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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. Oct 5, 2010 #101 of 2843
    willv28

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    I used my existing WD10EAVS from my TiVo HD and used it for my Premiere. Everything went smoothly as could be.

    One funny thing is it seems to be function slightly slower at times, not sure though as I almost did it immediately upon buying the premiere.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2010 #102 of 2843
    comer

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    It should boot after the upgrade regardless - it's a cold boot. Then reboot from menu - it's a warm boot - there it may hang if your drive has an issue with IntelliPark. If it hangs - turn the power off, apply the wdidle tweak and install the drive back into Tivo. No additional upgrade procedure necessary.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2010 #103 of 2843
    comer

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    Depending on your drive connections. If it's SATA, then about 3 hours (320G at 33 M/s - conservative). If USB then about twice slower in my experience - 5 hours.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2010 #104 of 2843
    nukleuz

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    I don't know if the software would boot on a macbook pro intel,anyone tried that yet?
     
  5. Oct 5, 2010 #105 of 2843
    comer

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    You'll be the first! :D jmfs does not change anything on any disk without explicit permission. What do you get to lose? :D
     
  6. Oct 5, 2010 #106 of 2843
    kturcotte

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    All right, I must have screwed something up. Everything's hooked up to the computer correctly. Both hard drives spin up, and the BIOS sees them. With the disc in, it does boot, and I do get the top row of Penguins. But then I get this message:

    Fatal Error occurred-JAVAMFS Data not found. You are maybe using an unsupported boot device (eg. SCSI or old PCMCIA). Workaround: Copy the directory JAVAMFS from your boot device to an IDE/SATA disk, eg. to /mnt/hda1/javamfs or c:\javamfs. Then try to boot again.

    Everything is SATA. Nothing is SCSI. No RAID or anything. What am I doing wrong?
     
  7. Oct 6, 2010 #107 of 2843
    comer

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    Looks like a CD-burn problem. Can you see what's on CD under your regular OS (windows/mac)? You should see a couple of dirs: boot - 7Mb, JavaMFS - 78Mb. Inside JavaMFS there must be a file "livecd.sgn". Is it there?
     
  8. Oct 6, 2010 #108 of 2843
    True Colors

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    I got it to work!! I now have 2 TB of storage goodness on my Tivo premiere thanks to comer's solution!!!!

    If anyone read my earlier posts, I mentioned a roadblock. It turned out that I actually had 2 roadblocks. I will post the resolutions here just in case anyone else encouters similar problems.

    I was using two USB to external hard drive adapters. Both of my problems were related to that.

    My first problem was very, very simple. The electrical plug to power up one of the hard drives was bad. That was an irritating problem but an easy one to fix.

    My second problem was slightly more complex. My PC did not recognize one of the hard drives. Rich suggested that I might have a BIOS issue, and that I could possibly overcome that by connecting one of my drives directly to my motherboard. I tried his idea and it worked like a charm.

    Thanks Rich! Thanks comer!!!

    TC
     
  9. Oct 6, 2010 #109 of 2843
    comer

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    No problem, enjoy! :):up:
     
  10. Oct 6, 2010 #110 of 2843
    True Colors

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    Obviously I am thrilled with the solution that comer designed.

    I do have one question, though...... After I imaged my 2TB drive I ran the "expand" command. When I booted up the new drive it told me that I have approximately 290 hours of space for HD recordings(or something close to that amount).

    I looked at the weaknees page and they claim that their 2TB drive has 317 hours of HD recording space. Just out of curiousity, how did they squeeze that extra capacity in there?

    TC
     
  11. Oct 6, 2010 #111 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Sahweeet! Enjoy!
     
  12. Oct 6, 2010 #112 of 2843
    comer

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    It's called "supersize". You can read what I think about it here.
     
  13. Oct 7, 2010 #113 of 2843
    bluraven

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    Thanks comer! Your upgrade CD/script worked flawlessly for me. It was by far the easiest TiVo hard drive upgrade I have ever done. Upgraded to 2TB WD20EVDS. The only other thing that could possibly make it better is to add the supersize option, but it's not all that important really. I don't think I'll even come anywhere near the 290 HD hour limit for my family's needs. Well done and so very thankful for all your efforts. Many Thanks! :)
     
  14. Oct 7, 2010 #114 of 2843
    comer

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    Enjoy! :D:up:
     
  15. Oct 7, 2010 #115 of 2843
    kturcotte

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    I looked, and there's NOTHING labeled CD or DVD (It's mainly a DVD burner) in my Windows Folder. Could this be maybe because I never install the drivers, and just let Windows handle it (Which works)? If it helps any, I have an ASUS DRW-241ST DVD Burner. I did download the latest firmware 1.03 and updated it, even though I already had it, and that didn't change anything.
    The only other thing I can think of is that I'm burning it to a DVD because I don't have any blank CDs. That shouldn't matter should it?
     
  16. Oct 7, 2010 #116 of 2843
    comer

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    I didn't mean label "CD" :) Could you open your CD/DVD drive with jmfs CD inside in Windows explorer?

    Interesting, I never though of this... I believe there shouldn't be a problem, but I have to try... :confused:
     
  17. Oct 7, 2010 #117 of 2843
    kturcotte

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    lol Okay. 2 folders, Boot and JAVAMFS. Boot is 6.74 MB and contains isolinux, syslinux, initrd (Which is compressed), usb_inst and vmlinux. JAVAMFS contains livecd.cgn and the folder Modules which contains 1-001-core.lzm, 3134-jre1.6.0-18.lzm and jmfs-rec68.lzm
     
  18. Oct 7, 2010 #118 of 2843
    comer

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    Seems alright. May be DVD is an issue after all. Can you boot from USB? First you will need FAT formatted USB stick. Then either do steps here, or copy everything from CD to USB and use "\boot\usb_inst.cmd X:" on USB (where "X:" is your USB drive name under Windows).
     
  19. Oct 7, 2010 #119 of 2843
    kturcotte

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    FAT or FAT32?
     
  20. Oct 7, 2010 #120 of 2843
    comer

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    FAT32
     

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