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Hacking your Series 2 DTivo just got a WHOLE lot easier...

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Gunnyman, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Dec 21, 2005 #2001 of 11850
    Tracy RainH2o

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    I think this Tivo hacking stuff is adictive. Adding more units to the network here.

    Is it possible to easily change the inentity of an already hacked Tivo? I have aquired a new unit, CHEAP, that I want to put into my daughter's room. Problem is, I have already set the identity I want to use in her room on the first unit I hacked. This way if she trashes it I won't really be out anything. She's two years old and has the ability to climb onto anything. Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2005 #2002 of 11850
    lord-dogbert

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    In Tivowebplus go to the MRV Setup tab and enter the new ID, reboot and voila.
     
  3. Dec 21, 2005 #2003 of 11850
    Tracy RainH2o

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    I haven't dove into TWP yet. Thanks for the info. Now if only everything was that simple.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2005 #2004 of 11850
    rpdre1

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    to access twp, just put in http://192.168.x.x/ (replace with the x's with the right numbers of your tivo....) in your browser
     
  5. Dec 21, 2005 #2005 of 11850
    n4zmz

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    Another data point.

    When using the PTVupgrade 3.0 cd, zipper fails on the complicated if for the check for the kernel.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2005 #2006 of 11850
    Tracy RainH2o

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    I can ftp into my Tivo but http says its not available.
     
  7. Dec 21, 2005 #2007 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    perhaps tivoweb isn't running.
    from bash type twp.
     
  8. Dec 21, 2005 #2008 of 11850
    rbautch

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    What is the exact name of the kernel on that CD?
     
  9. Dec 21, 2005 #2009 of 11850
    rbautch

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    I could easily do this, but would rather just tell people to buy an FA-120 ;)

    This is a great idea, but instead I would use it to ensure people reboot before trying to telnet in....coming soon to a Zipper near you.

    The joe issue appears to affect some users but not others. I fixed it for good in the Enhancement thread, but haven't gotten around to fixing the Zipper version.

    Try testing from one tivo to another with netperf, and post the results.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2005 #2010 of 11850
    Tracy RainH2o

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    Well my TWP will not run. Here's what I get:

    Lauren-bash# twp
    starting Tivowebplus
    bash: /enhancements/TWPrunc.sh: No such file or directory

    I do have the TWP folder here:
    /var/hack/tivowebplus/

    I installed everything except color prompt and the Joe Script thingy, which I had no clue what it did. I guess I should uninstall and reinstall the enhancement script huh?
     
  11. Dec 21, 2005 #2011 of 11850
    rbautch

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    type "twp" at bash.
     
  12. Dec 21, 2005 #2012 of 11850
    Tracy RainH2o

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    Well I already uninstalled and reinstalled. I wanted to take off the descriptive bash prompt because I have been told it might be keeping me from running another app. that I also have installed.

    What does this mean?
    rm: descend directory `/enhancements', overriding mode 0755?
     
  13. Dec 21, 2005 #2013 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Type "rw" to go from read-only mode to read-write.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2005 #2014 of 11850
    Tracy RainH2o

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    That did it. Thanks. Now I have TWP.

    Strange thing about the reinstall. I choose not to do a descriptive Bash prompt but it is still there. I did not choose to install colored prompt but it is now in color. I choose not to install stars and showcases but I have stars. Any idea why? Is there a way to change these in TWP?
     
  15. Dec 21, 2005 #2015 of 11850
    dsmturbo

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    I redid my setup today again. It seems fine until I run the Tweak script, after that the Tivo keeps rebooting after Acquiring Sat info. Here is paste of script output. All I chose to install is CallerID and TivowebPlus. I notice it states my Software could not be identified??
    Also, at end of script completion, what is the Do you want to continue (y/n) as seems no matter which you choose it quits..

    Running rbautch Hacked Tivo Enhancements...
    Do you want to run the "express" version (for advanced users)? [y/n]: n


    Detected Tivo software version is: 3.1.5-01-2-357
    Again, your full HR10-250 software is 3.1.5-01-2-357
    Your software version truncated is 3.1.5-
    Your software version was compiled on Linux kernel: 2.4.20
    Your Tivo model's code name is: phoenix
    Your Tivo is an HR10-250 HD DirecTivo

    Zipper installation detected.
    HR10-250 detected,
    Skipping superpatch and proceeding with manual tivoapp patches...
    Backing up tivoapp to /tvbin/tivoapp.original
    Setting permanent 30-second skip..
    4+0 records in
    4+0 records out
    Enabling directory sort...
    4+0 records in
    4+0 records out
    Enabling backdoors...
    4+0 records in
    4+0 records out
    Disabling encryption...
    Your HR10-250 software could not be identified. Skipping encryption patch..
    Appending author file to delete zipper flag after reboot...

    Installing new profile with aliases...
    Checking for existing profile...
    No existing profile detected, proceeding with installation of new
    profile with the following aliases for easy keystroke entry:

    1.MOUNT READ WRITE = rw (instead of "mount -o remount,rw /")

    2.MOUNT READ ONLY = ro (instead of "mount -o remount,ro /")

    3.START TIVOWEBPLUS WITH CONSOLE = twp

    4.FIND THE LOCATION OF A FILE = ffind (instead of "find / -name")

    5.EDIT YOUR rc.sysinit.author FILE = author
    6.EDIT YOUR CRONTAB = root
    7.RESTART TIVOWEBPLUS FROM BASH= twprs

    Adding the /enhancements directory to your PATH statement...

