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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 17, 2006 #7881 of 11850
    jaxgent

    jaxgent New Member

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    My recently "Zippered" Directv series 2, will not save the local stations logo affiliation.

    Its TWP ver 1.3.0. Everything else works just fine, any ideas.

    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 17, 2006 #7882 of 11850
    zotts

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    I've been going through a seriew of USB adapters on my RCA box, the netgear FA120 works fine but this D-Link DUB-e100 just wont give me any love. Is a script I'm missing?

    dk
     
  3. Oct 17, 2006 #7883 of 11850
    tedmel

    tedmel New Member

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    Ok, After about a month of reading everything I could find about the zipper I finally got it done last night. Made my own serial cable (No network to telnet into it yet thanks to UPS.:thumbsdown:.....well brown sure doesn't get your network there on time :rolleyes: ) got everything working, put my tivo back in my entertainment center and now notice the background in all of the menus are gone. The background is whatever is playing on the tivo. This is pretty cool but makes it really hard to read on some programs. Is there anyway to turn the dtivo backgrounds back on or give it some kind of semi translucent colored background and still have the show playing? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Mostly cuz it will shut my wife up. :D
     
  4. Oct 18, 2006 #7884 of 11850
    willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    Ted do a search in the upgrade forum using "transparent". It looks like you made a mistake in the upgrade area and may have to reimage your HD. :(
    There doesn't seem to be anyway that you can just "add" the background.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2006 #7885 of 11850
    tedmel

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    Thanks for the info willardcpa. :up: I guess I'll have to pull the drive and use my instacake image instead of my backup. Oh well I guess resetting all of my favorites, season passes, and everything else will get my wife off my back. :D :D It could be worse.
    Thanks again.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2006 #7886 of 11850
    JWThiers

    JWThiers Smartypants

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    Zipper does 2 things, the most important of which is it hacks the DTivo (Must be a DirecTV with Tivo (Not an R10 or there newer DVR and NOT SA Tivo)) to enable networking and allow other hacks. It then installs some popular enhancements (runs Rbautch's Enhancement script). Since you already have hacked your unit I assume that networking is enabled and that other hacks can be applied (Superpatch) you don't need to run zipper. What you MAY want is the enhancements (ie hacks). Rbautch's Enhancement script can be run separately from zipper, see This Thread. I say MAY, because you may already have some of the hacks already and not need them.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2006 #7887 of 11850
    taz291819

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    I'm about to do the Zipper to my Hughes H10-250, but have a question. All I really want to do is have the ability to watch HD football games on my laptop (it's plenty fast enough), and I know about the "other software" needed.

    My question is, do I have to wait for a recording to be over, or can I start recording a game, then start streaming it to my laptop a minute or so later while it's still recording?

    btw, I use a wired network connection on my laptop when streaming HD, due to bandwidth constraints of wireless.

    It's nice watching the early games outdoors on the laptop while I'm grilling, but so far, I can only do so with whatever games are available OTA.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2006 #7888 of 11850
    ttodd1

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    You have to wait til it is finished recording
     
  9. Oct 18, 2006 #7889 of 11850
    taz291819

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    Damn, that sucks (for me).

    Oh well, hopefully that Directv PCI card will come out sometime and have that feature.

    Thanks for the response, going to still hack it anyway.
     
  10. Oct 18, 2006 #7890 of 11850
    dlmcmurr

    dlmcmurr New Member

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    Just an idea -- would you be interested in recording a ballgame as six or so 30 minute manual recorded programs and watching one segment as the next one is recording. Amounts to a half hour delayed program.

    Dave
     
  11. Oct 18, 2006 #7891 of 11850
    tedmel

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    Ok more questions. I burnt a new zipper disk this time I used the 000001 image from my instacakes disk and when I go to mount the image it gets almost all of the way done and then tells me it can't finish installing the image. Any ideas why this would happen? I installed the image from instacakes and it worked fine. I figured I'd give it a try right now I am doing the clear and delete everything and after that I will install the zipper. Just wondered if anyone has had this problem before.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2006 #7892 of 11850
    taz291819

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    That's probably what I'll do, thanks. A half-hour delay isn't bad, gives me time to drink a beer or two. :D
     
  13. Oct 19, 2006 #7893 of 11850
    TechniKal

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    Sorry if this is covered somewhere else in the thread. I tried searching, but couldn't find a direct match.

