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I've got a brand new TiVo-branded series 2 w/ a 40GB drive in it and it has all the latest software. The way I read the Hinsdale instructions it appears I need do little more than dd the entire 40GB drive to my new 160GB drive and I'm done! No making filesystems? No partitioning nonsense? What's up?

I'm a UNIX old timer (started in 1977) and this looks too good to be true. Am I correct in assuming that the TiVo linux kernel accesses the drive as a raw device and that's that?

What am I missing here?

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Ok but I lose my recordings that way, right? Wife won't stand for that. Probably a good thing kicking the kids off the Tivo for a couple hours while dd runs anyway. I could also just fire it off before I go to bed too.
 

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I think I'm good. My Tivo is brand new and has the latest Kernel. My understanding is the large drive support is already there.

OK, I'll bite. What kind of enhanced functionality comes with this killhdinitrd kernel ? Why should I care?
 

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Yep, brand new standalone series 2. Doesn't seem to be much else I'd want to do to it. Not interested in screwing w/ sockets unless there is some killer hack that I simply *must* have. Been surfing around some and I've seen nothing compelling.

Quick question:

How do I verify that my unit is seeing the entire drive after I put it back in? Will the system infomation screen reflect the change?

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System Information screen says:Software Version: 7.2.1-oth-01-2-540. and Recording Capacity: Variable, up to 39 hours. What I'm wondering is whether it will say 160 hours or something after I upgrade.

Don't know if it shipped with the 7.2 or whether that happened after all the new online crap like Yahoo or Live365 got downloaded.

UPS says my drive is on the truck for delivery today. Should have the job done by sundown.
 

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Yeah, the responsible thing to do would be to store the old 40GB drive, but I have this web server that could use some more space :) I have an old 14GB drive I might use to just back up the critical bits.

UPS man came and dd is running as I type this.
 

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Malibyte said:
I strongly suggest buying another drive for your http server and keep the original TiVo drive somewhere safe.

$0.02 worth.
already in it's static bag and in the cabinet.

Unit is up and reporting 180 Hours on the System Info screen YIPPEE!!!
 
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