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    That is about where mine is, I checked it after...

    That is about where mine is, I checked it after seeing this thread. I did note that I had to redo some of my Season Passes though. I can't remember if that was following the first round or if this is...
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    Sticky: Tecumuman, Welcome to the world of Tivo...

    Tecumuman,

    Welcome to the world of Tivo hacking! Suggestion though, fire up Google. I threw this in 'man dd bs=' and out popped this little gem: man page for dd.

    I generally try to save the...
  3. You may want to throw a link to this thread...

    You may want to throw a link to this thread to let people know a relatively straightforward solution. I do not know if other scripts already exist in AIW to do this or not, but it worked for me.
    ...
  4. The script worked for me. I had some trouble...

    The script worked for me. I had some trouble getting fixsub configured to run automagically. Once I got that working, I blocked the two local IP addresses via my hardware firewall and did...
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    Any updates on progress for this? The incomplete...

    Any updates on progress for this? The incomplete update from fixsub makes the DTivo try to dial home once a week. While I guess you can stop the completion of the call via the phonereset.tcl script,...
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    Ok, Spoke too soon... Fakecall appears to be...

    Ok,

    Spoke too soon... Fakecall appears to be working as I have it writing some status lines to a log file. The faked calls seem to be happening daily (86400 seconds). I checked and the dtivo's...
  7. Hmm... when the date was 12/31/69, I do not...

    Hmm... when the date was 12/31/69, I do not recall there being a number of days listed. Now it lists a date in November of this year along with the 180 days. I suppose I am in no rush, just have to...
  8. Anyone, DOH!... it happened to me before I...

    Anyone,

    DOH!... it happened to me before I figured out why my fakecall.sh would not rerun (dos2unix fixed that). Is there a step short of re-imaging to fix the 180 day key expiry?

    Thanks,...
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    Nevermind... tried dos2unix and voila! Homer...

    Nevermind... tried dos2unix and voila!

    Homer Out
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    Rats, I checked today and I messed things up....

    Rats,

    I checked today and I messed things up. My fakecall.sh file seems not to be working.

    Here is the file and the error:

    bash-2.02# more fakecall.sh
    while true; do
    {
    date>>...
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    Umm... If you know enough to go from AW's small...

    Umm... If you know enough to go from AW's small backup to a hacked system, why did you leave upgradesoftware=false out of your bootpage again? :eek:

    Sorry :D ,
    Homer Out
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    Do you currently play DVD's on your Win 2K box?...

    Do you currently play DVD's on your Win 2K box? If not, do you have any install disks for things like the motherboard, DVD drive, DVD burner, etc. that probably have a Win 2K version of one of the...
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    ADH, Hmmm... good point I suppose. I had a...

    ADH,

    Hmmm... good point I suppose. I had a little tickle that they might become cranky if I was subscribed but it never phones in...

    Homer Out

    P.S. Fixed the fakecall.tcl from your AOW per...
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    Is there a script which either runs the call or...

    Is there a script which either runs the call or runs after the call to which the set_name refresh could be added? I know this could be cron'd but it seems like it would be better to stick it where it...
  15. Where/at what point would you perform the...

    Where/at what point would you perform the symlink? Previously, I had lines my rc.sysinit.author to remake them so that they would definitely exist prior to loading.

    Homer Out
  16. I got a slick folding postcard from DTV...

    I got a slick folding postcard from DTV discussing 6.2. It must be coming. If someone smarter than me can catch the upgrade as it happens, it might answer AW's question regarding the "proper" way to...
  17. Did you edit this file using TyTools? I know that...

    Did you edit this file using TyTools? I know that when I bring TyTool edited files into DVDLab, I have to Rewrite GOP timecode to correct the length reported. This might be a similar issue.

    Homer...
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    I might be wrong, but I am getting my information...

    I might be wrong, but I am getting my information from videohelp.com:

    NTSC DVD Audio:
    48000 Hz
    32 - 1536 kbps
    Up to 8 audio tracks containing DD (Dolby Digital/AC3), DTS, PCM(uncompressed...
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    Update: I dropped trying to use Pro. I found this...

    Update: I dropped trying to use Pro. I found this workaround for multiple audio on videohelp.com http://www.videohelp.com/guides.php?link=338 that works fine.

    It is not perfect but I now have a...
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    Update: The DVD-Lab Pro developer replied. The...

