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

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

  1. Oct 30, 2005 #521 of 11850
    TomK

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    Yes, the script uses the name that you choose and puts it in a prompt. It is nicer that way.
     
  2. Oct 31, 2005 #522 of 11850
    bengalfreak

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    I have yet to figure out a house configuration that cannot have cat5e cable run. Is it just that you don't want to do all the work?
     
  3. Oct 31, 2005 #523 of 11850
    eddyj

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    The house is cement (FL) with no basement or crawlspace. It is really hard to run wires in some areas. I have run wires for some stuff (especially upstairs where there is attic space and regular construction), but to get from the office to where the two TiVos are is next to impossible. Note that all the exterior (cement) walls do not have studs holding the drywall, but just some small wood strips, do there is very little air space in those walls.

    Could it be done? Possibly. Without a divorce? Unlikely. :)
     
  4. Oct 31, 2005 #524 of 11850
    summerall

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    Ok, I woke up this morning to find my hacked Tivo stuck on the "Welcome...Powering Up" screen. I pulled the power plug and it still gets stuck on that screen. I'm not sure how this happened. The only 2 things I did last night was:

    1 - went into "out2osd.conf" file and changed the line setting by removing the "#" infront of it.

    2 - used filezilla to ftp the new tivoweb icons and overwrote the existing ones in var/hack/tivowebplus/images.

    Anyone know how I can fix this problem? I can't even get a bash prompt.

    Thanks
     
  5. Oct 31, 2005 #525 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    sounds like a HD went bad on you.
    Re-zipper and see if it happens again. :(
     
  6. Oct 31, 2005 #526 of 11850
    summerall

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    I was working on it last night until 12:00-12:30. It had to happen after that, anyone know if last night was a cron reboot night? Maybe it couldn't take that last reboot :( poor drive...

    I guess Tivo's are rough on these hard drives. This was a 60 gig 7200 rpm WD drive.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2005 #527 of 11850
    craigldavis

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    TyTools server may get confused by changing the prompt -- in TyTools look for "Server -> Set TIVO Shell Prompt"...
     
  8. Oct 31, 2005 #528 of 11850
    Human123

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    Which are the numbers that represent the speed? Here is some examples of mine. This is a wired network with 2.0 drivers. Good?, Bad, Ugly?

    TCP STREAM TEST to 192.168.123.171
    Recv Send Send Utilization Service Demand
    Socket Socket Message Elapsed Send Recv Send Recv
    Size Size Size Time Throughput local remote local remote
    bytes bytes bytes secs. 10^6bits/s % S % S us/KB us/KB

    131070 131070 131070 10.06 15.67 88.07 46.99 460.304 245.566


    TCP STREAM TEST to 192.168.123.124
    Recv Send Send Utilization Service Demand
    Socket Socket Message Elapsed Send Recv Send Recv
    Size Size Size Time Throughput local remote local remote
    bytes bytes bytes secs. 10^6bits/s % S % S us/KB us/KB

    131070 131070 131070 10.03 11.97 56.02 75.76 383.370 518.443


    TCP STREAM TEST to 192.168.123.124
    Recv Send Send Utilization Service Demand
    Socket Socket Message Elapsed Send Recv Send Recv
    Size Size Size Time Throughput local remote local remote
    bytes bytes bytes secs. 10^6bits/s % S % S us/KB us/KB

    131070 131070 131070 10.04 13.78 43.44 81.37 258.249 483.710

    Thanks
     
  9. Oct 31, 2005 #529 of 11850
    bengalfreak

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    Am I safe in assuming the walls are made of concrete and not cement? Regardless of the answer, I see your point. Wires cannot be run easily. The hollow baseboards idea has merit, but wireless would be much easier.
     
  10. Oct 31, 2005 #530 of 11850
    dgilbert

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    Great job Gunnyman! One question, is it necessary for the author file to retain the following code:

    Code:
    mount -o remount,rw / &>/dev/null
    rm /zipper_flag &>/dev/null
    mount -o remount,ro / &>/dev/null
    
    Thanks
     
  11. Oct 31, 2005 #531 of 11850
    rbautch

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    No, these can safely be deleted.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2005 #532 of 11850
    eddyj

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    The throughput number is the one that I have been looking at. You are getting between 11.97 and 15.67, which is about twice what I am getting, with hte best geometry I can manage (i.e. location of hte wireless router and bridges).
     
  13. Oct 31, 2005 #533 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Here are my numbers for a plain old wireless 802.11b connection. My wired Tivos are around 16 Mbps.
    Code:
    Recv   Send    Send                          
    Socket Socket  Message  Elapsed              
    Size   Size    Size     Time     Throughput  
    bytes  bytes   bytes    secs.    10^6bits/sec  
    
     87380  16384  16384    10.09       4.76  
     
  14. Oct 31, 2005 #534 of 11850
    eddyj

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    Cement, concrete, cinder blocks, who cares? Hard stuff! :)

    I did use the baseboards for the wires in the home theater, but for this, can't get there from here. :(

    But I have reasonable speed now. Enough to make it usable. About 4X real time (i.e. 4 minutes of program for each minute of transfer), which is quite reasonable.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2005 #535 of 11850
    rbautch

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    It puts the following line in your .profile:
    Code:
    export PS1=\"\[\e[33;1m\]$bashname\[\e[36;1m\]-\[\e[31;1m\]T\[\e[32;1m\]i\[\e[33;1m\]V\[\e[34;1m\]o\[\e[0m\]# \[\e[0m\]\"
    
    ...after substituting the variable $bashname with the value you enter when the script runs. All of the numbers in brackets represent color codes (to make the word Tivo look pretty). If you want to play with customizing the bash even further, google "customize bash prompt linux". You can change all sorts of things: forground/background color, boldness, font, and much more.
     
  16. Oct 31, 2005 #536 of 11850
    rbautch

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    All of our Tivos did indeed reboot last night. It's possible something got screwed up earlier, and just didn't manifest itself until the Tivo rebooted. Try re-imaging.
     
  17. Oct 31, 2005 #537 of 11850
    eddyj

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    Thanks. I forgot to post that I had found it after rumaging through your scripts for a while. :) But it is good info for others too.
     
  18. Oct 31, 2005 #538 of 11850
    summerall

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    Ok so I tried to reimage the original 40gig tivo drive since I thought my 60 giger died. But when I tried to image it, it said that their isn't enough room on it!

    Why?!? The instant cake image is for a DVR40 which should be the same size?

    Now I've started to reimage the 60giger again. Looks like its still alive. It may have called home since I had the phone line connected. Would that cause the "welcome power up screen" to hang?
     
  19. Oct 31, 2005 #539 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Many, many, many things can cause a non-booting Tivo, and unless you provide serial console ouput, it's not possible to troubleshoot. There are other posts in this thread and on the PTVupgrade forum on why your 40gig drive is not big enough. This time don't connect a phone line until you are sure fakecall/rebooting is working properly to prevent calls.
     
  20. Oct 31, 2005 #540 of 11850
    dgilbert

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    Ok. And thanks for all your effort!
     

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