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    Series 3 hard drive capacity limits?

    Until recently, Series 3 Tivos have been considered to have a capacity limit of 2TB. As I understand it, that has been a two part limit:

    1) The system cannot handle a partition in excess of 1TB...
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    7592 Happened to snag this one while driving by...

    7592
    Happened to snag this one while driving by a download.
  3. Thanks. I think I got another idea. I'm...

    Thanks.

    I think I got another idea.

    I'm going to use a flag in the author file that trips 51killer.tcl, then after that set a line to delete the flag. That should run it on the next boot only,...
  4. any problems with setting a receiver to run 51killer.tcl on every startup?

    Would there be any problems caused by putting a call in the author file to run 51killer.tcl on every bootup?

    MRV being a thing of the past, some of my Series2 DTivos are in rooms that don't even...
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    I figured that out not long after my last post. ...

    I figured that out not long after my last post. I was still getting negative numbers for space available, so then I hard coded GetTotalSpace to return the number of sectors to match what I got from...
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    Sticky: Probably, but OTA functions will likely be absent.

    Probably, but OTA functions will likely be absent.
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    I"m coming up with GetTotalSize returning a value...

    I"m coming up with GetTotalSize returning a value in kB. Is that right?

    In case anyone is interested in adjusting the SD calculation, I did the math on a DTivo with a full 500GB drive, and came...
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    what value does GetTotalSize return? size (in...

    what value does GetTotalSize return? size (in kB, MB, GB?) or sectors?

    I've been wondering about just hardcoding it in the interim.
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    test5 results 2TB-bash# ls...

    test5 results



    2TB-bash# ls
    crashHD-test1.tcl crashHD-test3.tcl crashHD-test4.tcl
    crashHD-test2.tcl crashHD-test3.tcl~ crashHD-test5.tcl
    2TB-bash# ./crashHD-test5.tcl...
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    I just realized I have a 2TB disk that has a copy...

    I just realized I have a 2TB disk that has a copy (direct dd_rescue copy) of this system image from a few weeks ago, and I could use it to duplicate the mfsinfo error I mentioned earlier.

    Please...
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    this is what I got: 2TB-bash# ls...

    this is what I got:

    2TB-bash# ls
    crashHD-test1.tcl crashHD-test3.tcl crashHD-test4.tcl
    crashHD-test2.tcl crashHD-test3.tcl~
    2TB-bash# ./crashHD-test4.tcl
    part_name=/dev/hda, x=0,...
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    This is what the info page of twp looks like...

    This is what the info page of twp looks like
    (twp 2.1.b2) I remember there was a reason, but at the moment, I cannot recall why I rolled back to an older version

    7472

    The "Total Used" and the...
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    It's worth noting, I think, that this may not be...

    It's worth noting, I think, that this may not be fixable. I think I recall getting some sort of strange error after adding the last mfs pair. IIRC, I ran mfsinfo on the expanded drive, and it gave...
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    here it is: 2TB-bash# ls crashHD-test1.tcl ...

    here it is:
    2TB-bash# ls
    crashHD-test1.tcl crashHD-test2.tcl crashHD-test3.tcl
    2TB-bash# ./crashHD-test3.tcl
    part_name=/dev/hda, x=0, devSectors(0)=1048576, pZone=1121
    type=0
    syntax error in...
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    I get it now. I just needed to run each script...

    I get it now. I just needed to run each script exactly as it was. here's what I got:


    2TB-bash# ls
    crashHD-test1.tcl crashHD-test2.tcl
    2TB-bash# ./crashHD-test1.tcl
    part_name=/dev/hda, x=0,...
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    Disregard, move on to post 17 test2 ends with:...

    Disregard, move on to post 17

    test2 ends with:

    2TB-bash# ./RemoteInfo.tcl
    part_name=/dev/hda, x=0, devSectors(0)=1048576, pZone=1121
    type=0
    part_name=/dev/hda, x=0, devSectors(0)=1048576,...
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    Got the files. Disregard, move on to post 17...

