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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. resildoc

    resildoc New Member

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    No prob...Thanks again for the input. Warmly, Joel.
     
  2. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    So close,...
    How does jmfs know or how does it recognize a Tivo drive? Is it looking at the kernal, partitions etc...???
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Premiere Drive Upgrade Instructions - with all-in-one jmfs Live CD

    from the first post

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8143047#post8143047


    "Sources (jmfs-src*.zip) are also in the folder for those who want to build themselves. "


    Have fun wading through the code.:D
     
  4. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    Me wading through code is like asking Jeffrey Dahmer to bring th meat loaf or asking Stevie Wonder if your fly is open. It's just one of those things you don't want to do.

    I was just wondering if the developer knew???
     
  5. Stuxnet

    Stuxnet Alien Infidel

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    There's no problem mounting the new target drive. In fact, I'd recommend that you run the full WD diagnostic tool against the target BEFORE the jmfs process. That's also a good time to set AAM using HDDScan.
     
  6. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    I fund a tool in the first post called mfslayout.sh that works on the drive jmfs recognizes but doesn't work on the drive it doesn't recognize so I have no way to compare the two.
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Glad to see someone's picking up the tab!:)
     
  8. jfh3

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    For anyone interested in expanding an Elite - copy works, expand fails to a target 3TB drive. Not a big surprise.
     
  9. generaltso

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    Did you try booting the Elite from the 3TB target after the copy but before the expand?
     
  10. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    No. Didn't even think of trying that - went right from the copy to expand.

    I may try a copy again before I re-purpose the 3TB, but not really sure what it buys at this point. Not any value to being able to boot a 3TB if I can only use it as a 2TB drive.
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If you copy via dd (or one of its descendents), so that the drive has a 2TB partition map, and it works, but copying via one of the TiVo specific utilities and winding up with an humongous Apple_Free "partition" doesn't work, then we will have learned something, and eventually might even figure out what it means.
     
  12. generaltso

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    It would be very useful to know whether or not the Elite will boot from a 3TB drive, even with a 2TB image on it. The Premiere won't recognize a 3TB drive at all, so we know there's nothing we an do to make one work. But if the Elite can recognize and boot from a 3TB drive, we just have to figure out how to properly expand the image. That's a big difference.
     
  13. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    You must have stole my O. It was there when I hit post.
     
  14. Resist

    Resist New Member

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    Anyone use something like this instead of their computer to copy a Tivo drive?

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isSsWB2c5Rg[/media]
     
  15. steffen707

    steffen707 New Member

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    Why can't you boot to windows with either of the drives? I thought this issue was fixed with vista/7 because those OS don't mount the drive automatically?
    If you say you can't boot to windows then why does winmfs run in windows for TIVO HD?
     
  16. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    We aren't talking about Windows or WinMFS screwing up an S3 HD drive, we're talking about the Premiere (Series 4).

    We don't know yet why it screws it up, but it does.

    You've been warned.

    If you don't have another drive from the same model S4 to do a byte for byte overwrite of the screwed up drive with, there's no cure.
     
  17. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    So close,...
    I had trouble with a TivoHD drive that I believe was linked to WinMFS. I can report for sure once my new format gets over 300 gigs since the WinMFS ran fine until it started to fill up...
     
  18. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    I did not say "don't boot to windows", I said don't make the drive available to Windows, i.e. don't mount it. I can't boot my machine with a TiVo drive attached since I am still using Win2k.
     
  19. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    That statement is a bit misleading, don't you think?:(
     
  20. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    So close,...

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