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Old 07-21-2008, 01:03 AM   #301
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Is it necessary to run TiVoflash again after the 3.5d update? I had a working CacheCard under 3.5c that stopped working after getting 3.5d. I reinstalled its drivers, but now it doesn't link to my switch (details here ) Any ideas?
You should not have to run Tivo Flash again. I would try re-installing the drivers again. What is your network set up? Do you have the Tivo running DHCP or do you have a static IP for your Tivo?
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:52 PM   #302
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You should not have to run Tivo Flash again. I would try re-installing the drivers again. What is your network set up? Do you have the Tivo running DHCP or do you have a static IP for your Tivo?
You definitely won't need to run tivoflash again. However, you WILL need to disable the initrd. Make sure you install the drivers and disable the initrd BEFORE replacing the kernel with CopyKern on the LBA48 boot CD... (if you are using a drive bigger than 137GB...)
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:58 AM   #303
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CopyKern with 3.1.0+ Kernel

Hello,

We've verified (finally) that the 3.1.0+ kernel provided on the Free LBA48 CD works fine with the recently released 3.5d version of the software for Series1 DirecTiVo units (Sony, Philips and Hughes models). Furthermore, we've updated InstantCake for these models (basic and TiVoWebPlus versions), as well.

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:13 PM   #304
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Getting Locals back with a manual upgrade from 3.5c to 3.5d on a DSR6000

Prerequisites:

mfslive Unix utility or mfstools 2.0
Silicon Dust CD if you have a cachecard or nic card
PTVUpgrade 4.04 CD or Todd Miller's 3.5 kernel and tpip utility if you have a large drive
Jenkins CD just in case

1. Find a computer with IDE ( I no longer had one). Acquired a Dell GX270 from Goodwill with a 40GB NTFS drive and Windows XP Pro, keyboard, mouse, CD ROM, unformated 40GB drive, flat screen monitor all for $89.95.

2. Formated the spare drive with a small FAT32 partition with the rest being NTFS.

3. Backed up my current 3.5c with mfslive 1.1 beta d.

4. Put the drive back in the TiVo.

5. Change root to rw.

6. Edit installSw.itcl to change the reboot to an exit on or about row 156.

7. Change root to ro.

Code:
8.  cd /tvbin
    installSw.itcl 3.5d-01-1-001
Got multiple errors about $tcl_library not being defined.
After multiple search attempts found an archived post from someone trying to modify fonts with a script
and getting the same error as mine. Embeem had suggested making sure the script was running via tivosh.
Even though my installSw.itcl's first line is #! /bash/tivosh I tried:

9.
Code:
tivosh installSw.itcl 3.5d-01-1-001
Watch install proceed smoothly with no apparent errors.

10. Checked TiVo for functionality and was amused to see System Information showing 3.5d already.

11. Removed drive and reinstalled in PC as hdb.

12. Booted up Silicon Dust cd.
Code:
       cd /kill_initrd 
       ./kill_initrd disable
       cd /nic_install
       ./nic_install cachecard
13. Booted up PTVUpgrade 4.04 CD

Code:
 mount /dev/hdc  /cdrom

        copykern specifying hdb and 3.1+ kernel
This installed smoothly.

14. Booted up Jenkins CD just in case.

Found /var intact
Copied rc.net from hdb4 to hdb7 (fixed IP)
Copied rc.sysinit.author from hdb4 to hdb7. (startup tivowebplus, endpadplus, telnet, ftp)
Copied .profile from hdb4 to hdb7.
Copied .bash_logout from hdb4 to hdb7.
Copied hackbackup.tar from hdb4 to hdb7.
Copied hdb4/sbin/tar to /hdb7/sbin/tar (rc.sysinit.author checks to see if /var/hack exists; if not, it attempts a restore)

15. return drive to TiVo & boot. Everything comes up fine. DTV scan for satellites finished up quickly and completely.
Locals are back!
They do need to be readded to "favorite channels".
System Information shows full 482 hours recording capacity.
Play several recordings. Everything works.

16. 24 hours later

Apply kernel patches originally posted by gohrnz in the other forum:

Code:
 mount -o remount,rw /
        cd /tvbin
        mv tivoapp tivoapp.tmp
        cp tivoapp.tmp tivoapp
        chmod 755 tivoapp

        unscramble
        ----------
        echo -ne "\x48\x00\x00\x38" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=5120680

        30 sec skip
        -----------
        echo -ne "\x40\x86\x00\x40" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=4641828

        backdoors
        ---------
        echo -ne "\x38\x80\x00\x01" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=4336744

sync
mount -o remount,ro /
17. Pull drive and boot up PC with mfslive 1.1 beta d option 4
Create backup:

Code:
mkdir /mnt
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt
backup -6so /mnt/directivo3.5d.bak /dev/hdb
15. Return drive to Tivo.

16. use bootpage to reset upgradesoftware=false (silly I know but I had to do it) :-)
Code:
     rw
     bootpage -P "root=dev/hda7 upgradesoftware=false"
     ro
End Result: I can now put off the decision about whether to get a THR22 or dump DirecTV and get a Premiere XL4.
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