    Got the files.

    Disregard, move on to post 17
    I'm assuming I just cut out the proc GetTotalSpace in RemoteInfo.tcl and replace it with this, right?

    test1 ends with this:


    2TB-bash#...
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    command line = telnet, a.k.a. bash access you...

    command line = telnet, a.k.a. bash access

    you have to find the upgrade command, and run it manually. I think the command is usually /tvbin/installSw.itcl. If you run the command, with the...
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    If you do not have telnet access, you will have...

    If you do not have telnet access, you will have to pull the drive to check bootpage status, although if the bootpage status has upgradesoftware=false, there is no way it could have taken an automatic...
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    The drive has been filling nicely. I've lost all...

    The drive has been filling nicely. I've lost all known means of measuring used space. The system info screen doesn't work anymore (It wouldn't have given space used anyway, just total). The info...
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    Thanks. I'm hoping to get a chance to test it...

    Thanks. I'm hoping to get a chance to test it tomorrow.
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    Sequential. I queued them up in flashfxp all in...

    Sequential. I queued them up in flashfxp all in one shot, and they transferred one after the other.
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    If you guide me a bit about where to look and...

    If you guide me a bit about where to look and what to look for, I can answer your question about the NpkChannelDefinition.

    I tested out the new version. I moved 4 shows, all tivo-->tivo in a FXP...
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    Sorry. I read that post a day or two ago, and...

    Sorry. I read that post a day or two ago, and had been meaning to figure out how to answer the question. I'm afraid I don't know how to find the answer.
  25. I've been running this WD20EURS drive for 24...

    I've been running this WD20EURS drive for 24 hours now, on an old RCA dvr39. No issues as yet, no unscheduled, unexplained reboots. The system is a little sluggish, but not bad. No more so than it...
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    Testing on a 2.0TB drive on a Series2 DirecTV...

    Testing on a 2.0TB drive on a Series2 DirecTV Tivo running 6.4a yields the following error:
    2TB-bash# ./RemoteInfo.tcl
    error during seek on "file13": invalid argument
    while executing
    "seek...
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    Since 6.2a lost locals, I moved to 6.4a. ...

    Since 6.2a lost locals, I moved to 6.4a. (retaining mrv was the only thing holding me back from 6.4a).

    Since I have to run 6.4a anyway now, there's nothing holding me back from swapping out my...
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    If you (or anyone else) find a failed PSU that is...

    If you (or anyone else) find a failed PSU that is not caps, I would love to know what the secondary failure points are. All the ones I've ever autopsied have been bad caps, or broken traces on the...
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    The one this 2TB monster is replacing had dual...

    The one this 2TB monster is replacing had dual 750GB drives. It showed 0 in the system info screen, but would at least show some garbled info in TWP. IIRC, it showed free space and used space...
  30. It will be a little while. I only have one s3,...

    It will be a little while. I only have one s3, and it's lifetimed. My soldering skills are not good enough to risk a LT box, but fair enough I would take a shot at a non-lifetimed S3. So, I either...
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    Much more success this time. I attribute most of...

    Much more success this time. I attribute most of my troubles on the first attempt (a year ago) to a failing power supplyI will recap, from the beginning.

    Objectives:
    1) Configure a working...
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    My testing is also working great. I am having...

    My testing is also working great.

    I am having a minor issue. Playback of of a show that has been inserted from another tivo gives the message "This program's channel no longer exists in your...
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    what's the best way to shut it down? mfs_ftp...

    what's the best way to shut it down? mfs_ftp always had the possibility to reboot the box if shutdown incorrectly, but I see no "shutdown.txt" to download here
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    That's what I was planning on trying, when I saw...

    That's what I was planning on trying, when I saw this snippet:


    and didn't know if that meant movieloader should run on that port.

    FWIW, movieloader set up that way does use 5013 for the...
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    Is it necessary to use port 3105 to use...

