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Old 05-31-2015, 03:19 PM   #1
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THR22 Kickstart Commands

It looks like my drive may be failing and I may have to replace it.

I probably will clone it, as I have an exact same spare drive.

All the instructions for using cloning tools such as ddrescue, mention running kickstart 57 after the clone, to clean up an sectors that could not be copied.

However, it looks like the THR22 does not have the kickstart ability. Does it have another method of testing/repairing the partition?

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Not that I am aware of. I have done a THR22 copy and didn't need anything special other than dd, but the old drive was not failing. The THR22's file system is this odd hybrid of a DirecTV DVR and TiVo.

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Old 05-31-2015, 05:17 PM   #3
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Thanks,

I'll give it a try and see what happens

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Old 06-01-2015, 06:23 PM   #4
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The THR22 does indeed have a diagnostic mode and it seems to be the same as the HR22.

On boot up a screen pops up for a very short time that says "Running Receiver Self Check". If you hit "select" when that message is shown, it reboots into a comprehensive diagnostic mode which includes three hard drive tests. (One of which is a scan of all the sectors on the disk).

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The THR22 does indeed have a diagnostic mode and it seems to be the same as the HR22.

On boot up a screen pops up for a very short time that says "Running Receiver Self Check". If you hit "select" when that message is shown, it reboots into a comprehensive diagnostic mode which includes three hard drive tests. (One of which is a scan of all the sectors on the disk).
Good info to have, but in the case where you think the drive itself, and not the software on it, needs testing, it's still probably better to take it out, hook it to a PC, and boot with a cd with the drive manufacturer's own diagnostic software on it.

Unless it's a GigaByte brand motherboard in that PC, in which case it's still do-able, but you need to know what precautions to take to prevent the board from writing a Host Protected Area on the drive.

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Old 06-02-2015, 06:54 AM   #6
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That's true!

The diagnostic mode can also test other components of the receiver too. So it could be useful to determine the source of a problem.

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Stevel,
When you did the dd, were you using linux?

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Yes, Ubuntu.

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Old 06-05-2015, 09:06 AM   #9
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Here is the Ubuntu Rescue Remix, a Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit. I used ddrescue to clone my drive

http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/Download

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When you did the dd, were you using linux?

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