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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 24, 2010 #161 of 2843
    comer

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    No problem, glad it turned out alright for you :) Enjoy! :up:
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 #162 of 2843
    Berryman1979

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    My internal hd is dying on my TiVoHD. I would like to get the biggest replacement I can. My question is this. Does this post say that I can make A 2TB drive work? Because that would be awesome. Thanks in advance to any who respond.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 #163 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    YES

    NO wait... I left those messages as a tease......

    I ran this program against 4 drives and I'm still using the 1.5TB in the THD for the last month since I'm saving the WD 2TB EVDS for my new Premiere.


    If you do this it will give you 287 hrs HD. And if you use WINMfs and turn on 'supersize' it will show 318 hrs HD.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 #164 of 2843
    NYHeel

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    Quick question. I'm running out of space on my previously upgraded TivoHD 1TB drive that I used WinMFS for. Can I use JMFS to upgrade (and copy recordings) from my 1TB drive to a new 2 TB drive? Also, assuming I can and everything works, would I need to run supersize in WinMFS or would the fact that the 1TB drive in the TivoHD already has supersize set carry over to the 2TB drive? Thanks for the help.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 #165 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    In my experimenting.... Supersize must be a bit that is written to the hard drive. So, if the old drive was supersized, JMFS would copy that setting over to a new drive.

    And I did try copying a 1TB to a 2TB drive... took over 7 hours maybe even 8....
     
  6. Oct 25, 2010 #166 of 2843
    comer

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    The answer for the 1st question - most likely it will not work. Just like WinMFS, jmfs will create a new partition. I know for sure that Premiere does not like that and would not work. I can't say if THD won't with the same certainty.
    The answer to the 2nd question - most likely it will work. I.e. "supersize" will be carried over, but the point is moot because of the 1st issue.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2010 #167 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    No longer a most likely..... I just tried it and JMFS does not detect the expanded drive created by WINmfs. And that was using a 750G drive......
     
  8. Oct 25, 2010 #168 of 2843
    comer

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    A drive from THD? That's strange... :confused:
    You wouldn't have the 'log.log', would you? :)
     
  9. Oct 26, 2010 #169 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    I guess my Unix/Dos/Linux skills are lacking on this.

    After JMFS is loaded, I eXit out to the root prompt. I can dir the root and see those files, I can ls and see everything. I can use less log.log | more and scroll thru the file and fdisk -l shows the drives mounted......

    but when I try cp log.log /dev/sda it doesn't copy the file..... I did cp --help and that doesn't seem to help me....

    so go ahead and tell me what to do...... musta killed too many brain cells when I was younger....
     
  10. Oct 27, 2010 #170 of 2843
    Thos19

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    So this upgrade will work with the Tivo HD? Will it work with the Series 3, or are we still bound by the 1.25TB limit. I love my Series 3 and it would be great to upgrade to 2TB. :D

    Thos.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2010 #171 of 2843
    comer

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    No, it doesn't.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2010 #172 of 2843
    tcfcameron

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    Look at it as an opportunity, Comer. Build the tools and they will come...

    ...and donate to the Comer "All things TiVo expansion" R&D fund.

    ...that is, if they know what's good for 'em! :D

    I wonder if that "Paragon Drive Copy" program, that somebody had claimed success with, in an earlier post, works for all models.

    Any luck replicating the MFS Supersize toggle yet?

    Or, replicating the WinMFS truncated backup process?

    No pressure (OK, just a little). :D

    Is there anything I can do on my end that may be of help? I still have that 2TB "spare" drive installed in my computer for testing purposes, as well as drive images at the ready (all except for the Premiere, wouldn't ya' know).

    Just let me know.

    As far as the OP's question, there's some confusion as to which model they are asking about. It's not clear if they are asking about the "Series 3", or the "TiVo HD". If the TiVo HD, there's always the Broflovski image and WinMFS to get 2TB w/supersize and 318 glorious hours of HD capacity.

    I just wish I there were a means to make occasional backups of a 2TB TiVo HD, once the Broflovski image is installed (either truncated, or full). Currently there isn't (that I am aware of). Maybe that Paragon software would do the full backup...
     
  13. Oct 27, 2010 #173 of 2843
    lessd

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    You can do a full backup onto another 2Tb drive but that a pain in time and cost of your 2TB backup drive.
     
  14. Oct 27, 2010 #174 of 2843
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  15. Oct 27, 2010 #175 of 2843
    comer

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    Added your link as a mirror to the guide. Thanks a lot! :up:
    Though mediafire works for me... Could someone try the original link, please?
     
  16. Oct 27, 2010 #176 of 2843
    richsadams

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    The file "jmfs-rev68.iso.zip" from the original link downloads fine...the other, "jmfs-src-rev68.zip", didn't though...just received a bunch of pop-up ads. (Reminded me to turn my pop-up blocker back on!)
     
  17. Oct 27, 2010 #177 of 2843
    comer

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    Just tried it - works for me too. There is a popup, but I closed it and the download link behind worked.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2010 #178 of 2843
    richsadams

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    Ah, I must have missed it. I got about four pop-ups so I probably closed it in my haste to get rid of them all. ;)
     
  19. Oct 28, 2010 #179 of 2843
    NYHeel

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    I think there is some confusion here. I'm fairly certain that retiredqwest said that he tried JMFS on a TivoHD and it worked (although it took the Tivo a really long time to boot up since itr had to fix a lot of stuff in the drive). My question that I asked earlier was if I could go from a 1TB already upgraded TivoHD drive to a 2TB drive using JMFS. THat one is apparently a no.

    By the way, I would use the Broflovski image if I could get my hands on it. But I haven't seen anyone still sharing that image so JMFS seems like the only way to get a 2TB drive in my Tivo HD with DIY methods. I of course understand that JMFS was not created for use in a TivoHD.
     
  20. Oct 28, 2010 #180 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    Yes, JMFS does detect the stock THD and I was able to copy and then expand to a a 2TB drive, Samsung is all I had then. That gave me 287 hrs. Then I used Winmfs and turned on supersize to max out at the 318 hr mark. I also tried this on a 1TB and 1.5TB drives. I have left the Seagate 1.5TB in the THD, 237 hrs is good enough for it. I then tried copying the 1TB to a 2TB... took almost 8 hrs. Thank goodness I had a spare computer....

    Yesterday, I used Winmfs and copied the THD to a 750G and expanded it. JMFS did not detect it. Then I tried a 200G and did not expand it.

    Conclusion: JMFS will not detect a THD drive created by Winmfs.

    It would be nice if someone else tried this out and see if they get the same results.
     

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