Well I have gone down the path of attempting to recover a bad hard drive on my Tivo Series 1. I sent it in about 2 years ago to repair a hard disk and also had it upgraded. An earlier post enlightened me that I can not restore a backup of an upgraded disk.
So it looks like I need to restore an image of the original twenty and then do an MFSADD to make it work with a new 80 Gb drive I have gotten for this purpose.
Just a quick recap, my current drive is in the reboot loop and will not recover. I have done the swap file point to another drive partition (The GSOD repair attempt) and it failed as well. I believe my hardware is fine and it is the disk. I was able to run a backup of the disk so the disk just has some errors on it of which I can not recover or Tivo can not recover.
So any assistance in locating an image so I can restore it to the new 80 woudl be appreciated.
In the directions it states I need to connect my old Tivo drive to the IDE controller. Do I have to have a working OLD Tivo drive to accomplish this or will the instantcake soft provide all I need. I have worked with the drive so there is chance it could get some data. What does the instantcake sofware need from the old TIVO drive?