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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. Jan 3, 2006 #1121 of 2880
    rbautch

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    If the file is not there, then create a file of the same name. It should contain one line that reads: nameserver xx.xx.xx.xx where the xx's are your DNS.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2006 #1122 of 2880
    pOiNTBLaNK127

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    Thanks Gunnyman and rbautch!!

    After my HR10-250 recieved an update last night and wiped out my hacks I decided to use Gunnyman's "The Zipper" and rbauth's Enhancement Script. Everything is perfect and installation was a breeze. I have very minimal UNIX experience and these guys made it sooooo easy for people like myself to upgrade our Tivo's.

    Thanks for all your hard work guys. :) :up:


    I only have one problem after using both "The Zipper" and the Enhancement Script. When I'm using TivoWebPlus and try to go to the Screen menu I get the following error:

    INTERNAL SERVER ERROR
    --cut here--
    action_screen '/' ''
    invalid command name "SendKeyAndWait"
    while executing
    "SendKeyAndWait dumpState"
    (procedure "::action_screen" line 14)
    invoked from within
    "::action_$action $chan $part $env"
    ("eval" body line 1)
    invoked from within
    "eval {::action_$action $chan $part $env}"
    --cut here--

    :confused:

    Any ideas?


    Thanks.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2006 #1123 of 2880
    landie

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    I'm obviously in deeper than I should be : (
    I've never used an editor for bash to make a file.
    Can I edit the same type of .conf file (which?) and ftp back?

    If I enter the wrong nameserver in the file in error, do I lose access to my tivo to change it?


    Thanks for your quick reply!
     
  4. Jan 3, 2006 #1124 of 2880
    rbautch

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    You can't hurt anything by doing this. Navigate to /etc and type vi resolv.conf to create the file and start editing. Hit i for insert mode and start typing - google vi for full command list and to save the file.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2006 #1125 of 2880
    landie

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    This is what I did:

    cd /etc <return>
    vi resolv.conf <return>
    i <return>
    nameserver 65.167.41.2 <return>
    ESC <return>
    :wq <return>
    bash-2.02#

    This is what I save with my actual IP in place of xx's found on the airport properties also tried DNS servers listed there too without success.
    nameserver xx.xxx.xx.x
    ~
    ~
    ~
    ~
    ~
    bash-2.02#

    this is what I get sh tweak.sh:

    bash-2.02#cd
    bash-2.02#
    bash-2.02#sh tweak.sh
    Downloading latest Enhancement script...
    wget: www.mastersav.com: Host name lookup failure
    Download failed. Adjust DNS and try again? [y/n]:

    Is there something to enter to troubleshoot or even list what my IP settings are? Firewall off. Checked resolv.conf file via ftp size is 20, viewing with WS_ftp shows search localdomain and not what I edit.

    Supposedly my hub should be between my computer and the airport and not after the computer with the tivo connecting to the hub as it currently is set up.

    I'd have changed it to check but it requires moving furniture that is heavier than I can move right now. I'd rather do that as a last resort.

    I don't want a fish, I'm really (really) trying to learn how to fish ; )

    Thanks
     
  6. Jan 4, 2006 #1126 of 2880
    AJRitz

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    I'm having the identical problem that landie details above.

    The one thing I can add is that the TiVo I'm trying to enhance was previously zippered. It was working fine, until /var got wiped and I lost tivoweb. Before the wipe, I was able to browse Tivoweb over the Internet, so I know it had Internet connectivity. I was excited to update, because one of the updates was to move tivoweb out of /var.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2006 #1127 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Actually tivoweb is the only hack I still left in var. The reason is to spread the hacks out between var and root, and because the tivowebplus folder can be easily ftp'd back over if it gets wiped. I suggest keeping a copy of the tivowebplus folder handy (it can be extracted from the rbautch_files.tgz archive) for just such an occasion. That said, if you really want the update, see my post here to get your DNS working. Learning how to create and edit files on your tivo is a basic skill that will serve you well in the future. If you really get stuck you can extract the rbautch_files.tgz archive from the Zipper tools disk and copy it to the same directory as tweak.sh. It will recognize that the file is there and will use it instead of downloading a fresh one.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2006 #1128 of 2880
    AJRitz

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    Thanks for the pointer rbautch. I'll take a shot at that when I get home. I prefer to work from my linux laptop - that way I can edit text files in gedit and then ftp them back over to the TiVo without windows line ending issues and without having to deal with vi (I can never get comfortable with the command combos).
     
