View Full Version : Do I need to swap kernel on SD-DVR40 160gb drive on 6.3e

12-15-2008, 01:06 AM
so i am replacing a hard drive on my bedroom SD-DVR40 that crashed. I have an unhacked 6.3e image from my other living room SD-DVR40. Do I need to change the kernel in order to use the 160gb drive?

12-15-2008, 12:48 PM
No. The 6.2 (and later) kernels support LBA-48 addressing. They are compatible with drive up to at least 1 Terrabyte.


12-15-2008, 01:45 PM
well, when I check the system information on my tivo unit is says the number of hours is greater than 137. shouldnt it tell me a rough estimate of the number of recording hours?

the unit i replaced the drive was on a 4.x image with 2 drives and it stated the total recording hours. I now replaced it with one 160gb drive and it just says total hours greater than 137.

so the kernel is built directly into the 6.3 image?

12-29-2008, 07:01 PM
Yes, the 2.4.20 kernel is built into the 6.3e image. The "up to 137 hours" of recording capacity sounds right for a 160Gb HD on an unhacked unit. Some space is "reserved" for Tivo clips (http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40179&page=1&pp=15&highlight=clips+disk).