    Is it necessary to use port 3105 to use movieloader?

    I put port 5013 in movieloader.properties for each tivo, and movieloader loaded and cached each tivo, running tyftpd on port 5013.

    Attempted...
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    does this version do tmf+ only, or is there a way...

    does this version do tmf+ only, or is there a way to tell it whether you want it to use tmf or tmf+?
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    helper is no longer 32bit/64bit specific? I...

    helper is no longer 32bit/64bit specific? I notice only one mfs_ftp_helper file in the distribution.

    edit: Went ahead and tried it. Not a programmer, so I didn't know what "unified" meant when...
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    even better! [waits eagerly]

    even better! [waits eagerly]
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    v1.2 coming back soon? ;)

    v1.2 coming back soon? ;)
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    Roger summed it up nicely. That was the behavior...

    Roger summed it up nicely. That was the behavior I observed when testing it out a few weeks ago. I was extracting from an HR10, and reinserting back onto itself. This was not via movieloader,...
  41. I have both an advanced format 2TB WD20EURS and a...

    I have both an advanced format 2TB WD20EURS and a traditional 512-byte sectors 2TB WD20EVDS. I am considering trying both of them out, in addition to working on a workaround to let me use a full 2TB...
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    unshelved this project...trying again. turned...

    unshelved this project...trying again.

    turned out the box used in the first go-round had a power supply that would later fail on me...t'was likely the cause of my intermittent issues...

    more to...
  43. I just got my first Series3. It was a broken,...

    I just got my first Series3. It was a broken, lifetimed unit from ebay. After replacing the blown caps to get it running, and finding an image (seller had wiped the hard drive (I can understand...
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    I see. You were talking about the dvr fee, but I...

    I see. You were talking about the dvr fee, but I was thinking about the receiver lease/mirror fee.

    I've had premier since back when it included dvr service. I tend to forget about the dvr fee
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    If your new R10 gets activated as a leased unit...

    If your new R10 gets activated as a leased unit (it shouldn't, but CSR's can and do screw up), you will be on the hook for two years.

    Whether it replaces or is in addition to the old box depends...
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    Did the mirror fee go up from $5?

    Did the mirror fee go up from $5?
  47. Advanced format (4k hard sector size) drive usage in tivos.

    Will an advanced format drive used in a tivo suffer the same misaligned writes as when used with windows XP?

    There's a good illustration here..

    It says XP has that problem because the first...
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    You mentioned DHCP earlier... For unrelated...

    You mentioned DHCP earlier...
    For unrelated reasons, I needed to temporarily make it work on my 6.4a boxes. It requires the 7.2.2 killhdinitrd kernel, and to replace two files that are missing...
  49. Are the files on the root filesystem different from Series2 to Series2.5?

    Are the files on the root filesystem different from Series2 to Series2.5?

    I am asking specifically pertaining to an R10 as compared to other Series2 DTivos. They have been on the same software...
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    Just a point of curiosity...what's keeping your...

    Just a point of curiosity...what's keeping your from updating that 6.2 unit?

    Since 6.2a lost locals, I've been so glad to see work pick up on this, and movieloader. Thanks for your efforts guys!!
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    Nice fix! Zoom is much more useful than full. ...

    Nice fix! Zoom is much more useful than full.

    Any ideas if it's possible to change how much it zooms by?
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    It's always a good idea to keep an original...

    It's always a good idea to keep an original tivoapp. You can gzip it, and it takes half the space, and gunzips pretty quick if you ever need it.

    I get you now on the firewall. I misread, and...
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    Your tivo will function just fine like that. You...

    Your tivo will function just fine like that. You have enough space for everything you need, you just don't have much extra to waste.

    The fix is to use the -F switch during a mfs restore...
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    how big is your root partition? earlier versions...

    how big is your root partition? earlier versions of mfstools had a bug that would create 128MB root partitions instead of the conventional 256MB partitions. If you have that issue, 70% might not be...
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    DHCP is troublesome. Unless you have a good...

