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    Not that anyone would think that The TiVo...

    Not that anyone would think that The TiVo databases could have erroneous data in them. LOL
  2. Thread: Subtest

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    Yes, Either way will create the file as long as...

    Yes, Either way will create the file as long as you have touch on your Tivo.
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    The guide data arrives to the TiVo in an encoded...

    The guide data arrives to the TiVo in an encoded format. The old software decoded the guide data into a slice file. The new software (3.0) does not create the slice file but decodes it directly to...
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    The extra TivoWeb code simply deleted the SubTest...

    The extra TivoWeb code simply deleted the SubTest file, it does not nuke things. You can create the file again. And delete the code that removed this file.
  5. Thread: UK Tivo Nags

    by SuperVHS
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    Search for fixup02c. You can fool the tivo into...

    Search for fixup02c. You can fool the tivo into thinking it has made a successful call and that it has a lifetime sub. You will still get nags that you have no guide data, but it is better.
    You can...
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    When your TiVo dials in, TiVo will send you the...

    When your TiVo dials in, TiVo will send you the latest version of the software. There are plenty of how-to guides for what you want. I doubt that anyone will post you a set of instruction here. Now,...
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    I tried to start a more general discussion in...

    I tried to start a more general discussion in this AVS thread:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?threadid=73842

    I hope a few people will comment about the subject and not that...
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    Yes, the 30 sec skip works on stand alones....

    Yes, the 30 sec skip works on stand alones. S-P-S-3-0-S. Best of all, in 3.0 s/w it works without backdoors enabled.
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    Yahoo Groups - TiVo Canada has a fixup3.0 in...

    Yahoo Groups - TiVo Canada has a fixup3.0 in their download section. They also tell you how to make your own guide data. Of course, it is pretty complicated and my time is worth a lot more than $15 a...
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    Doesn't ToMFS place the data in partition 10, not...

    Doesn't ToMFS place the data in partition 10, not 11? Primarily a tool to get data into and out of the MFS database. This would limit the size of a video that you insert.
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    Just set manual recording for whatever length you...

    Just set manual recording for whatever length you want.

    Or are you referring to the Live Cache at 30 min?
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    See this posting on the AVS board: ...

    See this posting on the AVS board:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25713&highlight=security+video

    Enjoy!
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    My dad's TiVo went thru a period when it would...

    My dad's TiVo went thru a period when it would not index the program guide data. All the information was there if you browsed by channel or time and it showed up on a live channel. We tried lots of...
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    The only time I have had a problem with rebates...

    The only time I have had a problem with rebates is when I fail to send the rebate in right away. They often have narrow time windows. I do make copies of everything I send in, just in case there is a...
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    A couple people have been able to transfer files,...

    A couple people have been able to transfer files, see here:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=63241&highlight=ele2pestriple

    Maybe ][ronMan could post a little how-to?
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    gregggreg posts a little how-to in this thread: ...

    gregggreg posts a little how-to in this thread:

    http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14690
  17. Congratulations Guys. Glad to see someone working...

    Congratulations Guys. Glad to see someone working on this. May I suggest that you could still experiment if you do it on a second hard drive, leaving your recordings intact on the first hard drive.
    ...
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    I corrected an error on the dbset syntax in my...

    I corrected an error on the dbset syntax in my last posting.

    Keep in mind that this is just an idea, since I have an SA and not a combo. I guess the only way to test it is to let the unit upgrade,...
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    Looks like they might have changed the database...

    Looks like they might have changed the database name (SS). Check here for more info:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=62549&highlight=sss

    not sure since I do not...
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    This is from the TiVoMad readme file: ...

    This is from the TiVoMad readme file:


    Question 7: Is your target TiVo > 140GB ?

    If you answer y to this question, the script will create a new swap partition that is 128MB (as opposed to...
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    Did you try a simple Guided Setup first?

    Did you try a simple Guided Setup first?
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    The second location where I found the SW version...

    The second location where I found the SW version was by dumpobj(ing) the /Setup fsid and then dumbobj(ing) the ServiceInfo fsid. I have changed these separately and they are not linked (at least not...
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    enter tivosh mls / mls /SwSystem Directory...

    enter tivosh

    mls /

    mls /SwSystem
    Directory of /SwSystem starting at ''

    Name Type FsId Date Time Size
    ---- ---- ---- ...
  24. Thread: Tivo setup

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    On my unsubscribed unit, I have run guided set-up...

    On my unsubscribed unit, I have run guided set-up several times. This does not require an active subscription. It is a flaw (IMHO) in the TiVo business model. The only way to setup a TiVo (without...
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    the root partition is mounted read only this...

    the root partition is mounted read only

    this protects the files there

    tivo uses the var partition for any files that it uses during operations

    it is not a good idea to use the root partition...
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    I have an SA, so this does not directly apply to...

