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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. 6stringbass

    6stringbass Music + Tivo R Good!

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    Did that and it didn't automatically do a download. Uninstalled Zipper, built new Zipper disc from updated files, ran it and then tweak.sh and all was good. The loaned disc was fairly old. All hacks installed correctly and I'm one happy guy. I also found how to re-enable Hackman so I can get into even deeper trouble (though I will always tiptoe carefully with it!). Unit has been happy and stable. Thanks for the help and more thanks for making customisation so easy.
     
  2. rbautch

    rbautch User

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    Also, if you just type "root" from anywhere, an alias will automatically open the file for editing.
     
  3. rbautch

    rbautch User

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    You're welcome. Glad you got it working!
     
  4. captainjrl

    captainjrl New Member

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    Tried that, but I got a "command not found message"
     
  5. philwojo

    philwojo Member

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    Ok I am just starting to hack my tivo, finally got a network in the house. I have some basic understanding of UNIX and of what is going on.

    I have already got TWP working on my tivo and can telnet and get to the box with no problems.

    I tried to put on this enhancement, and I understand what to do, but I can not get dos2unix to work.

    I have put on the tivotools and I think it is working, but when I put in the dos2unix command it just tells me the following:

    "Cannot execute binary file"

    For tivotools do I need to do something to start "Busybox" I am a little confused with that. If not why am I not able to run the dos2unix command. I do see that file in the /tivo-bin directory on my Tivo.

    Thanks for any help and sorry for such a newbie question here.

    PHil
     
  6. rbautch

    rbautch User

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    Cannot execute binary file usually means that the file was compiled for some platform other than MIPS Linux. In other words, you probably have binaries for a Series 1 tivo, not a Series 2. Where did you get your tivotools from? Do other utilities work?
     
  7. Entcee

    Entcee New Member

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    Sorry if this has already been answered. I did try searching and could not find the answer.

    Is there any way to change the bash prompt descriptor without uninstalling and re-installing the script?
     
  8. rbautch

    rbautch User

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    Yes. You can edit the file called .profile in the root directory. You won't be able to see it with an ls, so just type vi /.profile from bash to get to it.
     
  9. Entcee

    Entcee New Member

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  10. philwojo

    philwojo Member

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    I have a series 1 Tivo and I got the tivotools from the web site I found on here, here is the link I specifically used:

    http://www.************.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37602

    The above is from another wetb site with the initials DD, don't know if we can mention it here or not.

    I have tivowebplus working, and some other things now, I just got YAC to work today as well.

    But, also this afternoon, other things stopped working, like the ls command, that were previously working.

    I was unable to do anything with this previous to this problem though, and I don't think that this latest minor problem is related.

    I am not sure what to do next, but I am totally open for suggestions and I am willing to uninstall and reinstall what ever I need to. LIke I said I am new to this, but not computers. I have limited Unix background though, but I do tend to catch on quick.

    Phil
     
  11. philwojo

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    I was able to get my ls command working again, I think I added something in my rc.sysinit.author file, so I changed it back and it appears to be functioning normal again. Also, from following Steve's guide I have the ll command working also.

    I still can not run the dos2unix command though.

    One more question while I am at it, and since I am still so new to all this hacking stuff. Now that I have TWP up and working how do I access it outside of my house? What IP address would I put in the web browser. I know the default for the tivo box won't work, as it appears almost everyone has something similar. Again forgive my simple questions as I come up to speed on this.

    Phil
     
  12. Yog-Sothoth

    Yog-Sothoth MRV Junkie

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    Do you use a router? If so, go to its "Status" page to get your external IP, and type that into your browser to access it from the internet. You'll need to have port 80 (or whatever port you have specified in tivowebplus.cfg) forwarded to the internal IP address of your TiVo.

    You could also get your IP address here.

    To prevent the need for remembering your IP address, get a dynamic DNS name here.
     
  13. philwojo

    philwojo Member

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    Ok that is what I thought, and I think I have my routers IP address, but I think it is using port 8080.

    I have not looked at the tivowebplus.cfg file so I will have to do that.

    I am at work now so I can't check that out now.

    Any help on that would be appreciated also, and any suggestions on why I still can't do the dos2unix command?

    I think what I need to do is as follows, let me know if I am on the right track or not. I have a netgear wireless router connected to my DSL modem.

    I would have to go in to the netgear router setup and allow port forwarding for HTTP on port XX where XX is defined in the tivowebplus.cfg file.

    From my work computer I would then (or any computer) be able to HTTP to the IP of my tivo box. This is the part where I get a little lost, do I some how go to the IP of my router first, then to the box?

    Phil W.
     
  14. Willy

    Willy New Member

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    I installed the enhancement script without any problems. Thanks...however now I cannot FTP into the Tivo. I can connect and see files but everytime I try to transfer a file over, I get an error:

    550 Error opening file; Read-only file system.

    Also, when I try to make backups via TWP, I get the error:

    Cannot open /tivowebplus/backups/settings

    It looks like the file system is changed to read only, but how did that happen? I haven't done anything to the system other than to run the enhancement script after zippering. I am trying to add files to /enhancements/varhacks.

    I know it must be something basic but I need some help setting the file system back to read-write. Do we want the whole disk to be read-write or only certain directories? Thanks.
     
  15. jzakrzew

    jzakrzew New Member

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    rbautch --- I just hacked my Tivo Recorder using PTVupgrades Instacake 6.2 and PVNet CDs main reason for doing this was because I am changing to VOIP and did not want to have to deal with getting the modem to work. Now that I have done this I would also like to get the most out of my Tivo box. Being new to this is there anything you can recommend?
     
  16. merlincc

    merlincc Bonafide Tivophile

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    mount -o remount,rw /
    when done do mount -o remount,ro /

    That should do it. I believe there is also a short cut set up with the enhancements script. ro and rw I believe.
     
  17. jadavison

    jadavison New Member

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    Thanks for the awesome tweak script. I ran it on XP after following the instructions for removing the line breaks without problem.

    I have one question, is the script that was used to change the bash prompt available outside of the tweak package? I inadvertently included "Tivo" in my descriptor, thus my prompt is "Fam-Tivo-Tivo" instead of just "Fam-Tivo".

    I was hoping to correct this minor mistake without uninstalling and rerunning the script. If this info is stored in an init or cfg file that I can edit manually, I would appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction.

    Thanks for all the hard work!

    Jason
     
  18. pendragn

    pendragn Active Member

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    That is set in /.profile. You can open that up in vi (or joe) and tweak it.

    tk
     
  19. jadavison

    jadavison New Member

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    Jul 25, 2005
    Thanks for the quick reply, found the line and made the change.

    Jason
     
  20. clutchclay

    clutchclay Assimilated by TiVo

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    You can see the file with the command: ls -a
     

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