    DHCP is troublesome. Unless you have a good reason for needing it, I wouldn't worry about it. Superpatch enables the network settings in the UI, making network settings a lot easier to set than...
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    I've noticed that too. They also loose the...

    I've noticed that too. They also loose the station affiliation to which station they were recording from. It just says "tyFTPd" where it would normally have the station callsign.
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    You need the loopset slice. It was not included...

    You need the loopset slice. It was not included with the 6.2 upgrade. It was original to the DTivo software. Someone created a loopset slice for 6.2, for everyone to use when going back to DTivo...
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    To have the features in the SA software. ...

    To have the features in the SA software. HMO/HME/MRV.

    Back in the day, before 6.2 for the DTivos, people used to run SA v4.something on the DTivos. The software to control the dss hardware...
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    This does make me wonder if anyone, anywhere, has...

    This does make me wonder if anyone, anywhere, has made any attempts to run SA Tivo software newer than 6.2a on a DTivo...[/wishful_thinking]
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    6.2a has folders and mrv, but that train has...

    6.2a has folders and mrv, but that train has reached the end of the line. One of the updates in 6.4a is to allow for a change in the guide data. That change happened recently, and as a result,...
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    Commenting out line 888 (shown below) where the...

    Commenting out line 888 (shown below) where the function "GetTodoList" is called prevents the script from putting the todo list in the NPL.


    proc RemoteInfo {} {
    set db [dbopen]
    global...
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    I've been thinking the same thing. I've been...

    I've been thinking the same thing. I've been considering going through it and commenting out/removing the todo list part, and just keeping the conflicts and free space indicator. If I get around to...
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    Attempting to run on a DTivo with version 6.2a...

    Attempting to run on a DTivo with version 6.2a gives the following result:

    bash# tyftpd.tcl -s
    bad option "repeat": must be compare, first, index, last, length, match, range,
    tolower, toupper,...
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    Excellent tool! I tried many times, but was...

    Excellent tool! I tried many times, but was never able to successfully install mfs_ftp without causing errors or reboots. This works great!

    What is the preferred format to use if you want to...
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    Tried it today, on a DTivo Series 2, this time...

    Tried it today, on a DTivo Series 2, this time with 6.4a software, and it works.

    Neat app!
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    tried it on a Series2 DTivo. got this: ...

    tried it on a Series2 DTivo.

    got this:

    bash# tivosh ./remoteinfo-1.1.tcl
    invalid attribute: ShortTitle
    while executing
    "dbobj $series set ShortTitle $title"
    ("uplevel" body line 7)...
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    I don't think it's related to the 2TB expansion,...

    I don't think it's related to the 2TB expansion, or the advanced format replacement drive. I think there's something flaking out in the hardware. The periodic momentary freezes are being recorded...
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    I don't have serial access. The unit completed...

    I don't have serial access.

    The unit completed it's GSOD, and now appears to be running alright.

    I just now realized Fry's sent me the wrong hard drive. They sent me a EURS, which is an...
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    I may have spoke too soon. I've had this tivo...

    I may have spoke too soon. I've had this tivo copying shows via mrv from an older 500GB unit that was on it's last legs, and it's had a few reboots, and now at a GSOD. I do not know if the issue is...
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    It worked. I'm up and running. The whole...

    It worked. I'm up and running.
    The whole process, from the beginning:

    Installed 3.1.5 instant cake image onto a 2TB drive (this is an image that installs with only a single MFS partition pair). ...
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    I just put a 2TB drive in a DirecTV Series2. I...

    I just put a 2TB drive in a DirecTV Series2. I manually created a MFS partition exactly 1TB (2147833648 sectors), and the system crashed.

    I manually created a MFS partition 2147475456 sectors...
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    Why is a custom kernel required? I just put a...

    Why is a custom kernel required? I just put a 2tb drive in a Series2 with a standard kernel.
    Does the Series3 have a limitation the Series2 does not?
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    I think I read that once upon a time, as well. ...

