Hey guys... long time no see.... Yeah, I miss the ole days, too. <sigh>
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Hey guys... long time no see.... Yeah, I miss the ole days, too. <sigh>
OK Guys, so I haven't posted here in 3 or 4 years.... I've been busy. haha. Actually, I still have all 4 of my Sony T60s and my Series 2 DirecTiVo. They are still running fine. I see there are still...
Turbonet install (and CacheCard) rewrites the rc.net file, which is where SuperZap decided to launch xPlusZ. Hence, xPlusZ never launches after a turbonet install. There is indeed a thread over at...
Try an "&" at the end of that line...
There's a thread around here somewhere that talks about creating a tivo-bin directory in the root partition and keeping everything there. That's what I have done on all of my S1 and S2 units. When...
I think .profile is read each time a terminal session is opened, not on boot. On the tivo, at least for me, .profile is only read when using a network telnet session, and not during a serial session....
Cron is probably running on zulu time.
First, Are you certain cron is running? What do you see if you run
There should be one instance of "/tivo-bin/crond".
If I recall, the newly compiled drivers have this as a deafult. Not sure where they are, though. Its been a while since I searched.
Type "rz" on the tivo... and
In TeraTermPro, use
File | Transfer | Zmodem | Send
Select the file to transfer.
Check to make sure the tivo disk is NOT Read-Only, and the file does not...
Forget DHCP... what's the point? Just put the following in your rc.sysinit.author->
#Set the IP address and Gateway
ifconfig eth0 mtu 15000 192.168.1.202 broadcast 192.168.1.255 netmask...
You are running the same 32 bit app on a 32 bit OS, but on a 64 bit chip. To your application, the underlying subsystems are still all 32 bit. Nothing you are running can use any of the additional...
There are several threads on this. Here is a good start. Have fun.
I think AlphaWolf already answered this question here->.
Am I reading you correctly? ... you are reloading this continually from cron?
If you have hacks on these drives, the bootprom on the new unit needs to be flashed (killinitrd) [not killhdinitrd]. 25xtreme used to do this for you, and there was a standalone flash script...
Reboot works here, restart hangs.
I believe so.
Running 6.2 here, on a DSR7000 (killhdinitrd w/3.1.5 kernel). I have let the OS take care of insmod'ing the drivers. Symlink is needed. Replaced the modules with the backported ones. All I do for...
Run 51killer at your house on the drive. When it is done, shut it down. Remove the drive, and send it to your dad. When it boots up, it will marry to the receiver. The shows you transfered to it were...
When TV was invented, it was designed to operate at 60 frames/sec (standard power frequency). Due to bandwidth limitations, it was not practical to broadcast 60 complete frames each second. So,...
What are the actual commands you are executing with cron? These will tell you where the output is directed.
I have been following this thread with interest. I hope to someday offset the amount of help I have taken from these talented programmers with some contributions of my own. I have been able to...
cat /proc/version .
Sorry. You are correct. Been buried in my S2 code a bit too much lately. :D
I have 3 also, just haven't had the time or been able to figure out why.
Seems like I remember on those old xtreme images that one of the hacks was to put upgradesoftware=false in the /etc/rc.sysinit file. You really should be beyond those old OS's, anyway. Update to...
I'm sorry, but I must have missed something... did anyone answer the "How long is a piece of string" question? Just curious.... :D :rolleyes:
A Search shows How long should "dd" take for 120 gb drives? If you do it right, it shouldn't take but 2-3 hours.
Thanks. That's what I thought and ended up doing myself, too.
Did you use the included ax8817x.o with 6.2, or do the symlink thing to usbnet.o? Also, are you loading the modules up before tivoapp has a chance to, or letting tivoapp do its thing?
I think it was a Swiss 721 Bold Condensed BT font.
Xtreme disables logging, so they will appear to be empty. Here-> is a FAQ that should enable the logs so you can see what's going on.
I know this is OT, but... I have to join in with vader; there are many video professionals weeding through this maze of digital video formats, and you, jdiner, have been a big help to all. I know of...
Don't forget your helmet! :)
Can you direct me to the best way to hack my helmet? :rolleyes: :D
TiVoApp Patches are your best bet. Look Here->
I think WinRAR will separate the .tys and the .xml for you, too, on your windows box.
