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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. Sep 8, 2006 #7281 of 11850
    rpdre1

    rpdre1 New Member

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    Are you sure you can do the mod yourself? Do you have experience with SMD rework?

    If not, I suggest you have someone do it for you.... I think buying an S2 with no drive would be cheaper.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2006 #7282 of 11850
    tnedator

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    Ok, I am confused about a few things related to the Zipper and hacks script.

    I have an HR10-250 with the original drive. I plan to upgrade it this weekend to a 500gb drive. I would like to preserve the programs, so plan on doing an MFSrestore that will copy my programs across. All that I know how to do and is not a problem.

    Now, my question is what will happen when I install the zipper and run the tweak.sh. A couple weeks ago when I upgraded my first 10-250, I didn't copy the programs across, but I did record some programs before applying the zipper and tweak.sh. When I ran the tweak.sh, I lost all my programs. They would show up in guide, but when you went to play them, it would just go to the delete/don't delete screen.

    So, did I do something wrong, or is it not possible to preserve recordings when applying the zipper and running tweak.sh?

    Thanks
     
  3. Sep 8, 2006 #7283 of 11850
    chris22

    chris22 Snowboard Dude

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    What does Zipper (inc1uding enhancement script) do for TivoServer? (not desktop).

    I cant seem to make it transfer anything but .ty from this tivo on1y.
    -Chris
     
  4. Sep 8, 2006 #7284 of 11850
    cheer

    cheer Registered Offender

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    Zipper does nothing for Tivoserver itself...although I'm pretty sure the superpatch (run by tweak.sh) is required on any Tivo that you want to use to view Tivoserver-based content.

    Are you running the latest Tivoserver? What happens when you try to transfer, say, a Divx file?
     
  5. Sep 8, 2006 #7285 of 11850
    cheer

    cheer Registered Offender

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    Something was done wrong. Sounds like you might have run 51killer; normally recordings are preserved OK.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2006 #7286 of 11850
    rbautch

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    The tweak.sh is meant to be run immediately after you run the Zipper. Anything you record inbetween is toast!
     
  7. Sep 8, 2006 #7287 of 11850
    chris22

    chris22 Snowboard Dude

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    It acts 1ike it wi11 work. It says Wi11 get 1ater.


    Sorry for using 1s, but the dog broke the |_ key on my 1aptop.

    I am using 1atest beta. I just upgraded from 1atest stab1e. Neither work.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2006 #7288 of 11850
    tnedator

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    The recordings that were recorded prior to zipper and copied to a new drive with mfsrestore will be preserved?


    1. The steps I plan to take are to image my 250gb drive to a 500gb drive with mfsrestore (including copying across my old recordings).

    2. Apply the zipper.

    3. Run tweak.sh

    Following these steps, 51killer shouldn't be run and my old recordings shouldn't be deleted. Correct?
     
  9. Sep 8, 2006 #7289 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Sounds like you have a rogue recording that won't go away, and is not visible in Now Showing. Try rebooting your Tivo. If that doesnt work, go through some of the tivoserver videos you tried to transfer previously and select "cancel recording".
     
  10. Sep 8, 2006 #7290 of 11850
    SteelersFan

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    I say we take up a collection and buy chris22 a new "l" key! :D
     
  11. Sep 8, 2006 #7291 of 11850
    chris22

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    No go. So, I wi11 "de1ete a11 recordings."

    this is in my 1aptop. I just need to order my new keyboard from de11, so, but its hard* to insta11.

    * Pain in the neck



    WTF:
    I did not do this yet...
    but I 1ost TiVoWebP1us.
    I 1ost Te1net.
    What shou1d I do?

    I have no seria1 cab1e (or 1et a1one, port.)
     
  12. Sep 9, 2006 #7292 of 11850
    pdawg17

    pdawg17 Here's Julia!!

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    For some reason I can't find the answer to my question with a search...

    Can the drive be zippered using a usb to ATA cable or does it have to be connected to my PC internally?
     
  13. Sep 9, 2006 #7293 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Back in version 1.5, I added support for usb drives, so you shouldnt even need the adapter. Use sda, sdb, etc, instead of hda, hdb... I've never tried a usb drive or an adapter so I cant guarantee it will work. I just posted a new beta version of Zipper 2.0, so give that a shot if you can. Use the first link I posted in the beta thread.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2006 #7294 of 11850
    pdawg17

    pdawg17 Here's Julia!!

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    Basically, I just want to pull my drive and plug it into my PC without opening the PC case...so it's an internal drive and therefore I have to use my adapter...I'll give it a try when 6.3 comes around...
     
  15. Sep 9, 2006 #7295 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Here are the unique visits to the Zipper website since it was introduced last October:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Sep 9, 2006 #7296 of 11850
    solsurfer

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    I've tried several IDE positions and jumper positions, but maybe I'm doing it wrong. What is the correct position for the drive and the jumper? I just need the CD ROM and the new drive connected.

    Thanks
     
  17. Sep 9, 2006 #7297 of 11850
    SteelersFan

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    Wow. I imagine there will be a spike of unique visits when (if?) you get R10 support. Thanks again for all your efforts.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2006 #7298 of 11850
    Nandy

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    I am hacking a tivo for a friend. I just got done with the hard drive. Can I put that hard drive inmy tivo to finish the process then move it to his tivo with no problem? Our network set up is indenticaly as I installed his. What issues might I encounter?
    Thanks!
     
  19. Sep 9, 2006 #7299 of 11850
    rbautch

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    You'll get an error 51. Run 51killer.tcl and it will be fine.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2006 #7300 of 11850
    Lord Vader

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    Russ, I had read Gunny's response to this same question, and he said one can do a "clear & delete" everything in such a situation. Is he incorrect, then? I should try this when hacking a drive for my brother, testing it out on one of my in-storage, NIB TIVOs, then sending him the drive.
     

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