    I think I read that once upon a time, as well. I'm not sure, but I think I also read something about that breaking compatibility with mfstools. I may try that sometime if I need it. Thanks for...
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    I think I've read about this before. What is the...

    I think I've read about this before. What is the process for this? Can you get away with it as easily as deleting two adjacent partitions, and recreating one that covers the same space?
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    figured out how to make MFS partitions manually,...

    figured out how to make MFS partitions manually, that was a much simpler way to do it. You can't make a partition exactly 1TiB, it has to be some value underneath that.
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    It worked. It was a bit of a sloppy workaround,...

    It worked. It was a bit of a sloppy workaround, but it booted alright. I will report back when finished.
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    By time I'm done with this, if I'd have just...

    By time I'm done with this, if I'd have just spent that much time at work, I'd have made enough to just buy a new tivo... :(
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    I thought about that first, but settled on trying...

    I thought about that first, but settled on trying a different route.
    MFSLive has been more reliable for me than winMFS, I'm trying to stick with it.

    I put the 0 hour image on a 1TB drive, and...
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    I'm trying to figure out what MFSLive will do if...

    I'm trying to figure out what MFSLive will do if I attempt an expand with 1.8TB of free space. WinMFS automatically asks to limit the expansion to a 1 TB partition.
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    WinMFS terminated the second expansion operation...

    WinMFS terminated the second expansion operation with some sort of zone map error. System is in the same GSOD reboot loop at approximately 1-2 minute intervals. nuts
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    I think the 1.2TB limit you have seen is...

    I think the 1.2TB limit you have seen is instances which start with a factory 250GB drive. A factory drive has only one remaining partition pair for expansion, and adding a maximum size (1.0TB)...
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    first attempt didn't work. GSOD/reboot loop at...

    first attempt didn't work. GSOD/reboot loop at about 2 minute intervals. Not sure what went wrong. It's been a few years since I worked on this, and I'm not really equipped for it anymore. serial...
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    largest usable hard drive in a Series2

    What is the largest size drive a Series2 can utilize?

    I am going to attempt to use as much as I can of a 2TB drive.

    My understanding of the limitations of this system are as follows:

    MFS...
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    If you're TivoHD is prom-modded, the best answer...

    If you're TivoHD is prom-modded, the best answer would be to try it. If you backup the original tivoapp (always a good idea), you're one step and a reboot away from rolling back to it if when you...
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    Thanks for explaining that. I'm familiar with the...

    Thanks for explaining that. I'm familiar with the partition number limit. That's unchanged from the Series2 DTivos I'm familiar with.

    Regarding "2)" "2TiB being the max tivoapp can handle", is...
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    Series 3, hard drive size limitations.

    I'm considering a Tivo for OTA HD. I'm leaning toward a Series3/HD, since I know I can get into it with a prom replacement, rather than a premiere. I have searched, and come up with much...
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    3x piggyback promed R10's 2x years never had a...

    3x piggyback promed R10's
    2x years never had a problem with them, at all.

    These were a very done with very ugly soldering (learn by doing!!). Very not pretty, but functioned perfect. The only...
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    instantcake performs the necessary formatting on...

    instantcake performs the necessary formatting on it's own.

    Just do it again, with the right disk.
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    Mine worked that way, by default. The only...

    Mine worked that way, by default. The only problem I had with it that way, was that there was no MRV transfer possible without the parental code, regardless of rating. The other problem, was that...
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    The full pathname was given to you in post #6 ...

    The full pathname was given to you in post #6

    If you do not want the machine to be hacked after the upgrade, it is not necessary to do any editing. Simply invoking installSw, and allowing the...
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    AFAIK, these two don't go together. I believe,...

    AFAIK, these two don't go together. I believe, for an unhacked box, the only possible method of phoning home is by phone. Even if you don't use any hacked features, just bypassing the phone home is...
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    It's too bad the connector on those is so flimsy....

