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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by rbautch, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. rmax

    rmax New Member

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    Yes sir, I am running tweak.sh from the hacks directory.
    Thanks for the ideas,
    Randy
     
  2. Porterx

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    Thanks for your help. It's finally working, mostly. I used a test 160gb drive. I had to figure out that the ptvupgrade prompt is correct. It is the prompt used until executing zipper.

    I tried to create a new folder in twp but when I hit Create Folder, it errored.

    Also, I'm still confused on at least one part of the enhancements script. When asked if I want the Tivo to reboot answer yes unless I want to use caller ID then answer no. What if I want it to reboot and use caller ID?

    Oh well, I'll continue with my 500gb drive later.

    Again, thanks for your help,
    Porter
     
  3. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    This came up some time ago. I don't have access to the actual wording you are referring to. (I think that it only exists within the zipper set up, ie. folks only see it as they are operating the zipper).
    If I recall correctly I think that the confusion comes in because some folks read it as somewhat like a "double negative". One of those "yes means no" kind of deals. If you want to use caller ID, then you need the box to reboot. It has to reboot in order to reset the fakecall - so that the box doesn't actually call in, if it did it would download new software and kill your hacks. It's the folks that are not using caller ID, that don't hook up their phone lines, that don't have to worry about the box trying to call in that don't necessarily need the box to reboot.
    Read the question in the zipper again real "slowly and carefully", with the idea that you do need it to reboot since you will be leaving your phone line attached.
     
  4. Porterx

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    Thanks, I think I understand it now. I want callerID and reboot so I say no.

    Porter
     
  5. rbautch

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    You said "PTVnet prompt" in your earlier post. That's what made me think you had the wrong CD.
     
  6. Porterx

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    Yeah, sorry about the confusion.

    This a a killer app. Applause to you and everyone who had a hand in it.

    When I was networking my standalone tivo, I had an app that would graphically display used and remaining disk space. Does someone know the name of or have a link to that or something similar that works with the directivo's?

    Thanks,
    Porter
     
  7. Porterx

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    There's trouble in paradise. I ran zipper on my 500gb drive and now I can't connect to my router. I don't have a link light only the occasional activity light. It worked fine with the 160gb drive. The only thing that's changed is the drives.

    Do I need to run zipper again? Could I have answered a zipper question incorrectly? I remember telling it that I wouldn't be using wireless and I gave it my tivo and router ip addresses. Is there something else that I can do?

    I had made a serial cable years ago but never used it and don't know how to use it. I still have it though.

    All help is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Porter
     
  8. Jim517

    Jim517 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply.... as far as the PROM mod is concerned.... is it a replacement PROM chip or a re-flash of a prom chip..... and where would I find it?

    Thanks again... as you can tell.... REAL newbie here.....
     
  9. rbautch

    rbautch User

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    The "info" feature of Tivowebplus allows you to check remaining disk space.
     
  10. rbautch

    rbautch User

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    It's not a DIY project. Here is more information.
     
  11. rbautch

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    Not sure what the issue is, but the drive shouldn't matter. Rerunning the Zipper may fix it. If not, serial console output would help. What adapter are you using? In the future, please keep Zipper questions in the Zipper thread. Your chances of getting help are better, since more people monitor that thread than this one.
     
  12. Porterx

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    Thanks. If I ever get it networked, I'll check that out.

    No suggestions on the other thing huh?

    Porter

    Edit: Yes that works fine if you're sitting at your computer. The one I used had a graphic overlaid on Now Playing that showed disk space graphically and numerically.
     
  13. dturturro

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    I'm trying to send tweak.sh to my PTVUpgraded TiVo using Hyperterminal and the file send screen keeps coming up with Bad Data Packet. I'm on Win XP Pro. Any ideas how to fix this? I don't know of any other way to send tweak.sh to /hacks.
     
  14. willardcpa

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    I use Filezilla to transfer files into my Dtivo. Have you tried it?
     
  15. mendodave

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    Hi all,

    I did this upgrade to two of my Dtivos, successfully, and greatly appreciated. I could not leave well enough alone, however and started playing with the second box. I switched to wireless networking, and since I don't have a wireless adapter, I can't access the box anymore. D'oh!

    I know I can use a cable to fix this, but can't I pull the HD, attach to a windoze box, and edit the tivo.cfg file to fix it? I would rather not re-Zipper it.

    If the filename I am looking for isn't the tivo.cfg file, does someone know what it is and if I am on the right track?

    thanks!

    David
     
  16. Da Goon

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    No, you can't just connect it to a windoze box, it won't understand the tivo partition scheme. You may be able to do that if you compile tivopart under cygwin, but it would probably be easier just to boot with a linux disk such as the one you used for the zipper process, and mount it that way. There is no "tivo.cfg" file, the closest thing would be the /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author file which runs at startup and most people use to start up their hacks. You could edit rc.sysinit.author with a call to a networking script with the appropriate ip params set. The network settings are stored in the MFS database, so you can't access them with the drive in a pc. You'd need a script to run while the tivo is "live" to do so, since you can't exactly "mount" MFS.
     
  17. Da Goon

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    You can't use ftp over a serial connection. He probably needs to make root writable first or change terminal settings.
     
  18. mendodave

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    ok. crap. sounds like i have to make or buy that cable.

    or.......put the drive in a linux box

    thanks,

    david
     
  19. dturturro

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    Ok, I got the file over and ran it but 30 sec skip was not enabled upon reboot. I searched and saw something about Hackman in TWP, but I can't find it in TWP 2. Is there an individual hack I can put on for that?
     
  20. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    Search this forum for "30 sec". The results may give you the answer. One of them is a reply from Rbautch indicating that maybe tweak.sh may not run if you didn't originally use the zipper, I see you used PTVupgrade originally (he offers a "fix" for this). Some of the other results mention the S-P-S-30 (maybe its got another "S" on the end of it, I can't remember its been ages since I've used it?). "backdoor", but if I recall correctly that needs to be re-entered every time the box reboots.
     

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