1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2012 #1521 of 2843
    GoEagles

    GoEagles New Member

    125
    0
    Dec 2, 2006
    I ended up using an old IBM ThinkPad with two USB SATA docking stations. Took a while to copy. My only concern is that I told it expand the drive, but I *only* have 291 hours of HD recording, not 317 or 318. Anyone else experience this?
     
  2. Apr 1, 2012 #1522 of 2843
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

    8,081
    2
    May 6, 2002
    John's...
    Did you Supersize it?
     
  3. Apr 1, 2012 #1523 of 2843
    GoEagles

    GoEagles New Member

    125
    0
    Dec 2, 2006
    Yup, that is the last thing I did. Maybe I expanded it, but didn't supersize it? Hmmm..
     
  4. Apr 1, 2012 #1524 of 2843
    T_RJ

    T_RJ New Member

    34
    0
    Oct 15, 2001
    Well I figured out what I was doing wrong with WDIDLE3.
    I read somewhere you were supposed to leave ACHI on.
    Wrong! It worked fine once I turned achi off.
    AAM doesn't work on this wd20earx drive, it is not terribly loud so it will be ok.
    I have a Hitachi HUA722020ALA330 that needs AAM (loud), I am looking for ver 28A firmware. That was the last ver that still had it. Anyone have a source for Hitachi firmware?
     
  5. Apr 1, 2012 #1525 of 2843
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

    16,389
    2
    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    With Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) off, can the WD diagnostic software bootable cd also see that drive?
     
  6. Apr 1, 2012 #1526 of 2843
    T_RJ

    T_RJ New Member

    34
    0
    Oct 15, 2001
    No, it says that there is a drive but that this version is not compatible.
    Same as before.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2012 #1527 of 2843
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

    16,389
    2
    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Am I confusing you with someone else, or did you previously say that the diagnostic cd couldn't even see the drive?
     
  8. Apr 1, 2012 #1528 of 2843
    T_RJ

    T_RJ New Member

    34
    0
    Oct 15, 2001
    I did not realize there was "small print" that said it wouldn't work with this drive. I have used it before and never seen that message. When I spoke with the WD tech he said it only works windows version of the software.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2012 #1529 of 2843
    HockeyFan

    HockeyFan Guest

    110
    0
    Oct 9, 2010
    I have 8GB on my original TiVo.
    During the jmfs copying it goes to 70GB
    Then the screen goes black and no activity
    On either hard drive. No response to cursor.

    Does this software go through 1TB even
    Though there's only 8Gb on the source?
    It displays "about to copy 1TBytes from
    /dev/Sdc to /dev/sdb"U

    Thanks. Looking forward to resolving the
    Upgrade issues.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2012 #1530 of 2843
    T_RJ

    T_RJ New Member

    34
    0
    Oct 15, 2001
    The screen goes black because the screen saver is on, just wiggle the mouse and the screen will reappear. The software does a byte for byte copy of the original drive than ask you if you would like to expand it. It takes a long time anywhere from 3 -12 hours depending on the size of the drive and the transfer rate.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2012 #1531 of 2843
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

    16,389
    2
    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    If I can go by your previous posts you have a 1TB original drive and a 2TB replacement.

    Try booting with the MFS Live cd v1.4 from mfslive.org and use

    dd_rescue

    to "Xerox" the 1TB to the 2TB. Then boot with jmfs and just the 2TB and let it handle the expansion.

    But first, run Western Digital's own diagnostic software and do the long test on the 1TB. If it finds problems and offers to fix them, let it.

    If the 2TB is a WD, run it on that as well. If it finds problems, return it under warranty.

    Never assume parts are good just because they're new.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2012 #1532 of 2843
    HockeyFan

    HockeyFan Guest

    110
    0
    Oct 9, 2010
    Thanks for the response T_RJ!

    I have moved the cursor and the screen
    Does come back. Didn't come back when
    Hard drive light inactive.
    Did receive overheat message at reboot,
    So I opened the HD enclosure to keep drive
    Out. This is probably cause of failure.

    Thanks for info on byte-to-byte copy.
    Stuck with USB. Let it run overnight.

    Accidentally used wrong destination first.
    Made it to 17gb. Anyone ever do this and
    Recover their data using recovery software?

    More concerned with upgrade than getting data back.
    Would be nice though.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2012 #1533 of 2843
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

    16,389
    2
    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    What was that wrong destination?

    If it was a DOS/Windows formatted drive you could try a command line utility called

    testdisk

    which can be found, among other places, on the Parted Magic cd.
     
  14. Apr 4, 2012 #1534 of 2843
    HockeyFan

    HockeyFan Guest

    110
    0
    Oct 9, 2010
    I used the disk I backed up the TiVo shows
    To :( . Program stopped responding again.
    Thinking of ordering a standalone drive duplicator.
    Want the upgrade to work to make loosin the
    700GB of shows worthwhile.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2012 #1535 of 2843
    T_RJ

    T_RJ New Member

    34
    0
    Oct 15, 2001
    You need to attach both the source drive and the destination drive to sata ports on the motherbooard.
     
  16. Apr 4, 2012 #1536 of 2843
    HockeyFan

    HockeyFan Guest

    110
    0
    Oct 9, 2010

    Can I use mslive and dd_rescue command
    on a premiere XL incase the issue is with the source drive?
    I have been getting the blue circle display
    On TiVo lately. Wasn't sure if it was on tivos
    end.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2012 #1537 of 2843
    HockeyFan

    HockeyFan Guest

    110
    0
    Oct 9, 2010
    Using hp laptop. No longer have desktop computer.
    Have one built in esata port and usb3 card.
    Neither work. Possibly there's another addon
    I can use.
    Just had open heart surgery and figured being
    home I could use a larger hard drive.
    Glad I got two blood pressure pills for this
    excitement :) . it's not that bad. Just wasting
    Time which I have plenty of for next 12weeks.

    Thanks for all the advice. :)
     
  18. Apr 5, 2012 #1538 of 2843
    HockeyFan

    HockeyFan Guest

    110
    0
    Oct 9, 2010

    I found an old P4 desktop I had buried. missing all hard drives otherwise intact.
    I ran the upgrade with the two drives connected to the internal sata cables
    and the copy was competed by this morning.
    The new 2TB hard drive is now in the tivo and its showing 318 HD hours capable.

    Still not happy about loosing my 127 hours of tv shows:mad: . I spent 3 days downloading them to a hard drive because I read that the upgrade duration depends on the amount of data on the hard drive. Since the upgrade copies data byte by byte this is not true. Although it is my fault for leaving that hard drive in the destination enclosure when attempting the upgrade.

    I found several data recovery programs that works with formatted, partitioned, and deleted drives. I'll See how that works.
     
  19. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Active Member

    1,338
    0
    Dec 26, 2000
    I'm about to buy a TPE. I've waded through this thread as best as I can but I haven't noticed info on external drives greater than the official 1TB MyDVR expander. I see that weaknees offers a combo. Is how to do this not public knowledge yet?
     
  20. lessd

    lessd Active Member

    7,697
    5
    Jan 23, 2005
    CT
    Given that most people don't need more than 300+ hours of HD storage nobody put the time into trying to expand the external drive, the internal JMFS is good enough for most people, and for the TPE you already get 300+ hours, and can add another 150H with A TiVo standard external drive.
     

Share This Page