    It's too bad the connector on those is so flimsy. Were it not for that, it would be a fantastic nic in about the most compact package that is possible.

    With mine, the connectors got jacked up...
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    try the linksys nic in a pc. The wimpy connector...

    try the linksys nic in a pc. The wimpy connector on the usb200m is real finicky about getting a good connection when the cable's plugged in. It's real easy to bend one of the contact wires, and...
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    Ebay typically can turn them into $20-$50

    Ebay typically can turn them into $20-$50
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    The DSR6000 is a DirecTV box, right? The...

    The DSR6000 is a DirecTV box, right?

    The bitrate of DirecTV broadcasts can vary widely. I have seen hour long shows that were 0.75GB, and I have seen hour long shows that were 2.25GB. Most are...
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    The 2007 guide data issue was supposedly fixed in...

    The 2007 guide data issue was supposedly fixed in v 6.2a

    I think this guide data issue is a different issue. I have not seen any reports of this problem on v6.4a (current ver.). Problem reports...
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    No, but I've got the one I made a long time ago.

    No, but I've got the one I made a long time ago.
  98. Thread: 6.3f is here

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    Came out almost 2 months ago...

    Came out almost 2 months ago. All known offsets for 6.3f have been also found for 6.4a. Superpatch and bufferhack have been ported. 6.4a hacked is good to go.
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    I've never gotten it right, either. I always end...

    I've never gotten it right, either. I always end up with a box that reboots, or an installation that extracts fine, but won't insert.
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    How did you manage to get stock drivers to work? ...

    How did you manage to get stock drivers to work? I thought they didn't work with the killhdinitrd'd kernel.
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    Excellent. Thanks everyone

    Excellent. Thanks everyone
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    Here's a superpatch array for DTivos, v6.4a. ...

    Here's a superpatch array for DTivos, v6.4a. Whoever throws together the next comprehensive diff, please include.

    # First Patch, Disable Encryption
    # Second Patch, 30 sec skip (SPS30S)
    # ...
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    Here's an actual, proper tcl superpatch, instead...

    Here's an actual, proper tcl superpatch, instead of just a patch script. Only works on 6.4a, and only tested on my own unit. It would be appreciated if the first few people other than myself to use...
  104. There is a new mfstool cd called mfslive at...

    There is a new mfstool cd called mfslive at www.mfslive.org. It does not have a problem with the swap size, and can be set to any size you want (can be >127). The reduced root partition size will...
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    Use winmfs from www.mfslive.org. Use it's copy...

    Use winmfs from www.mfslive.org. Use it's copy function to upgrade each drive. If you copy each drive, and make sure the disk you put back in the tivo is the upgrade disk that was copied from the...
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    oops. I would try copying the drivers from the...

    oops.

    I would try copying the drivers from the previous installation that worked. If that works, seems easier than a monte.
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    You need these...

    You need these
    Doh! I are not pay attention. Wireless did I miss.
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    Step 3 is not necessary unless you need DHCP. I...

    Step 3 is not necessary unless you need DHCP. I upgraded without it. Earlier in this thread, I posted a script which patches tivoapp. If you modify it carefully, you can make it patch the 6.4a...
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    bufferhack for 6.4a

    lightly tested.
    credit to RandC for finding the new tivoapp offsets.


    set sys(6.4a) [list 0x0d7496 0x0d72ae 0x71 0x19e7e6 22517828 A9846DD76AEF86CEA6B3E69CE3758227598991A0]
    'nuff said
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    Working as expected. Those two have been built...

    Working as expected.

    Those two have been built into the patch, but commented out, since they are not generally used by all. Anyone wanting the on screen clock, or OSD messages suppressed only...
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    Don't use the patch I posted yet...It contains an...

    Don't use the patch I posted yet...It contains an error.
    Error has been fixed. Two seek locations in the HMO/HME patch were reversed. They have now been corrected.
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    It is not within my ability to check for it...but...

