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    Ok, I am going to try again with the Knoppix Lite...

    Ok, I am going to try again with the Knoppix Lite distro.

    Should this automatically mount the usb connected drive? Or do I have to do a mount command first before mfstools or bootpage will see...
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    Linux help--IDE to USB converter

    Hi,

    I've done a lot of research trying to figure out how to do this in linux, but haven't had any luck so far. I've previously done all my hacking in Mac OS X with a IDE to USB converter on my...
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    thanks for the tips. I tried dd'ing the 40 gb...

    thanks for the tips.

    I tried dd'ing the 40 gb working drive but am a little confused with the result. I had a 400gb external hard drive connected to my computer and tried to back it up to that,...
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    upgrade questions

    I have posted a more detailed question in the broken tivo forum, but figured this would be a good place to get a few smaller answers (especially since no one is responding to my other thread). You...
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    Did that already, sorry.

    Did that already, sorry.
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    Ok, I decided just to try reimaging the drive. I...

    Ok, I decided just to try reimaging the drive. I have my old 40gb drive which works fine in the tivo. I imaged it and attempted to restore it to the bigger drive but it does not seem to work. ...
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    I tried to chmod the file, but it still would not...

    I tried to chmod the file, but it still would not boot. Any other thoughts? I can't seem to flip the boot partition either.
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    Yes I did chmod on the tivoapp, still no luck. I...

    Yes I did chmod on the tivoapp, still no luck. I have tried flipping the boot partition with bootpage -f but it won't flip it for some reason. Any tips? I have my original hard drive, I may just...
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    Is there anything special you need to do to...

    Is there anything special you need to do to restore the original tivoapp file? I just renamed tivoapp.original to tivoapp and cannot seem to get my tivo to boot. Note, I also posted in the broken...
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    stuck at Welcome...powering up

    Hi, I'd really appreciate any help as I tried patching my tivoapp today and now my tivo won't get passed Welcome...powering up. My tivo is a 240040 running 7.3.1 that had previously been hacked...
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    random question

    I don't have a 2.5 unit, so I'm not too familar with the PROM hacking problem. But for my own curiousity, does this hack release mean you don't have to solder anything and everything can be hacked...
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    No need for linux to hack your tivo on intel mac

    Not sure if you want to use linux for any specific reason, but I do my hacking on my intel mac in the terminal. You can use Ext2 for mac to let your mac see the tivo drive, and then all the tools...
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    Thanks, that boots great on my intel mac. We'll...

    Thanks, that boots great on my intel mac. We'll see how it works on the tivo next time I feel like cracking it open. :)
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    Cause I'm doing this on a laptop. :) Thanks for...

    Cause I'm doing this on a laptop. :)
    Thanks for the input.
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    easiest/smallest linux distro?

    Hi, I've been hacking for awhile now with a mac and terminal/unix. I just got a new intel mac and wanted to run linux on it (via parallels workstation) to do my tivo hacking. I would stick to the...
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    Thanks for all the help--I forgot to make it...

    Thanks for all the help--I forgot to make it executable...I'm an *****. :) Thanks!
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    Telnet not working on redone hack

    I am currently hacking a 240 S2 unit running 7.2.2b and have run into some trouble. I don't use it that often to stream so I usually let it unhack when the tivo updates software and just rehack it...
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    Tivotool lets you save programs from your tivo as...

    Tivotool lets you save programs from your tivo as well, as long as vserver is running on the tivo. It lets you choose the video format too: .ty, .mpg, divx, etc.
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    Well, I guess it's ok that it wiped...

    Well,
    I guess it's ok that it wiped everything. I kind of wanted a chance to do everything from the ground up again anways...it's fun. :P

    This time around I'll be more careful of course.
    ...
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    my tivo unhacked itself...

    Last year, I fully hacked my series 2 tivo and was using it to stream, extract, etc. However, I hadn't used it in that regard in awhile and when I went to try and extract something today, I couldn't...
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    I have the exact same problem. Using a S2 Tivo. ...

    I have the exact same problem. Using a S2 Tivo. vlc 0.8.1 still works.

    Edit: Updated module works--thanks! I still have trouble with live streams though (did with the old version too). They...
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    tyindex error also

    I'm also getting the errors reported above. When I run tyindex, it starts to index, but then I get the following error message:


    demux:index_edit.c:302: seq_present_in_chunk: chunk 9872 record:...
  23. Thanks PSXboy! That was the problem, new...

    Thanks PSXboy! That was the problem, new recordings work! thanks :)
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    Is r37 still the newest mac version of the demux?...

    Is r37 still the newest mac version of the demux? I'm having trouble (as discussed in an earlier post) with demux r37. I get errors saying:
    main: no suitable access module for...
  25. plist populates my playlist, but then if I try to...

    plist populates my playlist, but then if I try to run a file by double clicking on it, I get this error:

    vstream: fsid_size(1): invalid size 0xf0293580
    vstream: resolve failed for fsid=1...
  26. Awesome, got the playlist in VLC. But I still...

    Awesome, got the playlist in VLC. But I still get an error when I try to play a file:

    ty: Can't determine Tivo Type (SA/DTivo).
    main: no suitable demux module for `tivo/ty://192.168.0.7/570771'...
  27. Ok so I installed the latest vlc modules. I also...

