This was posted by on AVS Forum by japi
Here is a step by step guide for using the Linux floppy version of the
upgrade program to add a second hard drive to an existing system in
20 easy steps. I found this approach to be more appealing,
as I didn't want to put my original 30G/Hour drive into mothballs.
NOTE: The following will void your warranty and could possibly ruin
your system. Blah blah blah blah danger Will Robinson blah blah blah.
Proceed at your own risk - IT IS WORTH IT! Your mileage may vary.
Final warning: you might want to consider the advise that has been
offered about backup and recovery procedures in the following thread:
Enough warnings, lets go for it!
- Download the latest RTVPatch.IMG from rtvpatch_image.zip
- Use Rawrite2.exe to create a linux boot diskette based on RTVPatch.img
(The included makeboot.bat file will run rawrite with the appropriate parameters)
- Unplug the power cord!
- Open the system and remove the hard drive
- Leave original drive jumpered as master, jumper the new IDE Hard Drive as a slave. If your new drive has been used as a PC drive, be sure to remove the PC operating system partitions with the FDISK command.
- Connect both hard drives to a PC with an IDE cable - It is not a bad idea to unplug all your other IDE devices, this will stop you from accidentally converting your Windows hard drive into a vegetable.
- Boot with the linux floppy (see #'s 1&2 above)
- When linux login prompt finally appears - type 'root' and press enter (note: Linux is case sensative, ROOT won't cut it!)
- Enter the command RTVPatch (pay close attention to CAPS and lower case again)
- From the RTVPatch menu, enter the 'i' command to see if your Replay Master is recognized by the RTVPatch software. If you can not determine which drive is which - STOP now and come back to the forums with your questions.
- Enter 'a' command (add a second drive)
- Follow simple on-screen instructions and indicate the first and second drive numbers. Your original drive with the Replay operating system is your first drive.
- Answer yes to "Are you sure" questions.
- Wait a few seconds....
- Programming is now complete
- Typed 'x' to exit the RTVPatch program
- Turn off PC
- Attach both hdd's to Showstopper/Replay system (I had to "drill" a hole in my IDE cable to accomodate the "hey dummy" pin that Panasonic didn't remove)
- Turn on system
- Please wait message should go away in a few moments. Press power button again and you should be ready to go!