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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 18, 2005 #1941 of 11850
    Tracy RainH2o

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    Sorry for the wasted post. I didn't realize that MFS Tools was on the LBA48 CD. I re-restored last night and I now have full capacity. I read the MFS Tools posts and downloaded it from the other thread. THANKS !!! :up: :up: :up:
     
  2. Dec 18, 2005 #1942 of 11850
    JDAWG11

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    I have tried to used each different ip address in my router and same message. Do you think I have a setting in my router that disabled telnet?
    I tried to ping my tivo through command prompt and I am getting another error. "The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction"
     
  3. Dec 18, 2005 #1943 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    Russ,
    I was gonna use a brand new 200GB hard drive to install "the Zipper" onto it but I read here that "the Zipper" doesn't enable the full capacity of the 200GB drive, so how do I go about enabling the full 200GB capacity of the drive then? I'm not going to save any of my recordings from the original drive, just gonna follow "the Zipper" instructions from beginning to the end, would I have to use either of the "Hinsdale" or "Weaknees" guide first then "Zipper" to the 200GB drive? I have the 6.2 image copied to the "Tools CD" already, so how do I go about using either guide then if I have to do that first then Zippered the drive? thanks
     
  4. Dec 18, 2005 #1944 of 11850
    rbautch

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    What I meant was that the Zipper itself will not make an image that was created in a non-lba48 envirionment (<137gig) magically expand to full capacity. As long as you use the boot CD that's linked in the Zipper instructions, you'll see the full 200GB using the tools disk you just made.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2005 #1945 of 11850
    dsmturbo

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    I am trying my 1st HR10-250 using the fantastic ZIPPER prg, everything seemed to go very well..except the machine now reboots after acquiring guide since I telnetted and ran tweak.

    I don't know but I am thinking perhaps it is the kernel? Does that make sense, and if so, how do I fix? Can I run killhdinit or something from bash prompt?
     
  6. Dec 18, 2005 #1946 of 11850
    austin61

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    I just tried the Zipper on a Hughes DVR80 I bought from Value Electronics. Great job on the Zipper guys.

    I hacked my other 3 units the old way and the zipper sure makes it a lot quicker and easier. Again, Rbautch and Gunny great job!!
     
  7. Dec 18, 2005 #1947 of 11850
    rbautch

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    If you had a serial cable you could tell for sure. The HR10 uses the same kernel as 6.2 DTivos. If you used the wrong kernel the tivo wouldn't have booted in the first place, and if killhdinitrd had not been applied already to the kernel, you never would have been able to run the enhancement script. If you can telnet to the tivo, run the uninstall script to see if that helps. If not, pull the drive and re-Zipper.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2005 #1948 of 11850
    dsmturbo

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    Forgot to mention, I also did a Clear and Delete on it..maybe I was not supposed to. It was a virgin drive replacing the stock (subbed) one.

    I run the Express setup(for advanced users)..I would think Express would be for normal users, just the wording I guess. it does say it is a HR10-250 when I run Zipper and the Tweak on it. I think I'll redo zipper..before I did the Tweaks part, it booted okay
     
  9. Dec 18, 2005 #1949 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Dont do a clear and delete.
     
  10. Dec 18, 2005 #1950 of 11850
    geauxdl

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    I have an RCA DVR80 and downloaded Instant cake for RCA DVR80, and the LBA48 Boot CD and followed directions explicitly. Had no problems during image install or second part with IP address, etc. No errors reported and no problems with install.

    Replaced in DVR80 and I am getting green severe error screen. I re-tried installing image and zipper and even tried on another drive. Both drives are new and image was from Instant cake. Green error screen on both and seems to loop to powering up screen and severe error screen.

    It worked with original hard drive and still works when I put it back in after these problems. So the DTivo is working and no problems with original drive or DTivo itself.

    Any suggestions. I have read through posts and have some experience with this but unable to fix. Thanks.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2005 #1951 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    oh ok, I figured there was something that wasn't clear about what you said, since I have all the CD's that was listed in the Zipper instructions, I just follow it as is and my drive will be to the max, thanks Russ :D
     
  12. Dec 18, 2005 #1952 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Search for "Green Screen of Death" or GSOD. GSOD indicates a corrupted MFS database, which is usually a bad image. Perhaps something went wrong with the download from PTVupgrade. You might check out their forums too.

    edit: Did you give the GSOD a chance to finish? If you're using a very large drive (over 250GB), you may need to use the -r 4 switch in MFS tools in order to create large partitions. I may add this switch to the Zipper restore command, since I don't think it has adverse affects on smaller drives.
     
  13. Dec 18, 2005 #1953 of 11850
    geauxdl

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    Thanks for replying so quickly rbautch . I am upgrading to a 400GB so it is a large drive but it has been hours with the problem. Can you explain the -r 4 switch I guess I don't know as much as I thought I did. I also am searching PTV forums and re-downloading Instant Cake. Thanks again.
     
  14. Dec 18, 2005 #1954 of 11850
    dsmturbo

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    Ah Ha..okay..no Clear and delete. I forgot that is just if drive was setup before on a different system?
     
  15. Dec 18, 2005 #1955 of 11850
    Diana Collins

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    The -r option on mfsadd and mfsrestore sets the blocksize in the mfs file system. Think of this like the allocation size in a FAT drive. Basically, in order to recover from a disk error, the TiVo has to load the entire drive map into memory. At the default block size (-r 2) it can handle upto 274GB of disk space. Beyond that, you need to use -r 3 or -r 4.

    The trade off is that each recording will likely consume more disk space due to extra "slop space" at the end of each of file. On the plus size, the TiVo runs faster since it has more working memory.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2005 #1956 of 11850
    Tracy RainH2o

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    After making numerous mistakes, I'm zipped with no errors. :D

    The installation of the Linksys WUSB11 v2.8 went well. When I try to run rbautch's tweaks I get the telnet adding extra lines.......................

    I am using Windows 2000 for the install not XP. Do the XP directions apply to 2000? Do I need to use the uninstall command before I run the sh tweak.sh again? Thanks !!!
     
  17. Dec 19, 2005 #1957 of 11850
    geauxdl

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    Thanks Dan. Would this change the zipper file from:

    mfsrestore -s 127 -xzpi /cdrom/000001 /dev/hd$location...

    to:

    mfsrestore -s 127 - r 4 -xzpi /cdrom/000001 /dev/hd$location...
     
  18. Dec 19, 2005 #1958 of 11850
    hollepe

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    Were you able to use Linksys WUSB11 v2.8 with the Zipper's included drivers? I thought only the v1.0 was working. Is there a list of suitable USB Wireless NICs somewhere?
    Thanks!
     
  19. Dec 19, 2005 #1959 of 11850
    Diana Collins

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    You have a space between the "-" and the "r" that you don't want. It should be:

    mfsrestore -s 127 -r 4 -xzpi /cdrom/000001 /dev/hd$location...
     
  20. Dec 19, 2005 #1960 of 11850
    Greencat

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    I'm thinking about doing what you did. I would guess that you purchased another drive to upgrade and I will do the same. If the upgrade works I then plan to add the original drive as a 2nd drive. Have you thought of this?
     

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