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

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

  1. Feb 3, 2007 #9521 of 11850
    luder

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    Sounds like you have it going. I would use the disk that gave you the prompt then go here and make sure you mount the cdrom, you should find it in step 3,C
    http://www.mastersav.com/tivo_zipper.html
     
  2. Feb 3, 2007 #9522 of 11850
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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  3. Feb 3, 2007 #9523 of 11850
    luder

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    try it and keep in mind Pageup key is your friend
     
  4. Feb 3, 2007 #9524 of 11850
    solsurfer

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    I have an old HDVR2 box that I zippered and ran without trouble for over a year. Recently the drive started going into a re-boot cycle - restarting itself every 30-45 minutes. I thought maybe the image had become corrupted, so I pulled the drive, bought an new instantcake image and reimaged/zippered the drive. Same problem. I assumed it was a bad drive, so I grabbed another drive I had in the closet and imaged/zippered that. This drive initially looked to work. I could view programming, etc. I called DTV to activate locals, verified it worked, then turned it off for the night. When I woke up, I found that this drive is also going into a reboot cycle. Only makes it to the 9% of "acquiring satellite' screen before rebooting itself only to repeat on a loop. Could this drive also be bad? Is there some hardware explanation?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Feb 3, 2007 #9525 of 11850
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Tried it again, not remembering that pageup is my friend:

    so far so good...

    When I look at the disk while in Windows, zipper is there. I am showing all file extensions and zipper is not showing an extension. Other files in the folder are. Should I try again using just sh zipper and leave off the extension?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Feb 3, 2007 #9526 of 11850
    luder

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    Your one step closer just re-read the link i sent you.. and you will be fine
     
  7. Feb 4, 2007 #9527 of 11850
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    I see it. I printed out the same instructions from an earlier download and was going by that. They've obviously changed. Thanks for the help. I'm not going to attempt this until after the game tomorrow.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2007 #9528 of 11850
    tjpotter

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    Battle...
    I'm not sure where this post belongs, so please redirect me if it doesn't belong here.

    I rebuilt a 160G drive that I couldn't get to boot. First, I used mfstools to copy and expand a 6.2 image from my original unhacked 40G disk. Then, I tested it to ensure that all was well -- it booted without error. Next, I ran the latest version of Zipper, but it's still failing at the "...Wireless..." question. Tested that it would still boot without errors -- it did. Installed a serial cable and used Hyperterm to run the latest version of the rbautch Enhancements. It ran to completion without any apparent problems.

    I move the DTivo back to the Familyroom, hooked it back up to the TV and network and fired it up. Lit up the USB adapter and finished booting without any problems. Tested everything using the remote, found one small issue. Music and Photos was still listed on the menu even though I'd told the Enhancement script to remove it. Good enough for now. I went back to my PC, started a browser and brought up TivoWeb. Yahoooooo !!! Life is good again in hacked Tivoland.

    Started going through all the menus in TivoWeb and that's when problems started showing.

    Trying to create a season pass and settings backup gives this error:
    Cannot open /TivoWebPlus/backups/settings

    Trying to open the To Do list:
    INTERNAL SERVER ERROR
    --cut here--
    action_ui '/todo' ''
    couldn't open "/var/hack/etc/blocklist.txt": read-only file system
    while executing
    "open $filename w"
    (procedure "gbl_load" line 3)
    invoked from within
    "gbl_load "/var/hack/etc/blocklist.txt""
    (procedure "action_todo" line 9)
    invoked from within
    "action_todo $chan 7 $env"
    (procedure "::action_ui" line 28)
    invoked from within
    "::action_$action $chan $part $env"
    ("eval" body line 1)
    invoked from within
    "eval {::action_$action $chan $part $env}"
    --cut here--

    Trying to open Scheduled Suggestions:
    INTERNAL SERVER ERROR
    --cut here--
    action_ui '/suggestions' ''
    couldn't open "/var/hack/etc/blocklist.txt": read-only file system
    while executing
    "open $filename w"
    (procedure "gbl_load" line 3)
    invoked from within
    "gbl_load "/var/hack/etc/blocklist.txt""
    (procedure "action_todo" line 9)
    invoked from within
    "action_todo $chan 8 $env"
    (procedure "::action_ui" line 34)
    invoked from within
    "::action_$action $chan $part $env"
    ("eval" body line 1)
    invoked from within
    "eval {::action_$action $chan $part $env}"
    --cut here--