    I have an SA, so this does not directly apply to me (although I did record the "Advanced Programing" and watched the pretty patterns that look like a way to send digital data to TiVos).

    Anyway, if...
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    fixup does not work on an SA w/ 3.0 They...

    fixup does not work on an SA w/ 3.0

    They compiled a lot of code and I am guessing that the source files have been changed or deleted

    or the MFS database structure changed and the directory...
  28. Hindsight is 20-20 Look for places getting out...

    Hindsight is 20-20

    Look for places getting out of the business. Some people found TiVos recently at K-Mart stores that were being closed. In my area, all the series 1 TiVos were gone just after...
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    quote:...

    quote:
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    For some reason setting the clock back a couple of years does trick it into thinking that it still has guide data....
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    Well it is not so much a "Subscribe Now" nag as a...

    Well it is not so much a "Subscribe Now" nag as a
    "No Guide Data Available, Please make a Daily Call" nag.

    You can fool the TiVo into thinking it is subscribed and has made a recent call. But,...
  31. You can buy a remote from the TiVo store or on...

    You can buy a remote from the TiVo store or on ebay:
    http://store.tivo.com/Detail.bok/9dd0ee6771358822561022714598241?&category=Accessories&start=9&total=22&no=74

    or you can go thru the process...
  32. It is pretty simple, buy a second TiVo and hide...

    It is pretty simple, buy a second TiVo and hide it under your bed. LOL
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    Has anyone considered spoofing the data that is...

    Has anyone considered spoofing the data that is sent to TiVo to tell it the machine already has 3.0 s/w installed?

    I remember reading in the log files where it compares the running s/w with the...
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    NetBoy: Great Work! I changed the listing...

    NetBoy:

    Great Work!

    I changed the listing to put it all on one line and changed the count from 8 to 20; this puts more one the screen and still looks good. I also added the date to this...
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    This takes care of BoatAnchor mode but does not...

    This takes care of BoatAnchor mode but does not eliminate lack of guide date or nag screens.
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    Fugg I sent you a PM

    Fugg
    I sent you a PM
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    TiVos shipped with 1.2 and 1.3 software had...

    TiVos shipped with 1.2 and 1.3 software had scripts on them that clearly showed that videos could be loaded onto the TiVo and properly show up on the Now Showing list:
    load-now-showing.tcl and...
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    SA TiVos shipped with 1.2 and 1.3 software had...

    SA TiVos shipped with 1.2 and 1.3 software had scripts on them that clearly showed that videos could be loaded onto the TiVo and properly show up on the Now Showing list.

    The scripts that were on...
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    Has anyone tried running fixup to get out of...

    Has anyone tried running fixup to get out of BoatAnchor mode?
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    It seems to me that a simple way to fix the lack...

    It seems to me that a simple way to fix the lack of guide data (and remove nag screens) would be to create a one record (one channel, one show) slice file for sometime 2 years from now. One slice...
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    I just read an interesting post about changing...

    I just read an interesting post about changing the bong sound on the TiVo. Maybe that same approach can put a video back on the TiVo?

    http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Forum6/HTML/008989.html
    ...
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    I too would like this capability. I have no need...

    I too would like this capability. I have no need for mpeg files on my PC. Alas, I am not up to such tinkerings.

    Just some ideas for those up to the challenge....

    I have restored several images...
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    TiVo received a lot of flack from non-subscribed...

    TiVo received a lot of flack from non-subscribed units that were upgraded to 2.0 during a guided setup. After a month or so of complaints, they reconfigured their database to only upgrade subscribed...
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    Another thing to consider is how will TiVo's...

    Another thing to consider is how will TiVo's react to your hacks.

    If they are simple, like adding disk space or a freespace calculation script there is likely to be no reaction.

    If it is a way...
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    check here:...

    check here:
    http://pvrhack.sonnik.com/tivo/dl_info.asp?DLID=17
    or here:
    http://tivo.samba.org/download/lightn/

    there are discussions on the AVS forum on this subject:...
  46. Thread: tivo backups

    by SuperVHS
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    not sure about the latest s/w upgrade, but...

    not sure about the latest s/w upgrade, but previous upgrades

    1) downloaded compressed files into /var/packages
    2) uncompressed and loaded the new kernel and s/w to the alternative partitions (if...
  47. Thread: tivo backups

    by SuperVHS
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    See above, you can backup the individual...

    See above, you can backup the individual partitions

    "dd if=/dev/hdx1 bs=512 | gzip -9c > /mnt/file1.gz"
    "dd if=/dev/hdx2 bs=512 | gzip -9c > /mnt/file2.gz"
    .
    .
    .

