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    I suppose it's less expensive to go internal. ...

    I suppose it's less expensive to go internal. I'm also reluctant to add yet another box to my overstuffed equipment cabinet. Most importantly--I like cracking open the case. I'm starting to wonder...
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    All, Thanks for your helpful comments. Last...

    All, Thanks for your helpful comments.

    Last time I used MFStool was v2.0 so I'm glad to get clued in.

    Scott
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    Internal Hardrive Upgrade???

    I recently picked up two series 3 HD cable card ready units. I understand that it's a no brainer, as of recently added TiVo support for external drives, to add external eSATA storage.

    I would...
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    Another HR10-250 False Alarm

    dissappointed again. everytime i see a post like this i raise to periscope depth to check it out. wish i had talent to do original work and make mrv work on the HD-DVR. perhaps I will be...
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    naughty! :)

    naughty! :)
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    Thanks Chris. For $59.95 buy it now I really...

    Thanks Chris. For $59.95 buy it now I really can't get hurt-why not. I'll add the 40 GB drive to my boneyard. I have about nine already. The old hard drives are also fun to take apart if you have...
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    SD-DVR40 vs SD-DVR80

    I've had a recent h/w failure on a DVR80 and I noticed the supply of DVR80s on ebay is running pretty dry. On the other hand there seems to be a whole lot of refurbed DVR40s out there. I was always...
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    Is the file executable? Did you open/edit the...

    Is the file executable? Did you open/edit the file in windows before uploading?
  9. Just got the GSOD on an older Monte'd HDVR2. I...

    Just got the GSOD on an older Monte'd HDVR2. I had a bad sector on one of my hard drives but the Western Digital Tools utility claims to have fixed the bad sector.

    Question: would it be...
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    That's great to hear, hope it pans out and is...

    That's great to hear, hope it pans out and is still hackable! FYI. I had a problem with picture quality on my HR10-250 and had to send it back. The rep who processed my return was kind enough to...
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    So you were able to get more than 1 HR10-250 for...

    So you were able to get more than 1 HR10-250 for $250-$150MIR?
  12. Thread: 6.2 Questions

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    Thanks for the tip.

    Thanks for the tip.
  13. Thread: 6.2 Questions

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    I have an HDVR2 running monted 4.x s/w. I'd like...

    I have an HDVR2 running monted 4.x s/w. I'd like to upgrade to 6.2 without loosing my recorded programs.

    I was considering using dd to copy the boot and fs partitions over the active boot and fs...
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    I believe D* will be dumping the HD model for...

    I believe D* will be dumping the HD model for even lower prices in a month or so because of the MPEG-4 units D* will be selling. I'd like more HD channels, but it won't be the same wihout a hackable...
  15. I'm sure one or both of you guys have captured...

    I'm sure one or both of you guys have captured some packets. Does the TiVo stream using UDP or TCP?
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    I do have my D* HD Tivo sitting on top of my D*...

    I do have my D* HD Tivo sitting on top of my D* SD Tivo and they are both subbed. In addition I have SD D* Tivo's in two other rooms. That's four subbed TiVo's in my condo. I'm the only one living...
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    Problem Solved. Newbie mistake. I'll hang my...

    Problem Solved. Newbie mistake. I'll hang my head in shame.

    MOD: Please feel free to delete my related posts.

    Thanks all.
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    I ran ./set_mrv_name_67.tcl 2BR. It executed...

    I ran ./set_mrv_name_67.tcl 2BR. It executed quickly and didn't generate any output. When I checked for access to to my 6.2 TiVo from the 4.x machine my 6.2 machine was reported as 587B instead of...
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    Perhpas I failed to mention that all by DVRs are...

    Perhpas I failed to mention that all by DVRs are D* not SA
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    My 4.x TiVos were patched with superpatch-4all. ...

    My 4.x TiVos were patched with superpatch-4all. MRV works between my two 4.x DVRs. But not between my 6.2 and 4.x DVRs. As you suggested, I did configure my other two DVRs with static IP addresses....
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    superpatch-67all reported success after running...

    superpatch-67all reported success after running on a HDVR2 6.2. I also have 2 4.01b TiVos on my subnet. From my newly superpatched TiVo I can see the other 2 DVRs at the bottom of the Now Showing...
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    I'm not entirely sure why it is necessary to run...

    I'm not entirely sure why it is necessary to run netconfig.tcl before superpathc-67all. Superpatch did fail when I ran it without running netconfig.tcl first. I believe the argument that execution...
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    Unfortunately, the Customer Service rep knows...

