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    So I tried flipping back to 6.2a on the hda7...

    So I tried flipping back to 6.2a on the hda7 partition by using bootpage -P to set the root to /dev/hda7 and then running a bootpage -f to flip it, but when I booted back in, I got an endless reboot...
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    Yeah, I've thought about that too, but it's not...

    Yeah, I've thought about that too, but it's not going to happen. What's really annoying is that so far, 6.4a has only recovered some of my local channels (FOX, PBS, and spanish channels)...ABC, CBS,...
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    This post...

    This post is the best I've found so far...not sure if there's been an update to NutKase's superpatch-67all, but crashHD's script in the link will work for now.

    Still hoping someone can comment on...
  4. Problems with USB Drivers afer 6.4a Upgrade on S2 DTivo

    So I successfully grabbed the 6.4a slices from DVRUpgrade and got my tivo upgraded from 6.2a to 6.4a. I have my killhdinitrd 7.2.2-oth kernel dd'd over to the active partition (/dev/hda3) and I have...
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    I've been thinking about a way to preserve 6.2a...

    I've been thinking about a way to preserve 6.2a on the alternate partition and upgrade to 6.4a on the active partition. When I upgrade, it will flip the root and install 6.4a on the alternate and...
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    Yeah, actually the p/s went bad on the one that's...

    Yeah, actually the p/s went bad on the one that's pixelating, and I swapped in a good one from a parts box, and it didn't fix the pixelization. Then I replaced all the capacitors in the one that went...
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    Thanks stevel...that's a big help! I'm at 6.2a I...

    Thanks stevel...that's a big help! I'm at 6.2a I think, so I'll look into getting the slices to update to 6.4a. One reason I havn't updated is I use MRV...will I lose it if I update?

    EDIT: Uggh,...
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    Tuners going out on DVR40 S2 DTivos?

    I have 2 RCA DVR40 tuners that I bought off ebay in 2007. A few months ago, one of them started having problems with pixelization, but only on one of the tuners, and only on a few select channels...
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    JB Saunders Co (http://www.jbsaundersco.com/). ...

    JB Saunders Co. They're an independent electronics shop based in Boulder, CO. Not likely to open another location I don't think, but very convenient when you don't want to wait for an internet...
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    I put together a list of part numbers and prices...

    I put together a list of part numbers and prices for these capacitors. Total is $7.11 for all the caps, which isn't too bad at all. Here's my list:

    C9 47µF, 50V 6.3mm x 11.2mm 1 P10321-ND 0.34...
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    Thanks for the info Bill. I think we are looking...

    Thanks for the info Bill. I think we are looking at the same AcBel power supply, but just to confirm, mine says API2ST01-000, API2ST02-000, C03D89-0001, and REV:B under the AcBel logo.

    I am able...
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    Well the store I'm referring to is a large...

    Well the store I'm referring to is a large electronics store with rows and rows of little drawers filled with thousands of components, so chances are they have something that would fit the bill...
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    Thanks Bill. I havn't ordered from digikey in a...

    Thanks Bill. I havn't ordered from digikey in a few years, but it looks like they removed the minimum order fee, which was like $10 on orders less than $25 IIRC. The $2.50 USPS shipping option is...
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    Thanks. I also found this link at weaknees where...

    Thanks. I also found this link at weaknees where they sell the same power supply for all S2 DTivos, so it looks like they are all interchangeable. http://www.weaknees.com/tivo-power-supply.php
    ...
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    RCA DVR-40/80 compatible parts

    I'm wondering if the power supply on any other S2 DTivos are the same as the RCA DVR-40 or DVR-80 units? The Hughes SD-DVR40 looks like a similar case aside from the faceplate, but I have never...
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    Symptoms of a dying Power Supply

    Probably not your issue, but I just had a similar problem with a S2 RCA DVR40 DTivo. About 2-3 weeks ago I was finding it "off" (i.e., no response to "Live TV" or "Menu" buttons) in the morning with...
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    1TB Caviar Black in S2 DTivo?

    I have been running a 500GB WD IDE drive in my DVR40 for a few years now, and I would like to upgrade to a 1TB. Seeing as the selection for 1TB IDE drives is nil, I was planning on using a SATA->IDE...
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    Insertion Help for S2 DTivo

    I've tried looking into this a few times in the past but never found anything concrete from searches here. I want to insert some videos onto my S2 DTivo. My basic understanding is that the files I...
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    True. But check this out from 2 weeks ago:...