    It is not within my ability to check for it...but it does not look that way. It is too bad...I could forgive a great many of DirecTV's shortcomings for that one...
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    I haven't tested DHCP with it. As I recall,...

    I haven't tested DHCP with it. As I recall, though, DHCP has been wrecked since 6.3 e or f. I think a necessary file or two (dhclient??) are missing, and if they are copied over from an older...
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    Go to post 42, this thread, for a better way to...

    Go to post 42, this thread, for a better way to superpatch your 6.4a


    I have tested these all, and found them to all work correctly, so far, with the exception of the OSD patch, which I did could...
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    This one also is a successful test, on an...

    This one also is a successful test, on an HR10-250 w/6.4a. I intend to test the rest of the patches today, and report my results. For now, I am off to make dinner (ugh...teh more hungrier me...
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    Also confirmified!

    Also confirmified!
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    That information has been...

    <Bushism> That information has been confirmified. That is to say, we have a positive, confirmification of the accuracy of the information.</Bushism>

    Tested working on a HR10 with 6.4a. Tests of...
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    I'd be willing to talk someone through it, but...

    I'd be willing to talk someone through it, but only the buyer, and only if the buyer's competent...not someone who would respond to my instructions with a "which part is the hard drive" sort of...
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    Only one of the three is actually socketed. The...

    Only one of the three is actually socketed. The other two were done with the "piggyback" socket method. They have worked flawlessly for me for a year and a half now, so I'm reasonably confident in...
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    Selling a prom-modified tivo? Good/bad idea?

    I have 3 prom-modified R10's. I will be taking them out of service soon. They all work without issue. I was thinking of selling them on ebay. Before anyone asks, I will remove my hacks. My...
  121. bootpage parameter brev=0x100A means what?

    I'm snooping around the disk of my first HR10-250. What does the bootpage parameter brev=0x100A mean? Does it need to stay in there when I hack this drive?
  122. Yes. This...

    Yes. This does pretty much that
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    Clear and Delete everything will remove all but...

    Clear and Delete everything will remove all but the active one.
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    Sticky: I have a standardized tarball of a root...

    I have a standardized tarball of a root filesystem with everything set just the way I like it. Install hacked kernel, mkfs alternate root partition/extract tarball, flip bootpage, boot system, and...
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    Sticky: Then you know, you could have hacked it yourself,...

    Then you know, you could have hacked it yourself, in less time than you spent finding an image, and typing posts defending the fact you didn't want to DIY

    It's not the size of your postcount, it's...
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    Seagate 750GB PATA, $129.99 + S/H

    Biggest IDE drive I've seen. Best price I've seen yet on a drive that size.

    http://shop3.outpost.com/product/4882780
  127. Thanks for the clarification. If a DTivo is...

    Thanks for the clarification.

    If a DTivo is booted up without the front panel ribbon connected at all, what then happens? Nothing?
  128. It has everything to do with the original...

    It has everything to do with the original problem. Booting with the front IR panel disconnected is what caused that inductor to burn out. The link given in post 2 of this thread contains the...
  129. How about a terabyte drive that actually holds a...

    How about a terabyte drive that actually holds a terabyte? Aren't these around 930 GB? I realize it's an error that results from rounding 1024 off to 1000, but each time drive sizes increase in...
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    I took the XM patch and built it into my copy of...

    I took the XM patch and built it into my copy of superpatch. I've done this with several patches, so that my copy of superpatch makes tivoapp just the way I like it, in one shot. The values I posted...
  131. Bingo. Fakecall will work for the initail setup...

    Bingo. Fakecall will work for the initail setup call. Put it in your rc.sysinit.author, making certain it is in the path, or called verbosely, and reboot twice. I've done it several times. I...
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    Remove "upgradesoftware=false" from your bootpage...

    Remove "upgradesoftware=false" from your bootpage arguments.

    After that, perform a kickstart 52. It will reinstall the current software, on the alternate partition set, and reboot. Poof. Tivo...
  133. Thread: 6.3f is here

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    that looks right.

    that looks right.
  134. Thread: 6.3f is here

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    Second that. I get the same DHCP results with...

