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

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

  1. Aug 8, 2009 #11701 of 11850
    rbautch

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    It should be in your /enhancements directory. I haven't removed it from rbautch_files.tgz.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2009 #11702 of 11850
    sllerts

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    Weird. I had the exact same problem last week where I got the no call nag message. The box (HDVR40) was zippered about 1 or 2 months ago, and it hadn't happened until now.

    Steve
     
  3. Aug 9, 2009 #11703 of 11850
    bengalfreak

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    Really, really bizarre that it wasn't. It was in the rbautch_files.tgz archive, but for some reason it didn't get extracted/installed with all of the other files.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2009 #11704 of 11850
    kschauwe

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    My fake call worked for awhile after i zipper it, then stopped.
    I re-zippered my dTivo and it worked for awhile, then stopped again.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2009 #11705 of 11850
    bengalfreak

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    I am having problems with the Zipper ISO maker. It seems that no matter what program I use to burn the CD with, the disk is not bootable. If I boot from another Linux boot disk (the PTV lba boot disk for example), I can see and access the files on the Zipper boot disk. But when I try to boot from it, it just stops. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2009 #11706 of 11850
    bobm68

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    I have 4 zippered HDVR2's running 6.2 that are all working great (knock on wood). My problem is that one of my Netgear FA120's has died and replacements are next to impossible to find without paying extortionist pricing. Anyone have some FA120's they would be willing to sell for a reasonable price or know of a currently available usb adapter that works with a 6.2 DTivo? It seems like any threads I find on the subject are so old I just don't trust the info in them. I just hope DTV gets on the stick with the new DTivo unit before my HDVR2's die.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2009 #11707 of 11850
    MurrayW

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    I have several. I just took 3 DirecTiVo's out of service and think I might have a couple more extra lying around -- 4 or 5 total. Send me a PM with an offer if you or anyone else wants any of them. thanks, Murray
     
  8. Sep 15, 2009 #11708 of 11850
    AJ500

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    I zippered my HDVR2 with 6.2 three years ago. Today, I did a clear & delete everything. That must have been the wrong thing to do as I now can't connect to it over the LAN.

    Do I need to pull the drive and brush up on all the steps necessary to re-create the disk again so I can run tserver again?
     
  9. Sep 16, 2009 #11709 of 11850
    unclemoosh

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    IIRC, I did this and it cleared the static IP address. You might try using IPSniffer to find it and set the IP back to what it was.

    You can also add the displaynet.sh script to your hack directory and this line to your rc.sysinit.author file:
    /var/hack/displaynet.sh | out2osd

    and it will display your network parameters during starup when it is getting the satellite info.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2009 #11710 of 11850
    JWThiers

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    A Serial cable is perfect for getting access to your tivo when you loose LAN connectivity.
     
  11. Sep 20, 2009 #11711 of 11850
    AJ500

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    Thanks for the replys. Since the disk drive was getting old, I decided to replace it with a new zippered one. I found the ISOs that I used before, so I only had to re-learn the install procedures rather than building the ISO from scratch. Everything went smoothly.

    The reason I did the clear & delete was that I was hoping it might correct a "blockiness' I was getting on some recordings. The problem is still there with the new drive. I may have a failing tuner on that HDRV2.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2009 #11712 of 11850
    bengalfreak

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    If you happen to have a serial port on your computer it does. Many newer computers don't. I made this mistake when i threw away an old tower.
     
  13. Sep 21, 2009 #11713 of 11850
    classicsat

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    You can use those USB serial adapters with serial bash on a TiVo.
     
  14. Sep 22, 2009 #11714 of 11850
    JWThiers

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    I'm at work so I'm not positive that these are the correct ones (I think you need a usb to db9), but try pricewatch make sure you get the proper gender. or you can get a serial controller card for $10-$20 or if you new PC is a destop there is a possibility that the motherboard has a header for a serial connector on the motherboard but you don't have the backplate connector, they can be had for cheap as well. there are even pc-card solutions for laptops.

    If you are going to hack your DTivo being able to use a serial cable to connect is essential, spend the money to get what you need. I guarantee that you will use it at least once if not more.
     
