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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. Oct 20, 2005 #201 of 11850
    floppy_joe

    floppy_joe New Member

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    Background:
    I have a hacked dtivo hughes series 2 with 2 drives
    Followed the 4.x Rid guide, learned more about linux then i ever cared to
    worked great, has been for over a long time til I dared to go back to the forums and realized I could now do 6.2!
    Although this time the guide (upgrading by slices) ruined everything.
    Now I have 6.2 but lost networking (wireless), telnet and ftp, the best things.
    I can get a bash by serial but cant seem to fix anything, whenever I try to run anything from Bash I get ugly errors ad reboots, so obviously something didnt go right. Which brings me here. The zipper sounds very simple.
    Questions:
    1. Can I just pull my hacked drive and follow your steps on it or format it and start blank? ( i still have the original in storage)
    2. Will I still be able to have the 2nd larger drive installed with it
    3. Now the real ignorance is showing, what about things like killhdinitrd and installSw.itcl, does zipper take care of all that?
    4. Noticed in posts that wireless work with zipper, is there a way to set it up afterward maybe from serial?

    Thank you,
    its guys like me that annoy the hell out of you, but its guys like you that piss off my wife by leading me down paths I shouldnt go.

    floppy_joe
     
  2. Oct 20, 2005 #202 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    1) yes you can but be aware the best way to procede, is to use instantcake with both drives connected to your PC before you run the Zipper script you will of course lose shows.
    2) see item 1
    3) Zipper does do a killhdinitrd kernel for you.
    4) I need Rbautch to clarify, but I don't think you can get wireless configured unless you connect first with a wired adapter.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2005 #203 of 11850
    mikehome

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    Hi all.....yes its me again. I got stupid last night and deleted the wrong file while I was FTP'd into my Tivo. Well.. long story short... My tivo wouldnt finish powering up and a reboot.

    I just put a fresh 6.2 image on it with instant cake.

    Question: Do I need to hook it up for a few days to talk to DTV/Tivo (update guide + have and have at least 1 sucessfull connection) before I run Zipper and enhancements again or can I go ahead and put on Zipper + enhancements.

    Thanks!

    At least I'm getting some practice at hacking Tivo :p
     
  4. Oct 20, 2005 #204 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    !Texas
    Mike
    as long as you have your channels and access to your Now Playing list, you can Zipper.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2005 #205 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Yes, check the script in my signature. You can set up wireless easily, but you need either with a wired adapter or a serial cable to run the script. I may eliminate this requirement in the future version of the Zipper.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2005 #206 of 11850
    JWThiers

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    To make things a bit easier down the road (ie next time you use this fantastic tool 6 months from now), include the PDF instructions on the CD that way you will always have them available when you use it. :up:

    Might be a good idea to include the PDF in the zip download. :D
     
  7. Oct 20, 2005 #207 of 11850
    JediKnight2

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    rbautch, Im game. I am going to zipper another drive this weekend if you need a guinea pig....

    NOTE the only thing with wireless is that you have to pick a predefined WEP key and its only 64-bit....of course if you are running WEP someone could crack your 128-bit encryption just as easy...encryption and wireless protection only keep some out...if ANYONE wants in bad enough...they will find a way in..
     
  8. Oct 20, 2005 #208 of 11850
    dsmturbo

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    The donation page has expired, so I donated in memory here:

    https://secureccs.ca/donations/donations.aspx?div=18&lang=en

    :up: You guys are the best
     
  9. Oct 20, 2005 #209 of 11850
    dsmturbo

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    For real? Wicked rbautch...I can not wait. I assume that this may enable networking, fackcall etc for Hr10-250 as well as drive support (larger) :up: :up: :up:
     
  10. Oct 20, 2005 #210 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Actually the Enhancement script only works on a Tivo that's already been hacked to allow networking. It's packaged with the Zipper to run on the Tivo after the Zipper does it's thing on the PC to allow networking. HD support for the Zipper is not yet on the table.
     
  11. Oct 20, 2005 #211 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    so Russ,
    what's this new Zipper feature, do tell us, I know it has to be good, since you're involved :D
     
  12. Oct 20, 2005 #212 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Can't say until I know it works!!
     
  13. Oct 20, 2005 #213 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    I hope it doesn't require burning a "new" Tools Disk again :(
     
  14. Oct 20, 2005 #214 of 11850
    Dirac

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    I decided to start using an R/W. :D
     
  15. Oct 20, 2005 #215 of 11850
    mikehome

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    Can ya guys give me a little more help?

    I bought another DTV Tivo fromm ebay so I could do MRV. Its a Samsung 40 hr. I hooked it up and it already has 6.2 on it. I tried to access "Now Playing" after waiting for the screen looking for a satelitte signal to time out ( dont have sateliite or phone line plugged to it) . It says it needs a test call before I can access "now playing". I know I need to be able to access "now playing" b4 I can use MRV

    I also tried a 80 gig hd in it that was the original drive from my 80 hr Samsung That also has 6.2 on it, as well as recorded shows. I cant access "now playing" because it says a serious error has occured and a restart is needed. This is the same error you get when you put a fresh image from instant cake on a new drive. I assume this is because the HD has some data from a the other Samsung model. If i do a clear and delete on it.... I will have to do guided setup and it will definitely want to dial up before "now playing" is accessible

    What is the best way to to proceed to use MRV on this Tivo. I need to put zipper and enhancements on one of the drives, but not sure how to proceed and which drive to use

    Thanks in advace.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2005 #216 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    just pick a drive
    zipper it
    run 51killer.tcl from bash to get rid of that serrious error has occured message
    fakecall.tcl takes care of the need to call in stuff.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2005 #217 of 11850
    tivoenthused

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    HELP!
    When I created my original Zipper disk, the file named tivotools.tar was somehow renamed to tivotools[1].tar. I didn't catch this until I tried to zipper the drive. The readout told me it was unable to find the tivotools.tar file/directory..... I still got the "success!" message, but I had a feeling somethings were missed because the zipper couldn't find the tivotools.tar.

    I susbequently created a new disk with the correct file name, I attempted to go through the process again (insert the PTV disk, then the zipper disk), but got the following readout (see below). Am I good to go? If not, what do I do now? huge thanks from a Linux idiot.

    Here's the readout from the 2nd attempt:
    Copying tivotools to busybox...
    mkdir: Cannot create directory '/tivo/busybox': File exists
    Disabling firewall...
    mv: unable to rename '/tivo/etc/netfilter-enable': No such file or directory
    Copying author file...
    Creating flag for enhancements script...
    Copying hacks to tivo drive...
    mkdir: Cannot create directory 'tivo/hacks': File exists
    Copying hacked kernal to tivo drive...
    VMLINUX_.GZ 40.4% -- replaced with VMLINUX_

    1+1 records in
    1+1 records out

    Success! Your drive is now hacked. Install in your Tivo and boot.

    ANY IDEAS?
     
  18. Oct 20, 2005 #218 of 11850
    mikehome

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    Thats some of the best news I heard today...... believe me...It was a rough day at work. This is a great place to hang. You guys sure come through quickly. Thanks a million! :up:
     
  19. Oct 20, 2005 #219 of 11850
    rbautch

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    I burned about 25 tools disks while testing the Zipper. Finally woke up and started using R/W. The problem was that I honestly believed each one would work, and would be the last one I would need. :p
     
  20. Oct 20, 2005 #220 of 11850
    rbautch

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    You are good to go. This is expected behavior if you run the zipper twice.
     

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