    Unfortunately, the Customer Service rep knows that you had to sub for 2 years to get the first HD receiver. Try calling again and hopefully you'll get another rep.

    Don't be dismayed, D* will...
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    /etc/rc.d order of execution

    Curious. I'm a bit confused about the order of execution during the boot process. My understanding is that init, after completion, will hand-off to inittab where all commands appropriate for the...
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    Cool, hopefully the number won't show up on that...

    Cool, hopefully the number won't show up on that auction website. I'd like to get my second receiver for $399 when I get paid next month.
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    Thanks ew I'll look into termcap and terminfo. I...

    Thanks ew I'll look into termcap and terminfo. I thought that setting TERM=VT100 or whatever would be adequate. Perhaps termcap or terminfo makes use of the environment variable. sm
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    Serial Bash Pager Problem

    I recently upgraded to 6.2 and I'm accessing my bash shell through the serial port. I have a Series 2(HDVR2) and i'm using CRT (insecure version of SecureCRT). The terminal emulation in both my...
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    I get the same result when I echo $PATH (i.e., my...

    I get the same result when I echo $PATH (i.e., my /var/hacks directory is missing in the $PATH). I have 'export PATH=$PATH:/var/hacks' as the only command in my rc.sysinit.author file. I'm...
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    Does this...

    Does this post contain the latest/recommended netconfig.tcl for people not interested in wireless configuration?
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    That's good news about the startup scripts. If I...

    That's good news about the startup scripts. If I want a custom kernel it appears I need to monte or mod my PROM. Does this sound correct to you?
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    How would you load a module before /var gets...

    How would you load a module before /var gets mounted? Anything in the /etc/rc.d directory gets executed after /var is mounted. Perhaps I could put the insmod command in my inittab? btw, I'm using...
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    Sticky: Wow. Never heard of eggdrops :confused: If your...

    Wow. Never heard of eggdrops :confused: If your asking how to mount a usb key try setting a mount point: mkdir /usbdrive and mounting it as a scsi drive mount /dev/sda1 /usbdrive. If you've been...
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    Interesting, I'm guessing that TiVo didn't go...

    Interesting, I'm guessing that TiVo didn't go with ext3 for rw partitions is that if /var doesn't pass the e2fsck check they can simply write a new /var partition. Does the mips cross-compiling...
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    How do I cleanly shutdown my TiVo? Go to standby...

    How do I cleanly shutdown my TiVo? Go to standby then yank power cord? The reason I ask is that Linux, in general, does not like it when rw file systems are not properly dismounted. I suspect that...
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    Upon reflection I can see how my eponymous use of...

    Upon reflection I can see how my eponymous use of the term DOS may be misleading. :confused:

    Please accept my apologies :o
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    Yes, it seems to boot fine. :) IIRC the...

    Yes, it seems to boot fine. :)

    IIRC the warning was in either Cobelli's or Hinsdales's instructions. Perhaps booting to DOS with your TiVo drive is okay? Or perhaps it's still a very bad idea...
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    Boot to DOS Accident

    I committed the unthinkable sin of leaving my tivo "A" /dev/hda attached to my PC and booted into DOS. I've read posts that warn (in strong terms) against doing this, but i did it anyway:(

    Is...
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    Can't blame D* for disconnecting the Customer...

    Can't blame D* for disconnecting the Customer Retention phone number after all the e-bay abuse. I also was offered (after asking of-course) a second R10 for $399 at the time I called for the first...
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    That's interesting about the byte swapping. I...

    That's interesting about the byte swapping. I initially was using a copy of MFStools 2.0.

    I had an LBA48 PTVupgrade disk in my collection and tried again on both hda and hdb. The error message I...
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    Are you speculating I may have a bad cable or IDE...

    Are you speculating I may have a bad cable or IDE controller. I'd be interested in your opinion if you think my problem may lie elswhere. I was able to mount a different disk as primary master...
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    Sounds like a one year cool-down on renewing...

    Sounds like a one year cool-down on renewing subscription to get new equipment. I guess it can't hurt to try.
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    Apple Partitions Not Visible

    I have a dual drive HDVR2 that died on me. I get the "Welcome. Powering up..." message indefinitely. I attached a serial line and no bash shell. I get a message that repeatedly asks for a...
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    Anyone have any luck trying to get a 2nd HR10-250...

    Anyone have any luck trying to get a 2nd HR10-250 for $199 from D*?
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    Thanks for the tip-off, I found a useful thread...

