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rbautch,

Is fake call no longer part of the zipper? I noticed that my most recently zippered unit hadn't made a "successful" cal in a couple of weeks so I telnet'ed in to run fakecall.tcl manually and it said command was not found. I then did an ffind fakecall.tcl and again it was not found. It is, however, still in the rc.sysinit.author file. What's up?
It should be in your /enhancements directory. I haven't removed it from rbautch_files.tgz.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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
 

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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?
 

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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?
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.
 

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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?
A Serial cable is perfect for getting access to your tivo when you loose LAN connectivity.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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?
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.
 

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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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