    Update: The DVD-Lab Pro developer replied. The gist of it is that since Tivo files are "non-standard", DLP works as programmed. I am going to try another tack: transcode via TyTools to AC3 and then...
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    DVD-Lab v. DVD-Lab Pro

    Here is my workflow:

    1) .ty from DTivo via TyTool 9/18
    2) edit and mplex to .mpg
    3) import into DVD-lab 1.31, dmux, change audio to AC3
    4) compile with relaxed multiplexer
    5) burn via Nero
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  22. http://www.videohelp.com

    http://www.videohelp.com
  23. I have a question.... The length in one case...

    I have a question.... The length in one case looks like 512 bytes (hda6 & hda7 from the first map and hda5 from the second map) but is it different for hda4 in the second map? or did I miss...
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    Pulled drive and replaced with another 120 GB...

    Pulled drive and replaced with another 120 GB that I rehacked from my 3.1.1e backup... that works fine. Still wondering what is wrong with the other drive. As near as I can tell, it thinks it is...
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    Nutcase, The newbie forum... sniff... I had to...

    Nutcase,

    The newbie forum... sniff... I had to solder up a cable when I got home, hadn't needed one until today!

    The complete output is in the text file. Nothing leapt out at me...

    Thanks,...
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    TiVo Screen Hung but...

    In updating all my hacks, I have hit a wall. The TiVo currently is stuck at "wait a few moments" but the network is loaded and I can get in via telnet etc. How can I get it back?

    A show was...
  27. Thread: tivowebplus

    by Homer S
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    Switching from TW 1.9.4 to TWP 1.1-pre2... SW...

    Switching from TW 1.9.4 to TWP 1.1-pre2...

    SW version: 3.1.1e

    Get the following when going to Now Showing:

    INTERNAL SERVER ERROR
    --cut here--
    action_nowshowing '' ''
    can't read...
  28. Updating my hacking is now complete (for 3.x)...

    Updating my hacking is now complete (for 3.x) with the exception of mfs-ftp. This encryption approach works for 3.1.1e using the 3.1.1d commands.

    Is there a reason this thread is not sticky?
    ...
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    Edit: snip

    Edit: snip
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    Sticky: Got it, Thanks! I switched from eD*nkey to...

    Got it, Thanks!

    I switched from eD*nkey to eM*le, fixed my hardware router's ports (had the wrong IP address) and voila!

    I left it up part of last night, till the PC rebooted, and a few people...
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    Sticky: Hello, Started looking for...

    Hello,

    Started looking for tivo-S2-4.0.1b-02-2-xxx.mfs on emule... anyone can leave it up for the weekend?

    Thanks,
    Homer Out
  32. That was the ticket. I put my original drive back...

    That was the ticket. I put my original drive back in, phoned home to make it take the update and dd'd the 3.1.1e ext2 partition into my running drive and copied over the hacks. After switching the...
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    Sticky: Making Smaller Backup Images

    How can you make a minimum sized backup for restoration which is smaller? The idea would be to make a backup as small as possible but still be complete (including menu backgrounds) which could then...
  34. Alright... I guess I will let it stand. Last...

    Alright... I guess I will let it stand. Last question: I have noticed some "gibberish" in different places. Examples: in "info" I see something like "[40] No new messages" and when rebooting, I saw...
  35. Thanks for the reply. I did use quotes when I did...

    Thanks for the reply. I did use quotes when I did the -P part, edited above. I checked with -b and -a and edited fstab to be consistent with the -b setting. It seems to have taken and the system...
  36. Snafu?

    Ok... here is some background

    OLD - Monte on DSR7000 (3.1.U5 to 3.1.0-05)

    bootpage -p /dev/hda yielded root="/dev/hda7"

    followed
    - bootpage -P "root=/dev/hda4 dsscon=true console=2,115200...
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    More information would help in diagnosing this....

    More information would help in diagnosing this. Here are two questions from my own travels...

    1 - Are you "patching audio holes"? I seem to recall this helps keep things in sync.

    2 - How are...
  38. Two other things I do for my DVD's from DTivo via...

    Two other things I do for my DVD's from DTivo via DVDLab...

    1 - rewrite GOP timecode once imported, helps with getting the chapter points right (I like to put in chapters at the removed commercial...
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    TiVoToGo - When?

