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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 16, 2005 #61 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    I'm gonna have russ remove that dang screenshot :p
    if it says tcl file that's what you need.
     
  2. Oct 16, 2005 #62 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    I'll ask again, did you use the kernel from the 5 dollar PTV boot disk?
     
  3. Oct 16, 2005 #63 of 11850
    summerall

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    I'm ready to burn my "Tools CD" and there is one thing that doesn't look right in the CD directory structure. According to the screen shot in the zipper installation instructions the "000001" file is 87,824 KB however my "000001" file is 280,398 KB. Why are these files different sizes??? I got my 000001 file from the $20 Instantcake CD in the _IMAGES folder.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2005 #64 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    dang screenshot! Has caused more questions than any thing else.
    Your instant cake image size will be different depending on which DTivo you have. It's fine.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2005 #65 of 11850
    F1 Fan

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    no i got the kernel from an EMule link that i got from the DealData... guys,its not about the $5 hell my hobbys have cost me alot more money then that,i just rather not use CCs online.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2005 #66 of 11850
    summerall

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    Ahh, ok that makes sense now. I know that SS is causing you headaches but to me it was very, very helpful.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2005 #67 of 11850
    rbautch

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    I'm rather fond of the screenshot. :p
     
  8. Oct 16, 2005 #68 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    they take paypal
    like I have been TRYING to tell you. The BOOT CD has known working kernels.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2005 #69 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    ok just wanted to make sure, cause when I try to open the 2 files with winrar, it wouldn't open up? what would I need to open the 2 files? I wanna make sure there were no problems with the downloads, the tivotools, InstantCake image and S2 3.1.5 kernel were fine, thanks again
     
  10. Oct 17, 2005 #70 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    the two files are .tcl files.
    They are just scripts
    once you unpack setmrvname and superpatch from teh .zip file, you just copy them to your cd.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2005 #71 of 11850
    kramerboy

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    If you really want to see what inside, you can open those .tcl files up in Metapad or some other Unix capable text editor. Once they are open, you can look at the script to see what is being done when they are executed. You can also do this for the .sh files as well.

    For me, looking inside these scripts has been a great learning experience to see what is being done "behind the scenes"when they are run.

    Excellent work Gunny and rbautch!!!
     
  12. Oct 17, 2005 #72 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    ok thanks guys, just wanna make sure before I burn a CD, I'd rather just burn 1 correct CD than burning several CD's if wrong things were in the tools disk, thanks again, I can't sleep, this Zipper has got me all fired up :p
     
  13. Oct 17, 2005 #73 of 11850
    adavidw

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    Wow. After putting off this project for over a year, I finally gathered my wits about me and fully hacked a DSR7000 yesterday! So today, I look and see "Hacking your Series 2 DTivo just got a WHOLE lot easier..." Ranksarot. You couldn't have bumped this up by a day? Sheesh.

    Nah, I'm just kidding. I followed your unguide and then did rbautch's script when I did my hacking yesterday, and it went really smoothly. I think I've got a better understanding of things from having to go through step by step, so I'm better prepared for when something goes wrong. So, thanks a ton for the unguide, and I'll be sure to use the zipper on my next TiVo.

    -Aaron
     
  14. Oct 17, 2005 #74 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    Day late and a Dollar short eh?
     
  15. Oct 17, 2005 #75 of 11850
    stevecon

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    I'm anxious to try this out but.. I'm extremely well versed with DOS, but Linux is suffers from "Operator Headspace" I've got Fedora Core 4 and am lost.. Needless to say, the Zipper sounds like it shouldn't be problematic, but if you know me - you know that troubles *finds* me. ::sigh::
    What about other Network adapters? I'd like to use wireless types, but the only one supported is the Linky 11M type, I'd think that there'd be excessive file xfer time between Tivos. Is there no demand for a wireless 54M type?. The cost of getting cat5 cable everywhere is prohibitive.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2005 #76 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    steve, at this time the problem with wireless G is Linux.
    There are only a handfull of wireless G adapater chipsets with Linux drivers.
    Those drivers have yet to be incorporated into any TiVo software besides 7.x and users are reporting not much faster than B speeds.
    Now onto Wireless on 6.2. 6.2 software does not have the configuration screens that allow you to enter SSID and encryption keys. You CAN use wireless B on 6.2 but you have to configure it in Tivoweb using a wired adapter 1st.
    What is becoming a very popular solution is a wired USB adapter like the netgear FA120 run into a wireless bridge. I'm using Mortorola Bridges in my setup and I get very nice MRV transfer speeds.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2005 #77 of 11850
    rbautch

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    There is a list of compatible wireless adapters on the Tivo website. Only the 802.11b adapters will work with 6.2, or you can use a wired adapter with a wireless bridge as described in many posts on TCF. On the left side of the Zipper website, there's a link to instructions on setting up wireless on 6.2 with a wireless usb adapter. The catch is that you need a serial cable or wired adapter initially to run the script that sets up wireless. A future version of the Zipper may change that. The 802.11b adapters work fine for me as far as speed. I can initiate a trasfer from one Tivo to another, and begin watching it immediately. By the time the first commercials roll around, I've built up enough buffer to skip through them. I use an MA111 and WUSB11.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2005 #78 of 11850
    summerall

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    Few quick questions...

    The hard drive I'll run zipper on was previously installed in a winxp box as the main C: drive. I've pulled it out of haven't done a thing to it. Will this drive be OK to use? Do I have to prep it in any way before I run the zipper instructions? It is a 7200 WD 60 gig drive.

    One of the enhancement scripts installs USB 2.0 drivers. What are the benefit of these drivers? Should I install them if I only plan to run only a WIRED network? I'll be using a Linksys 100TX usb adapter.

    Thanks
     
  19. Oct 17, 2005 #79 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Hard drive is fine, no prep necessary. USB 2.0 drivers increase the speed of MRV transfers and video extraction (which can't be discussed further here). They are only useful on wired connections, since the 802.11b wireless speeds limit the speed on wireless connections.
     
  20. Oct 17, 2005 #80 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    well USB 1.1 is what 11 megabit?
    USB 2.0 is much faster, so unless you are going to be wired, or using a wired connection into a wireless G bridge, there's no need for 2.0 drivers, but there's no harm in installing them either since 2.0 will fall back to 1.1 if it needs to.
    and your 60 gig XP drive will be fine since the image install will totally wipe the drive.
    Just be aware the 7200 RPM drives run hotter than 5400 rpm ones.
     

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