    Thanks for the tip-off, I found a useful thread and was able to change the code-it works fine.
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    Seriously. Now you have me excited. MRV for...

    Seriously. Now you have me excited. MRV for HD-TIVO is available. Can I view SD programming from my HDVR2 on my HR10-250 (without the help of ftp)?

    Where can I find it?
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    I like MRV so much that I stacked my HR10-250 on...

    I like MRV so much that I stacked my HR10-250 on top of my HDVR2 (installer thought I was crazy) so I can have both HD and MRV. This does not work out so well since both boxes appear to use the same...
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    HDVR2 Trouble Booting

    I screwed up something. I get the infamous "Welcome. Powering up..." screen without ever going to "almost there...".

    I was telnetted into my TiVo and I wanted to restart so I typed the command...
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    Bounty for HD-TiVo MRV

    Just got my HR10-250 from D* for $199 after a $100 rebate. This price drop will likely put a lot more HD TiV0's into circulation and hopefully generate intererest in developing an MRV hack.

    I'm...
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    I executed the command using /tvbin/tivosh...

    I executed the command using /tvbin/tivosh set_mrv_name_ADH.tcl name and it worked fine. I looked at the file using vi and saw a ^M at the end of each line. This must be the DOS CRLF character. ...
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    I ftp'd set_mrv_name_ADH.tcl to my /var/tmp...

    I ftp'd set_mrv_name_ADH.tcl to my /var/tmp directory. Remounted root as rw and I can't figure out how to execute the set_mrv_name)_ADH.tcl command.

    When I type ./set_mrv_name_ADH.tcl, I get...
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    Thanks everyone for you comments. I'll give it a...

    Thanks everyone for you comments. I'll give it a try tonight. I'll also setup up my Linux firewall so I don't make another rookie mistake.

    I'm assuming that 204.176.49.2 is TiVo's server. I...
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    4.X DTiVo MRV Stopped Working

    I have three D* Tivos running 4.0.1b. MRV has been working well for me for over a year. One of my DTivos is no longer capable of MRV while the other two work. When selecting another DVR from the...
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    4.x on HR10-250

    Hi,

    Thinking about picking up an HR10-250 and was wondering if it's possible to put 4.x on, for MRV and folders, while retaining the ability to record HD?

    Does an image exist for SA HD Tivo...
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    Sticky: I tried upgrading my new RID box to 4.01b both...

    I tried upgrading my new RID box to 4.01b both ways. The first, using instant cake to restore and second, mfstool restore. Instant cake reported 435 hours of recording time while mfstool reported...
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    Sticky: Are you asking for a fdisk -l dump after I do the...

    Are you asking for a fdisk -l dump after I do the mfsrestore?
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    Sticky: Thanks bbsux. Good to know. Scott

    Thanks bbsux. Good to know.

    Scott
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    Sticky: Cool. I think I found it. My ls for the .images...

    Cool. I think I found it. My ls for the .images directory is below (?)

    -r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 175801457 2004-11-01 17:22 000001

    I'll try restoring this file.

    Thanks,
    Scott
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    Sticky: I understand that if you don't run mfsrestore...

    I understand that if you don't run mfsrestore from an LBA48 aware version of linux, you won't be able to access beyond 137 GB . The Instantcake CD does not appear to be LBA48 aware.

    Also, I enjoy...
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    Sticky: Extracting 4.X image from Instant Cake

    Hi,

    I purchased the Instantcake cd and burned the iso to disk. I'm attempting to follow the 4.X RID procedue and I'd prefer to use mfstools to restore the backup 4.X image. The problem is I...
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    Did you make an ext2 fs on /hda16 or did you you...

    Did you make an ext2 fs on /hda16 or did you you use romfs?

    I recently got my first kernel compiled for my laptop and I look forward to trying your procedure to make a kernel for my HDVR2.
  61. Assuming that /dev/hda5 is the desired target for...

    Assuming that /dev/hda5 is the desired target for your FAT32 drive. I'm not sure but I remember the tivoscript software uses a mount command such as the following 'mount -t vfat /dev/hda1' which...
  62. please provide the exact error message...an fdisk...

    please provide the exact error message...an fdisk -l would help too.
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    Why does this work at all?

    After some consideration..I'm not sure why it worked when I put 'monte_romfs.img' back on /hda16. I didn't check the beginning-ending block where I put the file, however, considering my drives are...
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    Good to know...Thanks!

    Good to know...Thanks!
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    Id like to use Chrturbo's kernel. Has the init...