    So I'm flipping through Popular Science in my favorite reading room and an article on TiVo hacking catches my eye. Talks about Linux, expanding capacity, the "TiVo sponsored" TiVounderground and even...
  40. Thread: My Workflow

    by Homer S
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    I am curious why you reencode for SVCD. From...

    I am curious why you reencode for SVCD.

    From dvdrhelp.com, SVCD standards are

    NTSC (NTSC Film)

    Video:
    max 2600 kbit/sec MPEG-2 (Audio + Video bitrate max bitrate is 2778 kbit/s).
    480 x 480...
  41. The old issue with the original Pentium causing...

    The old issue with the original Pentium causing errors is discussed in http://www.maa.org/mathland/mathland_5_12.html from 1994. The less old issue with P4's performance, not errors, is discussed in...
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    If you drill down in that posting, it gets to...

    If you drill down in that posting, it gets to something about backgrounds and buttons in menus. I stopped copying pics to the background, just overlay them, and things seem to be fine.

    Homer Out
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    Captain_Video, Was this the behavior you saw?...

    Captain_Video,

    Was this the behavior you saw? http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showpost.php?p=160920&postcount=7

    Homer Out
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    Are you physically present when it completes? I...

    Are you physically present when it completes? I have had a similar problem which is detailed here...
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    You need the AC3enc plugin. Try to find the older...

    You need the AC3enc plugin. Try to find the older version of it... the newer one linked didn't work for me. I am at work so I don't have it handy...

    Homer Out
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    Found this, among all the PPV slice posts as well...

    Found this, among all the PPV slice posts as well as TiVoLution Magazine discussions...

    http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showpost.php?p=25054

    and for the oldstyle reference therein
    ...
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    Does the lack of a reply mean that this cannot be...

    Does the lack of a reply mean that this cannot be done??

    Thanks,
    Homer Out
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    OFF-TOPIC NOTICE - This concerns DVD Lab but not...

    OFF-TOPIC NOTICE - This concerns DVD Lab but not specifically DTivo...

    I have two scene selection menus, both nearly the same. Two rows of 4 pictures, each linked to a chapter, with a back and...
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    Bato, Thanks for the assist... I went back to...

    Bato,

    Thanks for the assist... I went back to my Win 98 setup and everything worked fine. I tracked it to different versions of ac3enc.dll with BeSweet.

    silent - v?, 14kb (downloaded as...
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    Anyone having trouble with DVDLab 1.3 final and...

    Anyone having trouble with DVDLab 1.3 final and AC3?

    It was working fine as b9 under 98SE. I just updated to XP and 1.3 final. I can get the dvd to play fine with mpa audio but if I use BeSweet...
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    Use of 311b_slices.bz2

    I saw the following file listed on the twinbrothers ftp site "311b_slices.bz2". Can this file be used to upgrade? If so, what is the best way to un-bz them and where should the resulting files go?
    ...
  52. Sticky: 1- Brand/make/model/year? Apex 660/OFFA and...

    1- Brand/make/model/year?

    Apex 660/OFFA and Apex 5131 (not new)

    2- Software to split/process TyStream?

    TyTool 8r3 (made key and edited, Multiplex: Standard Mux Output, No Audio Processing)
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    I saw the following file listed on the...

    I saw the following file listed on the twinbrothers ftp site "311b_slices.bz2". Can this file be used to upgrade? If so, what is the best way to un-bz them and where should the resulting files go?
    ...
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  55. Thread: Why Monte

    by Homer S
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    You have three choices: Any version - Hardware...

    You have three choices:

    Any version - Hardware patch to permit unsigned Kernel/Initrd combos.

    3.1.U5 - BASH_ENV

    3.1.0 or 3.1.1b - Monte from 3.1.U5 using BASH_ENV

    Kernel versions beyond...
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    Update... OK, properly chastised, I started...

    Update...

    OK, properly chastised, I started off the weekend trying to get my DTivo2 updated to 3.1.1b.

    No Luck...

    I took upgradesoftware=false out of my ROMFS.IMG and sent it to HDA16. I...
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    [replaced with smoking hole where my forehead...

    [replaced with smoking hole where my forehead used to be]

    I went back and took a second look and it is there... wish me luck!

    Thanks,
    Homer Out
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    Ronny, Thanks for the reply and the info. By...