Although, if you are not sure what drive is hda, hdb, and hdc, (I'm not sure you do) then I would recommend leaving the new drive off of the computer when you backup, so you wouldn't accidentally...
I thought a Clear & Delete Everything makes it basically virgin. Pull the drive after C&DE, and before it can reboot. On the other hand, it might delete those slices, too. :confused:
I think that's
nexit 0 as in en-exit-space-zero, not next0.
It makes a file that looks like this:
Unlike DOS, Linux does not use the current directory in its search path. You would need to prefix the command with a "./".
I run fixsub31.tcl andf fixsub40.tcl and don't have that issue. I run it from cron, but you don't have to.
Have you tried running with the cover off, in an open space (not a cabinet or such)? Is the time to failure the same as with the cover on?
I find that if a do a Clear & Delete Everything before I backup, I can do a full backup to a small file, and still have all of the necessary backgrounds, etc. in the backup. Makes a good way to...
Have you actually mounted the FAT32 drive under /mnt/dos/ first?
The version you are considering is 3.1.0C2. xPlusZ has been more or less abandoned. The author is no longer here. I personally don't think it is worth futtzin' around trying to get xPlusZ working...
Are you sure you have cron and crontab files in the exact place that they have to be? There are several different versions of cron out there, and they all need to have cron and crontab in the right...
The file will be created. But I don't think the path will. Either make the directory, or change it to some path that you do have.
You could try running cron before the call to TPM. Not sure if there is an issue there or not. Also, to help you troubleshoot, you can place this line in your crontab file:
*/10 * * * * date >>...
I think what you meant to say was:
But, don't all those cables get twisted and stuff as the cars go round and round? :D
Windows Firewall up?
They must be monitoring your posts. :eek:
You can find out what your system path is by this at a bash prompt:
Use the result in the crond file. It might be a good idea to add your /busybox to the end, following the format...
I thought your busybox compile and collection of utils was a great idea, and still do. It saves considerable space. I vote for continuing on the way we have been. BTW, I can't think of a need...
Are you setting variables such as PATH, SHELL, MFS_DEVICE, and TIVO_ROOT in the crontab file? Like this...
3.1.1C does not run on a Series1. It works on a Series2. 3.1.0C2 is for Series1.
The install routine that came with your "cachecard with turbihet" will give you your bash prompt over ethernet, if...
Another hint or rather, a caveat... if you are backing up to a FAT32 hard drive, there is a 4GB file size limitation.
Correct, your path is probably different, but all the others should be the same. Here, read this
Are you setting variables such as PATH, SHELL, MFS_DEVICE, and TIVO_ROOT in the crontab file? Like this...
The series1 machines, if I recall correctly, used to have their mac address defined in rc.arch with the serial number of the unit. The script we ran in rc.net would overwrite and change the mac addy.
I would only recommend that you buy another drive to make changes to, and put the original on a shelf. Other than that, have a good time. :)
Do you mean last night?
find / -name tivoweb.cfg
Your ISP might be blocking port 80... very common. Edit tivoweb config to listen on a port not being blocked, and restart. Access it through a browser like so... http://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:YY where YY is...
I think this is a kernel modification, not a tivoapp mod.
Ummmmm, 2GB is for FAT16 file limits, not FAT32 file limit. Otherwise, all those 3.5 GB files on my FAT32 drives are in real trouble.
Is this backing up to a FAT32 disk? Remember, there is a 4 GB minus 1 byte (2^32 bytes minus 1 byte) file size limitation.
what chatter are you talking about....?
This thread has a static compiled elseed. Does not need any supporting files.
You can use "tar -xvf <filename>" instead of cpio.
Hey Riley, would you mind sharing the process you used here, if not the code? I have an issue in my house where I would like to auto-standby 3 of my TiVos to prevent viewing during specific hours of...
You can't have too many backups, I always say. You never know, someday you might need something off of that 311C image. ;) Can't hurt, and it certainly doesn't take long. Even better, image that...
Seems like there are a bunch of us old-folks here. :D
As long as you are using ver 3.X on a Series 2, you can change remotes. Ver 4.X software still doesn't work for remote swapping.
Maybe there's no PCI edge connector on Series2 units.
Be sure you put the HD jumpers back the way they belong when you put it back in the TiVo.
