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

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

  1. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    Understood about using a larger drive, thank you.

    Does that mean that I would be able to drop in a new 2TB drive without having to do anything else; it would auto-format, etc.?

    The Premiere XL4 is basically our "fall-back" box. It records everything our Bolt+ does. Glad we have it because our Bolt+ HDD failed the other day so I just moved the Premiere to our main HT until the Bolt's replacement arrives. The only reason I'm thinking of replacing the Premier's HDD is its age. It's been flawless since day one, but you never know.

    Thanks again!
     
  2. jmbach

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    No the Premiere series do not auto-format the drive. It has to have a drive with a preinstalled OS.
     
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  3. richsadams

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    Got it. Well, might as well go big or go home then. ;)

    Thanks again! :praying:
     
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  4. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    Agree!
     
  5. theruckman

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    @jmbach
    ITS DONE! Hoping for the best!
    Here is the results....thoughts?

    GNU ddrescue 1.24

    Current status
    ipos: 2476 GB, non-trimmed: 0 B, current rate: 1024 B/s
    opos: 2476 GB, non-scraped: 7747 kB, average rate: 20598 B/s
    non-tried: 0 B, bad-sector: 418304 B, error rate: 128 B/s
    rescued: 3000 GB, bad areas: 817, run time: 3h 44m 17s
    pct rescued: 99.99%, read errors: 974, remaining time: 16m
    time since last successful read: 0s
    Finished
    [root@sysresccd ~]#
     
  6. jmbach

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    Hopefully the bad areas were able to be rescued with valid information. Only booting it up will tell. Would try a KS 58. If it finishes successfully, you can try MFSTools to copy and expand the image to a larger drive.
     
  7. theruckman

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    Here’s what popped up eventually. After reinstalling in my Tivo, NEVER seen this screen before that’s for sure lol -bad sign? Or good that it might be fixed? This is the new cloned drive btw would love to hear from anyone who has ever had this screen and if chances are good or bad it will pull through. [​IMG]


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  8. jmbach

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    That is a good sign if it reboots and voota up normal after about 3 hours. It is a bad sign if it does not.

    It is the equivalent of a KS 57.

    I have had that screen before and it is about 50-50.
     
  9. theruckman

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    soooooo everything appears to be doing OK! It came out of the green screen OK.... Actually I can tell its running a bit more "snappy" and so far no freezing or anything......should I still do any of the KS's you suggested?

    thx for all your help on this @jmbach
     
  10. jmbach

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    I think if it passed that start up screen, you do not have to do any additional KS checks.

    If it connects to the TiVo servers okay and it updates the guide data okay then you do not need to do anymore KS checks.

    If the above works, then you consider using MFSTools to upgrade to a larger drive.
     
  11. SOGLAD

    SOGLAD Thank You ALL !

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    jmfs-rev-104.iso / jmfs-rev.iso.zip

    YES indeed! GREAT JOB and although COMER's post is from "2010", the age hardly matters...
    AND the LINKS still work too (12/14/2019)... Thanks Team!

    I'm going to INCLUDE the "COMER" post on my fresh/new copy of JMFS 104 (on CD).

    APPLAUSE!

    SOGLAD
     
  12. theruckman

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    soooooo if I do the upgrade to a larger drive, how long SHOULD that take? The error correction took like 2 whole days......hated being without Tivo that long BUT overall glad it copied over OK.......thx...Scott
     
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  13. theruckman

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    AND I should have mentioned is that the "supersize" option that gets that started?
     
  14. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    How large of drive is it now and how full is it?
     
  15. theruckman

    theruckman New Member

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    so my old one was 3TB, this new one is 4TB but it shows in my Tivo menu that it is around 67% full.....and that was kinda surprising to me....last time I had a 1TB in there I think....I was like 85% full.....did the MFS deal from the 1TB to the 3TB.....took like 4hrs but was easy, slapped it in and immediatly had only like 30% full or something.....can't remember.....thats why this time was a big surprise.....BUT of course last time my HD was not acting up, I just wanted to expand the space......I guess now I think about it, I did not really expand the space, I was just trying to get things copied over OK with a DEF HD.......anyway sorry for the long version there but my new HD is a RED WD 4TB (and doing great BTW even though it shows 67% full)
     
  16. jmbach

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    So when you used ddrescue to copy your bad drive to a food one, the total recording space did not change. You have two choices to get your recording space up to 4 TB. One is to use mfscopy to copy it to a 4TB drive as mfscopy will copy and expand. The other option is to use mfsadd followed by apmfix that is outlined in the 8 TB DIY Premiere thread to add the extra space to the current drive. However, this will limit future expansion. This limitation can be overcome later when the time comes.
     
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  17. theruckman

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    hmmmmmmm decisons decisions......OK....for now happy its working OK, stick with that for now....what is "supersize" option? Still need 2 drives for this?
     
  18. jmbach

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    I made an error in my prior post. I was getting mixed up between Premiere and Roamio as I am posting in both threads. I corrected the post.

    Supersize works on the current TiVo drive. You do not use 2 drives, only the active TiVo drive.

    Supersize gets rid of some TiVo reserved recording space (think ads and showcase) and gives it to the main recording area.
     
  19. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    @jmbach, old school question: is there any need to use WDIDLE3 on current WD HDDs? I received this WD Red 4TB HDD and am getting ready to upgrade our 2TB Premiere XL.

    TIA!
     
  20. ggieseke

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    Not on the Reds.
     

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