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I’m trying to hack a Sony Series 2 with 300GB WD drive. I ran through steps 1 & 2 of the Jenkins hack procedure to gain Telnet access, but it didn’t work (I couldn’t access the TiVo thru Telnet). I popped the drive back into my PC and noticed that all the new files and /hack directory were missing.

I thought initrd might be the culprit, so I ran ./kill_initrd info. That returned the error:

Error – No TiVo drive detected.

I re-ran all the Jenkins steps again and just for kicks, I re-booted with the Jenkins disk again to look for the files and the /hack directory. They were all gone again! And this time, the drive never even made it to the TiVo.

What’s going on? :confused:

Mike
 

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Didn't realize you were running a standalone. The hacking process for a standalone is ALMOST identical (but I'm not positive exactly what is different, as I don't own one).
More info on hacking an SA can be found on DDB.
 

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Thanks BTUx9.

I don’t quite understand how a checksum is initiated on the drive while it’s in my PC.

TWP requires a new directory, but it'll be blown away before I even get to fire it up in the TiVo. So how do I load the necessary hacks w/o losing them immediately?
 

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mike said:
Thanks BTUx9.

I don’t quite understand how a checksum is initiated on the drive while it’s in my PC.

TWP requires a new directory, but it'll be blown away before I even get to fire it up in the TiVo. So how do I load the necessary hacks w/o losing them immediately?
re: the info that disappeared when you didn't even boot the drive in the tivo, I haven't got a clue... are you sure you put it where you think you did?

re: twp, that's why the box needs to be hacked... it disables that "feature", so the tivo s/w doesn't checksum itself and doesn't blow away whatever hacks you've installed. For S2 tivos (not the newer "s2.5" w/ the nightlight) the most common hack is called killhdinitrd... you may want to look around for info on that.
 

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im trying to gain telnet access for my series 2 nightlight tivo

can any one direct me to the correct how to page?
 

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BTUx9 said:
at this point, the only publicly available hack for nightlights is a physical prom mod (not for the faint of heart)
oooooo more soldering the unsolderable, to fix the unfixable..... :D

ok but seriously..... so there is a hardware mod to fix the "nightlight" so i can install telnet, ftp, ect... ect...

is there a reference name i can look for or a link you can send for information on it?

or should i just be searching for "prom fix" "prom hack"
 
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