The Hitachi FeatureTool works on all drives that support AM. Plus, AM is variable in 256 increments. Unfortunately, there are various drive lines from each manufacturer that don't support AM. In...
bs=2M speeds it up a bit. Also, Having the two drives on different ide chains helps too. Enabling dma helps, also. (hdparm -d1 /dev/hda /dev/hdc)
It all available here->
Did you install the drivers manually, or use the install script from SD? If you are using xPlusZ, the install script will replace your rc.net file, which is where superZap decided to launch xPlusZ.
I would think that if you are paying for locals that your receiver can't receive, that DTV would get you scheduled soon for an upgrade, if it is at all possible. I would try to get the attention of...
Pricewatch shows several 160GB SATAs for around $79. That's close.... :rolleyes:
Search for TVGuide here->
Yeah. IIRC, you put #0 ahead of any command to view it on the TV screen.
go to dial prefix screen
left arrow out of dial prefix screen
watch TV screen for info
It does not.
A properly hacked tivo, with no hardware problems, will not frequently reboot, if at all.
Port 80 is probably being blocked by your ISP. So the request is never making it to the tivo. You will need to move the tivo IP to something higher, like 8080, and then forward that port on your...
You are correct.
Here is a version of Joe I'm using on my Series2. It has been changed to run from the /tivo-bin directory. The joerc file should be put into a directory called /tivo-bin/etc/ . Make sure /tivo-bin...
TiVoApp 3.1.1D and 3.1.1E are identical. Did a compare in HexWorkshop. File size is 12452016 bytes.
Compared "C" and "D/E" and there are a bunch of differences.
Yes it will .... but the best way to find out is to just try it. You get an answer right away. :)
The patch addresses for the 3.1.1E tivoapp seem to be the same as 3.1.1D. I looked at both yesterday, and am running a patched 3.1.1E tivoapp. What we don't have yet is a bufferhack for 3.1.1D or...
ok. Maybe I try that.
I don't like vi much either, and prefer joe... Probably because I still remember the Wordstar commands from back with the DEC Rainbow. That said, you can still keep the main Joe executable in...
OK, I got it. I thought crontab did something special besides just point to the file to edit. I'll just use joe to edit /var/spool/cron/crontab/root . Seems to work. Thanks, AW.
BTW, ls works just...
OK, But don't I still need crontab?
BusyBox v1.00 (2004.10.20-05:30+0000) multi-call binary
Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
or: [function] [arguments]...
ls: unrecognized option `--color'
BusyBox v1.00 (2004.10.19-04:22+0000) multi-call binary
Usage: ls [-1AacCdeFilnpLRrSsTtuvwxXhk] [filenames...]
Kool. Pretty much like the other cron daemon I use. Thanks. I did notice that ls does not support --color in the busybox compile. ... Kinda used to that. :)
New version works fine for me. Haven't found any problems. These new binaries of BusyBox actually have been very helpful to me, as they encouraged me to consolidate all of my hacks into the...
Seems to work OK for me, although I have not even come close to using all of the available commands. I do get the message:
Using fallback suid method
quite a bit.
Did you reboot after you turned it on?
The moving menus backgrounds were not backed up in the image you used. When the TiVo goes to display a menu, it cannot find the corresponding background, and therefore displays it over the current...
You can't use the MfsTools 2.0 disk, but, you can use RonnyThunder's recompile version just for this purpose. Here ->. There are several threads here already dealing with this.
On series2 units, Sony remote works with 3.X software, but not with 4.X. Use AlphaWolf's RemoteSwap.tcl for 3.X.
Sometimes it takes overnight for them to show up correctly.
This is true, I remember going through this before a year or so ago. I searched here too for ifconfig3, and couldn't find it, but found it on my HD. Here it is... for Series 2....
IMSAI 8080 was the first kit I built. :D
I'm looking for a 3.1.5 and a 4.01a kernel. Thanks. Please PM.
WinRAR also opens .iso files, and it's free. :)
:D LOL!! HaHa. :)
I stand corrected, although my question was never an indictment, but rather thinking outloud about something I found to be in interesting and puzzling at the same time.
Just something to do... ? :D Maybe a little "cleaner" hack. :) Using that logic, why bother with monte, when bashenv works? I think the answer is each has its advantages.
To quote someone...