    True. But check this out from 2 weeks ago:
    DIRECTV and TiVo to Launch New HD DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Service

    DIRECTV and TiVo will work together to develop a version of the TiVo® service for...
  20. The OP used instantcake and PTVNet ISO to hack,...

    The OP used instantcake and PTVNet ISO to hack, he's gonna have a hard time figuring out how to monte the s2_unscramble kernel without any experience using killhdinitrd to hack the drive.
    ...
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    Dtivo rebooted again exactly 1 week later

    Last Wednesday 12/5 my DVR40 rebooted at exactly 8:56pm, and it did it again this week 12/12 at that exact same minute. I kind of doubt this was just an uncanny coincidence.
    Nothing to report in...
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    manual upgrade s/w in unhacked tivo

    My ultimate goal is to try to use usb drivers from a 7.2 image on my dtivo running 6.2a and 7.2.2-oth kernel, for the netgear wg111 version 2.

    I have a TCD5400 that has not been PROM modded so I...
  23. After doing some more reading on the issue, it...

    After doing some more reading on the issue, it seems that the 2AM reboot problem only occurs if the /State/ServiceConfig and /SwSystem/Active values are different.
    I found a script on the other...
  24. Upgrading from 6.2 to 6.2a to fix DST issue, where is fixservice.tcl?

    Although I have never upgraded a software version before, I was able to locate 6.2a slices, dbload them, install the correct update for my service number, and get everything working. However, this...
  25. Since I had an image saved post-initial call from...

    Since I had an image saved post-initial call from another s2 dtivo, 51killer.tcl worked like a charm. Thanks jt1134, I wasn't aware of that useful tool.
  26. Trouble getting past Initial Call on S2 6.2 Dtivo

    I'm trying everything I can think of to get past the initial call. I have been reading, and it seems like fakecall.tcl will not work to get past the initial call on 6.2-6.3, which has been my...
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    No problem. Here's another one: When you do add...

    No problem. Here's another one: When you do add another S2 tivo and get MRV working, chances are you will have delays when entering the NowPlaying lists on each Tivo. It can take up to 30 seconds for...
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    No problem, I'm glad it helped more than just...

    No problem, I'm glad it helped more than just interex. I hope it gets stickyed and added to the "Newbie Guide" index thread, but that's up to alldeadhomiez.
    Long story short, you can set a static...
  29. Using FA120 on 6.2 WIRED, I get ~700K/sec with...

    Using FA120 on 6.2 WIRED, I get ~700K/sec with the stock drivers. Upgrading to Jamie's backport drivers for kernel 2.4.20 gave me 2-2.5MB/sec, which is great. Also, same speeds (2.5MB/sec) for...
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    There is nothing in /var/log/tverr from oct 7th,...

    There is nothing in /var/log/tverr from oct 7th, latest entry is oct 4th.

    This is what I found in /var/log/kernel right before the first reboot:

    Oct 7 00:07:07 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING:...
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    random reboot problem

    Ok so I've had my DVR40 hacked for about 2-3 weeks with no issues. Today, while watching a recorded program, it randomly rebooted. It wasn't recording anything or doing any extraction transfers at...
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    This seems to be true, for one of my 2 DVR40's. I...

    This seems to be true, for one of my 2 DVR40's. I ran sc62.tcl to remove the showcase tokens, and then I deleted all of the directories in mfs with MfsRubbishTree, and it seems to have worked on one...
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    Well I know that if you let your dtivo call in...

    Well I know that if you let your dtivo call in after its been superpatched, it will download certificates for your MRV/HMO that will expire in 6 months. If you don't let it call in they will never...
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    Yeah it shouldn't have done that if you went...

    Yeah it shouldn't have done that if you went through the initial call already. It does 2 calls, one to directv to get the local numbers list, and one to the local number of your choosing. Then, after...
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    Yeah is that the "garbage" you were talking...

    Yeah is that the "garbage" you were talking about?
    I soldered my cable, and it is still sometimes flakey at the 1/8" jack wiring connections. It has always received (dumped bootlog to screen) but...
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    You are very close. The fact that its running...

