InstantCake - Not So Instant...!
WHAT A PAIN!
I have a SATA PC and cannot get InstantCake to recognize the CDROM. I've read over all the posts on this issue (which go back years!) and still I have problems.
My cdrom is on hde and hard drive on hdh and I understand that you should select PATA. Didn't work.
I went into my BIOS and changed SATA to compatible mode. I then was able to see that these drives were recognized but then continually got "lost interrupt" on both while booting InstantCake's linux until the software seemed to crash with a blank screen...
I can't beleive that this software has been out this long and has this problem.
I suggest a serious upgrade to your linux software.
Got it working but just by cool intuitive deduction and reasoning... I hacked until it worked !
Using desktop Win7 PC with all SATA drives
Disconnected all internal drives
Connected external DVD drive to USB
Connected new 1TB drive using SATA to USB then to computer
VI "other" to "sr0"
it worked... but SHEESH....
Last edited by ronr1999; 06-27-2011 at 08:33 PM.
I second that! I could not get IC to see my WD SATA HD on my circa 2009 Gigabyte motherboard, regardless of BIOS settings. Yet I could get MFSLive v1.4 to see it just fine. Looks like IC is using a 2007 version of MFSLive. Why not upgrade it?
I was able to boot MFSLive v1.4, then mount the IC disk, and issue the right commands to image my drive. Going through guided setup now. So it does seem compatible.
, Yeah, me too. (yes I said it, like a brain dead a o eller...)
I have an all SATA computer and could not get anything to work. So, I bought the USB to SATA converter, put my CD in my laptop, connected the Tivo drive to the SATA-USB and into the laptop and it worked that way. Then I had to use WinMFS to marry my Tivo Expander with the Tivo internal drive.
At this point, you are still not done. Here is some info I read from another forum that I think is very useful.
Remove your cablecard(s) and put them aside.
Connect everything up, including the DVR tivo expander drive and plug in power last.
Go through Guided setup (this is where you enter you zip code and stuff)
Once that is done and it reboots (not sure if it does that), manually connect to Tivo from the Phone/Network section. This will take some time, maybe 1 or 2 hours to finally complete. Don't get impatient. Go do something else.
Go to Phone/Network section and see if under status it says pending restart. If not, connect to Tivo again, and again wait.
Check for Pending restart and if it does, restart Tivo.
Should now get something like "installing updates, please wait", this also takes about 2 hours.
Once this is done, check the Software version in the Information section. This should be the latest version, mine is like 11.0d...something.
Now, if the Tivo is not connecting to the service and you can watch basic cable, insert CableCard. You should get a black screen that pops up to say call your cable provider. Now call cable co to "pair" the card with your tivo. Otherwise wait until the Tivo is not doing anything.
This will also take time for it to "pair". If your tivo is not connecting to the tivo service, restart. If it is, wait until it finishes and restart Tivo. It may want you to do a Guided setup. This time it should take about 30 minutes not a couple of hours like before. This last step may not require a restart. After the Tivo connection, my HD channels showed up before I rebooted.
All of this information is missing here. Hope this helps!
Restore: backup target not large enough
I have spent about 10 hours trying to install IC on a new Western Digital WD1600AVVS drive and am about to go insane. I first tried a newer SATA computer and could get it to only partially load the disk and then it would bomb out.
Then I tried a USB to Sata converter and that did not work. Finally, I went to one of my old PC's with IDE drives and was able to get it through most of the process. Now I get to one of the final steps right before it bakes the cake and I get an error that says "Restore: backup target not large enough for entire backup by itself" What does this mean. If I continue it just goes through a 10 second baking process that we all know is not right. I have confirmed I'm using the right CD ROM drive letters and believe the SATA drive letter is correct also. I have tried every drive letter and both SATA and PATA in the second step and then looked back in the boot process and was able to confirm it should be sda. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I got to 95.05% Comp
and then it says restore: /dev/sdb113: no such file or directory.