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    I'm not sure about the TiVo HD, but a number of...

    I'm not sure about the TiVo HD, but a number of the other TiVos have had problems from bad caps in the power supply. The timing is right, and the symptoms you describe match.

    PlainBill
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    `Thanks for quoting the post you linked to - it...

    `Thanks for quoting the post you linked to - it makes it easier.

    This command command should produce a list of partitions. Let's see a picture of the output.
    cat /proc/partitions
    linux is...
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    That's it. The problem was between the chair and...

    That's it. The problem was between the chair and the keyboard.

    This link describes mounting a device in Ubuntu linux, other versions use the same commands. You should type:

    mkdir /mydrive
    ...
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    At this point everything looks perfect. The...

    At this point everything looks perfect. The drive is recognized, bootpage returns the proper response, and the command (pdisk?) shows the partitions I would expect to see. Now, EXACTLY what are the...
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    Sticky: It SHOULD work. Although I copied the contents...

    It SHOULD work. Although I copied the contents of the original drive to the new drive, the first step of the process is to initialize the new drive in the DirecTv DVR just like you did. My only...
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    It might. A very brief bit of background: ...

    It might. A very brief bit of background: Here's the possible TiVo partition map.

    Partition 1 - Modified Apple Partition Map
    Partition 2 - Bootstrap 1
    Partition 3 - Kernel 1
    Partition 4 -...
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    I'm REALLY not the go-to guy on Linux issues, but...

    I'm REALLY not the go-to guy on Linux issues, but there are three possible issues here.

    1. The drive is not mounted as /dev/sdb
    2. The drive does not have a valid file system on /dev/sdb4
    3. ...
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    Sticky: Please read my signature. The first line applies...

    Please read my signature. The first line applies to you. I'm not sure it is possible to perform the action described in the second line, but I will break it down into very simple steps.
    1. Click...
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    Sticky: Look here....

    Look here.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: Look at this...

    Look at this previous post and give it a try.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: Look at this...

    Look at this previous post and give it a try.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: My Bittorrent client is now up and will have the...

    My Bittorrent client is now up and will have the 6.2small and 6.4a files available for the next two days. Check my earlier posts in this thread for instructions.

    PlainBill
  13. One method is a USB to SATA adapter. Make sure...

    One method is a USB to SATA adapter. Make sure you get one that is recognized by the flavor if Linux you are using.

    PlainBill
  14. There are several possible sourced of your...

    There are several possible sourced of your confusion. Laptop drives are commonly 2.5", the DVRs I know use 3.5" drives. The SATA connectors on 2.5" and 3.5" drives are identical. The TCD652160 does...
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    Sticky: De nada. PlainBill

    De nada.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: Try it again. I just put it up again. It will...

    Try it again. I just put it up again. It will be available for at least 48 hours.

    PlainBill
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    It is not uncommon for the contents of /var to...

    It is not uncommon for the contents of /var to disappear on a reboot. The partition is checked on startup and if it's too full, it gets wiped.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: I am currently sharing the 6.4a slices on...

    I am currently sharing the 6.4a slices on bittorrent; they will be available for at least the next two days. The torrent and instructions are in an earlier post of mine on this thread.

    PlainBill
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    Not really. Read the threads from about 7 years...

    Not really. Read the threads from about 7 years ago when the HR10-250 became available, as well as from the time of the release of the 'Night Light' TiVo.

    The original Series 2 TiVos (TCD240040,...
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    I guess that would make it a Series 2.5 - similar...

    I guess that would make it a Series 2.5 - similar to the 'Night Light' model.

    PlainBill
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    Accessing a hard drive larger than 137 Gig...

    Accessing a hard drive larger than 137 Gig requires LBA-48 addressing. The kernel in early Series 2 TiVo and DirecTiVo software did not support LBA-48 addressing; the kernels supplied in later...
  22. The questions have been answered in the other...

    The questions have been answered in the other thread, but here's my two cents worth.

    No, TiVo doesn't recycle them. On the hand, Campbell doesn't recycle their soup cans, Miller their beer...
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    That is not possible with mfsrestore. It does...

    That is not possible with mfsrestore. It does not have the capability of adjusting sizes of the mfs database partitions.

    There ARE two other possibilities (both requiring skills well above mine)....
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    That covers the essentials of removal. The...

    That covers the essentials of removal. The Curious Inventor has a number of other videos that cover aspects of soldering. Believe me when I say that soldering the new part in place is definitely...
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    That was possible on the Series 1 TiVos and...

    That was possible on the Series 1 TiVos and DirecTiVos. The circuit board layout prevented it on the Series 2 and later systems. IIRC, there was some discussion on the possibility of isolating the...
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