    Ok so I installed the latest vlc modules. I also need vstreamer correct? I loaded that in as well and started it up and it tells me:
    Waiting for connections on port 8074

    So now it should work...
  28. Thanks I'll try it after the holiday weekend and...

    Thanks I'll try it after the holiday weekend and let ya know how it works. :)
  29. Streaming/Extraction questions--240 SA S2 w/ 7.1b

    Hi,

    I am new to all this tivo hacking (and progressing well thanks to everyone's help here) and have a few more questions if anyone is willing to help me out.

    My equipment is:
    S2 SA 240040...
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    nm

    old question, figured it out
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    Damn DOS...why do I know DOS commands, I've used...

    Damn DOS...why do I know DOS commands, I've used macs all my life. :rolleyes:

    Thanks for pointing on that it needs to be on s9, I had it on s7. I haven't installed TivoTools S2, but I will.
    ...
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    Ok, so I've hacked the tivo, and I have a bash...

    Ok, so I've hacked the tivo, and I have a bash prompt via telnet. I added a var/hacks directory and added mfs_tools and tystreamer. However, when I login with the bash prompt, if I type "cd...
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    Looking at my rc.sysinit file it does not seem to...

    Looking at my rc.sysinit file it does not seem to have a call for rc.sysinit.author. Should I add the line or is it there somewhere? The file name rc.sysinit.author does not appear (did a search).
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    Ok so I'm really almost done now! I've...

    Ok so I'm really almost done now!

    I've installed a killhdinit'd kernel with 7.1b and edited the IPTables as discussed in another thread and the tivo boots fine. That means it's hacked and ready...
  35. Do I need to do this in both roots (s4 and s7) or...

    Do I need to do this in both roots (s4 and s7) or just the one it boots. (I assume both)
  36. Thanks Jamie. So to install the 3.1.5 kernel...

    Thanks Jamie.

    So to install the 3.1.5 kernel on 7.1b on a 240 unit, I'll need to edit the IPTables? Or was that just a unique issue?
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    I had the same error and tried to repair the disk...

    I had the same error and tried to repair the disk with Disk Utility but was at an impasse. I did not use an image file, this is my original HD that I am hacking. I can't mount the kernel...
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    Bill, thank you so much for all your help! I'm...

    Bill, thank you so much for all your help! I'm really close to getting all this done. A few more questions for you (or anyone who wants to help).

    How do I install the killhdinit'd kernel onto...
  39. So which is the right killhdinitrd kernel to use...

    So which is the right killhdinitrd kernel to use on a 240 (SAS2) Tivo with 7.1?
    Then once this is installed would I need to edit the IPTables? Or would I be good to go to add hacks? Thanks for the...
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    Help hacking SAS2 240040

    Hi, I have been trying to hack my Tivo 240040 with OS 7.1b and have gotten a lot of helpful info so far on these boards and from some members, but still have a few questions if anyone would be...
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    My tivo is a 240040. I am running 7.1b on the HD...

    My tivo is a 240040. I am running 7.1b on the HD I want to hack. I can start a new thread if this is too off topic now :)
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    Ok so it seems from all the info I've been...

    Ok so it seems from all the info I've been reading that killhdinit works with 4.0.1a and earlier but not the newer releases. Am I correct? So I need to get a 4.0.1a kernel and install that?
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    I'm running 6.0 I think--not sure the exact...

    I'm running 6.0 I think--not sure the exact software #. I've been trying this all on my original 40 GB HD that I pulled out of the tivo awhile ago. My plan was to make sure I knew what I was doing...
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    Ok so I tried it with killhdinitrd /dev/disk1s6 ...

    Ok so I tried it with killhdinitrd /dev/disk1s6

    and I get the following problem:

    orig blocks = 00000ed8
    orig image size = 001db1e0 (excludes header)
    extended image size = 001db9e0...
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    [QUOTE=Thinkdiff]1. You need to specify the...

    [QUOTE=Thinkdiff]1. You need to specify the partition:

    killhdinitrd /dev/disk1s3 or s6

    How do you know which? Bootpage tells me disk1s7 is the root, but gives no info on which kernel to run...
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    a few more questions

    I've got most things figured out, but have a few more questions.

    1. Can I run killhdinit directly on the HD or does it have to be on a kernel image? When I tried running it in the terminal, I...
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    Thanks, that's what i meant. :)

    Thanks, that's what i meant. :)
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    can someone post a precompiled killhdinitrd that...

    can someone post a precompiled killhdinitrd that will work in Mac OS X? I'm attempting to apply the hack but don't have Darwin installed. Thanks
  49. So I've been doing a lot of reading today and I...

    So I've been doing a lot of reading today and I think I have most of this figured out. Now I just need to see if my external CD burner's case can be used to mount a hard drive. So far, it's not...
  50. Thanks for the reply. I have a Series 2 Tivo. ...

    Thanks for the reply. I have a Series 2 Tivo.

    I have been reading up on killhdinitrd and have a few questions. To install this, do I have to remove the tivo HD and connect it to my computer? It...
  51. does mfs_tools allow more than just upgrades?

    Hi,
    I upgraded my tivo a few months ago using mfs_tools 2.0 and now am interested in some more advanced tivo hacking, but am having trouble figuring out where to begin.

    I know I need to be able...
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