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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 #7861 of 11850
    papatriot

    papatriot New Member

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    Thanks guys! I can hook the drive up to my SUSE box and try that.

    I am a bit miffed I purchased PTVnet disk only to find out it is not compatible with any currently available adapters. Thought I was avoiding headache and going the easiest path possible :rolleyes:
    Oh well, live and learn.
    My choices now seem to be:

    • Just order a compatible adapter, wait, sell existing adapter.
    • Try what you suggest above, followed by zipper. Worst thing that can happen is I have to re-image the disk in which case I will simply use zipper in the first place w/instantcake I have. Wife will have to (again) set up her season passes, like she just did today. She will not be to thrilled about that :D
    • Make an image backup of this new drive and then procede as above in case it does not work, can restore and then wait for an adater as in choice 1. In light of keeping wifey happy I think this is the path I will pursue. :) I WILL post my results for future reference. Surely I'm not the only one to realize the PTV route was not the best choice for me after taking it ;)
     
  2. Oct 16, 2006 #7862 of 11850
    sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    Well here goes my first s2 upgrade with zipper. We shall see what happens. Im going to jsut add a 80 gig I have laying around as a second drive to the 40.
    HDVR2 is up and running but I cant get a bash via tera term and the serial port, cable is fine as I get bash on my S1 on this machine with this cable. I installed zipper with no errors and setup networking but I dont have the usb to ethernet adapter yet, so I was trying to use the serial port. Any idea's????

    :confused:
     
  3. Oct 16, 2006 #7863 of 11850
    papatriot

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    Wait!... Can I simply use the serial cable connection to install/run the enhancement script? Thereby gaining the correct driver for the USB200M V2 adapter?
     
  4. Oct 16, 2006 #7864 of 11850
    sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    I dotn know why you couldnt, as long as you get a bash, my speed is at 115200. I get the following when I rebooted but its raining its ass off here and I cant get a signal now and I cant get bash so I can run the tweaks.sh script!!! And I havent called to activate this machine yet.

    /dev/hda9: 605/32768 files (2.1% non-contiguous), 8406/131072 blocks
    Cleanup /dev/hda9 pass 2
    ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determining whether /dev/
    hda9 is mounted.
    /dev/hda9: clean, 605/32768 files, 8406/131072 blocks
    /dev/hda9 is clean after pass 2
    Mounting /var
    /dev/hda9 on /var type ext2 (rw)
    Cleaning up files in /var
    Checking space in /var
    Mounting initial environment
    Starting logging daemons
    Found Silicon Labs "Si2433" modem, rev F, skipping modem patch
    Scanning for phase1 repair scripts
    Running boot Stage C_MediaInitialization scripts
    Loading input section drivers
    cobra module was successfully installed, LNBPA 0x10 LNBPB 0x16
    Loading output section drivers
    Splash the screen
    Running boot Stage D_PreMfs scripts
    Remote control is TIVO
    MFS partition on /dev/hda10
    Loading Provo dssapp
    Look for debug board
    /tvbin/dssapp: DSS Interface Version 1.24, compiled on Nov 12 2004
    Loading irblast
    Loading ideturbo
    Loading fan
    Loading therm
    Loading TvBus router
    Updating system clock
    Time set to: Mon Oct 16 06:05:23 2006
    Enabling local route
    Setting TCP keepalive parameters
    Checking for additional disk
    Start fan control
    First temperature parameters set:
    Terminal temp: 71
    Critical temp: 62
    Logging temp: 60
    Target temp: 50
    Lowest fan speed: 7
    /tvbin/fancontrol is running in the background.
    Starting TvLauncher
    PokeFirewallPort: Poking hole through firewall at port 2191, protocol tcp
    Waiting for launcher to start.
    Launcher is running.
    Scanning for phase2 repair scripts
    Running boot Stage E_PreApplication scripts
    Checking for database conversions
    No upgrade to load
    Not upgrading software
    Scanning for phase3 repair scripts
    Running boot Stage F_ApplicationLaunch scripts
    Starting Services.
    Microcode version is TiVo!
    Found hpk front panel model 1
    PCI: 00:0d.2 PCI cache line size set incorrectly (0 bytes) by BIOS/FW, correctin
    g to 32
    PokeFirewallPort: Poking hole through firewall at port 2190, protocol udp
    PokeFirewallPort: Poking hole through firewall at port 2190, protocol tcp
    using driver frame iter
    ApgLogFrequency( 0 sec )
    Finished creating ApgDriverFrameIter
    Using a smartSorter!
    Calling ReadStream()s
    ....started status session
    Initialize with 2 live caches
    AddInputSection 1
    AddInputSection 2
    TvMomMediaSwitchSource::DoSetup()
    TvMomMediaSwitchSource::DoSetup()
    AddInputSection 3
    ApgManager Transition from state INIT to BOOT
    ....started status session
    ....sending Booting event
    ....sending Booting event
    Scanning for phase4 repair scripts
    Running boot Stage G_PostApplication scripts
    Inside fakecall 4.x+
    done with fakecall

