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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 22, 2005 #2021 of 11850
    n4zmz

    n4zmz TiVoholic

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    Not a problem. If all of my development issues were so easy to find and fix....

    I've still not figured out why my 140 wants to reboot constantly if I use the 3.1.5 kernel even though they both are 2.4.20. I wrote a shell script which would take the installed kernel and find the correct one from the PTVupgrade CD. It works great, but because of my 140 issue, I did not finish it to actually install the new kernel...
     
  2. Dec 22, 2005 #2022 of 11850
    Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    FYI: I just used the Zipper on a DSR-7000 I'm setting up for my SlingBox and start.sh tries to run /hacks/superpatch-67all-NutKase-1.1.tcl but the file that the Zipper installed was /hacks/superpatch-67all-NutKase-1.0.tcl (i.e. the older version). This was using the Zipper download as of Monday (12/19).

    Other than that, it worked fine...but I chose not to install joe or to backup season passes (sine there won't be any on this box).
     
  3. Dec 22, 2005 #2023 of 11850
    n4zmz

    n4zmz TiVoholic

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    Zipper only installs the version included on the CD. So, you installed the older version of the superpatch on the CD. The enhancement script is the one requiring the 1.1 version.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2005 #2024 of 11850
    GAM

    GAM Niiiice!

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    On my original zipper install I chose the safe reboot option. Is there a way to change it to force the reboot even if recording without rerunning the entire script?
     
  5. Dec 22, 2005 #2025 of 11850
    rbautch

    rbautch User

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    You can edit your crontab to run the reboot command instead of running safereboot.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2005 #2026 of 11850
    JrFaust

    JrFaust We are the Borg...

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    I exchanged my USB200M v2 for a FA120 and it is all good thanks.

    Now both my R10s are hacked but...
    The more I tried to change the scripts so the Zipper CD would work the less it did.
    Soooo I just used the tweak.sh way and all is good in the land O' hacks.

    Thanks guys.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2005 #2027 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    that' spretty much all you have to do
    the main components of zipper are
    1) image your drive (optional)
    2) killhdinitrd kernel (not needed with prom modded R10)
    3) and do an author file.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2005 #2028 of 11850
    Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Doh!! That's right....I used the patch file I had from my earlier hacking (pre-Zipper) of my other 3 DirecTiVos. My bad.

    As an aside, my Zippered but un-activated DSR-7000 is hooked up and now serving as a playback device for my Slingbox. This is the coolest application of technology I've seen in a long time! :)
     
  9. Dec 22, 2005 #2029 of 11850
    GAM

    GAM Niiiice!

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    I believe I need to edit the root file in crontab. What changes to the following line need to be made?

    25 9 * * 1,4 tivosh /enhancements/safereboot.tcl; echo "`date` SCHEDULED REBOOT" >> /var/spool/cron/cronlogs/CRONLOG-MAIN
     
  10. Dec 22, 2005 #2030 of 11850
    hawkeye1991

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    Hi folks,

    bit of a noob. please bear with me.

    Applied the zipper to a "hacked" image with killhdnrit patch to it. It went thro like a breeze. Asked me for ip address for itself and the router and the ssid. Gave it all. Shut it down as per protocol. Connected to my router (linksys) using a net gear FA-120 adapter. Boot up and tried telnetiing to it from my laptop to run the tweaks. I get a error message that it can't connect to the host thro port 23. what am I missing?

    I did a ipscan in the range of Ips, only the two computers, my laptops are showing. the tivo dosn't show up. The link and power light ont he adapter are lit up.

    Is the problem with the "hacked" image?

    If so, do I need to clean up the drive before I apply a clean image from PTVupgrade?

    Help!

    Hawk.

    PS: Trying to do this for two tivos. On one of the drives I did CDE without reading the instructions properly. Assuiming Hacked image is not problem, how will CDE affect the zipper tweaks?
     
  11. Dec 22, 2005 #2031 of 11850
    GaryD9

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    Another success: DSR7000. MRV with an HDVR2 worked great... (and then the wife decided that the ability to watch stuff from the living room tivo while in the bedroom wasn't worth the cost of the USB dongle + router hacked to be a wireless bridge. Go figure...)

    The best part of the DSR7000 was that I was able to use the access card from a standalone receiver in it - and a simple 722 made it work without having to talk to D*.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2005 #2032 of 11850
    Tracy RainH2o

    Tracy RainH2o Photo Man

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    I uninstalled and reinstalled the tweeks last night to restore the original bash prompt and get rid of the color prompt. After rebooting nothing had changed. Any ideas?

    Also, Gunnyman what happened to your snow globe avatar? I was kind of diggin' it.
     
  13. Dec 22, 2005 #2033 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I pulled it
    I didn't feel like playing any more
     
  14. Dec 22, 2005 #2034 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Nice of you to say that about the Zipper. ;)
     
  15. Dec 22, 2005 #2035 of 11850
    sethtat

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    I have applied the Zipper to a Hughes DTivo. I am using a linksys 802.11b wireless NIC.
    After not ftp'n or telnet'n into the box for a while. I lose connectivity to the box. i have to reset it and then unplug the NIC several times to get it to reconnect. Any suggestions on the problem?????
     
  16. Dec 22, 2005 #2036 of 11850
    Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Did you reboot? It is easy to miss the reboot step in the directions if you are not starting our with a never-activated image. The directions say to go through guided setup, ignore any error 51 messages and then reboot. You have to reboot at that point under ALL circumstances.

    On the first boot in the TiVo after running the Zipper, the TiVo will still come up with DHCP enabled. It is only on the NEXT boot that any static IP address entered during the install will be used.

    The CDE will force you to go through guided setup again, which you should do before running the tweak script.
     
  17. Dec 22, 2005 #2037 of 11850
    Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    You are welcome!!! :)

    Seriously, you guys have done a good job with this. The actual Zipper script (as opposed to tweak) is phenomenal all by itself. It took me a couple days of searching here and at DDB to get the files and information I needed to do what the script does in 30 seconds or less. The tweak enhancements is just icing on the cake.

    I think you guys deserve a raise! :D
     
  18. Dec 22, 2005 #2038 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    praise from folks like yourself is all the payment I need (although a slingbox or a HDTivo and a plasma screen would also be nice)
     
  19. Dec 23, 2005 #2039 of 11850
    dsmturbo

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    Thank you russ, you guys are fantastic...look at all the posts you and gunny answered today. I can't believe it..yes, a raise is definitely in order for the New Year ;)

    I downloaded the PTV 4.01 with enhancements CD. Is that what you mean by the link on zipper site?
    I can't remember where I obtained the image file..I think via emule. Do I just require a newer kernel(whatever) or a complete image?
     
  20. Dec 23, 2005 #2040 of 11850
    qwertypo

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    I would really rule out that it is not your routers DHCP setting before going through any reformating. If you have link lights, and you have rebooted, you should log into your router, and make sure it has the correct IP, and make sure you can ping it.

    If you can ping it, and still can't connect telnet, maybe the image is a problem? Beyond me...
     

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