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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. Dec 1, 2005 #1521 of 11850
    GusMan

    GusMan New Member

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    To be honest, no. I didnt because it worked fine the first time I ran the hack and also, I am not running XP. (Made an assumption... prob. my first mistake, right?)

    But following the directions did the trick. Thank you very much once again!!
     
  2. Dec 2, 2005 #1522 of 11850
    towndrunk

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    It's been a while since I was into altering my RCA DVR40 since a year and a half ago when I first hacked it with the old Sleeper script. I've since moved across the country and when I plugged it in it no longer worked like before. So after getting fed up with the Sleeper not getting me back to where I was before, I started my attempt at using "The Zipper".

    I've followed all the directions, however I can't get my new 120G drive to work correctly. I purchased the Instacake and PTV Boot disk as requested in the directions. If I follow the directions the drive comes up when placed in the Tivo with two problems. One is that I can't access the Tivo in any way. I've tried direct connection to my router, a crossover to a laptop, and through my wireless Ethernet Bridge. I know the Netgear FA120 works since I'm using it right now on my laptop.

    The other problem is that here in my area they have two different dishes on the roof. One for locals, and the other for everything else. I went into the satellite config on the Tivo and it sees the secondary satellite, however I don't get any local channels to come in. They just aren't on the guide.

    I tried using an image that I extracted from my working Tivo by placing it on the Tools disk as stated in the directions. That had no change on the outcome. I've been working on this for the last weekwhen I've had time and I'm just starting to reach my breaking point. I wanted to get any input that anyone may have as to something that I missed to did wrong. I'm sure it's just something I've done. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2005 #1523 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Ok Item 1. Do you get link and power lights on the FA120?
    2) Locals take 24 hrs or so to come in you can call dtv and get them back on your own by entering 711 when the prompt asks if you have a 3 digit extension on your screen.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2005 #1524 of 11850
    towndrunk

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    Yes, in every case I was able to see a power and Link/Act light on my adapter. I did a sweep with Solarwinds of the network to make sure that I didn't type in the address wrong and nothing came up. I then went through the process again making sure that I typed in the IP Address that I wanted and still had the same issue. When trying to ping the given address via a straight connection to my router, through my wireless ethernet bridge, and by connectin a crossover cable directly to the Tivo.

    The only thing that I didn't do was reboot once after the first boot, then do an erase everything on the Tivo after that, as directed by the Instacake disk. I'm in the process of doing that now, however I feel as though this won't make a difference in the IP configuration.

    Thanks about the info relating to the locals. I did let my Tivo set overnight and the locals are now available on my guide. I'll check back after my next attempt at completing the hack. Thanks for your help.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2005 #1525 of 11850
    DLiquid

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    Another success story here. I plan to Zipper three TiVos, and one was completed last night. I'll have the other two done tonight, so I can try MRV. SWEET! The whole process was a breeze, thanks rbautch and Gunnyman. :up:

    I wasn't 100% sure about all of the answers I gave during the script. I'm going to review the telnet transcript today and do some searching to see what I really want to answer. So my question is, if I decide I want to change some things, should I just uninstall and reinstall the script?
     
  6. Dec 2, 2005 #1526 of 11850
    towndrunk

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    My network connection still wasn't working so I read through this thread and saw that some have changed to the alternate USB port and rebooted with success. I tried this as well and was able to telnet to the Tivo.

    Since there has apparently been a lot of new information added since the last time I used the Sleeper method, are there any guides or information as to what I can do with these new hacks or how I can access them? I'm sure I just need to start reading now is all. Thanks for your help once again.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2005 #1527 of 11850
    alert5

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    Yes.

    I just did an uninstall and re-install. I had to do it because I did not follow the instructions originally about using "dos2unix" on the tweak script and TivoWebPlus and the "joe" editor did not install. All is working now.

    Even got the merge unit up for batch "Save-to-VCR". This is so great.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2005 #1528 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Yes.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2005 #1529 of 11850
    gggonzalez

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    Ok, I just purchased a 160gb drive to upgrate my 40gb Hughes SD-DVR40. It is currently running version 6.2x. From what I have read, 6.2 already uses the lba48 kernel. Cool. All I need to do, then, is to copy/expand the 40gb drive to the 160gb drive using the ole Weeknees instructions or whatever(having booted up with an LBA48 aware CD), and then applying the Zipper to it, correct?

    Oh yeah, I've built a few Gentoo Linux distro's, so I am "decent" at Linux.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2005 #1530 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Runch Machine

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    rbautch, any idea when you will have a chance to work on the next version of your script for HD Tivos? I love having Caller ID and am tempted to install beta5 on my upgraded HD Tivo, but will wait if you think it will be soon. Thanks again.
     
  12. Dec 2, 2005 #1532 of 11850
    toadleyb

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    I am in a quandry. I can't talk about Zipper at the other forum and there are certain things we can't talk about here. My question has to do with Zipper and one of the topics we can't discuss here. Can I PM someone?

    I guess this is the main reason the other forum doesn't like programs like Zipper cause they don't want to hold people's hands like me!

    I have been reading and reading at the other forum for 3 days and can't figure out the answer to my question.

    Thanks

    Todd
     
  13. Dec 2, 2005 #1533 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    the zipper has nothing to do with extraction if that's what you are hinting around at. You can just ask your extract question at ddb without mentioning zipper.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2005 #1534 of 11850
    toadleyb

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    Well actually what I am trying to do is unscramble previously recorded shows and was not sure at what point to start. Do I need to run killhdinitrd, do I just start with monte? I am still reading up on these things and am starting to get a grasp of it. I was just not sure how much of this was already accomplished by the Zipper.

    Thanks
     
  15. Dec 2, 2005 #1535 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    you definitely can't talk about that here
    but look at ddb for info on monte :p
    you tivo is already had killhdinitrd applied to it.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2005 #1536 of 11850
    towndrunk

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    So if I've just set up my Tivo with the Zipper I won't be able to pull my recorded shows off of the Tivo to my computer? I'm gradually starting to learn what it is that I put on my Tivo since I used other methods before. Thanks putting this outthere.

    And just so I don't get in any trouble, what are these topics that we aren't supposed to talk about here?
     
  17. Dec 2, 2005 #1537 of 11850
    toadleyb

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    Thanks Gunnyman, I will keep reading about monte! Thanks again for the great Zipper.
     
  18. Dec 2, 2005 #1538 of 11850
    Diana Collins

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  19. Dec 2, 2005 #1539 of 11850
    towndrunk

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    That posting is a little vague. It doesn't really say what the .tivo file conversion is. Just proves that I have a lot of reading to do. Thanks.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2005 #1540 of 11850
    Mr. Belboz

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    I read about 8 or so pages of this thread, and didn't see this question, or it wasn't answered.

    Does this work with a Series 1 DTiVo? I have one of the original Philips models.
     

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