    Second that. I get the same DHCP results with 6.2a and those kernels.
    3.1.5--no go
    7.2.whatever.--DHCP functional
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    No, it wasn't. Yes, it was physically on the...

    No, it wasn't. Yes, it was physically on the drive, No that does not mean you own the software. To put it in simple terms, the Tivo service is leasing the right to use the software.
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    It's not about using the hardware, it's about...

    It's not about using the hardware, it's about using the software. You're not simply "repurposing" the box if you're using the software against the the terms of service. You were simply taking...
  137. Thread: 6.3f is here

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    What kernel are you using?

    What kernel are you using?
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    Sticky: I did not mean to sound as though it was meant to...

    I did not mean to sound as though it was meant to be deceptive, only that it was misleading. At first read, I thought that meant it was ok to redistribute it. These recent posts make me think I got...
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    Sticky: Wow, that is slick. Also on the CD, in the root...

    Wow, that is slick. Also on the CD, in the root folder, is a license.txt which reads:
    This file is part of InstantCake.

    InstantCake is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it...
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    If your existing recordings were recorded after...

    If your existing recordings were recorded after the box was hacked (i.e. unencrypted), and the disk is not the reason for the failure, it may be possible to move that drive to the R10, but you would...
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    Sticky: It's been two years since I bought a copy of...

    It's been two years since I bought a copy of Instantcake. Has something changed since then? The copy I bought had a file in the root of the CD image that seemed to indicate it was gpl (see attached...
  142. Thread: 6.3f is here

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    /tvbin/installSw.tcl edit installSw.tcl. Find...

    /tvbin/installSw.tcl

    edit installSw.tcl. Find the reboot command, and change it to an "exit" command. Call installSw.tcl with "tivosh /tvbin/installSw.tcl 6.3f-continue_rest_of_version_number"
    ...
  143. Thread: 6.3f is here

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    A kickstart 52 should reinstall the 6.3f binaries...

    A kickstart 52 should reinstall the 6.3f binaries on the alternate root partition. It gives you a brand new, unmodified, 6.3f root partition. That should address whatever is causing the problem. ...
  144. Thread: 6.3f is here

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    that looks as though your bootpage flip failed...

    that looks as though your bootpage flip failed for one reason or another. It looks like your running 6.3f MFS on the 6.3d binaries(root partition).

    Mount the filesystem on your alternate...
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    If you add: 0x0087421C "50400009 10000009" ...

    If you add:
    0x0087421C "50400009 10000009"
    0x0087425C "10400199 00000000"
    0x00BE797C "93a20018 00001021"
    into the array for 6.2a in superpatch, that will add the RecordXM patch into...
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    I added a few lines to my copy of superpatch, to...

    I added a few lines to my copy of superpatch, to enable a few extra things, like the SPS9S clock, XM record, etc. When I get home tonight, I'll look them up and post them. If you know what tivoapp...
  147. Thread: 6.3f is here

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    Most likely, you missed one, or got them out of...

    Most likely, you missed one, or got them out of order.

    you need to dbload:

    GZcore
    GZhpk-Series2
    GZkernel-Series2
    utils

    Last you need to dbload the correct swsystem-xxxxxxxxxxxx file
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    This is not remedial linux for kindergarteners. ...

    This is not remedial linux for kindergarteners. Making a little effort on your own is required. Getting lippy with the folks that are spoonfeeding you is a sure way to end up hungry.

    Browse the...
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    {.} or {./} is shorthand for the current...

    {.} or {./} is shorthand for the current directory, for example, if my bash prompt is currently at /home and I type {cp /cdrom/booger.txt .} it should copy booger.txt from /cdrom to /home.

    In the...
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    looks like incomplete cp command. cp requires...

    looks like incomplete cp command. cp requires parameters for both a source path and a destination path

    cp /path/to/original/file /path/to/new/copy
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