Successful Series 2 Upgrade Documentation

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ajlasdf, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. ajlasdf

    ajlasdf New Member

    Jul 10, 2011


    Figured I'd document my successful Series 2 hardware upgrade.

    Tivo Series 2 Model TCD649080

    WD800BB (80GB) to WD10EVDS (1TB)
    COFAN F-725L to AcoustiFan AFDP 7025B

    Required Additional Hardware:
    Koutech SATA II to IDE - IO-ASA120

    Additional Notes:
    * Used dd to perform a full backup of the original drive (WD800BB) using Gentoo Linux.
    * dd if=/dev/<the WD800BB drive> of=<backup file>
    * Used dd to restore the full backup to the new drive (WD10EVDS) using Gentoo Linux.
    * dd if=<backup file> of=/dev/<the WD10EVDS hdd>
    * Downloaded mfstools source code.
    * Compiled mfstools on Gentoo Linux system.
    * ./
    * ./configure
    * make && make install
    * "Expanded" using mfsadd to use all the new space
    * mfsadd -r 4 -x /dev/<the WD10EVDS hdd>
    * Used wdidle3.exe /D to disable timer on WD10EVDS; otherwise, Tivo hangs at Powering Up screen.
    * Placed wdidle3.exe into "freedos\setup\odin" directory using ISO Master.
    * Saved and burned new ISO.
    * Disconnected all drives except WD10EVDS drive.
    * Booted into FreeDOS.
    * Selected "Install to hard disk..." option.
    * Selected English as language.
    * Selected "Run FreeDOS from CDROM...".
    * Navigated to odin directory.
    * Ran wdidle3.exe /D

    Links (couldn't post links since my post count isn't 5 or greater, so replace "^" with ".":
    mfstools source - www^mfslive^org/forums/viewforum.php?f=7
    FreeDOS (fdbasecd.iso) - www^freedos^org/freedos/files/
    wdidle3 - support^wdc^com/product/download.asp?groupid=609&sid=113
    ISO Master - www^littlesvr^ca/isomaster/
  2. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Since you used a SATA drive with an IDE/SATA adapter, you should post your success (and any previous failures) in the adapter thread

    Any reason you went with the Koutech instead of one of the cheaper JMicron chipset based adapters?

    Any reason you didn't just burn yourself a copy of the MFS Live cd v1.4 and use that to do everything?
  3. ajlasdf

    ajlasdf New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    Thanks, I will post in that thread as well.

    The reason I used the Koutech is because it looked like a solid component (ie, not flimsy).

    There is no real reason that I didn't use the MFS Live CD. Linux box was around, and the source code compiled quickly, so it was easier to do that.

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