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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.
WTF is that icon on the right of the display? I never see that! Was there a later generation?
Press the format button and that icon will come on, that button is under the clock a little to your right.
Success! It took about 6 hours to make the copy since I was using 2 SATA --> USB adapters plugged into my Mac-Mini. Super easy process from start to finish. Awesome work, comer! Contribution coming your way soon.
Comer is about to make me break my warranty, dang you!!
Thank you for your hard work!!!
I never condone such an action
Got a service update yesterday (was at 14.5). Restarted the TiVo last night to apply it, and it stuck at applying the service update all night. I power cycled this morning and after the initial startup message it goes to blank screen and stays there. Going to have to revert to my stock drive.
I suggest you pull off any recordings you want before the TiVo reboots!
So you had an expanded drive at 14.5 and it stuck on 14.6 update?
Exactly. Has anyone using this method survived the 14.5 to 14.6 update?
Using comer's method? I did. Just got the update the other day. Installed and rebooted without a hitch.
What drives (1 or 2T for ex.) and systems (TP or TPXL) do you have guys?
I came home to my 2 TB TP showing 15.6, so no problems here.
Oops.. slight typo.. 14.6..
Hopefully we will be talking about 15.x within the next year...
WD20EARS. Standard Premiere
Seagate 2TB, TP
Going to copy the stock drive to the 2TB and retry the upgrade this weekend, maybe it was a fluke.
Followed the instructions in the first post: Booted from usb, original tivo drive is sda, new 2T Hitachi is sdb. [C]opied the drive, then [E]xpanded it, no worries, errors, etc.
Put the drive back in the new premier, booted it, got the typical "just a few more minutes please" screen, then... colorful confetti static on my screen with the hard drive grinding away.
This is not the expected outcome.
Previous to attempting the copy, I had done initial setup, paired the cable card, and downloaded the latest update of Tivo software available ( sorry, in my haste to upgrade I neglected to get the version number ). After the software update applied, there were two subsequent reboots for partition switching, etc, and then a happy working updated Premier.
I did a quick review of the partitions with mfslayout.sh and they seemed appropriate. I'm running the copy again, and I'll try and boot it without expanding it to see if that makes a difference.
But, the question here is: Have any of you seen anything like this before or do you have any idea what might have borked up here? Did I not wait long enough on initial boot with the newly expanded drive?
I have. No apparent reason. Just waited a bit and it went away with Tivo clip. So I if you see it again - wait a bit longer The only definite manifestation of the problem I have seen so far - is boot loop. When Tivo reboots, wait a minute, then reboots again and so on. Everything else recovers by itself in my experience.
Went back, re-copied the original, and booted from it. Brief color confetti screen, then the new Tivo intro clip played. Ok, good step 1.
Removed the drive, expanded it, replaced it, rebooted - no color confetti but about 20 seconds of black screen before the intro clip.
So, turns out I wasn't patient enough originally and got worried. My apologies - but, hopefully the next soul will learn from my experiences.
Thanks for the excellent utility, Comer. I'll be sending something your way.