View Full Version : ExtractStream: do I have to use NFS or SAMBA?

06-28-2001, 12:13 AM
I've read alot all the posts about mounting linux or Win2k file systems and there seems to be a lot of problems. Will this idea work?
Create a directory on on tivo, for example /Extract


export VIDEO_OUT=/Extract/program1.m2v
export AUDIO_OUT=/Extract/program1.m2a
ExtractStream 53476 5347753478


FTP in and download program1.m2v and program1.m2v to my linux box

If it's not possible could someone spell it out for a newbie exactly what I must do to mount my Red Hat 7.1 linux box to the tivo file system.


06-28-2001, 09:48 PM
I'll give this a wack.

First there is not enough space on the tivo to store the streams except on the MFS partitions, so they have to go elsewhere.

Assuming you have TivoNet running first:

Depending on the version of the software in the Tivo, you first need the following:

For v1.3 :

For v2.0.1:

Put this where you put the other kernel modules, ie. 8390.o and tivone.o on the tivo

Type from bash prompt on tivo depending on above:

insmod -f /yourpathtomodules/nfs.o


insmod -f /yourpathtomodules/nfs-2.0.1.o

On your RedHat machine, add the following line to the
/etc/exports file

/wheretomountonlinux (rw,no_root_squash)

You can "man exports" on the RedHat machine to understand what the above line does.

Make sure the mount point, /wheretomountonlinux exists and is on a partition that has gigabytes of space on your linux machine.

Then type on the RedHat machine:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/nfs restart

if it fails type

/etc/rc.d/init.d/nfs start

if that fails, let us know.........

if it worked, go back to the tivo and do the following:

mkdir /var/tmp/mnt

mount linuxipaddress:/wheretomountonlinux /var/tmp/mnt

At this point you should be good.

You should be able to

ls -l /var/tmp/mnt

and see or modify or add any files in the /wheretomountonlinux on the RedHat machine.

If so, change you ExtractStream commands to export to /var/tmp/mnt

you can add the insmod line and the mount line to your rc.sysinit file on the tivo to remount upon reboots.