1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hacking your Series 2 DTivo just got a WHOLE lot easier...

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Gunnyman, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Dec 11, 2005 #1801 of 11850
    qwertypo

    qwertypo New Member

    45
    0
    Dec 5, 2005
    Is it possible to recover old recordings from my OG drive, and put them on my New Zippered drive? or

    Should I zipper my OG drive, and add my new drive a second drive?

    Is there a way, or are they all gone?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2005 #1802 of 11850
    rbautch

    rbautch User

    3,629
    0
    Feb 5, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Nope. Most of it will fail, because it depends on tivosh, which only fires up on the Tivo.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2005 #1803 of 11850
    Tormentor

    Tormentor New Member

    13
    0
    Dec 9, 2005
    Texas
    Thanks.

    I guess that I'll order another USB adapter and wait until it arrives before I can enable the hacks. Correct?


    T
     
  4. Dec 11, 2005 #1804 of 11850
    bnm81002

    bnm81002 New Member

    1,799
    0
    Oct 2, 2004




    I have the OEM version of Nero Express, I don't have the Nero Burning ROM at all, so what you suggested doesn't work for me, but thanks anyway
     
  5. Dec 11, 2005 #1805 of 11850
    tonydi

    tonydi New Member

    63
    0
    Mar 21, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Does your OEM Nero have Nero SmartStart? That's where you'll find the Copy and Burn CD section. You'll probably have to use the little horizontal scroll bar to see the Burn Image to Disc item.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Dec 11, 2005 #1806 of 11850
    bnm81002

    bnm81002 New Member

    1,799
    0
    Oct 2, 2004

    no I don't, all I have is the Nero Express OEM Suite version, no Nero version at all, this software came with the Lite-On combo drive(CD-RW-DVD-ROM drive), I guess I'll write(burn) the tools disk by copying it onto the combo drive through "My Computer" in Windows, hopefully that will work :eek:
    my computer > local disk (C:) > tools disk folder > file and folder tasks > copy this folder > DVD/CD-RW drive (D:) > copy > CD writing tasks > write these files to CD
    that's how I figure to burn the Tools disk to a CD
     
  7. Dec 12, 2005 #1807 of 11850
    GaryD9

    GaryD9 New Member

    90
    0
    Mar 1, 2002
    Gaithersburg...
    At work, and up to post 903 in this thread - figured I'd post now before I have to get "real" work done instead of reading TCF...

    Installed zipper on a HDVR2 two nights ago. All appeared to go well. (FA120... 160GB drive that has been only used for 137 for 2 years now...) Wonderful script. One issue I noticed:

    Appears that cron rebooted the tivo last night, but when it came back up, it left the root drive in rw. I manually remounted it to ro, but it appears that this should have been taken care of in the author file. Thoughts?

    And an outright question: The "Tivo_Zipper" instructions page has some information that seems a bit confusing. At the top, it says HR10-250 is supported. Then Step1 is to obtain a 6.2 image. PTV doesn't appear to have a 6.2 image for this particular unit (and the newest I've been able to find there is 3.1.xxx) So, is there a 6.2 for the HDTivo floating around someplace? (For that matter, and a bit off topic, is there ANY version for the HR10-250 that supports folders/groups, etc?)

    Thanks again for the work
    Gary
     
  8. Dec 12, 2005 #1808 of 11850
    rpdre1

    rpdre1 New Member

    273
    0
    Feb 20, 2005
    you're right, but to quickly answer your question, there's no 6.2 for the hdtivo yet. there might be hope for directv to release it in the future because at CES 2005 directv had hr10-250's on display running a beta 6.2.

    you could use 3.15f image in place of the 6.2 image for that step.

    originally the zipper didnt support the hr10-250 but later it did and the instructions weren't updated to reflect that. now that rbautch sees this, im sure he'll fix it.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2005 #1809 of 11850
    etsolow

    etsolow Don't Try

    1,564
    2
    Feb 8, 2001
    Wisconsin
    Would the 6.2 image for an HDVR2 work on an HR10-250?
     
  10. Dec 12, 2005 #1810 of 11850
    rbautch

    rbautch User

    3,629
    0
    Feb 5, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    No.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2005 #1811 of 11850
    rbautch

    rbautch User

    3,629
    0
    Feb 5, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Kudos on doing your homework before starting. Try rebooting again to see if it still comes up rw. You're right about the HR10 and the instructions. I'll fix them this week.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2005 #1812 of 11850
    GaryD9

    GaryD9 New Member

    90
    0
    Mar 1, 2002
    Gaithersburg...
    Finally through all 1800+ posts. Ugh.

    I'll try rebooting again tonight (according to TWP, wife is watching something right now.. )

    As for the HR10, and trying to summarize everything I've seen in this thread:

    Does NOT use (nor require) 6.2 software (but still uses 3.1 software)

    Because of this, the following features can't be enabled: MRV, HMO, Folders, and the 6.2speed increase.

    (In other words, the reason to run 'zipper' on an HDirecTivo would only be for callerID, networking (FA120), TWP, 30sec skip, backdoors, and so that things can work with the un-mentionable server that starts with the letter 't', and ends with the word 'server'.)

