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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. hfcsyrup

    hfcsyrup Member

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    ok thanks for the response, will try both, bot probably just do direct as i dont have much time.

    so i used jmfs and had success transferring to my my book. this might sound crazy, but is it possible to try, before i open it up and ruin the enclosure, to hook up the new drive in the external my book via a usb-sata cable to the tivo?
    also couldnt get my wdidle 3 usb flash image to boot properly, tried disabling ahci in bios but no luck
     
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    It has to be connected to the SATA port on the TiVo, so if you have an adapter that does that, try it and see.

    Even if you had gotten it to boot, I don't believe wdidle3 would have worked. It cannot modify a drive connected via USB.
     
  3. hfcsyrup

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    well that didnt work. it looks like the drive is encrypted when i configured it, jmfs doesnt recognize it being a tivo drive when i connect just it. hopefully it is only the bridge board that is encrypted
    http://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?t=24590&start=

    so i took the drive out and it looks like a normal wd20ears. problem is i only have one sata-usb cable for my laptop, i guess i need to go out and buy another one.

    but then i cant even disable wdidle, which the wd20ears appears to have enabled, since i dont have a non-usb method? there's no workaround?
     
  4. lickwid

    lickwid New Member

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    Sorry, I tried searching but couldn't find an answer. Can the TivoHD support up to 2TB hard drives now? And secondly, I have a spare 2TB hard drive I pulled from my Tivo Premiere. Would I be able to swap that in and just do a Clear & Delete? Thanks in advance.
     
  5. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    This is the Premiere upgrade thread so you're looking in the wrong place, but the answer is yes.
    No. If you thought this was even a possibility, you definitely didn't do any even a cursory search.
     
  6. ruckus816

    ruckus816 New Member

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    I have a TCD746320 with the GSOD I have a new blank hard drive and I've been looking every where trying to find a fix. ggieseke you seem like the man with the plan can you send me the magical PM that you've been sending everyone else?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  7. a-hill

    a-hill New Member

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    Hello I have a somewhat complicated question that I would really appreciate a little clarity on. Thanks in Advance if anyone has any info that can help me.

    I just upgraded 2 TiVo premiere to TiVo premiere elites (xl4's). One of the premieres is month to month the other is lifetime (not sure if it matters or not). Both of the premieres have the stock 320 GB hard drive.

    I have jmfs iso burned to a disc and have two open sata and power hookups on my pc freed up.

    Here are my questions
    1. Is there any way to copy all the saved shows, ratings, season passes, ect from premieres to the elites (xl4's)?

    2. I also have an old TiVo hdxl that is new in box never activated. I would like to swap the hard drive between the premiere (w/lifetime) and new hdxl. I would like the hdxl to have the 320 GB drive so I can give it to my sister and I would like the premiere (w/lifetime) to have the 1tb.

    Thanks again
     
  8. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    PM sent.
     
  9. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    1. Any recordings that aren't copy-protected can be copied directly from TiVo to TiVO as long as they're both active on your account. The season passes can be copied with kmttg or the online season pass manager at tivo.com. Ratings cannot be copied.

    2. I don't think there's an image for the HDXL that would restore to a 320GB drive since it came with a 1TB drive. You might be able to frankenstein a 160GB HD image onto the 320GB drive, expand it, and put it in the HDXL but I don't think it would work.
     
  10. ruckus816

    ruckus816 New Member

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    When restoring from the image I get a little over halfway done and then I get an error 0x00000017 readfile. Does anyone know what that means?
     
  11. ggieseke

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    That's a CRC (cyclic redundancy check) error. If it's getting that error during a restore, the image itself may be written on a bad or failing drive.

    CDs or DVDs are usually the only place I see CRC errors. Did you burn the image to a DVD?
     
  12. ruckus816

    ruckus816 New Member

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    The image is on the hard drive of a computer that I have here. The computer does seem to be having some disk issues though. I will try another computer.
     
  13. ruckus816

    ruckus816 New Member

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    I used another computer and it seems to be getting further. Now my question is, how do I divorce the internal drive and then marry it? I've seen threads that tell you how to do it on the external drives but none that say it for the internal. Is it something that will be fairly obvious?
     
  14. ruckus816

    ruckus816 New Member

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    Never mind! I think ggieseke answered my question in the PM he sent me for the image
     
  15. ruckus816

    ruckus816 New Member

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    I got the drive to copy but I'm still not getting anything when I put it back in the tivo. I just get the initial tivo splash screen and then black.
     
  16. ruckus816

    ruckus816 New Member

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    Ok guys I'm done! It's going through the guided setup now. After much searching on the forums I found that people have had the same problem and it was the hdmi port on their tvs. Sure enough I changed ports and it was sitting there waiting for me to select my country!
     
  17. NGeorge

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    I have a Premiere XL I bought off Ebay a couple years back... Seems to be stuck in a reboot loop... It gets to the second screen then resets.

    I ended up just getting one of Craigslist, but I have this one sitting around and would like to give it to a friend...

    Thought it might be a drive issue... I used to uograde Tivos back in the series 1/2 days so have an idea how to set up a drive but just didn't want to mess with it since I no longer have a desktop PC in the house--all laptops now lol

    If it's the HDMI port that might be easier... Where do I get them to swap it out?
     
  18. lpwcomp

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    John's...
    If it is actually in a reboot loop, then it is unlikely to be an HDMI issue.

    Unless it has lifetime service, it may not be worth the effort/expense to repair.

    You could buy a pre-configured drive or use a USB-SATA adapter to DIY with your lpatop.
     
  19. haymoose

    haymoose New Member

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    Hi ggieseke,

    I'm trying to copy/expand a Premier 320GB factory image to a new 1T using Comer's tools. I bought the unit from a friend who recently upgraded to the Roamio due to this TiVo not booting beyond "Welcome, Powering Up" screen. I assumed the drive was failing and decided at $50 it was a bargain.

    I'm at the point in jmfs in the first step and am seeing this on the screen of my PC:

    "About to copy 320072 MBytes from yada yada…

    Direct: No Sparse: No Split: Yes Truncate: No

    Press CTRL-C to interrupt
    rescued: 320072 MB, errsize: 246kb, current rate: 0B/s
    ipos: 318061 MB, errors: 53, average rate: 27072 kB/s
    opos: 318061 MB, Time from last successful read: 1.1 h
    Splitting failed Blocks…"

    I'm going out on as limb to assume his TiVo would not boot perhaps due to the failed blocks but I'm no professional.
    Do you think this will ever complete and if it does will it even be useable on the 1T drive I just transferred it over to?

    Been monitoring it all night and it was going great for most of the three hours, then the "Splitting Failed Blocks..." message made me feel empty inside.

    Can you share the link for the image to a long-time self-upgrader? I am not currently blessed with a clean image and my new 65" Panasonic HDTV arrives Monday at between 3-6PM. I'd love to get this baby purring before then!

    Thanks for all you have contributed here, I'm constantly astounded at the level of excellence this forum has ALWAYS provided on so many levels.

    Thanks,
    HayMoose
     
  20. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    HayMoose,

    I tried to send you a PM, and got this error.

    1.haymoose has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her.
     

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