    Ronny,

    Thanks for the reply and the info. By "undo the Monte" I meant remove upgradesoftware=false, put the original rc.sysinit back and provide a valid 3.1.0 kernel. Oh, and set the root back to...
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    I am going to do two DTivo 2-related things...

    I am going to do two DTivo 2-related things tonight:

    1 - Move my hacks to a separate partition and get that working (been living on the /var/hacks edge for a few months).

    2 - Undo my Monte, let...
  60. Thread: Photos on tv?

    by Homer S
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    My question is has anyone with a Standalone S2...

    My question is has anyone with a Standalone S2 got the software available and is it GNU like the rest of the Tivo software so we can run at our own risk on the DTivo S2...

    You can download the PC...
  61. Delete?

    I selected a line in the NowShowing list and tried the delete key in TyTool... it does not seem to do anything. Am I using it wrong?

    I would like to be able to clean up the list after extracting...
  62. IIRC - You want to replace hda14, not hda15, with...

    IIRC - You want to replace hda14, not hda15, with an actual partition (same physical space). This assumes you dd the romfs to hda14. Then proceed as you stated.

    Some More Luck,
    Homer Out
  63. For whatever reason, I had a similar problem (not...

    For whatever reason, I had a similar problem (not being able to rewrite the end partition with the romfs image). I found that creating a partition using pdisk, dd-ing /dev/zero to the partition and...
  64. Sticky: 1- Brand/make/model/year? APEX 660/OFFA and...

    1- Brand/make/model/year?

    APEX 660/OFFA and APEX 5131 (not brand new)

    2- Software to split/process TyStream?

    TyTool7r6

    6- Software to create SVCD fileset?
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    Read the stickies in this...

    Read the stickies in this http://dealdatabase.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=38 (S2 Hacking) forum.

    Then come back and read the stickies in this forum.

    Good Luck,
    Homer Out
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    I have two different APEX players that work fine....

    I have two different APEX players that work fine.

    I would suggest swinging over to http://www.dvdrhelp.com and looking in their database. They have all kinds of stats on DVD players and what they...
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    tserver_mfs6 from rc.sysinit

    These are the lines I plan to add at startup to have tserver running all the time. The question I have is do I background it with "&" or not?

    cd /var/hack/etc
    ./tserver_mfs6


    Thanks,
    Homer...
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    I do not think so. It does not happen with mpg's...

    I do not think so. It does not happen with mpg's from my Dazzle 2 or from TMPGenc.

    Does anyone use TyStudio? I couldn't get it to run on my DTivo S2... If someone uses TyStudio and tried to make a...
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    TyTool Errors: SVCD and Second Time Run

    I detailed some of this in this thread... http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25248

    The file was recorded on a DTivo S2 (DVR-7000/17) running 3.1.0 Monte-ied from 3.1.U5,...
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    Using VCDEasy to master the xSVCD, there is an...

    Using VCDEasy to master the xSVCD, there is an error with a bad block on mpg's created with TyTool. It has happened every time. The typical error text is like this (forgive the English, not the...
  71. Re: Re: tserver_mfs on 4.0 series 2 SA?

    Is amiller asking about the Tivo SA Series 2?

    The MIPS compiled version should work for any Series 2 (DTivo2 or SA2) if I understand correctly.

    Homer Out
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    Jdiner, UPDATE - Now that I know a bit more...

    Jdiner,

    UPDATE - Now that I know a bit more about the tool... the transcoding is working fine. I took the same ty file, make key, edited key, muxed with VCD/SVCD and Transcode 44.1/192 and burned...
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    If you use the built in Transcode to get closer...

    If you use the built in Transcode to get closer to SVCD compliance, when to you turn it on? Before getting the .ty or when multiplexing?

    Homer Out
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    Jdiner, Thanks for the reply and the tool! ...

    Jdiner,

    Thanks for the reply and the tool!

    I found this guide (down the forum a page or two) http://themurrays.homeip.net/downloads/tivo/extraction_articles/tivo.html.new which uses TyTool (say...
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    Good SVCD from DTIVO2 without Reincoding?

    OK... I know you all seem to like DVD but is anyone making good SVCD from a DTIVO2 (I can never remember what the darn thing is called) without re-encoding? I wanted the conversion to be way closer...
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    Answered my own question:...

    Answered my own question: http://tivoutils.sourceforge.net/ is the ticket.