    "dd if=/dev/hdx9 bs=512 |...
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    Well, you could leave it unpluged. You...

    Well, you could leave it unpluged.


    You will have to be a little more specific. What are you trying to do? How do you plan to use the TiVo.
  49. Thread: tivo backups

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    mfstools does not backup the alternate boot/root...

    mfstools does not backup the alternate boot/root partitions

    If you want to catch a pending restart s/w upgrade, you can backup those partitions individually.
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    You can get a compresseed backup down to: 350M...

    You can get a compresseed backup down to:
    350M for 1.3 s/w
    125M for 2.0 s/w

    using zaptivo and/or mfstools


    1.3G is is a large backup these days
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    on that other forum...... Bicster started a...

    on that other forum......

    Bicster started a new version of zaptivo to backup the harddrive that worked similar to Tiger's mfstools. Bicster's software is open source. Unfortunately, he got side...
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    You can backup your hard drive while pending...

    You can backup your hard drive while pending restart.

    It might be a good idea for someone to try to catch it at this point.

    Be sure to backup partitions 1-7 individually so you get the existing...
  53. Thread: tivo backups

    by SuperVHS
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    Lure: 1. which serial info is send over? TiVo...

    Lure:

    1. which serial info is send over?
    TiVo logs the serial number from the motherboard. If you use the hard drive in two (or more) units, the serial numbers from both units will end up in the...
  54. Thread: tivo backups

    by SuperVHS
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    Yes, the TiVo serial number is stored on the...

    Yes, the TiVo serial number is stored on the motherboard.

    It is also recorded to the hard drive in the log files. These files are in the VAR partition that are not normally backed up with mfstools...
  55. The system menu videos in 1.3 s/w were also there...

    The system menu videos in 1.3 s/w were also there in 1.2 s/w.

    I meant 2.0 can have 100-150M backups (and edited my last posting to correct this).
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    jpag's site has various utilities for adding...

    jpag's site has various utilities for adding program guide:

    http://www.geocities.com/paglierani/

    The readme within the update.zip file refers to his clean.tcl file that may do the cleanup that...
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    I agree there is no big deal with beta s/w. Most...

    I agree there is no big deal with beta s/w. Most people will want the final, working (nearly all bugs worked out) version.

    Sometimes, a person will find themselves with a beta program without...
  58. I used ZapStream to kill all the non system...

    I used ZapStream to kill all the non system files. I used zaptivo to kill the unused media space. I manually zero'ed out the var and swap partitions, then re-made the swap partition, and zero'ed out...
  59. aram1s: I would test your back up on a blank...

    aram1s:

    I would test your back up on a blank disk (dd /dev/zero /dev/hdx).

    For 1.3 the software, the system videos and source files are nearly 400 meg and the videos do not compress much at...
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    When software is in beta testing and it is not...

    When software is in beta testing and it is not for general usage. Keep in mind that it has not been released yet because it is not fully tested and may very well damage your hard drive. People are...
  61. Thread: crypto -gsn?

    by SuperVHS
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    TiVo is not stupid. Part of the information that...

    TiVo is not stupid. Part of the information that is sent back to them when you get program data is the last call info. If they consistantly get last call info that does not match their database (last...
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    One other thing. Notice in my .bashrc file the...

    One other thing. Notice in my .bashrc file the alias.tcl call starts with a dot space (". "). This tells the system that any changes made are to be kept and made available to the system. If the...
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    Chipster Interesting. If you want to try a...

    Chipster

    Interesting. If you want to try a minor change, try adding a sleep command as the first command of the .bashrc file: "sleep 3m" will have it pause for 3 minutes and that should allow...
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    If you are getting the bash prompt on the serial...

    If you are getting the bash prompt on the serial port, that is always there and run only one time (as is .bashrc which should be placed in the root "/"). So no worries about mutiple programs running....
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    You can create a .bashrc file that will run when...

    You can create a .bashrc file that will run when you boot up. That might be a better place for your nonagz routine. Since the root is read only, I have it execute a script in my VAR partition and I...
  66. Thread: ServiceState

    by SuperVHS
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    1/2 Hour Limit

    The record limit of 1/2 hour results because, when there is no guide data, the default record window is 30 min. If you have guide data for a 60 min show, it will record the full hour.

    You can...
  67. TiVo Mistake

    Tivo has acknowledged that this is a mistake. The service people are not that knowledgable (nor friendly) and will usually insist that you have to subscribe to fix this. There is a thread on AVS that...
  68. Rebuild from scratch

    d18c7db posted this process to build a TiVo disk from scratch here:

    http://pvrhack.sonnik.com/tivo/d18c7db/

    I have found all the scripts that he used but he extracted fonts, sounds, and images...
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