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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. Nov 24, 2010 #301 of 2843
    tinkererguy

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    My guess is probably yes, that 14.6 has issues with bluetooth dongle at boot time, that trigger a green screen immediately or within hours. Just a hunch, little data to back up this "thinking out loud"...
     
  2. Nov 24, 2010 #302 of 2843
    mattack

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    Read the other replies.. Hint, it doesn't work with s3 at all...
     
  3. Nov 24, 2010 #303 of 2843
    mattack

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    On my MacBook Pro, with both my orig TivoHD drive (160 GB?) and new 1 TB drive connected to a DockMaster II USB drive dock, jmfs doesn't see the 1 TB drive..

    I see them right now, booted into OS X, in Disk Utility.

    Is there any hope of jmfs being updated? If not, I'll probably figure out the old upgrade methods again within the next few days at most.

    I'm using rev 104.

    Oh, I guess this is a similar problem as mentioned on a previous page. I had thought previously that they were only seeing a problem with eSATA.. but they were seeing a problem with USB too.

    So there's no solution? Darn, this was the major reason I bought this dual dock in the first place.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2010 #304 of 2843
    scottb4u

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    How about expanding to a 2tb internal, then adding a 1tb WD AV Expander "approved" drive? Will that work?
     
  5. Nov 24, 2010 #305 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    JMFS only recognizes 1 drive in a dual bay dock. Because the underlying Linux OS it uses does not support USB port multiplying. Same thing happens with a Blacx Duet on a USB port.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2010 #306 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Good advice. :up: For years it has always been recommended that new TiVo's s/b fully set up and kept running for a good 30 days prior to upgrading to help ensure that everything is in good working order. Otherwise there are just too many variables to determine what may have gone wrong. Problems often have nothing to do with the upgrade.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2010 #307 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Unfortunately no, not at this time.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2010 #308 of 2843
    mattack

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    So NO Linux distribution supports this? Will it ever be supported?

    It's surprising that such a basic thing wouldn't be supported.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2010 #309 of 2843
    comer

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    They do, of course. That particular driver is missing from the distrib I used to put JMFS together.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2010 #310 of 2843
    mattack

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    So googling, I found this:
    http://www.addonics.com/support/faqs/faq-pmsupport_desktop.asp

    I'm not even sure if this is related. I understand there is SATA port multiplying AND USB port multiplying.. but since the adapter hooks to SATA drives and gives a USB port, I'm not sure which one is relevant.

    So how much of a donation would you want to add the driver in? and/or is there an easy way I could add the driver in myself? I'd be willing to test versions you make if you put it in.
     
  11. Nov 26, 2010 #311 of 2843
    tcfcameron

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    My recommendation would be a way to allow the end-user to add their own drivers, if needed (in a way like how you can install 3rd party storage drivers during the beginning of a Windows XP installation).

    I had to try four different motherboards before I could find one that would work with jmfs. I had to revert to an old P4 system with an Intel chipset.

    I'm only bringing it up, since you brought up the 3rd-party driver matter.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2010 #312 of 2843
    rcobourn

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    Yes my Premier runs fairly well with the dongle in and using the Slide remote, unless I reboot it or it reboots itself. Then I usually have to pull the dongle to get booted.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2010 #313 of 2843
    tinkererguy

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    Thank you rcobourn.

    Likely not at all relevant, but, well, just in case: do you use the dongle extension cable or just have it plugged straight into the USB port? top or bottom port?
     
  14. Nov 27, 2010 #314 of 2843
    scottb4u

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    Thank you Comer! A flawless program that does exactly what it is supposed to do.

    Added a 2tb WD20EARS drive "remidied" with wdidle3. Saved about $100 from the drive resellers on ebay.

    Now have 318 hours. That is 13.25 days of 24/7 HD recording!

    What would happen if I added a WD AV 1tb Expander now? Would it be recognized or ignored? Would it mess things up? I've got one here but I'm unwilling to experiment...
     
  15. Nov 27, 2010 #315 of 2843
    comer

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    Congrats and happy Tivoing ;):D
    I think this post will answer your question: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8245591#post8245591
     
  16. Nov 27, 2010 #316 of 2843
    tinkererguy

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    I thank you too Comer, here via words for my successful use of your fine work, and, voluntarily, via PayPal as well!
     
  17. Nov 28, 2010 #317 of 2843
    mattack

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    Well, it booted just fine on my MacBook Pro!
     
  18. Nov 28, 2010 #318 of 2843
    rcobourn

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    No extension. I think I've had it plugged in to either usb port at one time or another, with the tuning adapter in the other.

    If I can find time, and a window without too many recordings scheduled, I want to put the stock drive back in, and test with the slide remote, then allow the software to update, and retest, just to see if there is any sign of the problem with the stock drive. I'm really having a hard time coming up with any logical reason the slide remote should not get along with an upgraded hard drive.
     
  19. Nov 29, 2010 #319 of 2843
    speed_phreak

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    Awesome disc Comer! Now I feel compelled to donate. Easiest Tivo upgrade method I have ever used. I don't mind the command line, but your scripts definitely saved me time!

    Thanks!
     
  20. Dec 1, 2010 #320 of 2843
    bgtees

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    Apologies if this has been asked, but I searched and could not find it. I have a Premiere with what appears to be a bad drive (the unit was dropped while recording and the drive is clicking). A friend of mine also has a Premiere. Can I use the drive from my friend's Premiere as the source drive to prepare a new drive that will work in my Premiere? If so, anything I need to know about that is different than the standard instructions?

    Thanks!
     

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