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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. Jan 8, 2006 #1141 of 2880
    rbautch

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    I'll eventually move the logs. Still debating on TWP. If your root partition fills up, that's not good either.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2006 #1142 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Perhaps, if I can permission from the author.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2006 #1143 of 2880
    SteelersFan

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    Thanks. I may try to run this manually soon.
    Are you familiar with it? Are there any "gotchas" I should know about, i.e. will it interfere with my zippered setup after running it?
    Edit: I successfully ran the script on 3 of 4 of my boxes. Quick and easy, no issues.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2006 #1144 of 2880
    Heckler

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    Culver...
    rbautch.

    I should have done some further investigation before posting... After looking through start.sh to see what it was looking for, and investigating my drive further, I found that it's a "flaw" in the PTVupgrade InstantCake image for the DSR7000 (and, since I had purchased it as well, I checked the HDVR2 image which also contains this "flaw")... This was verified by using another hard drive and doing a manual "mfsrestore -i /cdrom/000001 /dev/hdc" of both the DSR7000 and HDVR2 images. After you restore the image and reboot, you can mount the /var/ (/dev/hdc9) partition and see for yourself that the cron stuff already exists:
    mkdir /tivo
    mount /dev/hdc9 /tivo
    cd tivo/spool/cron/crontabs/
    ls (you'll see "root")

    If you open "root" in vi, you will find an entry for fakecall ("0 4 * * * fakecall.tcl"), so it begs the question "What else isn't 'stock' in the image"? I couldn't find rc.sysinit.author, or the fakecall.tcl itself, so I'm not sure what else, if anything, extra is floating around in this image... I must admit that I find this disappointing about these images being provided by PTVupgrade... It was bad enough that they didn't think to do a "Clear & Delete Everything" before creating the images, but now I've determined that the images they are providing aren't stock/un-hacked TiVo images (which is what you expect of the PTVnet images/CDs)... BTW, I had already thought to do a "Clear & Delete Everything" and re-backup the images so that I didn't have all the problems with the Chicago local channels, Chicago Area Codes/numbers and Dial/Call Waiting Prefixes, Chicago Zip Code in the Guided Setup as well as I don't have to run 51killer.tcl, it's a shame this didn't occur to PTVupgrade...

    Fortunately for me, I have an original HDVR2 40 GB drive that I never even booted (upgraded the hard drives straight out of the box, think it has pre-3.1.1e on it, don't really recall), so I'll be able to DD that to another hard drive and then dial-in to get it updated to 6.2 and re-backup the HDVR2 image. Unfortunately, I have no such hard drive for the DSR7000, so I'll have to see if I can get PTVupgrade to correct their image, or alternatively, see if they will allow me to download a 3.1.1e image for DSR7000 that I can restore and similarly update by phone (as I recall, when your tivo software updates, it swaps back and forth between two pairs of partitions (4&6 and 7&9), so hopefully, even if they've got hacks on the 3.1.1e image as well, the update will ditch it...

    Needless to say, if someone has a virgin DSR7000 40GB drive/image that they'd be willing to share with me, I'm all ears (and can provide an ftp site to dump an image)...

    Alternatively, anybody know if you can use a HDVR2 virgin image (i.e. one that has had never been booted or has had a "Clear & Delete Everything" run on it) in a DSR7000? I know they're essentially the same hardware, so ??maybe?? If we didn't think it would hurt the hardware, I'd be willing to give it a try...

