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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 15, 2006 #7841 of 11850
    jeremybb

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    Thanks for the reply. I like NewEgg as well as TigerDirect, but I was more interested in a particular model suggestion to make sure I get the right thing. For example, here is a list of the qualities I think I am looking for:
    Size: 80-120 GB (I don't need the max)
    Speed: 5400 RPM (vs 7200)
    Interface: IDE? (vs. SATA. This is where I am most concerned about getting the wrong thing.)

    Looking around one does not see many 5400 RPM drives, and drives are increasingly SATA-II AKA SATA-300, which I assume don't work. Does SATA-I AKA SATA-150 work? WTF is PATA? So, if there is a model number of a good drive that would be helpful. Perhaps I should ask in a different thread....
     
  2. Oct 15, 2006 #7842 of 11850
    dlmcmurr

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    Jeremy,

    I've also had good luck with buy.com. In addition to IDE/ATA-100/ATA-133, PATA is the same thing. Just stay away from SATA in any flavor. 5400 drives are hard to find now. 160gb drives can frequently be found for the same price as an 80gb. As for models, you get into a lot of personal preferences. Some badmouth Maxtor, others Western Digital. Seagate doesn't get many detractors and has a 5 year warranty on some models. They can be a little noisier, but not that much, IMHO.

    Have fun,
    Dave
     
  3. Oct 15, 2006 #7843 of 11850
    wbrault

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    maybe im looking way to into this. but i just started the zipper on my pc and its asking for a 3 digit service number, i have looked at the insructions... so far i dont know where to find this

    any help?

    thanks much!
     
  4. Oct 15, 2006 #7844 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    it's located in the system information page, it's the first 3 digits of your service #
     
  5. Oct 15, 2006 #7845 of 11850
    wbrault

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    thanks, to bad its already turned off with the drive out. but after digging deeper in this thread. it was mentioned it is on the back

    so far so good its restoring the 3.1 image

    thanks anyway bud
     
  6. Oct 15, 2006 #7846 of 11850
    wbrault

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    oook tivo we have a problem.

    keeps rebooting while getting info from satellite

    any ideas while i dig into this thread?

    EDIT:

    seems to be fine for now, for some reason though it rebooted 3 times when getting info from satellite, is that normal? per instructions it made it out to seem like it should happen just once

    also, its on the network so i guess its good to go.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2006 #7847 of 11850
    papatriot

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    I've read a LOT of this thread and others (after searching) and think I have an idea what I need to do but would GREATLY appreciate some verification as well as advice.

    Equip:
    Hughes directivo model HDVR2
    160GB Seagate drive (PTVnet + instantcake 6.2 image)

    Background:
    Was up late last night installing new 160GB drive in to my Hughes box that was still in original config. (I put orig 40gb drive away as a backup)
    Unit did the 2 re-boots, I set the zip, etc got my local chan's and everyting working.
    Happy camper so far.

    Today I decide to do the networking. Uh-oh.
    problem:
    I have wired/wireless network. No wire run to the tivo location yet.
    I have a wusb11v4 wirelessB USB adapter which will not work w/PTVnet hack
    the ONLY wired USB adapter I could find locally was a Linksys USB200M but it is V2 ! Another no-go for PTV hack :(
    I REALLY want to get this networked tonight so the wife gets off my case :) so would rather not wait for a 'compatible' adapter to arrive via mail-order.

    MY QUESTION is this:

    A: Can I run ZIPPER on this (working) new drive (without the new image option) OVER the PTVnet tools thereby allowing my existing network adapters to work? Not loose my settings?

    B: Any reason NOT to use the WUSB11v4 wireles adpter in light of the fact that I plan on running a ethernet cable to the tivo ,just not tonight, but in the future.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2006 #7848 of 11850
    wbrault

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    OK up and running super

    ftp is up, telnet is up... no tivowebplus??


    must i do something extra?? when it asked i said y (yes)
     
  9. Oct 15, 2006 #7849 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    A: Not easily. You might be better off just running the enhancement script. See Rbautches Thread for details.

    B: no reason at all. if no wireless is detected you can revert to wired without problems
     
  10. Oct 15, 2006 #7850 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    !Texas

    from bash type twprs (tivowebplus restart) watch the prompts and report back here if you get any errors.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2006 #7851 of 11850
    wbrault

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    yep an error

    /enhancements/TWPrunc.sh: /var/hack/tivowebplus/tivoweb: No such file or directory
     
  12. Oct 15, 2006 #7852 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    sounds like twp didn't install properly
     
  13. Oct 15, 2006 #7853 of 11850
    wbrault

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    hmm what can i do, should i just run the install script and go through everything again?

    the tweak.sh command?
     
  14. Oct 15, 2006 #7854 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    you will have to uninstall it 1st, but yeah
     
  15. Oct 15, 2006 #7855 of 11850
    wbrault

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    o gee

    whats the command to uninstall?

    EDIT: I take it, this is it.

    tweak_uninstall.sh
     
  16. Oct 15, 2006 #7856 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    it's been a while but from /enhancements I think you run tweak_uninstall.sh
     
  17. Oct 15, 2006 #7857 of 11850
    papatriot

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    Thanks, problem is that I have no network connectivity to the box now (thus the original problem)
    It was my understanding that the enhancement script is deployed to the box via FTP when done standalone (not with zipper).
    Did I miss something in the thread on installing it manually (HD in PC or something?)


    At the time I asked the original question, I was under the impression that the Zipper install would be no problem... The instructions mention installing it on a disk with working (6.2+) software, like mine... But I figured I'd ask, especially since PTVnet was used initially to create the 6.2 image on this disk.
    And in your response you indicated "not easily". Could you elaborate on why it would be less than easy or specific problem/s I might encounter.
    THANKS again, I do appreciate the help.
     
  18. Oct 15, 2006 #7858 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    well the main caveat is that ptvnet puts things on the tivo in places differently from the zipper. My biggest fear is that your tivo system software partition may run out of room with both hacks installed.
    I've never done a zipper over ptvnet before so I can't tell you for sure what will happen.
     
  19. Oct 15, 2006 #7859 of 11850
    wbrault

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    ok things seem to be fine, for one thing

    telnet is no longer open.

    it was.. but now its closed.
     
  20. Oct 15, 2006 #7860 of 11850
    rbautch

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    I've seen a PTVnet installation, and if you remove the /ptvugrade and /init directories, it should free up enough room and disable the PTVnet stuff. Also delete test.conf in root.
     

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