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Lost some local channels

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by wishbone4401, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

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    This:

    echo mls /SwSystem |tivosh

    will show you if you have it on your system already and just need to get it installed.
     
  2. chimpster

    chimpster New Member

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    Ronsch, do you have the image? I don't have 3.5d, and for some reason, no matter how many times I try to force an upgrade, it never wants to download.

    I'd be grateful if anyone could post/send me a copy too.
     
  3. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Unfortunately, I haven't heard reports of anyone with a Hughes GXCEBOT or Sony SAT-T60 getting 3.5d via a donated image or by manually installing slices. I was able to manually install the 3.5d software on my DSR6000 since I already had the slices on board though (link). If you have access to the bash prompt on your T60 you might be able to do the same if you have the 3.5d software sitting in the MFS database.
     
  4. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    3.5d is not available for download from DirecTV/TiVo. So the only way to get it is by a manual install.
     
  5. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

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    And the only place I have it is in the slices in my MFS.
     
  6. chimpster

    chimpster New Member

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    I thought a manual install could be done by getting the extracted data from the MFS slices, and then installing it on another unit. Is that not the case?
     
  7. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    I'm not sure if extracting the slices from MFS to use elsewhere is even possible. I believe the typical method is to catch the slice files sitting on a regular file system before they are loaded into MFS and deleted. And it stands to reason that if someone had 3.5d T60 slices to share, they would also have a 3.5d T60 backup image to share.
     
  8. chimpster

    chimpster New Member

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    Well the issue is that I'd like to keep the shows on my older version. Wouldn't I be stuck creating a new drive with a backup image, and losing all of my old shows?
     
  9. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Yes, the only way to save your shows would be to do a slice upgrade, although having the 3.5d slices also seems to be hit or miss. One of my DSR6000s running 3.5c that has been subbed for several years but never phoned in had the 3.5d slices. Another that I took a look at for someone else was running 3.1.0 even though it was unhacked and had been in use for years. They didn't even have the DST fix from a few years ago. :confused:
     
  10. chimpster

    chimpster New Member

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    Argh, that's a bummer. It's crazy that DirecTV won't let anyone download the 3.5d software.

    It looks like I'm out of luck unless someone figures this out. Not sure how many people are in the same situation I am. I hate to just lose everything, but I guess I'm out of options.
     
  11. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Yeah, you probably have to start from scratch unless you have access to the bash prompt and already have the 3.5d slices sitting in MFS.
     
  12. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

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    I managed to get my hands on an old IDE-based PC so I decided to go for it this afternoon.

    Removed the upgradesoftware=false from the bootpage but didn't get the install.

    The kernel logs shows:

    Could not check software installation: can't open object (errDbNotFound)

    as a result of the call on finishInstall.tcl statement:

    Code:
    puts "Checking new software installation"
    if [catch {finishSoftwareInstallation} res ] {
        puts "Could not check software installation: $res"
    }
    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  13. chimpster

    chimpster New Member

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    Have the bash prompt, but don't have the 3.5d slices. :(
     
  14. chimpster

    chimpster New Member

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    I think that's the heart of this problem. Regardless of whether or not you have blocked software updates or not, DirecTV is no longer sending them downstream.
     
  15. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    That stinks, looks like you need to nuke everything to get 3.5d. :(
     
  16. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

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    That's just it. According to my MFS I do have it.

    TiVo: /var/tmp#echo mls /SwSystem | tivosh
    Directory of /SwSystem starting at ''

    Name Type FsId Date Time Size
    ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
    3.5c-01-1-001 tyDb 4110482 09/06/07 23:41 708
    3.5d-01-1-001 tyDb 5226744 05/15/08 06:32 684
    ACTIVE tyDb 4110482 09/06/07 23:41 708
     
  17. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    if you have telnet access, you could try "/tvbin/installSw.itcl 3.5d-01-1-001"

    If it were a Series2, that would be the command to install the update. Hacks would be lost in the process.

    I do not know if it is the same for a Series1
     
  18. hawkeye1991

    hawkeye1991 New Member

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    Hi trying to go from HDVR2 zippered 6.2 to 6.4 a

    Have the slices, bought the slicer. but when I try to install I get this error messge.

    MJTIVO1-bash# ./slicer 6.4a-01-2-151
    Inconsistency detected by ld.so: dynamic-link.h: 62: elf_get_dynamic_info: Assertion `! "bad dynamic tag"' failed!


    Can some one help me with this please.

    thanks,
    Mani
     
  19. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

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    I'll give that a shot Saturday and post the results. I will have to halt the process on the ensuing reboot because I have a 500GB drive in there and need to add the LBA48 kernel. When I upgraded from 3.1.0c2 to 3.5b and then to 3.5c the /var partition with my hacks was intact.

    Actually I just checked and I don't have another scheduled recording until late Saturday morning so I may give it a shot tomorrow evening.
     
  20. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    assuming it's similar to a Series2 (if you do this, you *assume* responsibility for that assumption), you can edit installSw.itcl, changing the the "reboot" command to an "exit" command. It will then give you the opportunity to rehack your new boot partition/kernel set. I've done it a number of times, with mixed results on a Series2. I always forgot something. One time I dd'ed my kernel into /dev/hda4 instead of /dev/hda3. That dog don't hunt...

    Be careful.
     

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