    rc.sysinit is complete
    ApgManager Transition from state BOOT to FAST_LOAD
    ApgManager Transition from state FAST_LOAD to FAST_LOAD
    ---- rubbishing channels in network 0 because ULO wasn't processed
    ApgManager Transition from state FAST_LOAD to FAST_LOAD
    ---- rubbishing channels in network 2 because ULO wasn't processed
    ApgManager Transition from state FAST_LOAD to FAST_LOAD
    ApgManager Transition from state FAST_LOAD to FAST_LOAD
    ---- rubbishing channels in network 40962 because ULO wasn't processed
    ....sending Timeout event
    ....sending Timeout event
    ApgManager Transition from state FAST_LOAD to STEADY_STATE
    ---- rubbishing channels in network 40965 because ULO wasn't processed
    ....sending Done event
    ....sending Done event
    Removing local market config
    ApgManager Transition from state STEADY_STATE to INIT
     
  5. Oct 16, 2006 #7865 of 11850
    papatriot

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    Strange you can't get bash. I'll make a cable tomorrow and try to get to bash on this HDVR2
     
  6. Oct 16, 2006 #7866 of 11850
    Finnstang

    Finnstang King of the North

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    Winterfell

    Have you tried hitting enter?
     
  7. Oct 16, 2006 #7867 of 11850
    sk33t3r

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    Finnstang, Yes several times. I am getting channel 100 and 200, still cant get bash, and i know my cable is good.
    Well I guess I can go picok up a linksys USB200M, $30 at circuit city.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2006 #7868 of 11850
    sk33t3r

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    WOHOOOOOO!!!!! I picked up a usb linksys adapter, reinstalled my backup image to my drive, reinstalled zipped and now have bash running the tweak.sh via secure crt, the scripts downloads an update from a web site???

    I have a 40 gig as drive A and 80 gig as drive B, but i still only see 35 hours of recording time. Heres my info from tivoweb;

    File System/Disk Information
    Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
    /dev/hda4 ext2 124M 74M 44M 63% /
    /dev/hda9 ext2 124M 2.9M 115M 2% /var

    /dev/hda:
    multcount = 16 (on)
    I/O support = 0 (default 16-bit)
    using_dma = 1 (on)
    readahead = 8 (on)
    geometry = 4998/255/63, sectors = 80293248, start = 0
    drive state is: active/idle

    Device: Maxtor 2F040L0 Supports ATA Version 7
    Check S.M.A.R.T. Passed

    /dev/hdb:
    multcount = 16 (on)
    I/O support = 0 (default 16-bit)
    using_dma = 1 (on)
    readahead = 8 (on)
    geometry = 9729/255/63, sectors = 156301488, start = 0
    drive state is: active/idle

    Device: ST380011A Supports ATA Version 6
    Drive supports S.M.A.R.T. and is enabled
    Check S.M.A.R.T. Passed

