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Thread: Tivo Series 1 Startup Sequence

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    New Zealand

    Tivo Series 1 Startup Sequence

    I have been trying to recover a drive containing a large number of recorded shows. The problem is very early in the boot sequence.
    I have tried looking for a definitive guide for the boot sequence for a TiVo but am finding what appears to be disjointed info.

    I have found a boot sequence for Linux that shows :
    1- BIOS - Presumably in flash memory on the Motherboard
    2- MBR - on HDD (hda4?)
    3-GRUB - ?
    4-Kernel - sbin/init
    5-INIT -
    6-Runlevel - etc/rc.d

    How much of the above relates to a S1 TiVo.

    My intention is to find a way of testing / fixing each step with the hope that I can recover the drive. I have copied the drive using dd with the intention of fixing the copy to avoid making the orginal drive worse. I have already proved that the problem resides in the drive not theTiVo motherboard.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Did you get anywhere? Doesn't WinMFS have some boot repair or restore function

    TiVo Series3 TiVoHD x2

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