WeaKnees Interactive Online TiVo Upgrade Instructions

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  1. Aug 29, 2004 #161 of 1023
    weaknees

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    If you aren't using drives larger than 120 GB, then you're ready to go. For the larger drives, we're still working on a good method to post this. Best bet is to use the info here - it'll apply:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?postid=2101784#post2101784

    Michael
     
  2. Aug 30, 2004 #162 of 1023
    MattDing

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    Just wanted to say I followed your instructions and my upgrade went flawlessly on my Phillips 704. I copied all my programs from my original drive to a new Seagate 160 and it only took about 2.5 hours total from moving the entertainment center away from the wall to sliding back after completing. Thank you for the wonderful instructions, they are a great asset to all of us TiVo addicts.

    I do have one simple question though. Since I was just doing a drive replacement, I didn't perform a backup, since my original TiVo drive is going into safekeeping for emergencies. This is kosher, right? Is there any strong reason to make a backup as well as keeping the drive? Just wondering what other people's opinions are.

    Thanks again. Weeknees rocks!
     
  3. Aug 30, 2004 #163 of 1023
    weaknees

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    Keeping the old drive is pretty much just as good - just make sure that the drive is stored well in a good static-free bag, in a dry, cool place.

    Glad the instructions worked well for you!

    Michael
     
  4. Aug 31, 2004 #164 of 1023
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    I am trying to find somone that can help me.... I keep seeing your name all over the posts.... My name is Rshnrocket Please help if u can. I have several posts in the white ribbon forum & the upgrade forum. Please look to see my problem.... Any help u can give me would be greatly appreciated.
    thanx
     
  5. Aug 31, 2004 #165 of 1023
    weaknees

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    In my PC I'm running Win2k with FAT32 C: drive. (Have 2 others connected as NTFS). When attempting this upgrade: 1) Do I leave C: attached (prim master) and add orig Tivo A drive and "new drive" OR do I remove all my drives and just attach the orig Tivo A drive and the new drive?
    2) Do I need to do anything to the new drive (Maxtor160gb) just out of box before configuring it for the Tivo unit?
    My machine was built by friend but I'm trying to figure this out....
    Thanks.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2004 #167 of 1023
    bkdtv

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    weaknees,

    When will the new silver Tivos (TCD540040, TCD540080, etc) be added to your interactive Tivo upgrade page?
     
  8. Aug 31, 2004 #168 of 1023
    weaknees

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    We're working on it, but for now, you just need to boot into a newer kernel (2.4.20 or newer) and use the instructions as on the pages for 24004A. If your new drive(s) are 120 GB or smaller, you don't need to boot into a newer kernel.

    Michael
     
  9. Aug 31, 2004 #169 of 1023
    weaknees

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    You need the FAT32 drive is you are making a backup. Otherwise, you can disconnect it. You can disconnect the others (and should, so you don't format them by accident).

    The new drive needs no formatting other than the mfstools work.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2004 #170 of 1023
    Thaed

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    Will the new 250 GB Maxtor SATA drives work in the new 540 series TiVos? I was told there was an adapter, but has anyone done this? CompUSA is having a sale on them. I think I'm only going to buy one for now, but I'm really tempted to buy two. :)
     
  11. Sep 5, 2004 #171 of 1023
    weaknees

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    We don't know of anyone trying a SATA drive with an adapter yet - but considering the nature of streaming video, we have our doubts.

    Michael
     
  12. Sep 5, 2004 #172 of 1023
    LarryInAz

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    If you live near a Fry's Electronics they also have the Maxtor 250gb IDE w/ 8meg cache on sale for $119 and no rebate hassle.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2004 #173 of 1023
    Thaed

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    CompUSA had 200 GB HDs on sale for 100 bucks with the old interface. I bought 2! :) I have the 5x software so I am going to try to bridge them tonight in my new TiVo.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2004 #174 of 1023
    Thaed

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    I just downloaded the MFS 2.0 boot disk and burned it and it uses kernel 2.4.4. Hmmm. How do I get an MFS 2.0 boot disk that uses 2.4.20 or later?
     
  15. Sep 5, 2004 #175 of 1023
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  16. Sep 10, 2004 #176 of 1023
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    The instructions for the backup file uses the name "backup.bak" . Is there anything special about this name? Could I name it anything I want to, for instance, differentiate between different tivo backup files on the same disk (one for my direct tivo, one for my SA tivo)?
     
  17. Sep 10, 2004 #177 of 1023
    weaknees

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    Any name you want should work.
     
  18. Sep 12, 2004 #178 of 1023
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    Weaknees, can you respond to this? This is very confusing. This is for the situation where you don't have a FAT32 partition so you use your destination drive to backup your TiVo drive, boot to Windows (presumably with the destination drive attached which is not specified), and copy the backup to your NTFS drive. The instrutions that follow this are confusing. Can you mount a NTFS partition and restore from it? Also, wouldn't booting to Windows with your destination drive corrupt it? I guess not, but this is in contrast to the Windows XP warning. Does this only affect disks that have already had an image restore to them?

    Thanks
     
  19. Sep 12, 2004 #179 of 1023
    weaknees

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    You are both right - the destination drive is already attached (it temporarily housed the backup) and doesn't need to be reconnected. But you CAN restore from NTFS - you just can't backup to it. NTFS is mounted as read-only.

    Michael
     
  20. Sep 14, 2004 #180 of 1023
    Mr Pieces

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    2 part question.

    I am adding a 250gb drive to my HR10-250 and want to do it with BlessTiVo.

    Q1:

    Where can I get BlessTiVo (Is it in MFSTools?)

    Q2:

    What is the command line assuming the drive I'm adding is on Secondary Master?

    Thanks.
     

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