instant cake questions

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  1. dean9000

    dean9000 New Member

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    I have a corrupt image so I need to start fresh

    A couple of questions though....

    1. does it wipe the new drive clean during it's imaging process or do I need to do that first? (i have tried other methods of recovery that has been blasting my new drive with bad images) if I do need to wipe it clean what should I use? fdisk perhaps?

    2. once I image it using instant cake do I still need to run the mfsadd to expand the capacity or does it do it for me.......
     
  2. rbtravis

    rbtravis New Member

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    1. It runs to fast to do a disk wipe.
    2. No it does that for you.
    The above questions are answered based on my experience with Instantcake, a great product. Lou Jacobs - tivoupgrade is the ultimate source on the product. :)
     
  3. dean9000

    dean9000 New Member

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    what's the best method for wiping it clean? I am wary of using fdisk as it is a dos utility and I don't want it to lay down something that would monkey with the instantcake image...
     
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    rbtravis New Member

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  5. dean9000

    dean9000 New Member

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    thanks that looks like it will do the trick
     
  6. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    You really do not need to "Wipe" the disk. Instant Cake will lay out a completely new partition table, boot sector and partitions.

    If you have Acronis Disk Director it has a wipe function also.
     
  7. rbtravis

    rbtravis New Member

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    Remember to change the 2032 battery when you are replacing the hard drive. Battery life is about 3 years.
     
  8. dean9000

    dean9000 New Member

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    Good. I won't bother wiping it clean then. I guess I will run by the store and pick up one of those batteries...mine's going on 5 years now....

    Thanks fellas.... :)
     
  9. dean9000

    dean9000 New Member

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    Well my series 2 is back and operational! Instant cake has a convert here....couldn't have been easier. Lost my recordings but now I have over 500 hours of recording space! I really don't even have enough time to watch what I had before but the kid movies were pushing the 80 gig limit. Now there should be no worries...

    One question though....what version of software should I be running? It's currently at version 7 something.... I assume if there is a more recent version it will download it on its' own?
     

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