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In summary I followed the superbly written FAQ & read a lot of posts, including yours !
Create a Windows 98 boot floppy.
Download the following files & put them in a special TiVo folder. Double click on them to extract the files & copy all extracted files to the boot floppy.
From : www.maxtor.com
dlgchk.zip - from the link in the FAQ 2.15
(N.B. this one isn't actually needed)
Download the BootCD image from FAQ 2.12 link & burn it to a CD-RW with Easy CD Creator.
Remove all HD in computer for safety. Put two Maxtor 81.9GB drives (one DIAMONDMAX 80 & one 536DX) on Primary Master & Primary Slave. CDRW is on Secondary Master. Set jumpers on the Maxtors to Master and Slave respectively.
Boot the computer with the boot floppy in (ensure your BIOS is set to boot from a removable drive at some point). Enter the BIOS setup by hitting 'DEL' & turn off all power management options & check the BIOS recognises the drive sizes correctly. I had to backtrack to step 3 & download the latest BIOS & install it at this point for my DELL even though it was <1 year old & then restart at step 3.
At the DOS prompt type 'powermax' & select the first drive & run the installation test on both drives (the instructions are simple). Then run the 'burn in' (includes the basic & advanced tests) test for 1 cycle & then & low level write test. Then switch to the second drive and repeat the same tests. Exit powermax by hitting 'ESC' until you get out.
CTRL-ALT-DEL to reboot.
This changes the setting on both Maxtors at the same time.
Repeat everything in Step 5 & then remove the floppy.
Switch the Primary & Master IDE cables on the motherboard around so the the CDRW is now Primary Master & the Secondary Master & Slave have the big Maxtors (pretty neat switch or so I thought ). Remove the Secondary Master Maxtor.
Open TiVo & remove Quantum drive following FAQ 2.9. Remember your Torx screwdriver may have both sizes, try pulling the handle off !
Set jumpers on Quantum to Master & put in Secondary Master position in computer.
Put CD-RW boot disk into CD drive & reboot the computer & enter BIOS setup by hitting 'DEL'. Change boot options to boot from CDRW first.
At this point I checked the drive size of the Quantum & found it to be 10GB thus locked, see FAQ 2.12. I put the boot floppy back in & removed the CDRW, rebooted, ran dlgchk.exe from DOS, removed the floppy, put in the CDRW, rebooted & checked the BIOS & saw the Quantum registering as 30GB.
THIS STEP WAS ALL OPTIONAL AS THE CD WILL AUTOMATICALLY UNLOCK THE DRIVE - I JUST FORGOT !
Exit the BIOS & allow the CDRW to boot into linux. Hit 'ENTER' at the prompt & then type 'root' at the login prompt.
Type 'dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/hdd bs=32k' as in FAQ 2.12 & wait several hours. Result;
916146+0 records in
916146+0 records out
Power Off. Remove Quantum drive & put the Maxtor (TiVo copy) on Secondary Slave on Secondary Master & change the jumpers. Put the second (blank) Maxtor on Secondary Slave & change the jumpers.
Power On & allow the CDRW to boot into linux. Hit 'ENTER' at the prompt & then type 'root' at the login prompt. Type 'cd mad32' then 'setup.sh' to run the TiVoMad utility. Answer the questions - they are very clear, see FAQ 3.19. TiVoMad utility finishes OK.
Power Off. Remove the two Maxtor drives (jumpers are now correctly set) & put the master drive in the TiVo where the Quantum was & put the other in the blank space. I put little rubber feat with sticky pads on the bracket to aid with ventilation. Connect the IDE cables and the power cables - DO NOT TOUCH THE POWER SUPPLY.
Power up the TiVo - everything works and I have 198h24m basic. Power off, put the lid back on & power up. TiVo has problems getting past the grey wait screen (see previous posts). Power off, take the top off, re-attach a dislodged IDE cable, power on first time & it stuck at the grey wait screen. Power Cycle with a 3 minute wait and everything is rosy ! Temp =37C, Temp 6 hours later = 39C.
Put your computer back together & make sure it all works !
Thanks to all who pioneered this & I hope this little contribution will come in helpful.
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