    Heckler
     
  5. Jan 8, 2006 #1145 of 2880
    rbautch

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    I wouldn't be so hard on the Instantcake product. It's not just an image, and I think the cron stuff was put there on purpose. Even if you do a clear and delete before making an image, it still won't exactly be a "virgin" image (I think), and will still require another CandD when you boot it in another tivo. I know they put alot of work/research into the images they package with Instantcake, and they're the closest thing to a virgin image you'll get. I encourage you to research this further in the PTVupgrade forums, ask some questions there, and post your findings here.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2006 #1146 of 2880
    slydog75

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    Yes, you can use any S2 DTivo image on any other S2 DTivo. You'll just need to run the 51killer.tcl to get rid of the Error 51 that you will get after booting.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2006 #1147 of 2880
    klaroby

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    I am having the same problems as the previous posters with the enhancement script:

    Downloading latest Enhancement script...
    Connecting to xxx.mastersav.xxx[xx.xx.xxx.xx]:80
    wget: Unable to connect to remote host (xx.xx.xxx.xx): Network is unreachable
    Download failed. Adjust DNS and try again? [y/n]:


    I also have an HR10-250
    I verified that wget is installed and that /busybox is in the Path.
    I also tried your suggestion of copying rbautch_files.tgz from the zipper tools disk to the directory (/var) that I am running tweak.sh from. When I run tweak.sh it still trys to go out to the internet to FTP rbautch_files.tgz. It does not use the file that I saved to the directory. any suggestions?
     
  8. Jan 9, 2006 #1148 of 2880
    klaroby

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    Thanks
    Problem solved.
    I had to use the tweak.sh in the zipper tools folder, not the one downloaded from the first page of this thread.
     
  9. rbautch

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    Updated the first post so scripts are now identical.
     
  10. tbeckner

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    That would be great.


    UPDATE ON MISSING USER INTERFACE: I checked out how TWP was building the HTML on the fly and finally figured out that the missing "User Interface" had to be a temporary quirk, so I restarted TWP and of course it magically appeared, so disregard the missing "User Interface".


    BTW, I just updated with the latest ZIPPER and I can no longer find "USER INTERFACE" listed in the TWP menu, do you know why it might be missing? I thought it was there before and it was version 1.2.1.

    Any Idea why it would go missing?
     
  11. HUGE2U

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    I just noticed, the MFS_FTP control has dissapeared from Hackman. Why would that be?



    HUGE
     
  12. rbautch

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    Could be that it's not there, and hackman is not picking it up. Where did you have mfs_ftp installed? Can you verify it's still there?
     
  13. HUGE2U

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    It's there, and I can run it manually when I type:

    /var/mfs_ftp/mfs_ftp.tcl

    Other things are now gone from hackman too, like tserver.

    FYI: this is on both HD Tivos, but not on the SD one. ( Damn HD) :)


    HUGE
     
  14. klaroby

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    I have had the same thing happen with Hackman a number of times. After reading the instructions for installing Hackman I found this solution:
    Delete hackman.cfg and hackman.ini, do a quick reload in TWP. This does a new search for all hacks and regenerates the hackman.cfg and hackman.ini files.
    In most cases this seems to have fixed my problems.
     
  15. HUGE2U

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    That did the trick - thanks.

    HUGE
     
  16. marcone

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    When I ran the script the first time it detected a double-linefeed problem, and told me to re-run the script after following the "additional instructions for windows xp users". I couldn't find those instructions anywhere. In the end I ended up using Putty to connect, and unchecking the option "Return key sends Telnet New Line instead of ^M" fixed the problem.
     
  17. kudron

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    After being gone from this board since last spring, I have a lot of reading to catch up on, but I have a couple of quick questions.

    I upgraded my Hughes HDVR2 last spring to 4.1 (Instantcake) with a 120gig hard drive and it works great. Can I run the zipper and keep my currently recorded programs? What about if I upgrade to 6.2, will I retain my programs? Do I run zipper or can I run just tweak.zip? Do I need to pull the drive out of the DTivo or can I FTP from my laptop?

    So many toys, so little time...
     
  18. dfriedland

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    bump
     
  19. rbautch

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    Double posted and answered here.
     
  20. Lord Vader

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    rb, I went to that referenced thread as well and got a bit confused. I currently have 4.01b and don't want to immediately change it to 6.2. So, will your tweak zip file cause any conflicts or problems with my HDVR2's?

    Just checking.
     

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