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Premiere Drive Upgrade Instructions - with all-in-one jmfs Live CD

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Jun 7, 2017 #2901 of 2914
    SalemCat

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    After reading more ports, I have decided I'm not as brave as I thought I was.

    I'm returning the 5TB HD.

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  2. bobatkins

    bobatkins New Member

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    I finally figured out the solution (months ago). This thread and everywhere else I looked always reference JMFS v104 which seems to be the version that is talked about everywhere. So I would like to pass forward the fruits of my labor to all.

    JMFS v104 WILL NOT WORK to supersize an existing clean install on a larger (>1TB ) drive.

    You MUST get JMFS v105. It will do the job correctly! v104 does not work to enlarge an already configure TiVo drive that is >1TB!.

    With JMFS v105, just plug the large TiVo drive into your PC and boot it up with JMFS v105. Follow the instructions and presto - JMFS will work its magic on your larger drive and make it entirely available for recording!

    As for where to get JMFS v105 - that was a real chore since it seems nobody posts any links to it. So here are the 2 essential tools that anyone who wants to upgrade a larger TiVo drive using a PC will need to get the task done.

    JMFS v105 Boot CD ISO

    MFS Tools 3.2 OpenSUSE Boot CD ISO

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    Bob
     
  3. Jul 4, 2017 #2903 of 2914
    kdavis508

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    I am trying to upgrade 1TB drive, that was already upgraded using JFMS v104, in a Premiere 320, to a new 2TB. I have some copy protected recordings that I cannot archive, so I would like to copy over what is in the 1TB drive the 2TB drive. When I try JFMS v105 copy, expand, supersize I the Tivo asks me for an external drive. If three thumbs down, I can get the drive to work, but I am stuck with only 1TB to work with.

    I have also tried a whole mess of things to get MFSTools 3.2 to copy, and I get a corrupt inode error message every time. I am guessing MFSTools does not play nice with drives originally written via JFMS.

    I still have the original 320gb hard drive, but I would prefer to not have to start over. Is there any way I can clone the 1TB to the 2TB, keeping my recordings, and giving me the full 2TB capacity?
     
  4. Jul 4, 2017 #2904 of 2914
    jmbach

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    With that error from MFSTools 3.2, the inode problem has to be fixed first. Would clone the drive first and then try MFSTools on the clone. If there or persists, try a Kickstart 58 and/or 57 on the clone. If this puts you in a boot loop, you still have the original that boots. Then run MFSTools on the clone. If that does not work, then save as much as you can with kmttg. You will more than likely need to use your original TiVo drive.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2017 #2905 of 2914
    kdavis508

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    Thanks again for the quick reply. Do you recommend a particular tool for cloning? I used DDRescue to copy the drive over to an intermediate drive and got the same inode error when trying to copy from the intermediate to 2TB target drive. The log in DDRescue showed zero errors, which leads me to believe it is an incompatibility issue with using a JFMS cloned drive with MFSTools.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2017 #2906 of 2914
    jmbach

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    I have used MFSTools to copy several JMFS expanded drives without that error. My guess is that either the TiVo hiccupped when it wrote the inode data or the drive SMART detected that a sector was going bad and remapped it causing corruption of the inode. The latter more likely.

    Try a Kickstart 57 and 58 on the clone to see if the TiVo can fix the corrupted inode.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2017 #2907 of 2914
    ggieseke

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    If ddrescue copied the drive to an intermediate with zero errors and MFSTools 3.2 still thinks it has a corrupt inode it's not a bad spot (although that could have caused it).

    I concur with jmbach's recommendation to try KS57 and KS58. Only TiVo knows exactly what those programs do, but any repair program like that should be able to ignore one bad inode and continue.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2017 #2908 of 2914
    Shagger

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    So my Premiere's 2TB HD appears to be failing, freezing up, pixelations, glitching, jumping ahead, etc... So I am thinking to buy a new HD and copy the old 2TB drive into the new drive. It's been a while since I did this, I used JMFS last time. Doing some reading about the MFS tools, and had a few questions:

    1) Drive recommendations, what's a good one these days?
    2) Can I easily upgrade from my 2TB drive to a 4TB drive without too much effort?
    3) I have an external USB 3.0 dock that I plan on using to copy the data over, will the MFS Tools be able to copy between drives in the same dock, or do I need 2 docks?
     
  9. kdavis508

    kdavis508 New Member

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    Success!!! After running Kickstart 57 and 58 (and just for "kicks" a 54 check for errors) on the intermediate drive, I was finally able to copy the source drive successfully to a larger drive with MFSTools. Thanks so much to jmbach (are you by chance related to J.S. Bach?) and ggieseke, this little project has been a thorn in my side for two months.

    If anyone is going through a similar experience, I would be more than happy to provide any input.
     
  10. toomuchtodo

    toomuchtodo New Member

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    Hello everyone.

    My Premiere XL (TCD748000) died this weekend.
    Can get some help me with getting an image?

    thanks!
     
  11. ggieseke

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    PM sent.
     
  12. jcondon

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    4 months later and I ordered another WD 3TB Red Drive.

    I assume I can use mfstools to copy the 2.3TB I ended up with to the new 3.0 TB drive and then just use the new drive in THAT Premiere. Later copy the original 320GB in my other Tivo Premier to the 4 month old WD 3TB drive. And get the full 3TB of space on both Tivos while keeping all the shows and settings?

    Looking at the mfstool thread the proper command (assuming source is sda and destination is sdb) would be

    mfstool copy -ai /dev/sda /dev/sdb

    Probably will do this later in the week.

    Thanks as always for your help.
     
  13. jmbach

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    Your analysis is impeccable.

    The command is correct for what you want to accomplish.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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  14. jcondon

    jcondon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all your help original Premiere upgraded to 3TB on the new drive. Will do the other Tivo probably tomorrow. Lots lets programs on there so should go faster. In fact will copy as much as I can to the first Premiere.

    479 HD hours with 391 available
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2017 at 9:17 AM

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