Originally Posted by emuman100
After looking for the latest, up-to-date information, I'm still quite stumped. I have a Philips DSR6000 with an upgraded 160GB drive from the stock 40GB Maxtor. I used 25xtreme and superzap's 2.5.2 upgrade and I use a cachecard. It does not have a lba48 aware kernel, just the one that came with 2.5.2. I did this in 2009. Now I want to upgrade it to a 750GB or larger drive. The question is, do I use a Seagate DB35 750GB PATA drive or a larger SATA drive with PATA to SATA adapter, and what would be the largest drive I could use and what would be a proper swap partition size?
Secondly, I will be using MFSLive 1.4 CD. I want to take the 160GB drive and copy everything, including season passes and recordings to the new drive and expand it to the largest it could be. On the MFSLive tutorial under Series 1 single drive to single drive, it says for an already upgraded drive:
It redirects to the forum which you need an account, and registration is disabled. So what is this option?
And thirdly, once I figure out this option and copy the drive, I just use tpip to insert the 2.5.2 LBA48 aware kernel and things should magically work when I power up my DSR6000? I found a place that offers such a kernel that has the PC IDE controller drivers removed, prints dmesg bootup to the serial port (probably at 9600 baud, even though 25xtreme sets it to 115200), and a few other neat things.
And, to resurrect my Philips HDR112 Series 1 Standalone, I want to upgrade it to the 160GB I'll take out of my DirecTiVo. It's stock Maxtor drive is still working well, but it's loud, and low capacity. I assume I should just use option 1.2 on the MFSLive tutorial:
It's hacked, and I've found a way to remultiplex mpeg2 video into what can be transferred to the Series 1 SA. It must be mpeg2 video at NTSC framerate (film framerate makes the picture "jump" on my DSR6000) and the audio must be in mp2. This isn't "extracting" which isn't allowed on this forum, so I would assume talk about this is not against the rules. I can do this on the DirecTiVo as well, and store movies and documentaries that I like to watch in Now Playing. What else can you use a Series 1 SA for if you don't have analog cable and no analog over-the-air?
If you're using a drive larger than 137GB in a Series 1, and using all of the space on it, you have an LBA48 aware kernel.
If you do not have an LBA48 aware kernel, then you aren't accessing all 160GB.
Hook that drive to a computer, boot with the MFS Live cd, then, assuming that's the only drive attached, or at least the only PATA/IDE (i.e., non-SATA), do
pdisk -l /dev/hda
and see what you've got in the way of partitions and how big the total of their sizes is.
After we know that, we'll better know how to proceed.
In the meantime, if this link is still any good
download it and burn yourself a copy.
(I'm assuming you have a PC motherboard with PATA/IDE controllers. That cd is too old to speak SATA)
It has copykern on it.
copykern is what you use to patch Series 1 partitions to make them LBA48 aware if they aren't already.
You'll need it for the HDR112, but first you need to make sure that HDR112 has been updated to version 3.0 of the S1 standalone software.
If yoiu have not already done so, you need to go read the SATA adapter thread and learn the easy way from those of us who learned the hard way.
short version, S1s require a Marvell chipset based adapter.
The cheapest one available seems to currently be in stock
For some reason you can't use a WD Caviar Blue, SATA or PATA, in an S1, at least not the standalones, and that probably means not in the satellite versions as well.
They work fine in later model TiVos, but S1s are very finicky about drives and adapters.
If you use a Caviar Green, you need to educate yourself about Intellipark and using wdidle3 to adjust or disable it.
I don't know if the satellite S1s can use two drives like the regular S1s can or not.
The regular S1s can use up to 1TB per drive, so you can't use one 2TB drive in that HDR112, but you can use 2 1TB drives.
The now rather ancient rule of thumb on swap partition size is 1MB for every 2GB of drive space, so on a 1TB drive that would be 500MB.