Sorry for starting a new thread for this, but my searches point me to several different threads here.
I've been lurking for a while and researching drive options, but now I'm forced to take some action.
My Tivo HD began acting odd recently when the weather changed. It would "stall" randomly and sometimes selections would "double click" when I knew I had only pressed select once. I had similar issues about a year ago, and running a kickstart 57 seemed to help. So, again without taking precautions, I ran it again. This seemed to have put it in a loop where it "powers up" then is a "few more minutes" then the Green Screen of Death before it reboots and does it all over again.
Initially, I figured it was repairing and just had to reboot to commit the changes or something so I let it loop overnight. The next morning it was still looping.
After seeing the loop was seemingly infinite, I decided to pull the drive and run dd_rescue from the MFSlive CD. Despite having some minor AIX experience, I wasn't able to get the live CD to boot. It would halt right about the time the USB keyboard was detected. Then I saw it doesn't work on AMD procs, so I tried it on an Intel box with the same results.
Now I'm looking at using GNU ddrescue from an Ubuntu live CD in hopes I can clone the flaky drive to a known good new in box WD Blue Caviar.
In summary, I still don't have a grasp on the following:
- Has anyone _ever_ recovered from the looping GSOD? I can't find any posts if they did.
- How do I use the dd_rescue on the MFSLive CD? Is it my PC hardware that is halting it? Would Ubuntu know how to rescue the drive?
There's two videos on the drive I wanted to salvage if possible and I know it's encrypted. I have checked the capacitors and they look good on the boards. I'm somewhat embarrassed asking for help since I have had Unix experience and I have a background in communications electronics.