I need a simple, clear, upgrade guide...

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Heedyheed, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. BrianHughes

    BrianHughes Regurgitated user

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    The alternate partition isn't really a backup. It's only used when you receive an update of the Tivo software - It's applied to the dormant partition and then Tivo is rebooted to use the new software. So unless you get version 2.5.5a downloaded it isn't going to happen. And if you do it's the old kernel so you're stuffed anyway. :)
     
  2. Heedyheed

    Heedyheed New Member

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    Thanks for the clarification. I vaguely remember that now that you mention it. I find that I learn bits and pieces about the Tivo's innards, only to forget it all again by the time I next need to work on it. :eek:
     
  3. jeremy Parsons

    jeremy Parsons Very Advanced Member

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    Well guys I have just come into possession of two spare 750GB Green power drives I had them in my synology NAS drive but they dont work well in a RAID set so I shall be upgrading one of my tivos to 750GB once the IDE converts arrive , I too am not convinced they will work well in tivo but I have two of them kicking around. I am minded to try it in my second tivo and if it workd well upgrade the prime tivo ,
     
  4. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Why do you doubt that they will work well in a Tivo when both www.tivocentral.co.uk and www.tivoheaven.co.uk are now supplying these drives pre-formatted for use in Tivos?
     
  5. jeremy Parsons

    jeremy Parsons Very Advanced Member

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    When I last looked they were not , they don;t work well on my Linux based NAS drive but as single drives in a tivo these might well be my last upgrade for my two tivos before they head off for electronic heaven.

    I have ordered the reccomended SATA adaptors

    Its typical , progress can sometimes mean going backwards , Tivo S1 in the UK , concorde. sigh!
     
  6. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    You mean the adapters mentioned by the Citrus in post 2 of this thread I assume?
     
  7. jeremy Parsons

    jeremy Parsons Very Advanced Member

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    yep i ordered 3 in the hope at least two of them work!
     

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