all-in-one jmfs Live CD

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Aug 9, 2013 #2321 of 2843
    ThreeSoFar

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

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    Nice! Never give up on ddrescue, I guess.

    If it booted, there's no catastrophic errors in the OS areas. Keep an eye out for any 'glitches in the matrix' when you watch those recordings...
     
  2. Aug 9, 2013 #2322 of 2843
    cook

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    Thank you too ThreeSoFar.

    My wife had no faith and since she's always right it was a really anxious few minutes for me waiting to see if it would fire up but when I saw that intro Tivo "cartoon" it was a happy day.

    I got a pat on the back and now she's cooking me her famous lasagna.

    So far the recorded shows are all looking good but I'll keep a eye on them. I don't know if it's just me but the picture looks much better too.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2013 #2323 of 2843
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Amen!

    In my experiences, GNU DD_RESCUE never fails to complete, unless the computer itself crashes, or the source drive fails entirely (beyond being able to try again).
     
  4. Aug 9, 2013 #2324 of 2843
    cook

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    I am a fan now of dd_rescue.
    With those usb adapters it was a long, slow process but the drive did have a lot of errors.

    I didn't realize what I was getting into but in the end it was worth it..so far.
     
  5. Hi8

    Hi8 TiVoPro - wanabe!

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    also it's a good idea to have the PC & drives plugged into a UPS.

    nothing worse than waiting a couple of days, and just before it's done... get a power glitch, just long enough to reboot your PC.

    That's when a professional will be required to talk you off the ledge.
     
  6. RandallW

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    So I'm attempting to upgrade my TiVo Premiere drive to a WD Green 1 TB drive from a restored image. The restore with DVRBARs worked fine, but now I'm stuck on the process of booting up into jmfs. (I need to expand the drive after using DVRBARS).

    I burned the .iso to a cd, and rebooting my PC starts into the process, but after two files loading, it then loads a blank black screen. I've let it sit there for about 10 minutes with no change before manually shutting off my PC.

    I read earlier in the thread (Or maybe the TiVO HD jmfs Upgrade thread) that there's some issues from using a Gigabit motherboard, but I'm using a MSI motherboard.

    Any ideas on what I can do to run jmfs on my PC? Thanks!
     
  7. jmbach

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    It is possible but rare that the iso you downloaded got corrupted during the download. Redownload it and burn it again.
     
  8. RandallW

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    I reburned the same jmfs iso twice on my PC and once on my Mac, then burned the prior version on my Mac all with the same results of the blank black screen after loading two files.
     
  9. Soapm

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    So close,...
    I may have missed but have you tried using jfms on the mac?
     
  10. L David Matheny

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    Have you burned .ISO images before? For example, in my (older) version of Nero Express, the program asks, "What would you like to burn?", and you select "Disc Image or Saved Project", then select "Files of type: Image Files (*.nrg;*.iso;*.cue)", then select your .ISO image file. If you burn it as a data disc, you'll just end up with a copy of the .ISO on your CD. I suppose it's also possible that the .ISO image doesn't contain some driver required by your motherboard or video card, if they're unusual in some way. Does the CD go through a fairly lengthy boot process before ending up at the black screen? Does it display anything during that time?
     
  11. cook

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    Try booting from a USB flash drive instead. I was having the same problem with the jmfs iso burned to a cd but after I used it on a usb flash it booted up fine (Don't know why)

    As comer say's "To make bootable USB, search google and download "Universal USB installer", start it and follow the instructions. When asked what type of Linux, uncheck "download ISO", choose either "Other" or "Slax 6" and navigate to ISO file."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgN4XQQNQDE is a Youtube tutorial.
     
  12. RandallW

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    Haven't tried on a Mac yet, as I have the HD in my PC, and don't have a spare enclosure to attach via USB to my Mac, good thought though!

    Pretty familiar with burning CDs and .ISO's, though I wasn't using Nero (what I was most used to on PC). I was using Toast Titanium on Mac, which I'm very familiar with now.

    System starts, shows basic bios loading, then display info screen, then loading /boot/vmlinuz........ /bot/initrd.gz........ then a blank black screen.

    I'll try out the USB boot drive next. Just got the replacement fan in for my premiere from Newegg, so excited to get everything up and running again.

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  13. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    There are some "issues" with JMFS and some hardware.

    I have a pile of various ECS boards that Fry's bundles with their CPUs, when they do the "get both for less than the cost od the CPU alone" type promos.

    JMFS will boot with some of the boards, but JMFS won't (fully) recognize the VIA chipsets, so it won't recognize the SATA controllers, or anything attached, or it will do as described over the past few posts, and just not boot all the way. Yes, everything is integrated on-board. No 3rd-party boards are in use.

    Since the sourcecode is available, an expert in Linux-based utilities *should* be able to add the necessary drivers, and it *should* then work fine.

    Unfortunately, I'm not an "expert" on Linux, and have no clue how to do this. A step-by-step guide in adding the drivers for the hardware would be just the ticket for me. Otherwise, I'm stuck using standard Intel chipset boards to use JMFS.

    Anybody willing to post a step-by-step "sticky" on this? It would be GREATLY appreciated...
     
  14. RandallW

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    Just tried the step by step for both "Other" and "Slax 7" (the only available Slax install with the latest Universal USB Installer). Didn't work on my system. After booting and attempting to start up via USB, it just goes to a blank black screen again. Hmm... Maybe I'll have to see if I can do this at work with a PC there.
     
  15. L David Matheny

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    The screens go by quickly, but I think I'm seeing the same thing from my jmfs live CD rev. 104, so your CD is probably burned correctly and starting to boot correctly. But then my screen clears and two Linux penguins appear in the upper left corner, followed a few seconds later by more text lines as the system continues to boot. My guess would be that the system doesn't have correct display drivers for your hardware.
     
  16. RandallW

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    I thought of two things I'll try later today. There is an onboard video card for the Motherboard, that maybe it's trying to output to instead? (Then again, the initial boot up sequence shows up fine). The other is I'll remove my original SATA HD in the SATA 1 slot and move the TiVo HD in that same spot, as the only HD plugged in. All else fails, I'll try it here at work.
     
  17. RandallW

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    Ended up bringing the drive to work along with the CD. Worked fine to load/boot linux with the penguins via CD and expanded the drive. Is it only supposed to take about a second to expand a drive? LOL.
     
  18. ggieseke

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    Yup.
     
  19. unitron

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    "Expanding", on a TiVo drive, is basically just re-writing the header on a partition to tell it that it ends further down the road than it thought it did.
     
  20. RandallW

    RandallW New Member

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    Nice, HD worked fine, now I just have to go back and connect with TiVo as my lifetime subscription doesn't seem to be working (listed as 11: Evaluation, and won't let me record anything).
     

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