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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. Jan 23, 2006 #3021 of 11850
    rbautch

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    R is reburbished. SE is new. I don't think it has anything to do with the adapter itself.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2006 #3022 of 11850
    yazyazoo

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    I ran the enhancement script and said yes to everything. However when I hooked up the tivo I still can't record.. So I tried to reconnect my tivo to my computer and now I can't telnet into the tivo.

    What is wrong?
     
  3. Jan 23, 2006 #3023 of 11850
    kudron

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    That is correct. However, I can't get the new ptv boot disk to boot. I've burned three disks to no avail. Does it matter if the kernel on the boot disk is an old version as long as the kernel on the zipper tools disk is the proper one?

    It's probably something simple, but I have been working on this all day for 12 hours. Maybe I just need a break. There is always the Instantcake 6.2, but I really would like to keep my recordings.

    In the meantime, I put the original 30gig disk with 3.1.1 back in. Boy, are those menus slow...
     
  4. Jan 23, 2006 #3024 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    it can make a difference IF your boot disk doesn't properly recognize drives over 137 GB in size but other than that, no no difference.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2006 #3025 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Are you burning the CD in iso 9660 mode or joliet mode?
     
  6. Jan 23, 2006 #3026 of 11850
    rbautch

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    You cant run the enhancement script unless you are connected to your tivo with a telnet session. I'm confused. Try to be more specific.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2006 #3027 of 11850
    pluto

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    Any ideas?
     
  8. Jan 23, 2006 #3028 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    short easy explaination is this:
    mfsrestore uses tivo BASIC (standalone) quality for its estimates of new space.
    Tivo has reserved space for its "clips" yellow star ads and the like.
    This space is not a fixed amount of space it is a percentage of total space.
    120 hrs variable is pretty normal.
    Did you see 140 plus hrs on the system info screen too or just mfsrestore?
     
  9. Jan 23, 2006 #3029 of 11850
    pluto

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    Only on mfs restore - have not seen on system screen.
    Pluto
     
  10. Jan 23, 2006 #3030 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    ok then, your Tivo is fine :)
     
  11. Jan 23, 2006 #3031 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    how can I go about doing this? I've been using send to D: (my cd-rw drive) and it says "files ready to be written to CD", I ok it and it writes the files to the CD, I checked the CD and all the files from the tools disk are on the CD :confused:
    thanks
     
  12. Jan 23, 2006 #3032 of 11850
    slydog75

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    You cannnot use the windows 'send to' function to make this CD.. YOu need a program (I use Nero Burning Rom) to make a bootable ISO disk.
     
  13. Jan 24, 2006 #3033 of 11850
    kudron

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    I am attempting to create the CD in Joliet mode with Nero and CD Burner XP Pro3 and none of them will boot properly. I've made six coasters already.

    Make that seven...

    Man this is frustrating...
     
  14. Jan 24, 2006 #3034 of 11850
    stevecon

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    Gunny -

    You might want to include in the instructions to have folks to delete X hours of shows in SD mode / Y hours of shows in HD mode, to ensure there is ample space for the zipper & scripts to run / install. I suspect those of us who've had "Suggestions" enabled have full or pretty full HDs (as was my case while trying to run the zipper script). If you already have it in there & I missed it - never mind <grin>
     
  15. Jan 24, 2006 #3035 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    actually tivo software partioned are separate from the mfs partitions where recordings are stored.
    The tivo software partitions are a fixed size and the same no matter how much recording space is used up.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2006 #3036 of 11850
    stevecon

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    How / why did I get a message to the effect of "Disk full" ??

    I reinstalled it to my TiVO and deleted some recordings & tried again - no more message. Weird.
     
  17. Jan 24, 2006 #3037 of 11850
    rbautch

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    The boot disk should be burned in ISO 9660 mode.
     
  18. Jan 24, 2006 #3038 of 11850
    Finnstang

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    Also, make sure you are selecting "Burn from image" in the menu. Or whatever the wording is. You can't just make it a data cd. You should be creating two separate disks. The Boot disk which needs to be burned as an image, and the tools cd, which needs to be burned in Joliet mode.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2006 #3039 of 11850
    kudron

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    Now I am even more confused (if that's even possible :confused: ). I burned the tools disk in windows xp pro with the Sonic applet that came with my DVD burner. The tools disk worked fine (or so I thought). Its the boot disk that I am having trouble with.....
     
  20. Jan 24, 2006 #3040 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    what does your boot disk look like when you explore it's contents in Windows XP?
     

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