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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. Rickt1962

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    Just wondering if anyone else have had this problem ?
    I cant get 0461 to boot but i can get 0715 and 0.13.0.1 they boot up fine. But in the terminal window when i try and enter the first command it starts off with user@debian:~$ I enter mkdir /mnt/fap and it returns a line error cannot create directory :nono2: Anyone else come across this ?
     
  2. CCarncross

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    I still use my original 03913 disk I D/L'd a few years ago.....try an older build...although according to this post:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=2585457&postcount=288

    0461 should work fine, I don't quite understand why it wont boot to that distro.
     
  3. Rickt1962

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    I went over to the Gpart forum. They said i need to type in sudo in front of the command to do it. like "sudo mkdir /mnt/fap" which i didnt read anybody here having to do that. I guess after work tonight i get to try that out.
     
  4. P Smith

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    Some version require type that - actually root privileges, some not. YMMV.
     
  5. Rickt1962

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    Well NO Joy :( my computer being very new, The drivers choke on 0461 . I tried all the other versions. O.3.9.13 did boot up but only could see one drive, so i rebooted it with the New Gparted and it saw and read both drives. I did get the new version to except the commands by using sudo bash and it started to run ok then it crashed saying BUG ! unable to handle kernel ! Geesh did i hit a brick wall. Is there anyother boot disk i havent tried ? :confused:
     
  6. CCarncross

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    ubuntu-11.04 (upgrade) 0.7.0-1ubuntu1 2.6.39-020639rc4-generic (upgrade) 3.0.4 3.1.4ubuntu2 worked!

    The last line item from the distro compatibility list shows it should work, so try that distro...
     
  7. Rickt1962

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    I was looking at that ubunto is that a boot disk or is that a complete window type operating system ?
     
  8. P Smith

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    It's a Linux OS - Ubuntu; you can install it as second boot or just run it from CD without changing your Windows drives.
     
  9. Rickt1962

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    Nope Ubuntu 9.10 and 11.04 didnt work :( it crashed during the boot process it dosnt like 3.3 ghz 64 chip with 8 gig ram
     
  10. mocarob

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    Did I read a while back that you can combine recordings from 2 different HDDs into 1? (same dvr)

    Just follow the xfs dump/restore process and only the recordings that aren't already present on the destination drive will copy over?

    What besides series subs will revert back to the old drive??
    Thanks.
     
  11. P Smith

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    Try set your PC BIOS to default, could be some values are not kosher. Also, I would run Mem86 test from the Ubuntu CD - it should be last item in boot menu.
     
  12. CCarncross

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    I've yet to find a distro my new pc wouldnt run..seems strange. 8GB, 6gb satas, core i7...
     
  13. P Smith

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    Yeah ... may be the PC box has issues: cabling, DRAM, power supply with 'dirty' rails, etc.
     
  14. mocarob

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    Well, that only took 90min of searching..
    It looks like what I asked will work according to ntrance in the other thread.
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2229477#post2229477
     
  15. Rickt1962

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    I guess it could. I just built it 3 months ago. Friend of mine is loaning me a beater computer to try it this weekend. I will report back
     
  16. P Smith

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    I never saw a PC (include 286 !) what is not holding Linux...
     
  17. Rickt1962

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    Its funny the new version of Gpart boots but the older version will not boot
     
  18. palmgrower

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    I used version 0.3.7.7 on a 1 month old Dell XPS 8500
     
  19. Aug 3, 2012 #519 of 666
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    I replaced my Hard Drive about a year ago, now I am getting error 14. Tried to put the old Hard Drive back in but now the reciver won't power up at all. I was using it in another device. Do I need to clear the formatting before re-installing it in the reciver to allow the reciver to reformat?

    I can't figure out why it won't even power on now.

    Can I use this process it to move the information from the HD that was going bad to a new HD?
     
  20. Aug 3, 2012 #520 of 666
    P Smith

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    Technically, not move but copy - that what's the thread about !

    To check drive's health, get SMART values (under Windows or Linux - many program could do that) and post it here.

    Most likely, "if the reciver won't power up at all", you got a problem with its power supply.
     

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