Successful Series 2 Upgrade Documentation

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  1. ajlasdf

    ajlasdf New Member

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

    Tivo Series 2 Model TCD649080

    Upgraded:
    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.
    * ./premake.sh
    * ./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

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    Since you used a SATA drive with an IDE/SATA adapter, you should post your success (and any previous failures) in the adapter thread

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=416883

    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

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    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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