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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. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Active Member

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    Need and want are two different things and the latter hasn't stopped TiVo users in the past. Older TiVos were expanded to have 1000+ hours of recording space. Now with so much HD content out there I don't see things any different from then
     
  2. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I don't disagree with you but without demand nobody is going to take the time to do this as you can purchase the 2TB external system from Weaknees. The JMFS system to expand the TP and TPXL has been used by many thousands I would guess, and I am sure a few people would like 600+ hours of HD storage on their TP but not that many.
    And as to the 1000+ hours on the Series 2, that happen as large hard drives became less costly and available, it did not require and new software.
    As of now the 2TB is the largest hard drive that a TiVo can handle, TiVo will not boot the 2.5TB or bigger drives.
     
  3. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Active Member

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    You could purchase from Weaknees in the past too, also at their high when-compared-to-DIY prices. It doesn't affect demand nor hackers desire to find a way. Hackers do because they can.
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Or because nobody else has yet, or because someone told them they couldn't or someone told them they shouldn't.
     
  5. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Well one can only hope, hay Hackers, I bet you can't do the external TiVo drive at 2TB

    Hope this works for your sake.
     
  6. Lee III

    Lee III New Member

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    Is it possible to repair the boot sectors using JMFS? I stupidly started trying to upgrade my Premiere using winmfs & borked the boot secctor. It just loads the first startup screen & reboots. I have a second premiere so source is no problem.
    Thanks!
    Lee
     
  7. getgray

    getgray New Member

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    As I started with a compelteld bare, new drive and it worked after copying with jmfs, it has to do the boot sector, too.
     
  8. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    So close,...
    You can copy the image from your other premier to this drive as long as the drive is at least the same size. You ten want to do a clear and delete everything and you should be fine.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Any recordings you had on the first TiVo are probably not going to be saveable

    What you can do is "Xerox" (byte for byte copy) the drive from the second Premiere to the original drive of the first one by using a bootable cd (and not booting into Windows).

    jmfs has a "copy" feature, which I think uses

    ddrescue

    and the MFS Live cd v1.4, a copy of which you should have anyway, includes

    dd_rescue

    which is the one with which I'm more familiar and comfortable.

    Both do the same thing as

    dd

    but offer more options and on-screen information.


    Once you copy the second drive to the first, put it in the second TiVo (it'll think that's where it belongs) and run Clear and Delete Everything.

    When that finishes, put it back in the first TiVo and it should start off in Guided Setup.

    Once you get that squared away, you can take it back out and use jmfs to copy it to a larger drive and expand it by adding an MFS media partition.
     
  10. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    And double your chances of a failure whacking all your recordings? Why not just offload shows to a PC? Given all the expander failures in the past, it boggles the mind why people continue to want to hoard a zillion hours on them.
     
  11. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    Well, comer It took months for me to be ready to do an upgrade with your program put is about to happen maybe 2!:D

    upgrade and a downgrade
     
  12. GoEagles

    GoEagles New Member

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    I upgraded a TiVo Premiere from a 320GB to a 2TB WD20EARX. I believe this is an advanced format driver already, and maybe the jumpers were set to Windows XP compatibility already, but this didn't hang at all on me. One weird thing though, I had about 20 hours less of recording time, but that might have been me forgetting to supersize the drive.
     
  13. ShinySteelRobot

    ShinySteelRobot New Member

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    Ya, I was pretty impressed by how quiet the EARX drives are out of the box. Not dead silent, but virtually inaudible 12 feet from my sofa.
     
  14. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    The TP copy software will not care about any format that is on the drive before you do the copy, but if the drive is a 2.5TB or bigger the TP copy software will work (gives you no errors) but the TP will not boot.
     
  15. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    well I'm at 122,000 MB copied and no errors :)

    drive is maybe 30% full should be close now?........:D
     
  16. Hugo2160

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    I am using a Mac and cannot get the CD I burned the ISO on to boot. I am sorry if this is a duplicate post. I followed the instructions and downloaded the file onto my mac and then unzipped it into the same folder "downloads" again on my Mac. I then clicked "File" "burn jmfs-rev104.iso to Disc". I shutdown my Mac and then started back up holding down the Option key so that I could choose "Mac", "Windows" or the CD (however, the CD that I burned the ISO image to is not there). How do I get my Mac to recognize the CD when booting up? Or did I do something wrong before that point? Seems straight forward. Sorry for the Newb question.
     
  17. ShinySteelRobot

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  18. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    You want, no matter what kind of computer or OS you're using, to be sure you burn the image AS AN IMAGE (you may have to examine all of the not immediately obvious and visible options which your cd burning software makes available), so that the correct structure with the right bytes in the right places is created, as opposed to just copying the image file to the cd.

    I've made a few coasters, frisbees, reflectors, etc., that way by not paying attention. Also the version of Nero that comes with cd/dvd burners gets more complicated and harder to find stuff in with each iteration. Kinda like Windows.
     
  19. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    Is that when I use the Windows burn and it asked me if I wanted to make it bootable. (with it's booter or with my own source) it failed?
     
  20. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I'm not, as far as I know, using a new enough version of Windows to have that feature (and therefore don't really know how it works or what words they use to mean things for which everybody else uses different words) and have always used the burning software bundled with the drive.

    I will venture this:

    When you burn an image as an image, you don't want the image file changed or added to in any way, and Windows idea of how to make it bootable might very well involve adding something.

    Think of an image file as a snapshot.

    When you print it to another piece of photo paper, everything in the original has to be in exactly the same location relative to each other and relative to the edges of the paper. Anything that changes that in any way makes it useless as an exact duplicate.
     

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