    Id like to use Chrturbo's kernel. Has the init ramdisk already been neutered?
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    Copying monte_romfs.img to /dev/hda5

    I used Sleeper's ISO for surgery and hacks and it works great until I change the monte_romfs.img location from /dev/hda16 to /dev/hda5. I manually copied, using dd, the monte_romfs.img file to...
  67. If your concerned about not having your drives...

    If your concerned about not having your drives arranged correctly, it's always a good idea to hit SHIFT+PgUp after Sleeper's menu appears and look for the output where your drives are mounted by...
  68. Changing monte_romfs.img location

    Hi,

    I used Sleeper's ISO for surgery and hacks and it works great until I change the monte_romfs.img location from /dev/hda16 to /dev/hda5. I manually copied, using dd, the monte_romfs.img file...
  69. Methodology to install hLBA48 on HDVR2

    Hi,
    Any comments as to weather this methodology is sane would be appreciated...I'm definitely going out on limb as far as my skills are concerned:

    A brief outline of what I did is...in my attempt...
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    YEAH, this means I should be albe to copy over...

    YEAH, this means I should be albe to copy over the MFS Tools commands from Hinesdale's disk and they should work without the need for a boot CD. Sound reasonable? I'm also assuming the 2.6.6 kernel...
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    S2 and Byteswapping

    If I'm going to work with only s2 systems, do I need to configure the kernel for byteswapping? I'm assuming I don't.
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    LBA48 on a Monte'd HDVR2-please help!

    I'd like to upgrade a monte'd 4.0 HDVR2 to the LBA48 kernel posted by chrsturbo.

    I'm wondering if it's adquate to dd the pre-compiled kernel that chrsturbo posted into my 4.0 boot partition...
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    support files for root expansion using install.sh

    This will open the door for all kinds of cool things if I can get it working.

    I'm trying to understand the install.sh script which uses mfstool restore to create a large swap partition. I'm...
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    Please forgive my stupid question. Is this hack...

    Please forgive my stupid question. Is this hack applicable to 4.0? I understand it was developed for 3.1.1b however 4.0 also uses the 2.4-18 kernel. Is the FPU patch necessary for 4.0?

    I'm...
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    Non-RID Series 2

    I haven't been able to find another HDVR2 since other models seemed to have replaced it. Does anyone know what non-RID models, if any, are being sold in retail stores that are equivalent? ...
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    Using a Test TiVo for Hacking

    I have an HDVR2 and a 200 GB hard-drive. I'd like to do the LBA48 kernel (chrsturbo) but after losing my mfs several times and pulling-apart/putting-together my HDVR2 many times, I'm thinking it may...
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    reclaiming space for debian

    I have an HDVR2 with a 200 GB drive installed as my B-drive (it was on-sale). I haven't done an LBA48 patch so approximately 72.3 GB is stranded capacity. I'm also trying to avoid having to backup...
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    I tried the up/down arrows and ctrl-p/ctrl-n...

    I tried the up/down arrows and ctrl-p/ctrl-n without success. Works fine in the bash shell. Perhaps I need to configure my tivosh shell environment and terminal emulation...any ideas?

    thanks,...
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    tivosh environment

    Does anyone know if the tivosh environment is customizable? I'd like to be able to enable command history so i don't need to retype lengthy commands. Anyone know of if exists tivosh documentation?...
  80. Copying tivoapp

    I have two HDVR2s and I screwed up patching tivoapp. Now my tivo continuously cycles through powering-up and almost there... I know I should have made a backup..and will do in the future, however,...
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    HMO Server on TiVo

    Is anyone aware of a hack to actually run an HMO server on the TiVo?

    I don't think we will see JRE for MIPS anytime soon so I don't expect to see javahmo ported to the TiVo. It sure would be...
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    Mount Busy after Applying Superpatch

    Thanks to Stephanie for suggesting modifying tivoapp in a separate directory. Was also trying switcherstart -k only reboot each time I tried.

    Patches applied successfully..I also ran...
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    Hdvr2-sirs4040r

    Is the Samsung SIRS4040R a RID unit? Is it the same as an HDVR2 box?

    thanks,
    scott
  84. TyStudio support for HDVR2

    Hi,

    I have a HDVR2 expanded to two hardrives and running various hacks: (mfs_tools) tytools, vserver, etc. I can sucessfully use tytools to extract ty files from my tivo using mplayer. This...
  85. HDVR2 Tivoweb Question

    Hi,

    I have the tcl version of tivoweb 1.94 loaded on my hdvr2 (3.1.1c/monte) tivo and I can't seem to get the folders module (folders.itcl) to work. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding what...
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