    I have 2 zippered SD-DRV40's that are networked together. I'm able to use MRV to see the 'Now Playing' list of my 'old' tivo from my new one. However, when trying to transfer, it doesn't work. I get a message saying

    "This program has been added to the To Do list and will be transferred onto the 1d7D DVR after previously requested programs have finished transferring"

    However, it's not in the 'To Do' list, and I can't find any other "previously requested" programs from the 'old' tivo in the 'new' tivo's To Do list, either.

    Both machines have been rebooted. Things worked fine a while back. But I took the old Tivo offline for an extended period of time. Since powering it back up and reconnecting it to the network, I can't get anything to transfer. I can pull things down with TyTools, just not with MVR.

    Any ideas? Anyway to see (other than the To Do list) what's queued up to transfer from the old Tivo to the new?

    Thanks!
     
  14. Oct 19, 2006 #7894 of 11850
    clambert11

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    I didn't want to cross-post, but JWThiers suggested that I post here although I already created a thread to introduce my problem.

    Basically, I have 3 Zippered Philips DSR704's that are networked via ethernet and one of them is rebooting under certain conditions.

    At this point, I'm not sure what to do. I guess two topics shouldn't be going at the same time. I apologize.

    The topic is HERE if you think you can help.

    Gunnyman, if you want me to repost it in here please let me know.

    Once again, sorry.

    Thanks for any help,
    Craig
     
  15. Oct 20, 2006 #7895 of 11850
    jbigboote

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    I have a DirecTV Philips DSR708. I replaced the stock 80GB drive with a 400GB drive. no hacks, just backed up the original, and restored to the new. ended up with 355 hours, so I think I did that part right. OS = 6.2-01-2-301
    I did not transfer the recorded programs, and after booting the 400GB up, I cleared the now showing list.

    Now I am trying to zipper the 400GB drive. here is what is in my zipper_tools folder:
    bootpage
    network.tcl
    ptvlba48-4.04.iso
    rbautch_files.tgz
    rc.sysinit.author
    set_mrv_name_67.tcl
    superpatch-67all-NutKase-1.1.tcl
    tivopart
    tivotools.tar
    tweak.sh
    tweak_uninstall.sh
    vmlinux.px
    zipper.sh
    Zipper_Installation_Instructions.pdf
    Zipper_Version_History.pdf

    My understanding is I don't need the virgin InstantCake image, that I can zipper the drive as is. but when I try, the process errors out before I get to the part after entering the first three of my service number (301), and the location of my TiVo drive. I do not get to the point where it asks for an IP address. it says something akin to "no hacked kernel detected." well, yeah, I thought that was the whole point of the zipper.

    Please let me know what I am missing, or point me in the right direction. thanks.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2006 #7896 of 11850
    ttodd1

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    Did you run zipper.sh or tweak.sh? Because it sounds like you did tweak.sh.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2006 #7897 of 11850
    jbigboote

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    I ran zipper.sh
     
  18. Oct 20, 2006 #7898 of 11850
    jbigboote

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    here is the end of the sequence:

    Copying tivotools to busybox...
    Disabling firewall...
    Copying author file...
    Copying hacks to tivo drive...

    Copying hacked kernel to tivo drive...
    cp: /cdrom/s2_kernels/3.1.5/vmlinux.px.gz: no such file or directory
    Hacked kernel not found on Zipper CD. Aborting...

    and then it's dumps me to a "PTVupgrade /#" prompt.
    Is this because I didn't use the $5 LBA48 Boot CD iso? I used the free, non-enhanced one. But again, I thought zipper did the hacking.
     
  19. Oct 20, 2006 #7899 of 11850
    JWThiers

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    You just solved your problem you need the $5 iso, it has the HACKED KERNAL.
     
  20. Oct 20, 2006 #7900 of 11850
    ttodd1

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    That was my next guess. Yes Zipper does the hacking but you have to supply the right pieces and follow directions:

    "The second component is an LBA48 Boot CD iso from PTVupgrade, which can be downloaded for $5 here."
     

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