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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 13, 2006 #7801 of 11850
    Finnstang

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    Yep. While the drive is out, I would HIGHLY suggest you make a backup image of it just in case anything happens. That way you won't lose the recordings if something DOES happen.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2006 #7802 of 11850
    cr33p

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    1. I can just use the hindsdales guide to backing up the drive with recordings correct? The guide has directions to back up a dual drive system?

    2. And if I did hose the drive, requiring a back up of the restored image what type of problems if any would I encounter since it is a 2 drive system ?

    Thanks
     
  3. Oct 13, 2006 #7803 of 11850
    rbautch

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    When you back up a 2 drive system, you can restore it to one or two drives. In fact, that's the method for migrating from two drives to one.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2006 #7804 of 11850
    cr33p

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    I see :)

    Thanks

    Do you really think the script will waste teh drive? I really dont want to back the darn thing up.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2006 #7805 of 11850
    Finnstang

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    It takes very little time, and you will have everything opened up already. I can't imagine not taking the time to make a backup, but it's up to you. The zipper has never hosed a drive on me, but in my mind it's better safe than sorry.

    http://tivo.upgrade-instructions.com/index.php
     
  6. Oct 13, 2006 #7806 of 11850
    cr33p

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    Yeah , I suppose your right, but somedays im just lazy you know. :D
     
  7. Oct 13, 2006 #7807 of 11850
    shortkud

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    I did the same thing. I didn't bother making a backup because I had nothing to save it was brand new. I didn't have one problem and this was a few months ago. I later decided to re-image for the heck of it and bought the image(s) from ptvupgrade and had no problem. The zipper website gives great instructions!
     
  8. Oct 13, 2006 #7808 of 11850
    sk33t3r

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    My used HDVR2 just came in today, im clearing the todo list and everything, then it is time to run a backup, Im thinking about puttin g 2 older 80 gigers in place of the single 40 gig, or I may just add an 80 to the 40.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2006 #7809 of 11850
    dresdn

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    Alright, now I'm really stuck. I built a Serial cable per This Site and checked it with this Cable Image

    When I try to connect using Hyperterminal, I don't get anything. Any other ideas on what I can do/try? As I've said, I've already tried re-zippering the Drive and selected "YES" to "Keep old programming" (or whatever the exact language is). Should I try that again but remove some directories on the root partition first?

    Thanks!

    -D
     
  10. Oct 13, 2006 #7810 of 11850
    Lord Vader

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    Your dilemma sounds just like mine. I actually bought a serial cable, connected a female/female gender changer (since it had a male end and my 'puter is male, too), and when I connect it, I get no response whatsoever. I swear that a few years ago it worked, but for some reason now it doesn't.

    Note: I was using this on my Sony T60 to do a few things.
     
  11. Oct 13, 2006 #7811 of 11850
    sk33t3r

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    Baud rate more than likely, but i always use teraterm, its easier to use for transfering files.

    This is how we set it up on a S1 DTivo,

    Click on Setup, Serial Port and select the com port you connected the serial cable to, set baud rate to 9600 and flow control to none

    Click Setup, Terminal and change size from 80x24 to 80x25

    Click Setup, Save Setup and overwrite your teraterm.ini in the directory you installed teraterm to

    Press <enter> and you should get a bash-2.02# prompt. If you don't, you've got the wrong com port, or a bad cable

    Let's speed up the baud rate so the file will transfer faster. At Bash prompt enter:

    stty 115200

    On the TeraTerm menu, click Setup, then Serial Port. Change the Baud rate to 115200 and click "OK" (You should save this to the teraterm.ini file just as you did in step 3c since after the 3.1 update, your DTiVo will run at 115200 baud by default)

    Press <enter> and you should get a bash-2.02# prompt again
     
  12. Oct 13, 2006 #7812 of 11850
    Lord Vader

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    That is what I did, since I, too, use TeraTermPro.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2006 #7813 of 11850
    dresdn

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    I use GTKTerm, and can't use Teraterm since I don't run Windows. I initially tried connecting at 9600, but no go. Also, per the one site, I used 8 data bits, No Parity, 1 stop bit and No flow control, without luck.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks!

    -D
     
  14. Oct 13, 2006 #7814 of 11850
    TivoUser7574

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    Hello,
    Just wanted to say first the zipper rocks. Everything worked flawlessly. However I am having a problem which I think is a mistake I made. My tivo won't let me record and when I try to go to the now playing list it gives me an hardware problem error. I believe this is happening because during the setup on my pc, I chose yes for there are recordings on the drive I want to keep (there wasn't). Is there a way to fix this or do I have to put the drive back in my pc and redo the whole zipper install? Thanks!
     
  15. Oct 14, 2006 #7815 of 11850
    Finnstang

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    you need to run 51killer.tcl and reboot
     
  16. Oct 14, 2006 #7816 of 11850
    TivoUser7574

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    I tried 51killer.tcl, but after running, it said that it didn't change anything and after rebooting it still gives me the hardware error when I try to record? Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  17. Oct 14, 2006 #7817 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Did you run it with "tivosh 51killer.tcl"? Did you get any errors?
     
  18. Oct 14, 2006 #7818 of 11850
    marklyn

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    I zippered all three of my DTivo's and only chose to install NCID on one of them during the enhancements. Now I'd like to add NCID to the remaining two DTivo's but I'm not sure if it's better/easier to download and try to install the latest version of NCID or if there is a way to run just that part of the enhancement tweaks to install NCID from there?
    I have all of my DTivo's running very smoothly so I'd like to take the easiest and safest route.
    I'd prefer not to re-run the entire script just to add NCID but if I have to...

    I looked at the start.sh script and wonder if I could edit out everything before and after the NCID install and try to run just that part... would that work? If so... suggestions on where I'd cut before/after?
     
  19. Oct 14, 2006 #7819 of 11850
    willardcpa

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    Marklyn, I bumped a thread about NCID not working, read it through. You will have a problem trying to run three Dtivos on NCID at the same time, I did. What you need to do is follow the instructions in that thread for setting only one up as the server and the others as the clients. Works like a charm on mine.
     
  20. Oct 14, 2006 #7820 of 11850
    marklyn

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    Yeah, I had read that too... I know I'd have to remove the line from two of the DTivo's that run the server and run one server and 3 clients.

    update*** I did edit the start.sh file and took out everything except the NCID part and ran that. It appeared to install the NCID fine and I commented out the NCID server run line in the rc.sysinit.author file. I also had to edit the ncid.conf file in it's respective directory and point the host ip back to the single ip of my DTivo that is running the NCID server.

    All 3 DTivo's are now reporting the caller ID info. Sweet :)
     

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