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  1. mvchannels adds no benefit for 3.1b. Use...

    mvchannels adds no benefit for 3.1b.

    Use midupdate2.tcl to set up for your local channels.
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    Look over in the series 2 hacking board. There...

    Look over in the series 2 hacking board. There are MANY posts on that subject.
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    You are going to have to provide more info. There are no "pre-hacked" versions of main.dat or mvchannels.dat.

    Are you connected to your tivo via tivoweb or do you use a bash prompt?

    What...
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    Yes, cron needs to be run at startup (in my...

    Yes, cron needs to be run at startup (in my /etc/rc.d/*author file:)

    sleep 300
    /etc/cron

    Did you put the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files from a linux boot CD into /etc on the tivo?

    To...
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    The two directories under var (/var/cron/tabs) is...

    The two directories under var (/var/cron/tabs) is where the "crontabs" are held. The crontab is that file you included in your post. When you run crontab -e you edit the crontab owned by root.

    #...
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    azreal111: your problem is a bad hard drive. ...

    azreal111:

    your problem is a bad hard drive. Hook it up to your PC and run a non-destructive test. If it shows a SMART error, then it is toast.
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    No. An Dtv lnb is a DTV lnb... Are you...

    No. An Dtv lnb is a DTV lnb...

    Are you getting signal from both lnbs?
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    When you get to the signal strength screen, does...

    When you get to the signal strength screen, does it show signal on the transponders? Does it show all three satellites being present?
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    Did the t-60 work before you started modifying it?

    Did the t-60 work before you started modifying it?
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    You are going to have to pull the drives and run...

    You are going to have to pull the drives and run the powermax utilities on them. If it shows a smart error, it is done for.
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    Sorry, I ended up restoring a backup and then...

    Sorry,

    I ended up restoring a backup and then re-applying my hacks. I have no idea what value got overwritten.
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    Great to hear. You will like vixie cron much...

    Great to hear. You will like vixie cron much better than bcron. Let us know how it goes.

    And check the thread I linked in here. I put a bit more explanation as to why brcon is not the best...
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    Oh yeah... And just so that others know, the...

    Oh yeah... And just so that others know, the vixie cron in this thread works fine under 3.1.0 and 3.1.1b. I have first hand experience with those levels of O/S.

    And the reason I said to drop...
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    heh... I just replied the the same question in a...

    heh... I just replied the the same question in a different thread. Look here:

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=29430

    That should show you how to get the files you...
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    If you boot using johnny death's cd. cd /etc...

    If you boot using johnny death's cd.

    cd /etc
    ls -alg passwd shadow

    That should be it. You need to put them into the /etc area of your tivo (hdc4 or hdc7).

    Since I had my tivo drive...
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    I just installed this on 3.1.1b for the series 2...

    I just installed this on 3.1.1b for the series 2 tivos. It installed fine, but now I get about 10 seconds of video and then a reboot.

    Looks like the values for 3.1.1b are different.

    Right now...
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    Look here: ...

    Look here:

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=28157

    vixie cron works great. Use it.
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    Sounds like you inadvertently converted the files...

    Sounds like you inadvertently converted the files to PC style end of lines instead of unix.

    Make certain you do BINARY downloads.

    If I were you I would DROP bcron. Use the vixie crom in this...
  19. This is not a tivo issue. It is an issue with...

    This is not a tivo issue. It is an issue with you card. Seek your answer elsewhere.
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    Yes... Kraven is a very busy person. You need...

    Yes... Kraven is a very busy person. You need to be patient. He answers PMs when he is in town, but as stated before, he travels quite a bit.
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    Change how often the fixdemo runs. Have it run...

    Change how often the fixdemo runs. Have it run every minute or so.
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    Vixie cron up above works great. Install the...

    Vixie cron up above works great.

    Install the cron executable wherever you want (I put it in /etc). I also put the crontab file in /etc.

    I added /etc to my $PATH in the /etc/profile file.
    ...
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    Pull the hard drives and check them. Use a...

    Pull the hard drives and check them. Use a non-destructive test.
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    You do not indicate which version of the o/s is...

    You do not indicate which version of the o/s is currently running on your dtivos. Once you indicate that, I am certain there are several members who can point you in the correct direction.

    Look...
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    An eraser is a start. There is some spray you...

    An eraser is a start. There is some spray you put on it too, but I forget the name.

    Run the powermax diagnostics and see what they say.
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