    Trying to open Suggestions:
    INTERNAL SERVER ERROR
    --cut here--
    action_ui '/pending' ''
    couldn't open "/var/hack/etc/blocklist.txt": read-only file system
    while executing
    "open $filename w"
    (procedure "gbl_load" line 3)
    invoked from within
    "gbl_load "/var/hack/etc/blocklist.txt""
    (procedure "action_todo" line 9)
    invoked from within
    "action_todo $chan 2 $env"
    (procedure "::action_ui" line 39)
    invoked from within
    "::action_$action $chan $part $env"
    ("eval" body line 1)
    invoked from within
    "eval {::action_$action $chan $part $env}"
    --cut here--

    List stations and remap channels:
    INTERNAL SERVER ERROR
    --cut here--
    action_listchan '/' ''
    no such object:
    while executing
    "dbobj $headend get Lineup"
    ("uplevel" body line 6)
    invoked from within
    "uplevel $body"
    invoked from within
    "transaction {uplevel $body}"
    (procedure "RetryTransaction" line 5)
    invoked from within
    "RetryTransaction {

    set setup [db $db open /Setup]
    set source [dbobj $setup get Source]
    set headend [dbobj [lindex $source 0] get Headend]
    set..."
    (procedure "listchannels" line 24)
    invoked from within
    "listchannels "
    (procedure "::action_listchan" line 28)
    invoked from within
    "::action_$action $chan $part $env"
    ("eval" body line 1)
    invoked from within
    "eval {::action_$action $chan $part $env}"
    --cut here--

    Trying to backup channel preferences:
    ERROR - Could not open file "/TivoWebPlus/backups/channelprefs_save" for writing

    I reviewed the logs and found the following message that may or may not be related:
    Kernel log
    ...
    klogd 1.3-3, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
    Cannot find map file.
    ...
    warning: can't open /var/mtab: No such file or directory
    ...
    /TivoWebPlus/tivoweb: /TivoWebPlus/.dist/BlockFailure: Read-only file system
    ...

    TivoWeb log
    ...
    POSIX EROFS {read-only file system} couldn't open "/var/hack/etc/blocklist.txt": read-only file system
    ...


    I'm trying to sort out where to start looking for a solution(s). It appears to be a simple problem -- the drive isn't being temporarily remounted rw in order to complete these actions. Are these issues from the Zipper script not completing, the Enhancements script or TivoWebPlus ?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2007 #9529 of 11850
    SteelersFan

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    Correct.
    It's a matter of TWP being installed on a normally RO partition when it was designed to be installed on a RW partition like /var. Zipper doesn't install it on the RW partition /var because /var occasionally gets wiped by the OS.
    Just remount / temporarily RW until you're finished performing those tasks then put it back to RO.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2007 #9530 of 11850
    chubb

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    Hi guys, been a while since I was back here. I just decided to re-zipper my HR10-250 so that I could have 6.3b software on it. I downloaded the latest zipper.zip from the official zipper site. I downloaded a brand new instantcake iso and a new lba48 iso and put them both in the zipper tools directory. I also downloaded the SuperPatch1.2 and unzipped it into the zipper_tools directory. Everything seemed to work fine, I was able to burn the universal_zipper_isocd, I was able to boot from it and install the hack on a new 250GB drive. I did notice during that phase that there was a "couldn't read file" error and that got me worried a bit, and I also saw an "unexpected end of file" error somewhere during that process. Anyway, it finished "successfully" and I put the drive back in the tivo.

    The HR10-250 booted up fine, and I can telnet into it, so I guess that's a good thing. However, when I Step 4.d of the instructions, it is giving me the following:

    Code:
    bash-2.02# sh tweak.sh
    
    Enhancements directory detected. You must uninstall the previous version
    of Enhancements before you install this one.
    Would you like to uninstall the previous version now? [y/n]: y
    couldn't read file "Superpatch67Standby.tcl": no such file or directory
    Removing directories and files...
    Skipping TWP uninstall...
    Skipping cron uninstall...
    Skipping CallerID uninstall...
    Skipping fakecall restore...
    Skipping driver restore...
    Restoring original usb.map...
    Deleting the profile...
    No backup splash screen found, skipping splash restore...
    Done!
    
    Uninstall successful. Proceeding with main script...
    
    Existing rbautch_files.tgz archive found in /hacks
    Skipping new script download...
    
    Running rbautch Hacked Tivo Enhancements...
    
    gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
    tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
    tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    Unable to untar files archive. Could be a failed download.
    Adjusting your DNS settings. Please run tweak.sh again. Exiting...
    bash-2.02#
    
    Any suggestions on how I can finish the install?
     