  9. Jan 5, 2006 #1129 of 2880
    tsunami

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    Two DTivos both zippered. All of a sudden one has lost networking. I have rebooted the gaming adapter, rebooted the receiver. I am going to try and swap out the network gear with the functioning Tivo and reset the wireless router, but, if that doesn't work what is my best bet for getting back up without losing shows.
    Can I put it back in my PC and run tweak unistall then rezipper?
     
  10. Jan 5, 2006 #1130 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Don't rezipper yet. First run the uninstall script while the tivo is in the pc, then check the author file for the proper IP parameters. Try a different IP and then boot the drive and see if you can connect. If still no luck, then rezipper making sure to answer no to the image install.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2006 #1131 of 2880
    tsunami

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    When I mounted it in the PC it showed the /enhancements directory but would'nt let me go to it. Only a few directories would /var /etc. The others said not a directory.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2006 #1132 of 2880
    Heckler

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    Culver...
    I've just run the Zipper on my DSR7000 and the cron portion of tweak.sh isn't working:

    Do you want to install cron for improved performance/logging/backups? [y/n] :y
    Existing crond binary detected, replacing...
    Existing cron installation detected in /var/spool/cron, skipping cron install...

    Do you want to automatically make weekly backups of your season passes?
    [y/n]: y
    Cron installation is needed for this feature and was not found. Skipping automa
    tic seasonpass backups...

    Do you want to make a backup of your season passes and wishlists right now?
    [y/n]: n
    Skipping instant backup...

    I started with a clean image from the PTVUpgrade DSR7000 CD, so there shouldn't be a cron setup that wasn't being done by Zipper/Tweak... Thoughts?
     
  13. Jan 5, 2006 #1133 of 2880
    landie

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    :up: :up: :up: Thanks rbautch...this finally made it much clearer.

    It has been pretty frustrating but it all worked out in the end even though I couldn't "try your zipper" I did get to try your enhancements ;)

    It's taken me a week to get through this but I'm finally getting off the porch never having done any of the following steps required:

    use emule/find images
    compile and burn an iso -- > use CDRW
    image a new drive
    copy a hacked drive - even when the power goes out!
    telnet

    up until now, mostly doing it over and over more than a few times!
    Thanks for letting the inexperienced little dogs play! :) :) :)

    Once you OPEN a tivo case and tear those "warning void if this seal is broken" stickers there is no turning back!

    ftp was familiar territory, nothing else you all do here was.

    Could not sort out dns to enter into the zipper even after moving the hub between PC and airport so I had to get enhancements through ftp

    Made a tweak directory on the tivo and sent tweak.sh and rbautch_files.tar from my computer to the tivo.

    Navigated to tweak directory and sh tweak.sh........

    So if anyone is hesitant, get off the porch and play with these very wise, patient, big dogs. They've been generous in time and skills to make this available to everyone with the motivation!
     
  14. Jan 5, 2006 #1134 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Run the uninstall script, then delete /var/spool/cron, then run tweak.sh again.
     
  15. Jan 5, 2006 #1135 of 2880
    dieselpower

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    It was quicker for me just update the cron foo by hand and hup the process.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2006 #1136 of 2880
    tsunami

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    Hey the first post on this thread mentions reading the readme.txt file to find all the shortcuts you can use rw, ro, etc. But that readme file doesn't seem to be anywhere now. Do you have a link to it?
     
  17. Jan 6, 2006 #1137 of 2880
    SteelersFan

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    See post 1040. I happened to be looking for the file as well and searched this thread for aliases.
     
  18. Jan 6, 2006 #1138 of 2880
    SteelersFan

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    Hey Russ, Any chance that TuikHelper.tcl and Superpatch67Standby.tcl (fixes the menus after being superpatched - discussued here and here) could be included in the Enhancement script or The Zipper in the future?
     
  19. Jan 6, 2006 #1139 of 2880
    dieselpower

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    From the command line, just enter the command "alias" (without quotes) and it will print out a list of aliases that have been defined.
     
  20. Jan 8, 2006 #1140 of 2880
    TubaMan-Z

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    I saw over in the Zipper thread that there is an updated enhancement script. In case you take requests.....

    Any plans to move the cron log from /var/spool/cron to /var/log - so that the log can be viewed from the TWP log viewer? (not my idea - see Dan Collins' post #1056 to this thread).

    Any plans to relocate TWP in a future update to prevent it from getting wiped with /var? See post #2403 on the Zipper thread. All in the spirit of helping newbies and reducing support costs of course.... :)
     

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