    Do you want to install the joe text editor? [y/n]: n
    Skipping joe installation...

    Do you want to change your bash prompt to be more descriptive? [y/n]: n
    Skipping bash prompt change...

    Checking network settings...
    Do you want to install netperf network performance tool? [y/n] :n
    Skipping netperf installation...

    Do you want to install channel logos? [y/n]: n
    skipping logo install...

    Do you want to replace the "Almost There" splash screen [y/n]: n
    Skipping splash screen replacement

    Do you want to install callerID on your Tivo? [y/n]: y
    Installing NCID CallerID...
    Appending rc.sysinit.author file to run callerID on reboot...

    Do you want to install EndPad(Plus) for soft padding all recorded shows? [y
    n
    Skipping EndPad(Plus) installation...

    Do you want to install USB 2.0 drivers for increased speed of
    MRV tranfers and video extraction? [y/n]: n
    Skipping USB 2.0 installation...

    Do you have Tivowebplus already installed? [y/n]: n
    Do you want to install Tivowebplus? [y/n]: y
    installing Tivowebplus plus several awesome modules, including...
    Channelprefs, Batch Play, Netconfig, Backup, and Manual Record...
    Installing TWP in /var/hack...
    Appending your rc.sysinit.author file to run TWP on startup

    Existing fakecall detected in /busybox, backing up and replacing...
    Running updated fakecall now....
    Running fakecall version 3
    Fakecall ran successfully!

    appending fakecall.tcl to log entries in CRONLOG-MAIN...

    Do you want to install cron for improved performance/logging/backups? [y/n]
    Skipping cron install...

    Do you want to automatically make weekly backups of your season passes? [y/
    Skipping automatic season pass backups...



    Do you want Showcases and Yellow Stars? [y/n]: n
    starting sc62remove.tcl...
    No existing showcase tokens found. Good...

    Installing symlinks to keep hacks out of /var...
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin to /var/hack
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/cidalias to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/cidlog to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/cidlogupd to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/ncid to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/out2osd to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/tivocid to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/doc to /var/hack
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack/doc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/doc/ncid to /var/hack/doc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/doc/out2osd to /var/hack/doc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/etc to /var/hack
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack/etc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/etc/ncid to /var/hack/etc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/etc/out2osd.conf to /var/hack/etc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/sbin to /var/hack
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack/sbin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/sbin/ncidd to /var/hack/sbin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/share to /var/hack
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack/share
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/share/fonts to /var/hack/share
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/share/ncid to /var/hack/share
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/log
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/log/cidcall.log to /var/log

    Enhancement Installation Complete!! Please reboot now...

    Do you want to continue? [y/n]: y

    bash-2.02# reboot
     
  16. Dec 21, 2005 #2016 of 11850
    rpdre1

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    it would be for the best because i think i've seen at least 20 posts in this thread complaining about incompatible adapters....

    should future zipper users have to wait to get a new adaptor delivered or go out and buy another adapter or serial cable for a one-time use?

    if it's easy enough to do, it should be implemented.
    don't get me wrong i have a fa-120 right now and it works great but there's no reason to make ppl buy another for a one time use.

    :) glad i could help. thanks again for the zipper.

    i have another suggestion:
    fix twp to use tv.com since tvtome links don't work anymore (i saw a fix over at ddb.com, gonna try it out tonight)


    I don't have another tivo on the network yet so i cant do netperf, but i figured it out.

    only tivoftpd speeds were slow, once i ran the new tytool (10r2) and transfers were going at ~2.3 (with both tuners buffering)


    mfs_ftp with jamie's unified mfs_* tools was about the same speed.
    i had to comment out all lines with event send for insertion to work but that's another story.
     
  17. Dec 22, 2005 #2017 of 11850
    rbautch

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    This is my mistake, but can be ignored for now until I fix it.

    Here is where the problem is. I wrote the script to look for 3.1.5f or 3.1.5e software, not expecting there to be any older versions. It therefore patched your tivoapp incorrectly, which caused the non-boot. this is also why it could't identify your software (above). Where did you get this image? I will fix the script to skip the patches if it finds old software, which will prevent the non-boot. However, if you want to disable encryption, enable 30-sec skip, etc, you need to get your hands on a 3.1.5f software image. Use the link from the Zipper website.

    Nice job posting the full output. Wouldn't have figured it out otherwise.
     
  18. Dec 22, 2005 #2018 of 11850
    n4zmz

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    It is called quote:
    Code:
    vmlinux.px.gz
    The PTVupgrade 3.0 CD has the kernel in the /s2_kernels/3.1.5 directory.

    Looking at the if statement, I see the problem. It is going to complain if the file VMLIN* doesn't exist and the file /cdrom/vmlin* does exist. Adding a bang after the and fixes the issue for all of my test cases....
    so the new statement looks like:
    Code:
    if [ ! -e /cdrom/VMLIN* -a ! -e /cdrom/vmlin* ]; then
     
  19. Dec 22, 2005 #2019 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    I just did the fix and it did indeed work :)
     
  20. Dec 22, 2005 #2020 of 11850
    rbautch

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    My mistake, thanks.
     

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