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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 7, 2010 #121 of 2843
    kturcotte

    kturcotte New Member

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    That it seems to like. I haven't actually connected the drives since there's stuff recording until 4 PM, but I didn't get that error message, and it was looking for Tivo drives!! I'll update later (Hopefully around 8PM or so). Question-I would *ASSUME* the transfer would be quicker if there were less stuff recorded on the original drive (Especially suggestions which is about 30 HD hours full lol)?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 #122 of 2843
    comer

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    There you go! :up: Nope, it won't be faster - it does the exact clone of the original drive, so always full 320G (or 1T for XL) to copy. The only way to speed it up - is to attach drives using direct SATA connections.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2010 #123 of 2843
    kturcotte

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    I'm connecting them direct to the motherboard via SATA. I'm not afraid to open my computer lol
     
  4. Oct 7, 2010 #124 of 2843
    comer

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    So that's as fast as it gets. You are looking at about 3 hours of cloning.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2010 #125 of 2843
    kturcotte

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    It worked!! Everything booted up fine (Seemed a little quicker than usual even), and I have 290 hours of space. Thanks!!!!
     
  6. Oct 8, 2010 #126 of 2843
    comer

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    Finally! :D No problem, enjoy! :up::D
     
  7. Oct 9, 2010 #127 of 2843
    Anthony GT

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    I just tried today and have been unable to get it to boot. I just get the flashing folder image with the "?" as it looks for system info to boot off of.

    I made the boot DVD with Disk Utility. I think I will try again tomorrow using Toast and see if that makes a difference.

    Tony
     
  8. Oct 9, 2010 #128 of 2843
    comer

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    kturcotte has just recently reported that he had problem with bootable DVD as well here. Try bootable USB.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2010 #129 of 2843
    tcfcameron

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    Ah, yes, that would make sense.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2010 #130 of 2843
    rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    My upgrade went well after a couple minor problems.

    I got the same error when the cd-rom drive was attached to a SATA port that was apparently different from the others. My motherboard has 6 ports on one controller and 2 on other. The ports on the secondary controller cause this problem.

    BTW, discCopy is actually copyDisc, or vice versa.

    Thanks for the great tools!
     
  11. Oct 17, 2010 #131 of 2843
    Anthony GT

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    Well, it took a while before I could get back to this. I was able to make a bootable DVD on my Macbook Pro using Toast. Next up is the actual drive expansion! I'm going to try it on my Mac-mini. I'll report back with results.

    Tony
     
  12. Oct 18, 2010 #132 of 2843
    AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    Couple of questions:

    1) Can I backup my stock Tivo drive to an ISO somewhere? If so, what would you recommend?

    2) Will your tool work with an ISO as a source? Mounted with VCD or something similar?

    3) Can I use the drive/ISO from one Premiere to upgrade another Premiere? Knowing I'd have to do a C&DE after the install.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Oct 18, 2010 #133 of 2843
    comer

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    Yes. It will be a 1-to-1 image as opposed to WinMFS/MFStools-style backup. Meaning that it will be the size of the original drive - 320G for regular and 1T for XL. The virgin images are compressed pretty well though - to a few G from 320. See the "old" guide in my signature, especially #6 under Usage -> LInux. All the tools are on CD.

    Yes. Same as above.

    Yes. I didn't try it myself, but I know a few who did.

    No problem, happy upgrading! :D
     
  14. Oct 18, 2010 #134 of 2843
    dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    How would TiVo know that you opened your cover? There used to be stickers on the back years ago, but mine doesn't have any.
     
  15. Oct 18, 2010 #135 of 2843
    comer

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    If something happens (you spill your coffee inside) and they ask, you would have to tell them honestly, right? :D
     
  16. Oct 18, 2010 #136 of 2843
    richsadams

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    We even had a "method" of removing those little silver jewels so they wouldn't be damaged and could be replaced once upon a time. They haven't used them for years though. So as Comer mentions, unless you spill something inside or break something there's plausible deniability.

    The fact of the matter is TiVo knows about our little mod adventures almost from the moment TiVo is fired up. As soon as TiVo communicates with the Mother Ship they're aware of the change by viewing their logs. However there have only been a couple of cases of TiVo denying warranty service. As long as you don't confesses to a CSR that you performed an upgrade (end of story) and re-install the original drive before returning it, life s/b good.
     
  17. Oct 19, 2010 #137 of 2843
    Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    Good thing most TiVos don't have a built in cup holder, like a desktop. ;):D
     
  18. Oct 19, 2010 #138 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Except for the older Series3's.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Oct 19, 2010 #139 of 2843
    comer

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    Btw, I loooove this front display. Why did they abandoned it in THD/Premiere? :(
     
  20. Oct 19, 2010 #140 of 2843
    richsadams

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    $$$ :(
     

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