I apologize that I also posted this to the dealdb forum because I wasn't sure which one is appropriate. Please let me know if I'm posting incorrectly.
I have an eProm hacked TivoHD. It has a 2tb WD drive in it (limited to 1.2gb or so, as I recall, but it's been a while). I hacked / put in place a replacement initrd a couple of years ago. Everything was working previously.
Before doing anything today, everything was working fine.
So I took out the drive, followed these instructions to install the hack again: http://www.************.com/forum/sh...-the-S3-TIVOHD
(I added the . before the command that it is missing it, and created a rc.sysinit.author file, which are corrections that need to be made to the instructions.
After the installation, the TiVo booted fine and I was able to telnet into it. At this point, I hadn't screwed the hard drive back into the TiVo yet, or put the cover back on. So I shutdown, and did those things.
Then, when I booted up again, after the initial "Warming Up" screen, I get a black screen. I've tried reverting to my backed up sda3, but still the same problem.
Interestingly, I happened to try a component video cable, and the TiVo seems to work fine on component video, just not on HDMI.
My conclusion: Somehow, I corrupted the kernel during my upgrade process, and I need to restore a good copy of /dev/sda3
Thoughts? Any idea how I get a good copy of /dev/sda3?
I still have my original TiVoHD 160gb drive, which, I assume, if I put in the TiVo and leave for a while, will get upgraded to the current version of the software. Can I then just dd the /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda7 from the 160gb drive to the 2gb /dev/sdb3?
P.S. Because of some recent fairly tragic events in my family, I don't want to lose some of the recordings that are on the drive. There are some recorded news shows relating to our family tragedy.