  15. Sep 22, 2009 #11715 of 11850
    Blue Knight

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    I just zippered a new drive for a replacement RCA DVR39, after the tuner on the previous unit went bad. I tried just transfering the drive, but as I found out that resulted in an error 51 message. Having Zippered Drives in the past (always having great success) I figured it was easier to just start from scratch. Well I can not get MRV to work. I zippered the drive and then installed Hackman 7.1.0. However the units do not see each other, my other unit is a Hughes. I then figured I would use the tweak.sh script on both machines to reset all the settings. Although everthing else is working (TivoWebPlus is accessable on both machines over the network, I can telnet and ftp to both) I can not get the MRV going. Can someone tell me if there is a command or a file I can look at to see if the settings are right on the machines. I feel comfortable with the joe editor, telnet and ftp. I can connect by both wired ethernet and serial cable. Any and all help would be appreciated.
    James
     
  16. Sep 23, 2009 #11716 of 11850
    FredThompson

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    I'm about to rebuild some S2 DTiVo units which are sleepered with the zipper. I've a bunch of questions, primarily as it's been years since I did any hacking and I don't remember how to do most of it.

    1) Is there a size limit on IDE drives inside Zippered receivers? I last hacked pre-LBA48 fix which meant a maximum of 2 120G drives. My S2s have brackets to take a second drive but it would probably be quieter with less power pull to use a single large drive.

    2) The home site for zipper mentions tserver. Are there directions about how best to properly install and configure it? Any support files needed besides the server itself?

    3) The last I looked (years ago) TivoWebPlus 2.x did not support the only extension I'd found for rearranging season passes (which was here, not on DDB.). Is this supported now, core function or by extension?

    4) Where are instructions about setting a static IP address?

    5) Sleepered DTiVos will sometimes record the exact same broadcast on both tuners. Does this still happen with zippered DTiVos?

    6) Is there a way to block wishlists from matching on the DirecTV advertising channels?

    7) Are the USB 2 drivers faster than the old Sleepered versions? (fingers crossed...)

    8) Does the zipper include any kind of support for a DNS redirector such as Dyn-DNS or No-IP?
     
  17. Sep 23, 2009 #11717 of 11850
    JWThiers

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    Its been a long time since I answered any technical questions about zipper and DTivo's but question 4 about static IP's, The easiest way to set a static IP is to use a static IP to begin with when you do the zipper the first time. After that TivoWebPlus has (or used to have) a network configuration tab that you could change IP's / use static/Dynamic. there is also a BASH command that you could use after the fact but I don't recall the command at this time, its been WAY too long.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2009 #11718 of 11850
    James Aguirre

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    Here are most of the answers.

    1) I don’t know what the max size is but I purchased a 300 GB drive from Weaknees and it has been running fine in my Hughes S2 Dtivo. The single drive is quieter

    2) I don’t have the instructions for having it turn on at boot time, but you can use “hackman” to turn it on from TivoWebPlus. http://www.tivohackman.com/

    3) I believe it does, but you should check their home page. Find the link here http://www.tivohackman.com/

    4) Zipper prompts you for it in the installation. Use the Zipper instructions which can be found at http://www.mastersav.com/tivo_zipper.html

    5) The four I have done do not make duplicates.

    6) I do not know this one.


    7) I believe they are, but I have not tested them.


    8) I don’t think so, but I don’t know.
     
  19. Sep 24, 2009 #11719 of 11850
    FredThompson

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    Thanks guys. I'll give it a shot tonight. 300G is plenty large. The 120 Maxtors I have seem rock solid. Those were always very, very stable, even in a Windows PC. Will try a single larger one for noise/heat reduction.
     
  20. Oct 12, 2009 #11720 of 11850
    darrin75

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    Ok here goes. I have lba48 disk already burned from awhile back, and I also have 6.2.nrg image from nero. I have all the tools to do this,but what structure do I need. What needs to be renamed. Does the disk image need to be img, or iso. Can I just rip the lba48 & tivo 6.2.mfs or iso to ISO's to create this disk. It makes no sense why I should buy this again, when I have it on disk already, but not sure have to set up or what to rename for the sturture of the file. Thanks
     

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