    Homer Out
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    Dr. Phil My bad... I should have stated MIPS...

    Dr. Phil

    My bad... I should have stated MIPS compiled...

    Thanks,
    Homer Out
  78. Thread: Compliant DVD

    by Homer S
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    One site, convert anything (pretty much) to...

    One site, convert anything (pretty much) to anything else and burn to DVD, CD, whatever.

    http://www.dvdrhelp.com

    Homer Out
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    MIPS Compiled Software

    Hi All,

    Now that I can get bash I need to get some utils that are missing. Is there an archive of MIPS compiled stuff like vi and more?

    I tried search but nothing really seemed to fit the bill...
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    Thanks All! I am closing in on it... I have...

    Thanks All!

    I am closing in on it... I have BASH, TELNET and USB2.0 ethernet, on 3.1.U5 without menu backgrounds.

    UPDATE - Ok... I restored my current (3.1.0) with menu backgrounds images and...
  81. So then this means that the kernel (really...

    So then this means that the kernel (really kernel+initrd) and ext2 partitions must be from the same version (without monte) and that the tivo software can be whatever version (these would be the two...
  82. Lost the whole frigging weekend working on this...

    Lost the whole frigging weekend working on this thing (DTIVO2, DSR7000/17 actually).

    I am sort of stuck.

    I have tried a variety of things and can't seem to get anything much to work.

    I...
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    Does the step of putting a 3.1.U5 kernel on a...

    Does the step of putting a 3.1.U5 kernel on a 3.1.0 drive *have* to be accomplished in one step like this:

    dd if=/dev/hdX6 of=/dev/hdY6

    or can it be done it three steps like this?

    dd...
  84. Er... Question? If 3.1.0 can be BASH_ENV...

    Er... Question?

    If 3.1.0 can be BASH_ENV exploited, did no one try it before hacking their PROMs or implementing it on 3.1.0???

    If the DT2 has to have a valid, signed, kernel on it's initial...
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    Baby Steps Towards 2-Kernel Monte

    OK... Here is where I am.

    I backed up the original hard drive with mfsbackup (2 versions: -a and -f 4138, interestingly the same size). I also backed up the 3.1.0 kernel partition and 3.1.0 ext2...
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    Hi Mr Black! I did backup my 3.1.0 kernel (I...

    Hi Mr Black!

    I did backup my 3.1.0 kernel (I have a bunch of backups... not taking any chances here). I will use this program to patch following the killinitrd, once I get it compiled.

    After...
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    Hamsterman, I used the killinitrd file on my...

    Hamsterman,

    I used the killinitrd file on my kernel (I like the patch approach v. the null initrd approach). What needs to be modified in this file to only do the patch, not the nullinitrd part?...
  88. Explain the Partitioning? Also, Background Menus

    I restored and expanded the U5 image floating around to a 120GB drive. Here is the resulting pdisk listing. Can someone please explain the various partitions? Update: answered own question from...
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    Captain, Thanks for the reply. I figured it...

    Captain,

    Thanks for the reply. I figured it was something like that. I got what was bugging me to work, swapped out an old Maxtor (Quantum) 2GB for a slightly newe Maxtor 4GB and got it mounted....
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    Using MFSTOOLS2 from the Hard Drive?

    I have burned the MFSTOOLS2 iso and my PC boots fine from it. Can I use this CD to make my TIVO WORK hard drive bootable? I would like to just use it as the system disk rather than the CD.

    Thanks,...
  91. mrblack51 and alldeadhomiez, Thanks for the...

    mrblack51 and alldeadhomiez,

    Thanks for the replies! Gotta go buy one now to put this stuff to use. I was waiting to get a solution that did not require a "mod" chip and it seems this is the way!...
  92. OK... I think I understand some of the process...

    OK...

    I think I understand some of the process here.

    Total Linux newbie here and I have a basic question.

    How do you create the "image.px" file? It seems to have something to do with the...
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    Thanks! Specifically, here is the link for the...

    Thanks!

    Specifically, here is the link for the kmem patches.



    Thanks Again,
    Homer Out
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    MrBlack51... Can you please give a pointer to the...

    MrBlack51... Can you please give a pointer to the noscramble for s2? All I can find are notes that this noscramble doesn't work for s2...

    Thanks,
    Homer Out
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