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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. Dec 12, 2010 #361 of 2843
    lessd

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    There exist another image (forgot the name but you can search for it) that will work on the TiVo-HD and original Series 3 (using WinMFS) and bring you up to 2Tb, I don't think this Premier expansion software will do that job.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2010 #362 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Actually this jfms will indeed work with TiVo HD's, but not the original Series3 (due to a partition issue). The other (Broflovski) is a separate program, nothing to do with winMFS...and a bit more complicated.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2010 #363 of 2843
    teiland

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    Yes, I just did this upgrade on my TiVo HD and it works as advertised using the original 160GB drive to a WD20EVDS. But, I had to put the original 160G drive in and allow it to update to 11.0j. Copy and expand with JMFS, then supersize with WinMFS. It would not work prior to updating the 160GB drive to 11.0j, I think it was on 9 something.

    I have tried to do the same thing with my expanded 1TB drive. When I install back in the TiVo it complains that the external drive is missing (I don't have an external drive). If I let it continue, it repairs the drive for a couple of hours then reboots and I'm back to 1TB capacity.

    -TE
     
  4. Dec 13, 2010 #364 of 2843
    jsidlosky

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    Thanks for that feedback. I did this copy/expand twice now and it just gets stuck on the first Welcome to Tivo screen. The upgrading to 11.0j is what I didn't do.

    I'm upgrading now and will try again.

    Question: Did you have to run the WIDDLE15 program on the drive to shut off intellisense parking? I don't have a way to write a floppy disk sadly, and couldn't get the ISO to boot with it on there.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2010 #365 of 2843
    lessd

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    The Broflovski image is loaded on the Hard Drive using WinMFS (that's the way i did it anyways), but once in the TiVo you can't use WinMFS anymore for backups etc. on that Broflovski hard drive image.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2010 #366 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Ah, got it...I gave it a go with MFSTools. Good to know! :up:
     
  7. Dec 13, 2010 #367 of 2843
    Tivoitis

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    For the Tivo HD upgraders, I finally filled up my first upgrade (via JMFS onto a WD20EURS drive). Using TivoPlayList, I was able to see that my storage maxed out at 1670 GB. After I used WinMFS to turn on Supersize, the drive maxed out at 1848 GB.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 #368 of 2843
    hpflyby

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    Well I screwed up...
    I booted to windows, started up Disk Manager and Let windows write a new MBR to my Stock Tivo drive. (Tivo Premier)

    Is there anyway to get the Tivo Bootpage back?
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 #369 of 2843
    lessd

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    No you have to find another Premier drive and copy it back to your drive than do a C&D all and you will be back with a working TP.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2010 #370 of 2843
    tinkererguy

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    hpflyby

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  12. Dec 14, 2010 #372 of 2843
    hpflyby

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    What is C&D?
    Thanks!
     
  13. Dec 14, 2010 #373 of 2843
    Jonathan_S

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    Clear & Delete.
    A TiVo menu command to return the TiVo to a basically factory default state. (All recordings, settings, wishlists, season passes, thumbs data, etc, etc get wiped)

    Note: It takes a while to run.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2010 #374 of 2843
    slimjim867

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    FWIW....
    I've had 3 Hitachi Disks this year. 2 out of the 3 needed replacement. One of the replacements is intermittently noisy and so has just been replaced. No cross shipping so i have had to deal with several credit card charges to monitior.
     
  15. Dec 15, 2010 #375 of 2843
    richsadams

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    What a pain! Can you post the full model number? TIA.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2010 #376 of 2843
    ovitevol

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    Thanks (a LOT) Comer and Richsadams for the software and tips!

    I have successfully upgraded my Tivo Premiere using WD20EARS drive (manufacture date: 10/13/2010; performed hddscan to adjust AAM to 128) I tested the upgraded drive by doing soft reboot and did not hang. Hence, I did not perform the wdidle3.exe

    I would suggest to move richsadams's post (#332) to the top of this thread. I have gathered all the pieces of information I need in this forum before #332 posted. That would have saved a lot of time.

    Now my Tivo has 317HD hours for recording!

    Thanks again Comer and Richsadams
     
  17. Dec 16, 2010 #377 of 2843
    cds618

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    Hello,

    I upgraded my Tivo about 2 weeks ago. About a week later it appears the ethernet port has stopped working. I called Tivo & they are sending a new Tivo. I was wondering if I can just take the 2TB drive out of this Tivo & put it into the new one or do I have to set up the new one & then copy that drive to the 2TB drive.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2010 #378 of 2843
    Jonathan_S

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    You can move the drive between 2 TiVos as long as their both the same model. But, before the drive will work you'll need to run a clear & delete on it in the new TiVo. (That'll rebind it to the new TiVo).

    There's no way to transfer it and retain your recordings and season passes (Well any non-copyprotected recordings could be transfered to a computer before moving the drive).
    But you shouldn't have to redo the copy and expand process.
     
  19. Dec 16, 2010 #379 of 2843
    stanlam

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    I thought Tivo will void your warranty if you upgraded your hard drive. Since you already used it for 2 weeks, I'm sure Tivo knew you upgraded through the daily TV guide updates. Hmmm??? You sure got lucky.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2010 #380 of 2843
    stanlam

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    I just got a brand new WD10EADS western Digital 1 TB hard green hard drive through the warranty program. The original one I bought, with the same model #, busted in 1 year. This one has a manufactuer date of 10 November 2010. Does anybody know if I still need to run Widdle on this one? I don't see anybody talking about this drive anymore.
     

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