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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. Feb 20, 2006 #4001 of 11850
    danny7481

    danny7481 Tivo Addict

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    i plan on using the original drive in my tivo's, do i still need to buy instantcake cd.
    also, do i have to buy 2? i got a samsung s4040r and a phillips dsr708.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2006 #4002 of 11850
    Finnstang

    Finnstang King of the North

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    If your existing DTiVo is running 6.2, just make a backup of that to use as your image. All you need to buy, is the LBA48 boot cd ($5). You can use the backed up image for both DTiVos you want to Zipper.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2006 #4003 of 11850
    danny7481

    danny7481 Tivo Addict

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    i bought the LBA48 boot cd, but it only gave me 1 file, where do i get the vmlinux_.gz?
    also the 000001 file is that already on my d'tivo? those are the only 2 files im missing.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2006 #4004 of 11850
    ttodd1

    ttodd1 Proud Computer Geek

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    Per the directions - did you burn the file to a cd? That is where you will find the files.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2006 #4005 of 11850
    SteelersFan

    SteelersFan "On Welfare"

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    From the Zipper instructions:
    Code:
    Copy the hacked kernel from the PTV Boot CD. It is located in /s2_kernels/3.1.5/VMLINUX_.GZ. A good
    explanation of how kernels relate to Tivo software is here.
    
    A software image, if you want the script to install the image for you. Regardless of what image you use, it
    must be named 000001 which is what it's named on the Instantcake CD.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2006 #4006 of 11850
    danny7481

    danny7481 Tivo Addict

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    the file that i got from the boot cd i bought? no i havent yet
     
  7. Feb 20, 2006 #4007 of 11850
    kimsan

    kimsan underling

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    Greenbackvil...
    Gunny,

    May I lend a voice defending your position?

    You and Russ have accomplished your goal. I would not have bothered (and hadn't in the past) were it not for the simplicity and automation provided by "The Zipper".

    What I've learned and accomplished beyond that is because *I wanted to and did the research*.

    You provide a simple key to the kingdom. A key that stays on the TCF side of the line.

    There's a wealth of riches on the DDB side of the line, but you wisely choose to simply open the door.

    Thank you.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2006 #4008 of 11850
    SteelersFan

    SteelersFan "On Welfare"

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    Well said. I bet this describes the situation of a lot of us here.
    Gunny & Russ - Thanks again! You guys are simply the best! And, may I say, Congratulations on 4000 and counting. :up:
     
  9. Feb 20, 2006 #4009 of 11850
    danny7481

    danny7481 Tivo Addict

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    i see that i dont need the 000001 file, since i dont need a script installed.
    copy the hacked kernel from the PTV boot cd, what exactly is a kernel?
     
  10. Feb 20, 2006 #4010 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    if you read the zipper instruction page, there is an explanation for all of this.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2006 #4011 of 11850
    danny7481

    danny7481 Tivo Addict

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    ive read it, but i will read it again, 10 times if i have too, just to make sure i understand everything, thank you for the help
     
  12. Feb 20, 2006 #4012 of 11850
    CopyCat

    CopyCat New Member

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    :up:

    I can only report another successful Philips 7000 zippered at my house, great application and great support.

    Thanks guys

    PS: Gunnyman << why didn't you ping me when you were over this way for the holidays ? Cosmic Jack's Hotdogs is right down the street and they do serve cold brew

    :D
     
  13. Feb 20, 2006 #4013 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I woulda coulda shoulda man.
    There IS a Tivo meet in Charleston in May brewing though check the meets forum for the details.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2006 #4014 of 11850
    Markman07

    Markman07 Active Member

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    Is there anything I can check or anything I can do to prevent the random reboot when doing something in TWP. It isn't just one module. For instance today I made a few minor changes to my Daily-Express config using the editor right within TWP. As soon as I clicked Save. It rebooted the TIVO. It has happened a few times on different modules throughout. With this one this has happened twice now in the last three days.

    Other Reboots --
    - Rebooted when I made changes to my Channels Prefs FAvorities. list. Clicked Save. Boom
    - Rebooted when I was editing Season Passes.
    - a few others I can remember (over last 10 days )

    So I would say of the 90% of the times it reboots the Tivo it is when I am clicking Save or Submit in TWP.

    As far as I know the TIVO has never rebooted by itself when I wasn't using TWP (besides the scheduled CRON job)
     
  15. Feb 20, 2006 #4015 of 11850
    Doctor_K

    Doctor_K TiVoholic

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    I didn't find this answer here after searching this thread, so I'm going to share what I found to be the answer with help from rbautch.

    You must access the TiVo with a serial connection or use another "working" usb adapter.

    The USB200MV2 must be added to the file in the
    /etc/hotplug/usb.map
    Jamie's backported drivers must be installed first. (You must have answered yes to adding the USB2.0 drivers in the Zipper enhancemant script)

    Find the section for the ax8817x driver and edit the file to add the product line for the USB200MV2
    device ax8817x
    product 13b1 0018 Linksys USB200MV2
     
  16. Feb 20, 2006 #4016 of 11850
    MartyBoy00

    MartyBoy00 New Member

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    I would love to say "Last Question" but I doubt it will be. My network is up and running great... and I am just in awe of you guys... (I am learning some Linux so I can pick up some of this for myself).... I have a couple of questions, but 1 I "can't talk about here"... hehe... the other... Now Playing list goes blank quite a bit... it comes back... but is there something I can do to make it stop going away? Everything else is over the top awesome.. I have to admit, I wanted this functionality 3 years ago and had pretty much given up on it... So Kudos sqaured to both of you... Earlier, I read a post saying that you should "let people learn"... whatever... you have given me a great gift and shown me the possibilities.. and that inspired me to learn more... I agree with one of the responses that I would not have if it had been overly complicated... so thanks for the gift of wanting to learn!!! You should be teachers... that are paid well.. :)
     
  17. Feb 20, 2006 #4017 of 11850
    ttodd1

    ttodd1 Proud Computer Geek

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  18. Feb 20, 2006 #4018 of 11850
    TechniKal

    TechniKal New Member

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    Do Zippered Tivos auto-update? I noticed today that I have the 'Hackman' option on Tivowebplus that I don't remember seeing there before. I didn't add it. Does Zipper check for updates and automatically pull them down?
     
  19. Feb 20, 2006 #4019 of 11850
    BigBearf

    BigBearf New Member

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    This is my first post. I have been looking at the board and I think that I am ready to try the zipper on my SD freeby that I just got. I have an old pc that I can use for the linux part however I have gone to Macs in the past 2-3 years. I need to know if I can burn and telnet using a mac. I noticed that the disk needs to be burned using Joliet format and I am unfamiliar with that. Please let me know any thoughts
    Thanks,
    BigBearf
     
  20. Feb 21, 2006 #4020 of 11850
    brota

    brota New Member

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    I am trying to use the zipper with the 6.2 image I purchased. I have a dsr704
    I keep getting the message that there is not enough space I have tried a 30 and 40 gig drive(not the original drive).
    I need one tivo with low space as this will just be a mrv receiver for my other tivos.
    Any ideas would be helpful

    Thank You
    Brian
     

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