Quick Question: What Image belongs to what TiVO?

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  1. ALSaul_2000

    ALSaul_2000 Member

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    It there anyway of identifing some type of file or other information on a TiVO Hard Drive as to what Model it is imaged for?
     
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    If you can mount the drive with the mfstools CD, IIRC there is a file in the /etc directort called "build info" or the like. In it is the software version, including the model prefix.
     
  3. ALSaul_2000

    ALSaul_2000 Member

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    Just what I needed to know - Thank you so much classicsat - take care
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    You might need the MFS Live cd v1.3b, and not v1.4, in order to mount Tivo drive partitions. Don't know why, but I've run into that.
     
  5. ALSaul_2000

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    I found the build-version file under /etc, but I can not find the model info. It sez
    b-7-3-3-mr @226254 2006.02.21.2133 release-mips [SET_7_2_2_TAKARA] .... followed by more headings, and ending in
    2006.02.21.2133 7.2.2-tak.01-2

    It the information here and I can not recognize it?
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Looking here

    http://dvrpedia.com/TiVo_software_version_history

    and here

    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/311

    I'm guessing the drive came out of a Series 2, and was removed from service in 2006, somewhere after February and before July.

    That

    @226254


    might indicate an S2 TCD540XXX, but that's just a wild conjecture on my part.
     
  7. ALSaul_2000

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    Thanks Sir - I will copy the image and try it out on a 540
     

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