    User Space
    Invisible 1 134 MB 0.4% 0:02:55
    Live Cache 2 512 MB 1.4% 0:12:00
    Used User Space 3 646 MB 1.7% 0:14:55
    Reserved Space
    Used Reserved Space 0 0 MB 0.0% 0:00:00
    Space Summary
    Total Space - 37725 MB 100.0% -
    Total Used 3 646 MB 1.7% 0:14:55
    Total Free - 37079 MB 98.3% -
     
  9. Oct 16, 2006 #7869 of 11850
    rbautch

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    The enhancement script gets copied from the CD to your tivo drive while you're running the zipper, so no FTP necessary. The zipper also installs Jamie's backported drivers while the drive is still in your PC which should allow the usb200m v2 to work the first time you boot up. You can also run the enhancement script via serial.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2006 #7870 of 11850
    sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    Well after some reading of the how to, I figured out my drive issue, MFSADD its amazing what you can find when you read.


    Space Summary
    Total Space - 114041 MB 100.0% -
    Total Used 3 1158 MB 1.0% 0:26:57
    Total Free - 112883 MB 99.0%


    I think mom and dad will be quite happy!!! Especially once dad figures out the season pass for his scifi StarGate!!!
     
  11. Oct 16, 2006 #7871 of 11850
    rbautch

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    What was your issue?
     
  12. Oct 17, 2006 #7872 of 11850
    sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    I didnt know I needed to run MFSADD, I was thinking Zipper did the drive expanding as well. Maybe that should be an option?
    Now its time to tackle my DSR7000.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2006 #7873 of 11850
    tward_biteme1

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    After Zippering a Philips DTivo DSR704, have a D-Link DWL-122....

    Music & Photos seems to work some of the time, but other times it doesn't seem to see my Computer (when it doesn't see it I can telnet to the DTivo from the Computer without a problem)...

    Might help if I tell you it seemed to happen with the Tivo Desktop and with JavaHMO....

    Anyone have that happen before?
     
  14. Oct 17, 2006 #7874 of 11850
    rbautch

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    I've seen a few other users have trouble keeping the wireless connection active. Rebooting the router always fixes it, but that's a pain. Maybe a continuous ping would keep it from dropping off. Also make sure you're advertising your SSID on your router.
     
  15. Oct 17, 2006 #7875 of 11850
    cr33p

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    Am I to understand that running the zipper on a fresh image on a new Drive will not expand it to the full capacity in my case a 250 gb drive? Did I still need to run Mfsadd?
     
  16. Oct 17, 2006 #7876 of 11850
    rbautch

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    No. The Zipper will expand to use the full capacity of any drive. Mfsadd is used to when you want to add a second hard drive.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2006 #7877 of 11850
    cr33p

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    Pheeeew, I thought that seemed weird if it didnt. Thanks
     
  18. Oct 17, 2006 #7878 of 11850
    spydraver

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    Quick question, will runing this on a drive that has been previously hacked mess with my recordings. Basically have one Tivo runnnig older OS not sure which one exactly and One Tivo running with Zipper. Want to run Zipper on my older HD but just want to make sure my recordings will be saved.
     
  19. Oct 17, 2006 #7879 of 11850
    tward_biteme1

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    It is broadcasting the SSID.

    Very weird, it happens if I am in viewing pictures, then I come out of it and it is supposed to display the menu again, instead I get:

    "No music or photo servers were located on the network....."

    I can still at that point telnet to the Tivo, Pinging it works fine, but after a period of time the menu will return...

    I powered down the router and still get the above message....

    Letting it sit, it seems to be able to see it again....

    Any ideas....
     
  20. Oct 17, 2006 #7880 of 11850
    sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    Sorry for the confusion, I loaded zipper on the 40 gig that came in it and added a 80 gig that I had here, mom and dad dont need a lot of recording time, 107 is a bumch for them. But I had to run mfsadd to expand the second drive.


    Spydraver I need to know the same thing basicly, can I take my drives from a dsr6000 and put them in a dsr 7000, and install a 6.2 image and zipper and keep my recordings?? If not my wife has a lot of tv to catch up on. :)
     

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