Hacking your Series 2 DTivo just got a WHOLE lot easier...

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Gunnyman, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Jan 12, 2006 #2581 of 11850
    Tivogre

    Tivogre Well-Known Member

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    /busybox/crond is NOT running on the boxes.

    I did a re-boot; this looks like (to me) a suspect chunk from the kernel log file:

    Jan 12 04:56:47 (none) kernel: starting rc.sysinit.author
    Jan 12 04:56:47 (none) kernel: set environmental variables
    Jan 12 04:56:47 (none) kernel: starting telnet and ftp
    Jan 12 04:56:48 (none) kernel: starting serial bash
    Jan 12 04:56:48 (none) kernel: running fakecall
    Jan 12 04:56:50 (none) kernel: Running fakecall version 6
    Jan 12 04:56:51 (none) kernel: Fakecall ran successfully!
    Jan 12 04:56:51 (none) kernel: couldn't open "/var/spool/cron/cronlogs/CRONLOG-MAIN": read-only file system
    Jan 12 04:56:51 (none) kernel: while executing
    Jan 12 04:56:51 (none) kernel: "open /var/spool/cron/cronlogs/CRONLOG-MAIN a"
    Jan 12 04:56:51 (none) kernel: (file "/busybox/fakecall.tcl" line 87)

    Jan 12 04:56:51 (none) kernel: EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
    Jan 12 04:56:52 (none) kernel: Starting netserver at port 12865
    Jan 12 04:56:53 (none) kernel: ApgManager Transition from state BOOT to FAST_LOAD
    Jan 12 04:57:04 (none) kernel: ApgManager Transition from state FAST_LOAD to FAST_LOAD
    Jan 12 04:57:10 (none) kernel: ApgManager Transition from state FAST_LOAD to FAST_LOAD

    I haven't changed ANY permissions.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2006 #2582 of 11850
    lee espinoza

    lee espinoza some guy

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    am getting this when I try to upload a backup setting.htm from my old tivo

    I get The connection was reset


    The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.








    * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
    moments.

    * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
    connection.

    * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
    that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.


    from Firefoxs


    what should I do?
    SD-DVR40 running OS 6.2.01.2.351 with TiVoWebPLus 1.2.1 and backup.itcl 1.00.0017
     
  3. Jan 12, 2006 #2583 of 11850
    lee espinoza

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    how do I uninstall Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script without the sh tweak-uninstall.sh?

    My sister has Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script but hers does not have tweak-uninstall.sh


    or if I am not looking in the right place were does Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script place it?
     
  4. Jan 12, 2006 #2584 of 11850
    rbautch

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    When the author file runs fakecall, it's not getting logged in CRONLOG-MAIN because your tivo gets mounted ro when it first boots. That's fine. That's the priced to pay for keeping hack in the root partition rather than var, which is always mounted rw. If it's not running type /busybox/crond at bash to see if it starts.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2006 #2585 of 11850
    rpdre1

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    check if the file is called tweak_uninstall.sh instead of tweak-uninstall.sh
     
  6. Jan 12, 2006 #2586 of 11850
    Tivogre

    Tivogre Well-Known Member

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    OK. That explains the log.

    /busybox/crond

    /ps | grep crond

    I now get:

    7629 root 752 S /busybox/crond
    7631 root 536 S grep crond

    BUT.... that process is NOT there by itself after a reboot.

    Also, after I ran it, I waited until the next 5 minute mark; at that point I got a new entry in the cron.test.out file
     
  7. Jan 12, 2006 #2587 of 11850
    lee espinoza

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    well I know I don't know were tweak put's tweak_uninstall.sh i looked in the /enhancements/ and the /var/hack/ so can someone help me look for it?
     
  8. Jan 12, 2006 #2588 of 11850
    captainjrl

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    Theoretically what is the largest drive that could be used?
     
  9. Jan 12, 2006 #2589 of 11850
    esaydam

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    I've done the zipper upgrade successfully and have my Directivo s2 running 6.2 networked properly w/bash active and tivowebplus running. Here's my problem:

    Every now and then, Now Showing on the tivo (I mean ON the tivo, not through tivowebplus as I haven't used Tivowebplus extensively yet), freezes up. It will display the cursor/arrow and you can even more it up and down through the screen but the screen doesn't list any of my recorded shows. You have to wait ~30 seconds before the screen populates again with all my shows. I can usually duplicate this problem by going into a folder (grouping is turned on) to view the episodes of a specific show and then hit the left arrow to back out and return to the main Now Showing screen. I guess it's just a lag but it's a nuisance and this wasn't happening before I did the zipper upgrade.

    FYI, this tivo was initially hacked and a second drive was added 9 months before the zipper upgrade was done and this lag issue was never there before the zipper upgrade. The 6.2 upgrade was installed by Directv over the phone line months before I ran zipper. The hacks I selected during the enhancement script (tweak.sh) were profile with aliases, tivowebplus, cron setup, remove MRV/HMO certs, update fakecall w/version that works w/6.2, remove showcases, update profile for easy crontab edits, USB 2.0 drivers, customize bash prompt, and keep hacks out of /var.

    Any thoughts on what's going on or what's slowing the tivo down?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2006 #2590 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    yup search this forum for empty NPL for the fix.
    It's been pointed to a few times in this thread too.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2006 #2591 of 11850
    qwertypo

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    It is a DNS issue. I have this problem if I am not properly connected to the LAN network. For me, it was a cable issue, for others, it has been IP Settings and DHCP problems. Do a search you should yeild a few posts discussing the problem, and the fixes.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2006 #2592 of 11850
    sandpj

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    Putty has worked fine for me. I'm not sure I changed any of the default settings, but the Terminal option "Implicit CR on every LF" is not checked.

    Paul
     
  13. Jan 12, 2006 #2593 of 11850
    tbaeten

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    Hi guys,

    I've done some searching and not found a similar problem. Zipper (1.3.4) thinks that my Hughes SD-DVR40 is a HR10-250 (if it only was). Unfortunately, its not but zipper applies the hacks incorrectly because of it.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks. Tim
     
  14. Jan 12, 2006 #2594 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    that's odd
    haven't ever seen that before.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2006 #2595 of 11850
    lee espinoza

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    anyone?
     
  16. Jan 12, 2006 #2596 of 11850
    esaydam

    esaydam New Member

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    Thanks Gunnyman and Qwertypo. I tried looking for Now playing slow/lag etc. but not npl. I'll try it tonight!
     
  17. Jan 12, 2006 #2597 of 11850
    webbuzz

    webbuzz New Member

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    I didn't extract the image from the Instacake CD properly the first time. So, I re-imaged/zippered the HDD and I can telnet without any problems.

    My question is regarding Tivoweb. It does not appear to be working. I restarted it using twprs. Still nothing.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2006 #2598 of 11850
    SteelersFan

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    See post #2102.
     
  19. Jan 12, 2006 #2599 of 11850
    webbuzz

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    The link in that post is not valid. So, I assume that a file(s) need to be ftp'd?
     
  20. Jan 12, 2006 #2600 of 11850
    rpdre1

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