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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. Nov 2, 2005 #721 of 2880
    regicat

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    Thanks a lot for the info. It turns out that I had cron problems and took ptvupgrade\busybox out of the path during the last update thinking that may have to do with it. Although everything in there are sym links they supplied the commands. Anyway, thanks again for all your great work!
     
  2. Nov 2, 2005 #722 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Since PTVnet is already starting up TWP for you, I suggest leaving your TWP installation where it is. Edit the /enhancements/TWPrun.sh file to point to the correct location.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2005 #723 of 2880
    bengalfreak

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    I think a really good idea is to FTP a virgin copy of your rc.sysinit.author file to your dektop prior to running the enhancements script. You'll always have it that way. I have about five incarnations of mine for backup purposes.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2005 #724 of 2880
    Andy in NYC

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    Not sure what PTVnet is (I didn't use the InstantCake stuff if that's what you're referring to), but let me be more clear in the question.

    TWPrun.sh reads:
    #!/bin/sh
    /var/hack/tivowebplus/tivoweb

    are you saying I need only adjust that line to
    /var/local/tivoweb-tcl/tivoweb

    and all the backup of season passes, etc. will "automatically" now work without an uninstall and reinstall of your script (I added the USB 2.0 drivers)?

    BTW, joe seems to open the file read-only. is this because the /enhancements is mounted read-only or joe opens files as read-only by default?



    Thanks

    Andrew
     
  5. Nov 3, 2005 #725 of 2880
    rbautch

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    My mistake on PTVnet. Yes, that's what you need to change it to. You don't need to uninstall/reinstall the script. For backups to work, you must install the TWP backup module. The script mounts the entire filesystem read-only. To edit a file, you mount read-write. The script sets up a shortcut for you to do that - just type rw at bash, and then ro when you're finished. To test if the automated backups work, run the /enhancements/backup_run.sh script from bash.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2005 #726 of 2880
    Andy in NYC

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    running backup_run.sh returns

    mv: /seasonpass_backups/backup: No such file or directory

    now what?
     
  7. Nov 3, 2005 #727 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Try running backup_write_static.tcl with:

    Do you have the TWP backup module installed?
     
  8. Nov 3, 2005 #728 of 2880
    Andy in NYC

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    HDTivo-TiVo# tivosh /enhancements/backup_write_static.tcl
    The backup will be written to /seasonpass_backups/backup
    couldn't read file "util.itcl": no such file or directory
    while executing
    "source "util.itcl""
    (file "/enhancements/backup_write_static.tcl" line 77)
    HDTivo-TiVo#

    I 'told' the script to install the backup module (but remember that I have tivoweb in a different directory.
     
  9. Nov 3, 2005 #729 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Do you have a util.itcl file in your Tivowebplus directory? It's part of the startard TWP package. You'll have to manually copy the backup module to your directory.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2005 #730 of 2880
    MisterEd

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    My "yellow stars" still won't go away. Been a week or more. (HR10-250). Other then that everything is good in HDef land.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2005 #731 of 2880
    NYHeel

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    I'm running 4.01b on my 2 directivos. I never bothered and probably won't ever bother to move to 6.2. Can I still use this script? Also, on one of my tivos I have tivoweb on it but I never use it because I can't get it to work over the internet (I spent hours trying everything with my router but it still didn't work). Can I just use this script to overwrite and reinstall TWP as well as some of the other hacks (I have end pad plus working with 1 minute soft pads before and after). Will it mess up my tivo because I already have some of these hacks running?

    Thanks, and sorry if this has been covered already. I've read part of this thread but it's just too long to read it all.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2005 #732 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Yes, you can use the script with 3.1. I suggest removing as many of your old hacks as possible, and remove the startup commands from your author file so they don't conflict with the ones that the script appends.
     
  13. Nov 4, 2005 #733 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Try running the attached script (with tivosh), which will check to see if you still have showcase tokens.
     

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  14. Nov 4, 2005 #734 of 2880
    Fofer

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    Are you sure about that? 6.2 is way way way faster. Seems stabler, too.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2005 #735 of 2880
    ttodd1

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    but he says he has 4.0......
     
  16. Nov 4, 2005 #736 of 2880
    rbautch

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    That too. It works on any Series 2 Tivo. Check out the 4.01b/6.2 speed tests in my signature.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2005 #737 of 2880
    MisterEd

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    :confused:

    (HDTivo)-TiVo# tivosh check-show.tcl
    No existing showcase tokens found...
    (HDTivo)-TiVo#

    :confused:

    "The Weatherman" with a big yeller star is still there.



     
  18. Nov 4, 2005 #738 of 2880
    Dirac

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    rbautch talked me into switching from 4.0.1b to 6.2 (actually talked me OUT of switching back to 4.0.1b). After Getting the HDTiVo up and running, it's a huge difference in speed. It reminded me of how slow v. 4 used to be... they were about the same speed until I went to 6.2.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2005 #739 of 2880
    slydog75

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    I'm picky about having as few hacks running at one time as I can. Can I use cron to stop telnet and FTP, say 1 hour after a reboot? That will leave those means of entering open in case of trouble and if I need either of them later on, I can start them up with TWP/Hackman.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2005 #740 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Sure. But it would be easier just to never start them at all by removing the startup commands from your author file.
     

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