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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. Nov 3, 2007 #2581 of 2880
    tall1

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    I ran 1.3a slicer tonight to upgrade from 6.3b to 6.3e. Everything ran fine and I ran tweak which also completed without any problem. But it appears tivoapp was never touched, tivoapp still has the 8/2/2007 date and not surprisingly, I have no 30 sec skip or the other hacks. I ran tweak uninstall/install again and same thing. I have enough disk space, everything looks ok it's just that zipper remains unzipped. It displays 6.3e too. Any ideas?

    EDIT: I found this post from Russ that fixed it. I needed to run the "touch /zipper_flag" command before running the script.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2007 #2582 of 2880
    Soapm

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    So close,...
    You may try manually running superpatch.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2007 #2583 of 2880
    incog-neato

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    Slicer screens don't say "installing service update." You get then when it's the D* upgrade.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2007 #2584 of 2880
    Lord Vader

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    I imagine I could. Regardless, the reboot problem still exists, and it's definitely tied to CBS somehow. The thing reboots multiple times when I'm watching or recording a CBS show, but not when I'm tuned to any other network or channel. How odd.

    Now I have to figure out how to get Slicer to install 6.3e and not 6.3a again.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2007 #2585 of 2880
    katiebear00

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    That's what I said.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2007 #2586 of 2880
    katiebear00

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    Running the slicer again couldn't hurt. Are you sure you entered 6.3e and not 6.3a as the argument for the slicer?
     
  7. Nov 3, 2007 #2587 of 2880
    Lord Vader

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    Yup, I'm sure. I always double-check such things. I also doubt it was because I was using an older version of Slicer, to which Lou had alluded elsewhere. Most folks I talk to say it doesn't matter which version. Nevertheless, I do have the most recent version, Slicer 1.9, so I'll give that a try for the heck of it. Pulling the drive and re-zippering it wasn't that bad anyway. The most irritating part is trying to get 6.3e to take and not 6.3a.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2007 #2588 of 2880
    Lord Vader

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    Update, FWIW...

    I got the latest version of Slicer, 1.9, and used that. Looked like it worked. I then reran tweak and bufferhack, the latter modified for 6.3e. I rebooted and noticed some of my hacks like 30-second skip weren't working. So, I used the "echo ne..." patches. At first it wouldn't work because I had more than one tivoapp (backups, etc.) in my /tvbin file, taking up too much space. So, I removed those extra ones, leaving me with tivoapp and the patched tivoapp.orig.

    I then rebooted and am now stuck perpetually at the unleashed splash screen. It just stays there. This hasn't happened before, so I'm wondering what could be wrong. Any ideas?
     
  9. Nov 3, 2007 #2589 of 2880
    incog-neato

    incog-neato ObamaGuy

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    Yes, but sometimes AFTER you install the new update using slicer the D* update takes you BACK to the previous version. There is a script to fix that posted on DDB. Each time I slicer'd to 6.3C (a while back) the next day I was back to 6.3A because the 6.3a slices never deleted themselves from the MFS. It was weird. So now I always run this script after an upgrade just to cma.
    d-e-a-l-d-a-t-a-b-a-s-e.com/forum/showpost.php?p=271411&postcount=1149



     
  10. Nov 3, 2007 #2590 of 2880
    Soapm

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    Zipper again, you should be all set.
     
  11. Nov 3, 2007 #2591 of 2880
    Lord Vader

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    I hope so. That's a lot more palatable than having to re-image and lose all my recordings! Wish me luck, Soapm. ;)
     
  12. Nov 3, 2007 #2592 of 2880
    Lord Vader

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    Check your PM, incog. ;)
     
  13. Nov 3, 2007 #2593 of 2880
    Lord Vader

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    Rezippered it and am now waiting. It rebooted, went to the unleashed splash screen, rebooted again, and is now hanging at that unleashed screen--again.

    This isn't looking good, soap. :(
     
  14. Nov 3, 2007 #2594 of 2880
    Lord Vader

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    Well, I'm at least able to get a bash prompt via serial. Any suggestions on what to do first, soap? I'm stuck at the unleashed screen.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2007 #2595 of 2880
    Soapm

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    Post the log from the serial bash so someone can take a look at it. I am surprised Zipper didn't get you back in.
     
  16. Nov 4, 2007 #2596 of 2880
    Lord Vader

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    I even reran tweak to see if that would work; it didn't. So, I restored the original tivoapp, but it's still hanging at the unleashed screen. Here's what the responses are:

    The first few lines may be missing due to not being able to scroll up that far in my telnet connection.

    Let me know what you think.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2007 #2597 of 2880
    Lord Vader

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    It's still scrolling with this:

     
  18. Nov 4, 2007 #2598 of 2880
    Lord Vader

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    Well, whaddya think, soapm? :D

    Does it look like I'll have to re-image the thing altogether, or is there hope to save all the recordings?
     
  19. Nov 4, 2007 #2599 of 2880
    Da Goon

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    Looks like a bad tivoapp patch. Remove any calls to ncid from your startup scripts. If you've got serial bash, use "sz" to grab your kernel log and post it as an attachment. It will provide more info and will much easier to read. If you're getting bash started early enough, try using skill -9 rc.sysinit, if that halts the startup, it may give you time to fix things or troubleshoot before tivoapp starts.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2007 #2600 of 2880
    Enrique

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