OK. Great. I'm not complaining, but this brings into question... Why did the Team focus on a kernel that not many people had?
Does anyone know what killHDinitrd'able kernel will work with ver 4.01b software? I have tried a killHDinitrd'd kernel from 3.1.1C but it doesn't work. It just sits there at the "Welcome,...
Why don't you open up one of the fixsub scripts with an editor, and then you will know exactly what it does, and won't have to speculate any more.
Use tyTools and just extract it in "parts".
Use an old Win95/98 Boot floppy. There are a few available on the 'net if you don't have one left over from years gone by.
First you fdisk the drive and create dos partition.
Then format the...
I still have mine, 1541 and all. haha. The color monitor was actually pretty good for its day. I thought my modem was only 300 baud. :D
I think that should be hdx3.
Read the directions for mfstools, such as Hindsdale's. They are the same for this, with the exception of running the "mfstools" executable, you run the "mfstools.static backup" executable. All else...
There are several things you can do so that the series2 unit will not be able to find its way out of your network to the internet.
Here are just a few....
1) Give the tivo a bogus route to the...
I occasionally would have this problem. If I did a hard reboot (pull the plug) it would get past 70%.
Well, it would go into a reboot loop, early on in the boot process. I thought I had read in the support or dev threads that you needed 3.1.5 for 4.01b-02, so I didn't investigate any further, and...
This might sound silly, but if you are using xPlusZ, you have to turn on telnet via xPlusZ and the remote. Read the xPlusZ Readme, I can't remember which code it was. A reboot after turning it on...
I tried using a 2.4.4-TiVo-3.0 killHDinitrd'd kernel with 4.0.1b-02 and it didn't work. Worked fine with 3.1.1C. I think you need 3.1.5 for 4.X.
Dang, I was hoping it would. Oh well, I did order it anyway. I'm sure there are lots of things I can learn from it. It would have been better if I could have downloaded it, as Riley suggested.
Does it cover repartitioning a live drive? and methods of creating protected areas for your hacks to survive an update?
I've been using RonnyThunder's Mfstool Backup for 4 months now on monte'd drives. Works great.
Kao- You must have a bad download.
If you are talking about the moving video backgrounds, they are in /resource/VideoClip
Many people are still using fixsub31.tcl on their Series1 DTiVos. Its not talked about much because it hasn't need many updates, and it just works. With the xupgrade you mention, xplusz is included...
Commands remain the same. One new one if you use ronnythunder's restore:
-C Limits restored partitions to <137GB
As noted in his post here-> the common mfstools 2.0 can be used to restore...
./mfstools.static backup -f 4138 -6so /path/to/backup.mfs /path/to/TiVoDrive
Mfstools.static is an x86 executable. You need to have it somewhere (like your dos disk) where you can execute it.
Reread Hindsdale's. You should use anything but Primary Master.
Are you able to attach/unattach devices without the unit rebooting?
If using 4.XX software, you will need to take down iptables. Just a reminder....
I tried this on a 311C tonight and it does work. Although, mine was on Partition 3. And all this time I was pretty much ignoring these threads because the name killHDinitrd implied it was for an HD...
I believe he is talking about the |Options|Set Initial Jump| setting in the TyTools menu.
RonnyThunder did a nice job compiling a modified version of MFSTools that will backup a monte'd drive, with all of the correct partitions and hacks. It can be found here-> It has worked nicely for...
Well, just think how Agix feels, waiting that long for an answer. HaHa. At least he can sleep well tonight.... :rolleyes:
Sorry this took so long. I've been working on my -02 image, and didn't get a chance to put the -2003 disk in.
I have abandoned this version, and moved on to the...
Just be careful if you are using xPlusZ to manage your hacks. The Silicon Dust installs will blow out your rc.net, which is where SuperZap decided to initiate the xPlusZ on bootup. Fortunately, the...
There seem to be three 4.01b's. I have seen 4.01b-2003 also.
Have these units ever been Prom-flashed ala 25xtreme?
You could use the 51killer.tcl script, and reboot. Much faster. :) If your recordings were unscrambled, you would still have those, too. Guide Data & SP would be preserved, etc. It would take all...
It sounds like it could be a CacheCard problem. Get your logs, and go see Jafa over at http://www.silicondust.com/forum
Take the memory stick out of the CacheCard, boot, and see if the oddness...