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Old 10-25-2006, 07:35 PM   #1
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Undeleting Programs in Linux

We have two Tivos. One at one location one at another. We bought a dvd recorder. We bought the second tivo back to our home. One is a Philips DSR7000 the other DSR704. The 704 is hooked up to line 1 and the 7000 to line 2 of the recorder. Then we start recording. All is fine. Then the wife decides to purge the one tivo.

In case you don't know, our one remote controls both tivos at the same time. So while she is deleting programs off one machine. The other machine is being deleted as well.

Now I get called in.

Isn't there a way with mfstools or mounting the tivo drive that lost the programs into one of my linux machines to undelete the files? I know nothing can be done through the menus.

Understand that I rarely watch tv but I do computer networks and have not done anything related to Tivo till yesterday and am totaly new to hacking tivo boxes.

Can't I mount the original drive in linux or centos and see anything? I have not done so yet. All have seen is NO but there has to be something that will let me get to the files on the drive to do this.
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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Undeleting can only work if the TiVo has been hacked in the first place. In the meantime you need to set both remote controls to use a different remote address.
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:40 PM   #3
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If they are hacked how then are the programs recoverable?

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Old 10-25-2006, 09:23 PM   #4
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You can find more info in the underground forum. I believe the hacks allow deleted files to be put into a place where they can be more readily restored.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:32 PM   #5
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Undeleting can only work if the TiVo has been hacked in the first place. In the meantime you need to set both remote controls to use a different remote address.
I don't believe that the TiVo needs to be previously hacked for undelete to work-- he could hack it now and undelete the desired shows, provided nothing else has already overwritten them.
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:21 AM   #6
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I don't believe that the TiVo needs to be previously hacked for undelete to work-- he could hack it now and undelete the desired shows, provided nothing else has already overwritten them.
Dave is right, what OP needs to do is to install TiVoWebPlus, to do that he can use the new ZIPPER with will install the networking (if rbautch has released it), see the underground forum. (The ZIPPER works with both models, the Phillips DSR7000 and the DSR704).
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:15 AM   #7
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Dave is right, what OP needs to do is to install TiVoWebPlus, to do that he can use the new ZIPPER with will install the networking (if rbautch has released it), see the underground forum. (The ZIPPER works with both models, the Phillips DSR7000 and the DSR704).
Here's the thread with the Zipper in it-- if you are comfortable adding or replacing a hard drive in a computer, you shouldn't have any problem at all!
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:35 AM   #8
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I stand corrected. But the unit still needs to be hacked, right?
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:12 AM   #9
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #10
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I did a similar bone head move. I got a new Tivo Premiere, and after I copied everything over from the old Tivo to the new one. I placed the old Tivo next to the new one and did a Clear and Delete Everything. Needless to say both of them were erased.
My question is can I remove the hard drive from the old unit, mount it on another machine running Linux and run an undelete program so that I can transfer everything over again?
My wife is mad at me because she lost all her Oprah shows ;-)
Many thanks for any advise.

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:37 AM   #11
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No. The MFS structure does not produce regular files.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:08 PM   #12
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So I guess I'm doomed.
Thank you for your reply.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:06 AM   #13
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I don't believe that the TiVo needs to be previously hacked for undelete to work-- he could hack it now and undelete the desired shows, provided nothing else has already overwritten them.
I recently installed software v6.4a on my HDVR2. I have noticed a folder
at the end of the Now Playing list. The folder contains previously deleted
programs. The programs in there can be undeleted and replayed. I guess
this is a feature in v6.4a
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:42 AM   #14
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Correct - this is a feature from the standalone TiVos slipped into 6.4a.
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