Upgrading Your Hacked HR10-250 to 6.3

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  1. Jan 4, 2007 #1301 of 1670
    dswallow

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    Personally I'd recommend just letting 6.3b install by itself then rehack it manually rather than depending on something like the Zipper, which apparently isn't updated yet to work directly from 6.3b. You'll keep all your recordings that way. :)
     
  2. Jan 4, 2007 #1302 of 1670
    Brillian1080p

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    If you don't have 6.3b sitting in the mfs then it could be a long wait.

    If you let 6.3b install itself it will wipe out any hacks which include usb/ethernet connectivity and you're back to a serial cable.

    There are ways you can keep your recordings and upgrade.

    31,656 posts in 6 six years, what am I telling you anything for?

    Ignore everything I say for another 31,556 posts...
     
  3. Jan 4, 2007 #1303 of 1670
    Brillian1080p

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    I finally waited long enough for dbload to finish. It went back to the bash prompt after it loaded the 5 files. But they still are not in the mfs even after a reboot. What step am I missing here?

    Out of curiousity, what step does the box do to combine the 5 slices and rename them 6.3b-01-2-357?

    Or is that the step I'm missing?
     
  4. Jan 4, 2007 #1304 of 1670
    PorkPie5000

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    Hey Vader, I'm in exactly the same boat that you are. Went from 6.3a to 6.3b using slicer and lost network except for ping.

    I'm curious about something though. Have you actually gone to system info and looked at what version you are actually running? Mine still says 6.3a. Something didn't happen that was supposed to happen during the upgrade. I'm not sure what though.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2007 #1305 of 1670
    Lord Vader

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    I didn't check that before or after the failed upgrade. I'm now back at 6.3a and will stay there for the foreseeable future.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2007 #1306 of 1670
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    Brillian from your browser if you enter http://ipaddressoftico/mfs/SwSystem you dont see 6.3B loaded?
     
  7. Jan 5, 2007 #1307 of 1670
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    If you are attempting to use slicer to get you from 6.3a to 6.3b OR even from 3.1.5f to 6.3a or b and you are using a USB 2.0 adapter (perhaps configured with PTVnet) that is why you are losing connectivity. The stock 6.3 drivers are not compatible with newer USB adapters.

    Here is a post from 12/23 which gives you a way to keep those drivers intact; actually, it doesn't keep the drivers intact - it downloads and installs updated ones which will also work with newer adapters such as the Linksys USB 2.0 adapter; note that its a pretty "big hammer" though - it will also install TiVoWebPlus 1.3 and setup the network for DHCP, too.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2007 #1308 of 1670
    Lord Vader

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    Well, I AM using a NetgearFA120. In fact, as I had posted before on this problem, my FA120's lights are all on. However, I lost ALL connectivity via telnet AND serial. I did nothing differently from what others did, exept that unlike them, I lost ALL connectivity and ALL hacks.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2007 #1309 of 1670
    dswallow

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    Well, yeah, I know. But then his instructions have him removing the drive a couple times, too. If you're gonna take the drive out anyway... :)

    Actually I had more in mind the idea of going from 6.3a to 6.3b as being why you'd do what he did... starting off by restoring a 3.1.5f image, since that's what the Zipper instructions suggest right now.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2007 #1310 of 1670
    tivoupgrade

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    Actually, that makes sense; I mis-spoke. I should have said (and I'll go back and edit it now) "regardless of the USB 2.0 adapter you are using" because those drivers are not present in the stock distribution.

    The part that doesn't make sense is why you would have lost all hacks - that sounds like a run that might not have completed normally. Did you lose bash access as well?
     
  11. Jan 5, 2007 #1311 of 1670
    JWThiers

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    He said he lost "ALL connectivity via telnet AND serial." Thats not good.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2007 #1312 of 1670
    tivoupgrade

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    Yes. Not good. Not normal either. I have not been able to replicate anything like that.

    What I can confirm is that my previous statements were somewhat misleading.

    I'm trying to come up with a clearer migration path / statement that Russ can put in his original post on the thread to deal with issues of slicing from either 3.1.5f --> 6.3a , or 6.3b ---> 6.3w (w == whatever) and be able to preserve USB 2.0 drivers.

    I know that a few simple commands, at the right time, should be all it takes to do this. Its possible that using the '-u' option when running the Slicer (but only when going between versions of 6.3, not from 3.1.5f to 6.3) will work because -u will copy /lib/modules from the old partition to the new.

    Right now, my recommendation is to go with the 'update2' methods we've put into place and will leave alone for the foreseeable future, but its likely that when I get back from CES, I may add another parameter to that script that will allow you to just suck down the latest USB drivers.

    And with all that said, I'm not sure whether that has anything to do with Lord Vader's problem, which I mistook for the simple loss of network drivers; not sure what that issue is/was, but it was definitely more complicated than that.
     
  13. Jan 5, 2007 #1313 of 1670
    dr_mal

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    Same thing happened to me just now :(

    I've previously zippered this TiVo; just purchased Slicer; Slicer seemed to run fine - no errors.

    Is it safe to simply switch the active root and kernel partitions and go back to 3.1f for now?
     
  14. Jan 5, 2007 #1314 of 1670
    dr_mal

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    No dice - going back to the old boot and kernel partitions results in the same rebooting behaviour (albeit with my old "almost there..." screen) :(
     
  15. Jan 6, 2007 #1315 of 1670
    gobble

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    I have the same problem. I have the FA120. All the lghts are on. I have no connectivity and lost all hacks. All this after running the slicer from 3.1.5f to 6.3a. I finally got sick of the message that the TIVO has not made a call and tried this morning to disable the automatic call. Problem is I can't network into the TIVO.

    What would be the solution if I can't network back into the thing to fix anything? Restore from the backup drive and start from scratch?
     
  16. Jan 7, 2007 #1316 of 1670
    avpman

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    I commented out the appropriate lines in rs.sysinit.author and was able to make a succesful daily call over the network. However, in the tclient log file I'm getting an error acquiring the 6.3b slices. Any ideas?

    Jan 8 01:11:37 (none) comm[138]: checking for new software
    Jan 8 01:11:37 (none) comm[138]: NewSoftware: getting SwSystem name
    Jan 8 01:11:37 (none) comm[138]: NewSoftware: failure reading SwSystem 6.3b-01-2-357: errDbNotFound
    Jan 8 01:11:37 (none) comm[138]: Cleanup: GetAddDiskBasedDirectories returned <70001> "0x70001"...skipping cleanup
    Jan 8 01:11:37 (none) tcphonehome[138]: CallService return status 0x0
     
  17. Jan 8, 2007 #1317 of 1670
    hakamarob

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    forgive me for asking short bus kind of questions, but i have had some odd issues with my hd unit since upgrading to 6.* and i want to go back to 3.1. what are my options? get an image from ptvupgrades, yank the drive and start fresh?

    TIA
     
  18. Jan 8, 2007 #1318 of 1670
    aprest

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    I am having the same problem after upgrading from 3.1.5f to 6.3b. One of my HR10-250 STBs shows the logs and the other doesn't. Both were zippered a day apart in early December with the same CD. I think cron is working on one and the other is not. Did you find a solution?
     
  19. Jan 8, 2007 #1319 of 1670
    bigrig

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    My reply in the other thread didn't work for you?
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=4748036&&#post4748036

    Matt
     
  20. Jan 8, 2007 #1320 of 1670
    aprest

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