  11. Feb 4, 2007 #9531 of 11850
    Lord Vader

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    Try manually ftping the rbautch .tar file to your TIVO then rerunning tweak. That avoids having to try and download and get possible errors.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2007 #9532 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Yes, no file extension. Just run it like it says in the instructions.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2007 #9533 of 11850
    rbautch

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    I started compiling the zipper as a binary in an effort to prevent the unscrupulous from trying to make a profit from it, or redistributing it in some modified form. The older .sh versions should still work fine for your purpose, since most recent updates were for 6.3 support. PM me your email address and I'll send you version 2.5.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2007 #9534 of 11850
    Runch Machine

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    I got an HMO/HME Error when running tweaks on HR10-250 with 6.3b, see error below. When the receiver was done being updated, it is missing the standby entry completely. It is not on any menu, and there is no menu entry for music/photos. I did indicate while running that I want standby back on the main menu and to have an item for photo/music. I imagine it's not there because of the HMO/HME error.

    The 6.3b software was updated by the Tivo/Directv software, I did not use slicer on it or buy an image. Any idea why this happened? I can rerun the whole process as I did this on a spare drive just to see how it worked. My other HR10-250 was Zippered about 9 months ago or so. I just wanted to see the photo/music function and try it. I used slicer on my other HR10-250 to get to 6.3a and b.

    Screen printout is below.

    Existing rbautch_files.tgz archive found in /hacks
    Skipping new script download...

    Running rbautch Hacked Tivo Enhancements...

    Checking your telnet settings. Do you want to continue? [y/n]: y

    Do you want to run the "express" version (for advanced users)? [y/n]: n


    Tivo software version is: 6.3b-01-2-357
    Detected new image was installed, clearing Error #51...
    Your software version was compiled on Linux kernel: 2.4.20
    Your Tivo model's code name is: phoenix
    Your Tivo is an HR10-250 HD DirecTivo

    Zipper installation detected.
    Backing up tivoapp...
    Applying the following patches for 6.3b software:
    backdoors...
    4+0 records in
    4+0 records out
    encryption...
    4+0 records in
    4+0 records out
    30-sec skip...
    4+0 records in
    4+0 records out
    HMO/HME...
    'd: invalid number `903436
    'd: invalid number `1118524
    4+0 records in
    4+0 records out

    Installing new profile with aliases...
    Checking for existing profile...
    No existing profile detected, proceeding with installation of new
    profile with the following aliases for easy keystroke entry:

    1.MOUNT READ WRITE = rw (instead of "mount -o remount,rw /")
    2.MOUNT READ ONLY = ro (instead of "mount -o remount,ro /")
    3.START TIVOWEBPLUS WITH CONSOLE = twp
    4.FIND THE LOCATION OF A FILE = ffind (instead of "find / -name")
    5.EDIT YOUR rc.sysinit.author FILE = author
    6.EDIT YOUR CRONTAB = root
    7.RESTART TIVOWEBPLUS FROM BASH= twprs
    8.START GOTOMYDVR CLIENT=gotomydvr

    Adding the /enhancements directory to your PATH statement...

    Do you want to install the joe text editor? [y/n]: y
    Do you want to make joe your default editor? [y/n]: n

    Enter a short name for this tivo here: HD-Tivo3
    Modifying your bash prompt with name "HD-Tivo3"
    Do you want to add color to your bash prompt? [y/n]: n

    Checking network settings...
    The following IP parameters found in MFS:
    IP address is currently set to: 192.168.2.5
    Default gateway is currently set to: 192.168.2.1
    Subnet Mask is currently set to: 255.255.255.0
    DNS Server is currently set to: 4.2.2.2
    DHCP is off
    NO WIRELESS PARAMETERS ARE SET IN MFS
    Do you want to install netperf network performance tool? [y/n] :n
    Skipping netperf installation...

    Do you want to install channel logos? [y/n]: n
    skipping logo install...

    Do you want to replace the "Almost There" splash screen [y/n]: y
    Backing up existing splash screen...
    Replacing splash screen...

    Do you want to install callerID on your Tivo? [y/n]: y
    Installing NCID CallerID...
    Appending rc.sysinit.author file to run callerID on reboot...

    Do you want to install EndPad(Plus) for soft padding all recorded shows? [y/n]:
    n
    Skipping EndPad(Plus) installation...

    Appending usb.map for backported drivers...

