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Tivo HD Finally Upgraded

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by spike2k5, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Jul 30, 2007 #21 of 298
    bkdtv

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    The FAQ is about eSATA but the drives themselves are the same. The only difference is that external (eSATA) use requires an enclosure.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2007 #22 of 298
    SCSIRAID

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    This begs one question..... If they remerge the source tree and release new firmware for the original S3... will an S3 upgraded with MFStools stop working due to MFS changes in the the new firmware???
     
  3. Jul 30, 2007 #23 of 298
    spike2k5

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    If they do merge the source tree, they would have to update MFS and that might not be easy. I have an idea as to how to do it. Maybe they figured it out already. Who knows.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2007 #24 of 298
    rodalpho

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    Huh. Isn't this the first time they've changed the FS definitions in, like, forever? Why would they do that? Maybe it's required for MRV/TTG with cablelabs' blessing? That would kinda suck for the old S3 owners, if so.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2007 #25 of 298
    spike2k5

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    I haven't been around long enough to know there were any previous changes. My interested in Tivo dates back only to 2005, thus "2k5"

    Changes are due to 64bit addressing schema for hard drive access in MFS.
    Looks like it's designed to lift 2TiB limit on the total hard drive storage space but I'm not sure it did. Like I said, maybe they figured it out for old S3.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2007 #26 of 298
    rodalpho

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    Ahhhhh OK. Good news, then.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2007 #27 of 298
    megazone

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    I had an email exchange with Lou Jacob of DVRupgrade.com today and he told me that the pre-orders for the expanded TiVo HD were based on the expectation of the existing tools working. His best guess is that WeaKnees is in the same boat.

    He also told me he's been in contact with Spike2k5 and is following the development of his tool, so they may be using that soon to process the orders. He said they're also open to commissioning someone to re-write MFSTools and they'd return the modified version to the community - maybe Spike2k5 can get a commission for the work and do it sooner rather than later?

    They'll be contacting anyone who ordered an expanded HD to let them know the situation and people can wait or cancel their orders without any trouble. TiVo is not working with them.

    So it looks like Spike2k5 is the first to get this working.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2007 #28 of 298
    aaronwt

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    Will the Bumwine method work?
     
  9. Jul 30, 2007 #29 of 298
    megazone

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    I doubt it since they just use MFSTools to do the expansion and that does not work on the new partitions.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2007 #30 of 298
    GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger Tivo Pony =)!

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    Where can I download this? The link just has mfslive, not WinMFS :(... I gather it's not publicly released yet, but is there anywhere I can grab it to see if it works for me? If not, it's not like I couldn't just re-image the drive from the original image :). I'm running on Vista64, as well, and would like to see if it will even work with that. I have the cable guy coming with my cablecards on Thursday morning, so I want to have the TiVo HD prepped by then.
     
  11. Jul 30, 2007 #31 of 298
    jmpage2

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    The author has stated in this very thread that it will be available in a few days for alpha testing.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2007 #32 of 298
    GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger Tivo Pony =)!

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    Who is the author? Not everyone keeps up with the TiVo dev. scene ya know :p.
     
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    GoldenTiger

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    Alpha testing, not publicly. I don't really care if it botches up my drive, I can just re-image it. I want to have something to try and if it works, great. I looked at his forums already and it is not available for signup even for testing. There's no need to be rude (implied) about it, jmpage2.


    If you had actually looked at your link, you'd see I had already posted in there ;). I am looking for more info/a download link.
     
  15. Jul 30, 2007 #35 of 298
    mchips

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    See posts #1, #7, and #15 above...

    I hadn't known he was the author until I had read all of those posts myself, specifically 7 and 15.
     
  16. Jul 30, 2007 #36 of 298
    jmpage2

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    Spike is the author. You know, the guy that started up the thread and indicated things like "it will be ready for alpha soon" and "I will test it on Vista", etc.

    I'm not being rude, you're just being a bit thick in not reading the thread. :up: :D
     
  17. Jul 31, 2007 #37 of 298
    spike2k5

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    Patience my friend.
    I think you can upgrade it before the cable guy comes. It only takes 10 minutes.
     
  18. Jul 31, 2007 #38 of 298
    jfh3

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    It would also be easier to upgrade before the Cablecards are installed. Some folks had problems with upgrades on the S3 when doing so after a CC install (though I used the bumwine method and had no problems upgrading after my CC install)
     
  19. Jul 31, 2007 #39 of 298
    aaronwt

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    I just upgraded one of my units from a 500GB drive to a 750GB drive with MFSLive. It's working fine with my cablecards.
    And when I went from 250GB to 500GB I specifically waited until after my cablecards were installed so I would have the original drive that already had the cable card info so if I ever had problems with the larger drive I could just revert back to the original and not have any problems since it was already set up the cable cards installed before I copied it.
     
  20. Jul 31, 2007 #40 of 298
    sfhub

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    In my experience as long as you are using the original drive as the source image, it doesn't matter whether you pair before or after the CableCARD install. My cable system has enabled CPMS. Now if you plan to use a different image or have a pre-populated upgrade ordered from someone else, then it is less trouble to do the CableCARD install after installing the new drive.
     

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