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 #2601 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Line 116 of the zipper.sh script does a check for a few files that I thought were particular only to the HR10-250. Obviously not. If you delete lines 116 through 119, it should work fine. If you're interested in helping me fix this permanently, please PM me.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2006 #2602 of 11850
    rbautch

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    At least you know its working now. Since /busybox/crond is in your author file, I'm puzzled why it wouldnt start after a reboot. You might try running your author file from bash to see if you can see a problem when it hits the crond line.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2006 #2603 of 11850
    webbuzz

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    rpdre1 and steelersfan - Thanks for the help it is very appreciated. Especially since I am starting to get frustrated with my lack of linux knowledge.

    I uninstalled the tweak.sh and reinstalled it. But, I am back to where I began.

    ugh...AlphaWolf's script asked to type tes or no. Not y or n :eek:
     
  4. Jan 12, 2006 #2604 of 11850
    tbaeten

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    Yeah, I noticed that. I did have one file in /tivo/prom, TiVoProm.bin (or something close). I moved it away temporarily and the script still thought it was a HR10.

    I'll be happy to help debug it further, PM sent.

    Tim
     
  5. Jan 12, 2006 #2605 of 11850
    rbautch

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    If you delete this file it will work:

    /tivo/opt/tivo/musicphoto.prg.config
     
  6. Jan 12, 2006 #2606 of 11850
    stingerxxx

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    I know I probably should look some where else harder, But was wondering, Does the Zipper work over an original drive keeping already recorded shows, Or does it lose all video after running Zipper. I have several shows saved on my series 2 that i would like to save. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this question. I just figured since it was about Zipper this would be it.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2006 #2607 of 11850
    SteelersFan

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    Did you FTP a fresh copy of tweak.sh to your box? Did you use binary? I use SmartFTP, it worked great. Did you run the uninstall_tweak.sh then run tweak.sh? Let us know exactly what you tried and what error messages you got.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2006 #2608 of 11850
    SteelersFan

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    You can use it on your original drive without losing recordings, but be careful. You could get stuck and be in a real mess.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2006 #2609 of 11850
    Tivogre

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    hmmmm.... I ran it from the bash; it DID start another instance.

    What is the purpose of the sleep 30?

    Is 30 maybe not quite long enough on this box?
     
  10. Jan 12, 2006 #2610 of 11850
    llowrey

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    I tried running the Zipper on my R10 w/o success. I used a hacked prom that I got off of the *other* forum. I was able to boot my pre-zippered drive just fine with the hacked prom.

    After the running the Zipper, I get a blank white screen after the "Powering up" screen.

    My first attempt was on my 300GB drive using \S2_KERNE\3_1.5\VMLINUX_.GZ from the PTVupgrade Universal Boot CD. I did not have the Zipper restore an image.

    I tried again with the \S2_KERNE\4_0.1A\VMLINUX_.GZ kernel. Same thing, white screen.

    I then ran the zipper and had it restore the R10 version of InstantCake on a spare 120GB drive. White screen.

    Finally, I just let InstantCake restore it's image on the 120GB drive w/o hacks. That worked fine.

    So, should I conclude from this that the prom I got is not hacked for the R10? Or, are there different zipper steps for the R10? Other ideas? Anyone? Anyone?
     
  11. Jan 12, 2006 #2611 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    zipper doesn't work on R10
    You need a CUSTOM Kernel to use hacks even with the odded PROM.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2006 #2612 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Not sure about that. Sleep 30 just gives other processes a chance to start. Try 90 and see what happens.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2006 #2613 of 11850
    rbautch

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    You need a kernel with the initrd neutered and it will work fine. If you PM TCF user jasch, he might send one to you.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2006 #2614 of 11850
    llowrey

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    I'm pretty sure I don't understand this. Are you saying that I need a kernel that has been modded specifically for the R10? I did follow the Zipper instructions and loaded up the, supposedly modded, kernels from the PTV universal boot CD. Is that not sufficient?

    If I need a special R10 kernel, is it something that I can get from somewhere, like the *other* forum?
     
  15. Jan 12, 2006 #2615 of 11850
    SteelersFan

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    Anyone seen this? Will the TyTools stuff work post Zipper? I'm not that familiar with this so any comments would be appreciated. :)
     
  16. Jan 12, 2006 #2616 of 11850
    slydog75

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    Sorry can't talk about TyTools or similar tools on this site.
     
  17. Jan 12, 2006 #2617 of 11850
    SteelersFan

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    I do understand what you're saying. I wasn't asking what is does or how to do it. I was just wondering if any of you gurus thought these instructions looked legit and/or if I would mess up my boxes if I installed the tools.
     
  18. Jan 13, 2006 #2618 of 11850
    Tivogre

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    Well, whatever the reason, changing "sleep 30" to "sleep 45" on my boxes allows crond to start successfully on reboot.

    I also had to copy the root file from one of my boxes to the other 4. For some reason on 3 of the boxes, the root file only had 1 line for fakecall.
     
  19. Jan 13, 2006 #2619 of 11850
    NETGUY

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    for the FA120 to get here

    plugged it in ( rebooted the unit just to make sure ) and voila !!
    telnettted in .. finished script and am logged in via web

    waay cool folks

    thanx to all for the hard work ..excellent job

    ..my "screen" link is not working everything else is fine ( even vserver ) works cool

    thanx all
     
  20. Jan 13, 2006 #2620 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    tytools (whatever is is :rolleyes:) works fine :)
    (so I hear)
     

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