    Do you want to install Tivowebplus? [y/n]: y
    installing Tivowebplus plus several awesome modules, including...
    Channelprefs, Batch Play, Netconfig, Backup, and Manual Record...
    Installing TWP in root directory...
    Appending your rc.sysinit.author file to run TWP on startup


    appending fakecall.tcl to log entries in cronlog-main...

    Do you want to install cron for improved performance/logging/backups? [y/n] :y
    Creating user definitions...
    Creating required cron directories...
    copying the crondtab where crond expects it
    appending your rc.sysinit.author file to run crond on startup

    Do you want weekly reboots to only occur if no programs are recording?
    Enter n if you plan to leave a phone line connected for callerID, etc [y/n]: n
    Appending crontab to force reboot every Sunday and Wednesday at 3:25am CST...

    Do you want to archive your logs every week before wiping them? [y/n]: n
    Skipping log archiving...

    Do you want to automatically make weekly backups of your season passes? [y/n]: n
    Skipping automatic season pass backups...


    Do you want to customize your Tivo menus? [y/n]: y
    Do you want to move the "Standby" item to the main menu? [y/n]: y
    Do you want to remove the "Music & Photos" item from the main menu? [y/n]: n

    Do you want Showcases and Yellow Stars? [y/n]: y
    starting sc62add.tcl...
    Showcases and yellow stars successfully added!
    Showcases will start showing up tomorrow morning

    Installing symlinks to keep hacks out of /var...
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin to /var/hack
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/cidalias to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/cidcall to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/cidupdate to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/ncid to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/ncidsip to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/out2osd to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/bin/tivocid to /var/hack/bin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/doc to /var/hack
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack/doc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/doc/ncid to /var/hack/doc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/doc/out2osd to /var/hack/doc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/etc to /var/hack
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack/etc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/etc/ncid to /var/hack/etc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/etc/out2osd.conf to /var/hack/etc
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/sbin to /var/hack
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack/sbin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/sbin/ncidd to /var/hack/sbin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/sbin/ncidsip to /var/hack/sbin
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/share to /var/hack
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/hack/share
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/share/fonts to /var/hack/share
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/hack/share/ncid to /var/hack/share
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/log
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/log/cidcall.log to /var/log
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/spool
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/spool/cron to /var/spool
    creating symlinks for hacks in /enhancements/varhacks/spool/cron
    symlinking /enhancements/varhacks/spool/cron/crontabs to /var/spool/cron

    Do you want to install the gotomydvr remote access tool? [y/n]: n
    Skipping gotomydvr installation


    Enhancement Installation Complete!! Please reboot now...

    bash-2.02# sync; reboot


    Connection to host lost.

    Press any key to continue...
     
  15. Feb 4, 2007 #9535 of 11850
    Runch Machine

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    UPDATE to my post above. I typed the two commands in that didn't work and now I have the menu items for standby and photos/pictures. I still don't know what happened to cause the script to have this error message.
     
  16. Feb 5, 2007 #9536 of 11850
    Runch Machine

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    New Question:

    When I run the zipper and tweak script and choose to activate the HMO/HME option, the Music Photos and More menu doesn't have the items that require access to Tivo's servers. I like that it only has the music and photo items. However, when I do the modifications to tivoapp on my other HR10-250 the music and photo menu includes Podcaster, Live 365 and other entries that I don't want and can't use.

    How can the Music, Photos and more menu be changed so that it doesn't have the entries that don't work and only has the access to other computers on my home network?

    Thanks for the scripts and all the help! It is much appreciated.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2007 #9537 of 11850
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Lesson learned: When downloading new software, check the installation instructions for updates as well. Thanks for the help. I'll be giving it another try on Tuesday.
     
  18. Feb 5, 2007 #9538 of 11850
    dswallow

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    If you have TiVoWebPlus installed, look at MFS on each system under /State/ServiceConfig. You'll see entries for "CalypsoUrl" and "CdsUrl" on the system where the additional items are showing. On the system where they're not showing, those items will either be blank or the system is configured to block packets to the IP address(es) indicated in those URL's.
     
  19. Feb 5, 2007 #9539 of 11850
    chubb

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    Thanks, without actually doing the above and just re-running the tweak.sh script a few times, it then worked, but it looks like I get the same HMO/HME error that someone else got and I see no Music/Photos either.
     
  20. Feb 5, 2007 #9540 of 11850
    chubb

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    What are these two commands? I have the same problem, no Music/Photos on an HR10-250, but everything else is now working.
     

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