Stuck on powering up

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  1. Jimilu

    Jimilu New Member

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    Hi, i followd the unguide instruction and got stuck on welcome...powering up.

    i thing th problem is that i erased some line on rc.sysinit.author and did not take the precation on backing up the oriignal author.

    This is my author:
    #!/bin/bash

    export TIVO_ROOT=""

    export MFS_DEVICE=/dev/hda10

    export PATH=./:.:/utils:/bin:/sbin:/tvbin:/tivobin:/busybox

    # start telnet

    tnlited 23 /bin/bash -login &

    # start ftp

    tivoftpd

    # Enable Serial bash

    /bin/bash </dev/ttyS2&> /dev/ttyS2&

    # add two static routes so the tivo doesn't phone home (stops breakage)

    route add -host 204.176.49.2 gw 127.0.0.1

    route add -net 204.176.49.0 gw 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0

    Is something missing?
     
  2. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    welcome powering up as a stuck point almost always indicates a botched kernel copy step.
    What kind of Tivo do you haave and which kernel did you use?
     
  3. Jimilu

    Jimilu New Member

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    Thanks for the the answer

    I have a rca dvr 40 and i used the 3.1.5 kernel from the ptv cd.
    I did not get an error message when i copied the kernel and unzipped it. In fact i reapeted the steps twice. i am doing all the steps again.
    i have no idea what to do
     
  4. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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  5. Jimilu

    Jimilu New Member

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    Looks intresting, can i use my existing drive (its a backup) i was using it before i tryed to hack it without succes.
     
  6. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    yes
    you can hack an in place 6.2 image or start from scratch. Your choice.
     
  7. Jimilu

    Jimilu New Member

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    how can i get the image from the tivo hd? I would like to keep the shows or should i buy instant cake?
     
  8. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    you can use mfsrestore (details available from hinsdale's site) or use instantcake if you don't care about losing recordings.
    What I would do is just zipper the drive you attempted the unguide on.
    It will FIX what went wrong.
     
  9. SohoTrader

    SohoTrader New Member

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    Will the zipper work my TIVO Series 2 (SA) Single drive


    I've the same problem after I upgraded my TiVO S2 SA after I hacked my original kernal with the following statements:

    #

    cd /mnt
    mkdir hack
    cd hack
    mkdir kernels
    cd kernels
    cp /cdrom/s2_kernels/4.0.1a/vmlinux.px.gz .
    gunzip vmlinux.px.gx
    mv vmlinux.px newkernel.px

    If you have a different software version, pick an different kernel.
    # Use tpip to update the kernel

    tpip -k newkernel.px -o oldkernel.px.bak /dev/hd?

    after that I went my TIVO went LALA Lend..

    #

    This will create the "hacked" kernel that will avoid the "initrc" checks.
    # Create the rc.sysinit.author file to start a telnet daemon.
    We're now going to create an /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author file. This file is called near the end of startup to allow TiVo to debug the system. We're going to add our modifications to this file

    # Mount the root partition
    cd
    umount /mnt
    mount /dev/hd?4 /mnt
    cd /mnt/etc/rc.d
    vi rc.sysinit.author

    Then add this to the file:

    #!/bin/bash
    PATH=/bin:/sbin:/var/hack:/tivobin:/tvbin
    TIVO_ROOT=
    MFS_DEVICE=/dev/hda10
    IGNOREEOF=1000
    export PATH TIVO_ROOT MFS_DEVICE IGNOREEOF
    echo Turning off firewall ... >& /dev/console
    [ -x /etc/netfilter-disable ] && /etc/netfilter-disable
    echo Enabling telnet daemon ... >& /dev/console
    tnlited 23 /bin/bash -login >& /dev/console &

    * Line 2 sets the path correctly for future hacks
    * Line 3-5 are needed for mfs_ftp (And it's hda10, regardless)
    * Line 7 disables the firewall if it is enabled
    * Line 9 starts the telnet daemon.

    Then, you need to make it executable

    chmod 755 rc.sysinit.author


    After that my TIVO went to LALA Land.... So, What Can I do so I can make some progress,,

    BTW, Gunnyman... I sent you a private msg....

    [COLOR=[SIZE=3]DarkOrange]One More Thing, I bought PTVupgreade Universal CD to do my upgrade..[/SIZE][/COLOR]
     

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