Backup files / image requests (UK TiVo's only)

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by RobbyBoy, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. AnyUser

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    Hi Folks,

    I've just been given a PVR 10 UK with no hard drives in. I've fitted a spare 80gig unit, and got the device to power up. Can anyone tell me where I can get a linux OS for it, please? Not fussed if it's an original image or a 'modded' OS - I'd just like to play with the unit and see what I can get it to do.

    Cheers for any help.
     
  2. AnyUser

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    Still looking for an image for this unit, if anyone could please PM it to me....?

    Thanks
     
  3. Wonder_lander

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    PM Sent, sorry been on holiday this last week!
     
  4. AnyUser

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    Hi Wonder_lander,

    Thanks for the PM, that's brilliant. You've really helped me, thanks very much!
     
  5. theGecko

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    Would some kind soul help me with a 2.5.5a image? Bricked the TiVo trying a manual patch to fix the teletext issue on a new LCD TV :)

    Cheers, Rob
     
  6. Wonder_lander

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    I've only got vanilla 2.5.5 I'm afraid
     
  7. theGecko

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    Would you mind if I nab that for now, better than nowt and I can try the patch again :)
     
  8. theGecko

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    Thanks mate, much appreciated :)
     
  9. babycakes

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    Sigh - My Tivo has been playing up and I need to reinstall the image on it.

    Can anyone please point me in the correct direction to obtain a suitable UK Image and instructions on how to put the image on the drive.

    The last time I did this was in 2003 and sadly I cannot remember....
     
  10. Pete77

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    Wonderlander can send you a vanilla image but you may also want to refer to www.steveconrad.co.uk/tivo/upgrade3.html or alternatively you could buy a pre-prepared drive from www.tivocentral.co.uk or www.tivoland.com

    Note that most drives are now SATA and also require an SATA to IDE adapter to work in a Tivo. Not all of these adapters work in a Tivo but Mike at Tivocentral can definitely sell you one with one of his prepared hard drives that will work.

    N.B. I am not a salesman for Tivocentral or Tivoland but I think the DIY route is now a little more difficult, especially as the firmware of many more recent IDE and SATA drives is not compatible with successful operation in a Tivo (the uncooperative drives just refuse to boot). Again Tivocentral and Tivoland only sell drives that they know will work in a Tivo.

    I did my own upgrade in 2005 with advice on here from blindlemon but I wonder if I would bother with the DIY route now as it seems so easy to buy an incompatible drive or SATA adapter if you try to do it yourself.
     
  11. babycakes

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    Thanks Pete77

    I should be okay as the drive itself tests okay - the image or mfs appears to be corrupt. All I want to do is restore the image on it and see if that gets me going again.
     
  12. Pete77

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    You may also find some of the stuff at www.mfslive.org comes in handy depending on how much of a techie you are.
     
  13. babycakes

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    Can anyone help me locate an image for my ailing Tivo?

    Please? :)
     
  14. Pete77

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    Wonder_lander is meant to be the keeper of the Tivo images but doesn't seem to have responded to your post so far. Has he perhaps gone trekking in the Himalayas or is he laid low with some unpleasant illness?
     
  15. babycakes

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    No worries - My partner has decided that Tivo has to go to meet its maker.

    Scrub my request for the image.
     
  16. Pete77

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    What does your partner wrongly imagine will be better than a Tivo. And why does your partner think Thomson will actually be interested in taking back a product they made some 10 years ago.;):p
     
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  18. richard_m_w

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    I'm getting into the Tivo upgrading and seeing Linux for the first time brought home to me the chance of error and bricking the existing drive. Being cautious, I would like to put the image on the new drive without doing anything to the existing Tivo drive - So would some kind soul please send me a link for a 2.5.5 image suitable for a new 1TB WD Green Power HDD?

    Many thanks, Richard
     
  19. Wonder_lander

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    Hi Richard, have sent you a PM
     
  20. dogsbody

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    Wonder_lander, you are doing a stirling job and a thankless task so I just wanted to say thank you for keeping the home fires burning.

    Now if I may ask for a link to the most excellent image for a 2.5.5 UK install.

    Thank you :)
     

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