    You are very close. The fact that its running rc.sysinit.author means that dd'ing the killhdinitrd'd kernel worked, because it didn't destroy your rc.sysinit.author file and reboot. So your drive is...
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    Yeah, see having the boot output helps debugging...

    Yeah, see having the boot output helps debugging boot problems tremendously. I see, I forgot that you need hostname and setsid on the drive to get bash with a serial cable, you'll have to pull the...
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    You shouldn't be getting any garbage, it should...

    You shouldn't be getting any garbage, it should look like a normal linux boot process. Perhaps your cable wiring is buggy? I'm not familiar with Putty, but teraterm has worked well for me. Try using...
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    Yeah, that's what its supposed to do. See,...

    Yeah, that's what its supposed to do. See, whenever you decide to backup from that image, you might decide to use a different drive, for instance maybe the 80gb drive you are using crashes and you...
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    Fat chance. No way. Most of the menu...

    Fat chance.


    No way. Most of the menu functions are located in TivoCentralDocument.brf, which is buried in mfs and requires the use of TuikHelper.tcl to extract. Once you do, you have to use a...
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    Hellz to the no! I'm connected only to a...

    Hellz to the no!



    I'm connected only to a LAN with no internet connection. I have the
    route add -net 204.176.49.0 gw 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
    route add -net 204.176.49.2 gw 127.0.0.1...
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    Yeah like drez said, that's fine. You don't even...

    Yeah like drez said, that's fine. You don't even need to go to someone that has DTV service or even connect the satellite cables, just hook it to a working phone line, and get it past this point....
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    Well I ran the MfsRubbishTree commands on the...

    Well I ran the MfsRubbishTree commands on the directories in mfs that AlphaWolf listed here and it got rid of the showcases and yellow stars, but only temporarily. It is still connecting at 2AM and...
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    Once You Have Bash Access

    Ok, you're at a linux prompt, now what? You can't even type 'ls', and the drive is mounted read-only. First, type:
    mount -o remount,rw / to mount your filesystem read-write, then cd /tivotools and...
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    Ultimate S2 Dtivo Newbie Guide

    Ok interex, I'm feeling awfully generous tonight, so here's your step-by-step instructions to get you up and running. I understand you are trying to hack a Philips DSR-708, a series 2 DirecTivo.
    You...
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    First off, this belongs in the "Newbie Tivo"...

    First off, this belongs in the "Newbie Tivo" forum, not Series 2 Support, but you're new so you didn't know.

    I was in the same boat as you a few weeks ago, and I now finally feel like I'm getting...
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    Thank you whitepelican, that makes my day! :D I...

    Thank you whitepelican, that makes my day! :D I was beginning to fear for the worst...



    I didn't find this in a search because I only tried "disable yellow star" and the like, go figure. I had...
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    Thanks rbautch. Prior to your post I bit the...

    Thanks rbautch. Prior to your post I bit the bullet and went ahead and ran 62sc.tcl and discovered that it basically toggles the showcase tokens on and off. Nice work, I'm waiting for the menu item...
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    Thanks djl, this is quite helpful. In the support...

    Thanks djl, this is quite helpful. In the support thread, I came across this:


    Anyone know what TivoWare meant by this..."remove them from the download group?" Eh?
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    Disable Yellow Stars tivoapp patch for 6.2?

    I'm now in the process of ironing out the last few nags in my tivoapp, but have hit some walls:

    1) I cannot find a tivoapp patch to Disable Yellow Star Promos for s/w version 6.2 for the Dtivo. I...
  51. got usb200m ver 2.1 working, but still have error message

    I recently was able to get the usb200m ver 2.1 to work with my S2 DVR40 Dtivo running 6.2 and 2.4.20, but I still have an error in my bootlog.

    Using the latest usbobj2.4.27-20070328.tar.bz2...
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    Having trouble getting usb200m ver. 2.1 to work...

    Having trouble getting usb200m ver. 2.1 to work for me. Please provide what s/w version you were running, what kernel, and what backport drivers you used. I assume from your post that you had the...
  53. Just wondering what kind of speeds we should be...

    Just wondering what kind of speeds we should be seeing for the transfers? I have S2 Dtivo, FA120 wired to 100Mbps LAN, and I get about 700K/sec with both tserver and MFS_FTP. Sound about right?...
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    Meaning...you cannot set a static IP using...

