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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 23, 2005 #2061 of 11850
    rbautch

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    The update today was to add larger block sizes in the mfsrestore command (-r 4) to accommodate large drives. Other small fixes too, but nothing interesting. Once your drive is hacked with the Zipper, you'll never need to run it again to get new features. The essence of the Zipper is to disable the units "checks" to see if anything foreign has been added to the drive....like telnet, ftp, and other hacks. Gunny and I happened to package the Zipper with my Enhancement script (developed pre-Zipper), which installs all the hacks and goodies. So, if you keep track of Enhancement script (link in my sig), you'll always have the latest hacks and features. From here on out, the only thing left to do with the Zipper is add support for more Tivos, like the R10 and standalones.
     
  2. Dec 23, 2005 #2062 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    absolutely, the enhancement script is all that you would need to run again if you wanted to add its new features.
    I don't see the killhdinitrd and other hack portions (the in your PC side of things) changing much until we do add support for other units.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2005 #2063 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    that's a good update to the Zipper since I've had no time to actually do the hack to my unit now I have no worries when I upgrade my unit with a 200Gb drive,
    I would like to know how do I install the "enhancement scripts" to my unit? can you explain the process please? thanks Russ
     
  4. Dec 23, 2005 #2064 of 11850
    hawkeye1991

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    I know, I screwed up as I mentioned before. But that is only on one of the drives. I'm trying to do two. I'm having the same problem on the other one also.

    I'm going to start clean. I'm going to use a clean image from ptv/instant cake. I've the following questions.

    1) how do I wipe the drive clean? I want to start with empty drive!

    2) how exactly do I do a guided setup? messages & setup > then which one?

    I know I get prompted after a cde! how do I do that w/o cde?

    3) reboot? simply restart/reset system?


    The final really stupid question! do I need to connect tivo to the dish during the above steps? the answer I come up with is no. but just want to be sure.


    hawk
     
  5. Dec 23, 2005 #2065 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Since the Zipper contains the enhancement scripts, just follow the Zipper directions and you'll get the enhancements. If you want to update sometime in the future, just uninstall the old enhancement script and install the new one, using the instructions from the enhancement thread linked in my sig.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2005 #2066 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    1) how do I wipe the drive clean? I want to start with empty drive!
    The drive will be wiped by the zipper if you choose to restore an image


    2) how exactly do I do a guided setup? messages & setup > then which one?

    you will automatically go into guided setup after restoring a fresh image


    3) reboot? simply restart/reset system?

    yes or pull the plug.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2005 #2067 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Did you try booting the drives after you applied Instantcake? If not, reapply Instantcake and make sure they boot before you try the Zipper. Are you sure you ran the Zipper on the master drive only? Did the Zipper correctly identify your Tivo as an HR10-250?
     
  8. Dec 23, 2005 #2068 of 11850
    teberly

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    1) how do I wipe the drive clean? I want to start with empty drive!
    The drive will be wiped by the zipper if you choose to restore an image

    When I tried this I got an error message about there not being enough space.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2005 #2069 of 11850
    jsmyth40

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    No, I did not try booting after I applied Instantcake. I will try that and report back.

    I'm not sure I completely understand the second question. I had Instantcake apply the image because I thought had read a response from you that Zipper wouldn't work on a two drive system unless the drives were already married. I thought that Instantcake would marry the drives and then Zipper could run against the master drive but the hacks would apply to both drives. Zipper presented me with a choice for choosing my TiVo drive location. My master drive was on hdc and my slave was on hdd. I chose 'c'.

    On a related note, I ran the Zipper a second time after reporting the results of my first Instantcake and Zipper attempt in this thread and that time I let Zipper apply the image. It reported something around 490 hours after finishing. Without checking to see if that attempt would allow my TiVo to boot I re-ran my original procedure, and Instantcake reported around 950 hours after applying the image. From that it appears that the Zipper script did not apply the image against both drives.

    Yes, the Zipper correctly identified my TiVo as an HR10-250.

    For additional background, my boot log starts complaining after setting the time. For example, "Falcon isn't an existing executable". Also, "Filesystem is inconsistent - cannot mount!"
     
  10. Dec 23, 2005 #2070 of 11850
    rbautch

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    You've got it right. Don't let the Zipper apply the image for you if you're using 2 drives or it will unmarry them. If it boots after Instantcake only, try the Zipper again with only the master drive in the PC. If still no luck, try letting the Zipper install the image, but only use one of the drives.
     
  11. Dec 23, 2005 #2071 of 11850
    rbautch

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    What size drive are you using? A 40GB drive won't work with some instantcake images.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2005 #2072 of 11850
    teberly

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    What size drive are you using? A 40GB drive won't work with some instantcake images.

    It's the 40gig that came with the Dtivo. I somehow screwed it up when running the tweaks and could not get it to work right - so I wanted to wipe it as start over.

    For the time being I put a 120gig in instead - but it's a WD drive and that whining noise is just too annoying. Maybe I'll grab the 200gig maxtor from CompUSA.
     
  13. Dec 23, 2005 #2073 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    I would do an uninstall the old enhancement script and install the NEW enhancement script when you add on any new updates to the enhancement script hack? thanks
     
  14. Dec 23, 2005 #2074 of 11850
    jsmyth40

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    I had no luck with Instantcake only. I experienced the same GSOD reboot loop. I'll go hang out in the Upgrade Center forum to try to resolve the problem. Thanks.
     
  15. Dec 24, 2005 #2075 of 11850
    hawkeye1991

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    Thanks for all your input.

    problem might have been with the image I was using.

    one hitch I ran into, for some reason the tivo was still in dhcp mode. I had to do an ipscan to find the tivo. telnetted and took care of business!


    Also, during the installation of the image, the aprtitions ended up in hda6 or hda7 something like that which I thought was unusual.

    I remember them going to hda3 or hda4 when installed the image the first time.

    Thanks fellows.

    hawk

    PS: Is there a way to transfer just the recordings from my original tivo drive??
     
  16. Dec 24, 2005 #2076 of 11850
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    Wahoo!! and I don't care of this isn't Politically Correct but:

    merry Xmas to ALL
     
  17. Dec 24, 2005 #2077 of 11850
    ahroberts

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    I tryed this and it says

    couldn't read file "/hacks/setSSIDwep.tcl": no such file or directory
     
  18. Dec 24, 2005 #2078 of 11850
    rbautch

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    You should also try PTVupgrade's forums.
     
  19. Dec 24, 2005 #2079 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Then try
    Code:
    tivosh /enhancements/setSSIDwep.tcl
     
  20. Dec 24, 2005 #2080 of 11850
    B Smooth

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    I actually finished my first zipper on an HDVR2. It took a bit longer than expected, mostly due to hardware problems. I have a couple of tips for people considering this.

    1) I would back up what others are saying about using a new drive instead of upgrading your existing one
    2) Do not touch your existing tivo until your disk is complete. I pulled my tivo drive out first but it was a waste of time because there were so many starts and stops getting the drive ready
    3)It is very important to make sure your CD is the primary slave. This caused me most of my trouble. I couldn't get mine set up. i finally ended up adding a second cd to force a slave assignment
    4) Once your drive is prepped and you put it back into tivo, do not screw everything back in. Use one screw to keep the drive in place but leave everything else undone. Do not put the lid back on until you are sure you have networking going. You may need to rezipper.
    5) Don't forget that you will need to reboot your tivo to get the network going. This part can be frustrating if you forget.
    6) For tivoweb, you just point your browser to the IP address of the networked Tivo. This took me a while to get

    I would like to thank the creators of the script, I can't think of how this could be easier (once you get your environment right)
     

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