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Removing / Replacing / Copying Hard Drive of HR2* Receiver [Photo Tutorial]

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by clambert, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. CCarncross

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    Yes, it should prepare the drive when you boot the DVR with it...occasionally people have deleted the partitions on a previously used drive to make them work but it shouldn't be necessary.
     
  2. goober22

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    Thanks for these. I'll keep the gpart format in mind in case I need that. I just wanted to make sure the NTFS format wouldn't make a mess of anything. I see most people just buy a new drive and drop it in. I was just worried about a used drive. I already deleted the partition so I'll try it as that. I'm not familiar with linux commands so I was trying to avoid getting stuck with a disc problem and running out of time before it needed to record again. :)

    BTW, any suggestions on if one version of gpart is better than another? I have copies of these on hand:
    0.3.3-7
    0.4.6-1
    0.9.1-1 (latest stable)

    I was planning to use the 337 version since that's what the tut says works.

    Thanks again.
     
  3. P Smith

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    The thread had helpful info what versions of GParted working and what is not.
     
  4. goober22

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    I got it running okay. I used 337 since that is what the tut suggested (although I found many other versions listed as well). The HR formatted my used drive just fine with no issues. Everything copied over and seems to work. Only thing I noticed was that my SD duplicates were showing again so I had to re-enable the hide feature. Thanks for the help. :)
     
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    PDAisAok

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    I am having some issues upgrading.

    After I install a 1tb HDD that is completely unallocated, the receiver starts up, says it's formatting the HDD, then once everything is up and running I did the restart and waited til the lights went out on front panel and unplugged power.

    When I boot up Gparted, it says there is only 931.51GiB of unallocated space. No other partitions. What am I missing here?
     
  6. Nov 9, 2011 #406 of 666
    P Smith

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    Your box did not formatted the drive. Do it again.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2011 #407 of 666
    PDAisAok

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    I tried formatting it again. It says again that it is formatting the drive. Then everything starts up and runs normally. It records programs and does everything else it should. But the HDD still says it's 100% unallocated. Or at least that is the only thing that shows up.

    Any other ideas?
     
  8. Nov 9, 2011 #408 of 666
    P Smith

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    Try to record more and longer. Cycle power after that, try to play those records ...
     
  9. Nov 9, 2011 #409 of 666
    PDAisAok

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    After reboot it plays recordings without issue.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2011 #410 of 666
    Canyouhearme987

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    PDAisAok, the formatting itself takes up some of the drive space and makes it unavailable for you to use. The happens with every operating system.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2011 #411 of 666
    PDAisAok

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    <--- IT Manager ha. Yea Im aware, the problem is it shows up as unallocated space with no actual partitioned space in Gparted. I tried the most recent verion, tried the version everyone suggested, tried Hirem's Boot CD, nothing. This is a very odd situation. A little more info on the HDD. It was used in RAID 1 for a media center, I then removed the partition with Disk Utility in OS X. It's a 1TB WD Caviar Green
     
  12. Nov 9, 2011 #412 of 666
    P Smith

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    The formatting is well known, posted partitions' sizes, type, etc. Should be visible by Linux as it's EXT3+XFS and real-time extension what req manual mounting (or correcting fstab).
     
  13. guins

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    Last spring I upgraded my HR21 with a WD20EVDS (2TB). That drive is no longer available. I now want to upgrade a HR24 with a 2TB. What WD hard drive will work? Will EARS work in the HR24? :confused:

    I also found this 2TB Seagate (ST2000DL003) for $105 on Office Depot.com......will it work?
     
  14. Matt L

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    I had terrible luck with EARS, I'd look for something else.
     
  15. dazed&confuzed

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    I am trying to copy the external hard drive on my R-22.
    I have followed the instructions at the begining of this post and I am running into problems at step 9 in Post 11 when I enter the command "mount -t xfs -o rtdev=/dev/sda3 /dev/sda2 /mnt/fap"
    I get the message "Mount: Function not implemented"
    I tried searching for that string in the posts to see if anyone else ran into it.
    Nothing
    I have tried versions
    0.10.0-3
    0.3.3-7
    0.3.4-11
    None seem to work
    Ideas?!?!!?
    Now really dazed and confused :confused:
     
  16. P Smith

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    run "fdisk -l" and post a result here
     
  17. dazed&confuzed

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    disk /dev/sda 2000.3 GB 2000398934016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    device boot start end blocks ID System
    /dev/sda1 1 66 530113 82 Linux Swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda2 67 2025 15735664+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 2026 243201 1937246216+ 83 Linux

    Only have the new drive in there right now.
    Current DTV drive is back in docking station attached to the R-22
     
  18. P Smith

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    try to mount second partition [sda2] without "-o rtdev=..." just for test
     
  19. dazed&confuzed

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    Tried mount -t xfs /dev/sda2 /mnt/fap
    Came back "Mount: Function not implemented"

    Tried mount -t xfs rtdev=/dev/sda2 /mnt/fap
    Came back "Mount: Special device rtdev=/dev/sda2 does not exist

    Also tried a few other combinations to no avail
     
  20. P Smith

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    seems to me your CD doesn't support XFS
    try Ububtu CD
     

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