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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.
SEP 10, IIRC.
I've burned the ISO image to a CD, and my WIN XP computer will not boot from it. It asks gives me the "Boot from CD:" and asks me to insert a SYSTEM disk. Do I need a Linux OS PC to do this procedure?
I've tried my WINXP HP computer and it won't boot either. I verified the ISO file is on the CD and the CD is finalized. The downloaded jmfs 104 zip file only unzips into only one file for me. Is that correct?
This is my first time in the TIVO community, so any help would be appreciated.
No. Burned properly, this CD HAS a Linux OS bootable image.
If you are seeing the .iso file listed on a directory/folder when the CD is in, you burned the CD wrong. You wrote the .iso as a single data file on a regular data CD. Instead, you need to burn the .iso as a bootable CD. Someone current on how to do that on Windows will have to chime in, but I know Roxio CD Creator or similar software would know what to do with it.
Ah, right on the "cusp". Good to know. Thanks!
Just upgraded my new Woot! Premiere with a WD20EARS, and it couldn't have been easier thanks to comer's nifty tool (beer money will be on the way). My EARS has a build date of 9/22/10 and when I booted the wdidle disk it reported that the Intellipark timer was set to 8 seconds. I preemptively set it to 300 seconds in case it wouldn't boot once I installed it, but from some reports in this thread and the main expansion thread it looks like I may not needed to do that. Oh well! Just glad to have 317 hours.
Welcome to the forum. As ThreeSoFar pointed out, you've probably copied the .iso file rather than having created a boot disk. You'll need a program to convert the .iso file to a boot disk CD. Mac and Linux have one built in but Windows does not. There are a number of Windows programs that will do that both retail and free such as these for XP:
Download one of those programs and follow the directions.
Caveat: I haven't used any of the programs listed (haven't really used XP for a while) so I can't say which one is better than another, but I'd go for the one with the easiest instructions and see how it goes.
Once you have the boot disk all you need to do is insert it in your PC's CD/DVD drive and shut it down. Restart it and it should boot into the jmfs Linux program (you may get a screen prompt to boot from the CD, just say "yes" or "okay", etc.) If it boots into Windows instead it means that your PC's boot sequence will need to be changed in the BIOS settings (quite easy) to allow it to boot from the optical (CD/DVD) drive first. More about that here:
Each manufacturer has a different way to enter the BIOS settings. The linked article has a short list or you may have to do a little research. However most have a prompt when you first boot up your machine. For instance when I first boot up an old Dell I have, in the upper RH corner it says "F2 = Setup". While that screen is present if I hold down the F2 key on my keyboard it automatically enters the computer's BIOS settings where I can change the order of the drive sequence to ensure that it will look at the CD/DVD ROM drive first, then the hard drive, etc. when it boots up.
Once your PC has booted into the jmfs program, just follow the instructions on the first post of this thread.
Hope that helps and happy upgrading!
You created a data CD because it just copied the file to the CD.
Find the file on the hard drive and double-click it and see what happens.
Hopefully the burning software will know what to do with it. If you aren't sure of what is going on. Look for an option for creating a cd-rom iso or an option to burn a CD image.
Excellent! Sure makes having a 2TB Premiere fairly "cost effective" that way.
Thanks for the ISO image newbie help. I have a better understanding of what a boot cd is now.
I was not successfull in expanding and supersizing my 2TB drive using my source 160GB TIVO HD drive. It reported successfull, but my TIVO still reported 21 HD hours. My original disk had a software version 11.0j. I'm not sure if winmfs will help make my 2TB drive useful. I don't want to now purchase a 1TB drive.
If anyone can help outside this premiere forum, please feel free to PM me if it's not meant to be distributed here.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Sounds like something went wrong during the upgrade. I would try from scratch again.
The software version doesn't matter and winMFS won't help in this situation (except if you wanted to run Supersize alone).
From that list, I like the Active@Iso program, but I use Win7.
You cannot supersize a TiVo HD drive with jmfs. You have to use the supersize option in WinMFS.
This thread is specific to the Premier box. If you want to upgrade a TiVo HD with a 2TB drive, read here.
Thanks for the link the the TiVoitis THD 2TB Upgrade thread...didn't even realize it existed. Nice.
I was one of the 'early' upgraders to my premiere (2tb drive)- done within the first few weeks. I think when I did this that some of the HD space was wasted (total free space was less than 200 hours). If I remember correctly this has been fixed with the supersize instructions- what can I do to change mine from an earlier 2tb version to one with supersize?
Take a look at your total HD recording space in the System Information menu, it s/b around 288 (if it's not, something else is up).
For a Premiere or Premiere XL do as retiredqwest advises below and reconnect your drive to your computer, run jmfs and run Supersize.
Owners that upgraded their TiVo HD/HDXL early can follow the instructions using winMFS to Supersize your TiVo HD's hard drive and then see what your total HD recording space is in System Info:
After Supersizing your total HD recording space s/b about 317 hours.
Just get the latest copy of JMFS and just plug in the 2TB drive. You'll see the Supersize option..... just run it and then put the drive back in the TP and it should show 317 hrs HD.
Apologies, that's correct if the TiVo is a Premiere or Premiere XL...and after looking that's what the OP has. I was under the impression that he had a TiVo HD for some reason.
I am trying to diagnose a playback problem that 'could' be hard drive related.
If i transfer a large 1080res movie file to the tivoe using pytivo (h.264 video and ac3 audio) as I have been doing for years, the file begins to play fine but will occaisionally 'hickup' where the video freezes for a few moments (audio usually continues) and then jumps ahead a minute or so and begins playing normally again.
I can rew the video back to before the anomoly occures and it plays through the same section again perfectly so its not the file itself. Could this be a result of the EARS drive I used? Any way to find out? Would an AV certified or higher performance drive be likely to help? Has anyone else seen this behaviour?
Name/model of drive wouldn't be causing this, IMO.
Is it happening with more than one file? If it's the same file, that file itself may be corrupt at that/those points.
I has happened with every 1080res movie I have played. about 10 so far. Again, if I play the section of the film that hickups a second time, it plays fine. If I play the same file through again, it hickups in a different point. Could be bitrate or HD data stream related. Hard to diagnose. Might even depend on what the Premiere was doing in the background at the time.