I killed my TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by SolidTechie, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. SolidTechie

    SolidTechie New Member

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    Rugeley, Staffs
    Carrying on from the other post...

    I made some changes to the /etc/sysinit.config (From memory - I think that's what it's called) file on my TiVo, adding my tweaks to the default setup, including running 2 versions of TiVoWeb.

    Rebooted, and these worked.

    Some time later, I added what I thought were the correct lines to start NoSound, and SortNP - but these weren't important enough to reboot the TiVo at the time.

    As I recall, having looked at the way the other hacks were started, I just added the lines like:

    /hack/sortnp/sortnp.tcl
    /hack/nosound/nosound.tcl

    I didn't background them with the & symbol, and I suspect that's where I went wrong.

    As a result, when the box crashed as a result of something else I tried to do, although the box restarted, it came up with a default ip address of 0.0.0.0

    Now, I have it set up on dhcp with an address reservation, so, had I allocated a fixed ip - would this have come back up on the network?

    Or has my meddling, prevented it getting as far as loading the Network drivers?

    I'm thinking that if the former, I can boot from the AltEPG iso, change the ip address, put it back in the TiVo and then make the necessary changes.
     
  2. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    Not sure how you've set a UK S1 Tivo to use DHCP as this used to be impossible not sure if the AltEPG image is able to as I haven't used it?

    If you have the ability to pull the drive and boot it with a CDROM then you should be able to comment the offending lines from rc.sysinit.author and get it to start again.

    If you're using the standard network drivers then re-running the nic install program should allow you to fix that issue

    AFAIK all hacks should have & to background them (though looking at mine some of them don't :rolleyes:

    e.g.
    Code:
    /var/hack/scripts/nosound.tcl &
    #echo "AMc No Sound fix running"
    Some disk images if you don't have them are here
    http://www.tivocentral.co.uk/downloads/
     
  3. TIVO_YORK99

    TIVO_YORK99 Member

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    The AltEPG image does indeed support DHCP.
     
  4. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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  5. SolidTechie

    SolidTechie New Member

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    Rugeley, Staffs
    Yup thanks, already been there, and posted (much) the same question. it seems that my editing _shouldn't_ have screwed it all up in the way it has done, however, i hope I will learn more tomorrow, when I pull the drive.
     

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