    Meaning...you cannot set a static IP using ifconfig, you must use DHCP/dhclient?
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    Thanks for all the responses, I understand now. ...

    Thanks for all the responses, I understand now.

    I found these posts in the superpatch-67all support thread:



    Can anyone else confirm this? If so that would be nice as I have already...
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    Questions about the Daily Call

    I have been trying to figure out what the deal is with the daily call, and what I should be doing about it, if anything. Searches mostly return users having trouble getting the "fakecall" script to...
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    I would say, no. You probably have a good image...

    I would say, no. You probably have a good image on your drive as it is, just use MFSLive (mfslive.org) to make a backup before you begin, that's all an instantcake image is. If your drive is corrupt...
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    Thanks for the help, jt1134 and ScanMan. I got...

    Thanks for the help, jt1134 and ScanMan. I got the iptables error fixed with the dummy iptables file, but still couldn't telnet in.
    Turns out the answer was in ScanMan's link:


    Here's the...
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    issues transferring scrambled shows

    Well I've managed to get my rc.sysinit.author working, and I can connect to the tivo and get a bash prompt with serial cable and telnet. I also untarred AlphaWolf's binaries, so I can use linux...
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    Well... After soldering together a serial cable,...

    Well...
    After soldering together a serial cable, I logged the output of the virgin 7.2.2-oth kernel, and I got a lot of "No hash found for /mnt/tvlib/idl/0x16c1c.tvbin
    Removing...
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    ok, good to know... Yeah, I think I was...

    ok, good to know...



    Yeah, I think I was using shorthand, I use the absolute path when dd'ing it. I have usb stick mounted on /usb, so when trying to dd the virgin kernel, I used:

    dd...
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    Thank you for clearing that up, I will be...

    Thank you for clearing that up, I will be replacing all of my DTV receivers with Dtivos then.

    As far as my bootup problem, I'm heading to radioshack today to get a 1/8" jack, I found about 5-6...
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    I'll check, but I think its set to cable select....

    I'll check, but I think its set to cable select. However, it boots fine when I have the 62small image on there.

    killhdinitrd doesn't create a new kernel file, correct? It just modifies the kernel...
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    Ok so now I am confused. :confused: I tried to...

    Ok so now I am confused. :confused:

    I tried to do everything I thought was necessary to get a bash prompt, but instead it wont boot, it just hangs on the grey "powering up" screen.
    Here's what I...
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    I see. So maybe MFSLive cannot untar this. I will...

    I see. So maybe MFSLive cannot untar this. I will try cpio once I can telnet in.

    Question: when I run 'bootpage -p /dev/hda', and it reports "root=/dev/hda4", does that mean that my "true"...
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    tivotools.tar untarring issues

    I am trying to untar tivotools.tar and cannot get it to work. I have the drive connected to a computer running MFSLive boot CD, the tivo drive mounted as ext2, and tivotools.tar in /tivotools of the...
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    Well unfortunately when I was trying to backup...

    Well unfortunately when I was trying to backup the hard drive in my new (used) DVR40 there was a bad section of the disk. I got "Buffer I/O error on device hda, logical block 5749897, {DriveReady...
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    PlainBill, thanks for the quick reply. You...

    PlainBill, thanks for the quick reply. You basically confirmed everything that I was thinking.

    FedEx just dropped off the DVR40, and I powered it on (without satellite connected so it wouldn't...
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    I did this, and this is making much more sense...

    I did this, and this is making much more sense now. markfinn's Series 2 DIY killhdinitrd walkthrough was very helpful. However, he used Knoppix, and had to use pdisk because Knoppix can't read the...
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    First off, thank you both for all the help so...

    First off, thank you both for all the help so far. This is starting to come together.


    Yeah, alright. So I got MFSLive and booted into linux. Stuck in my 2GB memory stick and it detected it no...
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    PlainBill, thanks for setting me straight. Still...

    PlainBill, thanks for setting me straight. Still trying to wrap my head around all of this, its overwhelming.

    Pretty obvious I don't need an an InstantCake image if I have a working DVR40, that...
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    Another newb here, couple of questions

    Continuing this thread as I am in the same situation as BigSpanky.
    Just got an RCA DVR40 off ebay. Bought a new WD 500GB IDE hard drive. I want to remove the old 40GB drive, enable the large disk,...
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