    Is this correct, or did I miss something?

    Thanks

    (edit to add TWP to the list of things working)
    (edit to add 30-sec skip + backdoors)
    Gary
     
  13. Dec 12, 2005 #1813 of 11850
    rpdre1

    rpdre1 New Member

    273
    0
    Feb 20, 2005
    actually, version 3 added hdtivo patches for permanent 30 sec skip.
    also disables encryption (you will have to unscramble the pre-zipper recordings to use letter t+server), menu sort, enables backdoors.
     
  14. Dec 12, 2005 #1814 of 11850
    RMH2020

    RMH2020 New Member

    2
    0
    Dec 8, 2005
    First, let me add my thanks to Gunnyman and Rbautch and many others for great work and support in making the upgrade/hacking process so much easier for most of us.

    I've been running a zippered DTiVo for a couple weeks now and almost everything has been working great.

    The only issue bugging me right now is not being able to Buy and Record future PPV programs. I have searched the forums for several days to try to find an answer or even understand this situation, but I'm not finding anything useful.

    At one time, it seemed a hack called noppv was included in the superpatch, but it is not clear if it is still in superpatch-67all-NutKase-1.1 or if the functionality is included in some other element of Zipper or Tweak or other file set. From the description of noppv, it sounds like that is what is causing what I am seeing. However, I don't see noppv anywhere in the files I can look at.

    Any ideas on how to correct this or where to look for the answer.

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  15. Dec 12, 2005 #1815 of 11850
    GaryD9

    GaryD9 New Member

    90
    0
    Mar 1, 2002
    Gaithersburg...
    Right after a reboot, while it's pulling sat info:

    Code:
    gdezern@server ~ $ telnet 192.168.0.10
    Trying 192.168.0.10...
    Connected to 192.168.0.10.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    refurb-TiVo# uptime
     00:05:37 up 3 min, load average: 2.24, 1.06, 0.40
    refurb-TiVo# mount
    [B]/dev/hda4 on / type ext2 (rw)[/B]
    /dev/hda9 on /var type ext2 (rw)
    /proc on /proc type proc (rw)
    refurb-TiVo#
    
    Not sure why this is happening, as the author file remounts as ro after running network.tcl. Hmm.. lemme get rid of that block in the script (the remount to rw, running of network.tcl, and remount to ro) and try again...
     
  16. Dec 12, 2005 #1816 of 11850
    GaryD9

    GaryD9 New Member

    90
    0
    Mar 1, 2002
    Gaithersburg...
    That fixed it. I wonder if that should be automated somehow... My WAG is that tivosh still has the file "network.tcl" open when the command to remount to read-only is run... and the remount fails because of that. I don't think ext2 (or the 2.4 linux kernel) supports lazy remounts...
     
  17. Dec 12, 2005 #1817 of 11850
    GaryD9

    GaryD9 New Member

    90
    0
    Mar 1, 2002
    Gaithersburg...
    Okay, with that resolved (for me), I'm curious about a couple things:

    Why does the enchancement script go through so much work to PREVENT the dtivo from phoning home? I'd think that the worst that would happen would be that the dtivo would pick up a couple of certs for MRV and HMO - but it should be easy enough to automatically nuke those every now and then...

    The reason I ask is - NCID is useless without the phone line, and forcing a 3am(CST) reboot (which is 6am EST) just happens to be near the same time that one of the kiddie shows my daughter loves comes on... So either I give up NCID - or tell my two year old daughter that she can't have something. (Yes, I AM wrapped around her little finger.) I suppose I could find/fix the crontab entry for the rebooting - but I'd rather not have tivo rebooting twice a week at all. This thing is CONSTANTLY recording stuff.
     
  18. Dec 12, 2005 #1818 of 11850
    Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

    2,663
    48
    Aug 21, 2002
    New York...
    First, 3AM CST is 4AM EST (only one hour time difference between Central and Eastern time).

    If you want to change the reboot time, you can adjust it in the /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root file. There time is in UT, so add 5 hours to the desired time.

    Finally, there are static routes in the Zipper script that will stop certificate downloads. The main reason you don't want the TiVo dialing (besides the annoyance of it pickup the phone all the time) is that tcphonehome sometimes fails to close the modem, rendering NCID inoperative until you reboot.
     
  19. Dec 12, 2005 #1819 of 11850
    yankeestom

    yankeestom New Member

    14
    0
    Jan 16, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    Pulled my drive, ran Zipper, reinstalled and rebooted, and everything looked fine until I tried to use the remote. No response to any buttons, and the light on the front of the unit does not brighten when I press buttons like it did before. I opened it back up and removed and reseated the cable that goes from the motherboard to the front panel (on the motherboard end of the cable), and it seems like the connection is good. But I can't get to the panel end to check it; are there screws somewhere I'm not seeing? How to I get in to check that end of the cable? And is there anything else I should be checking besides that cable?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  20. Dec 12, 2005 #1820 of 11850
    austin61

    austin61 New Member

    60
    0
    Jun 2, 2005
    Was the cable going to the front panel "either slightly or completely removed from the motherboard" during power up? If so you could have this issue

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=105719
     

Share This Page