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  1. TIVO HD - RESOLVED - "Media Access Key Temporarily Unavailable"

    UPDATE - Resolved & THANK YOU!!

    If any of you THD owners have experienced the "S03" or "Media Access Key is Temporarily NOT Available" errors, then you probably know by now that the issue is most...
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    Just a follow up thank you. To Kayle and ScanMan...

    Just a follow up thank you. To Kayle and ScanMan for their consistently informative and illustrative posts; to psxboy for the current patch codes; to mhchu for some nuggets hiding in plain sight, and...
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    Kayle - Thank you for the response. I am looking...

    Kayle - Thank you for the response. I am looking forward to your guide as it will hopefully provide a basis for understanding the process. The problem I have with trying to identify the salient...
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    Hello again. Was pretty sick past several weeks...

    Hello again. Was pretty sick past several weeks but am finally getting better. Getting old sucks sometimes :) I have been rereading this and other threads and want to get this hack done. As I...
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    HELP :) :) Finally got over bad case of flu...

    HELP :) :)

    Finally got over bad case of flu and started to do the hack for 11.0n. I am completely lost and frustrated at this point. I have a linux box (debian squeeze - ?6?) with all the old...
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    sanjonny - more than happy to upload whatever you...

    sanjonny - more than happy to upload whatever you need. Will PM you for upload directions. Not sure if I can just attach files to one of these posts? At any rate, I am dealing with a flu bug right...
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    Kayle - Thank you very much for the great...

    Kayle - Thank you very much for the great mini-guide. I must apologize for not being more responsive. I have come down with the flu and am kind of out of it right now. Will have to delay the hack...
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    psxboy - thanks for the clarification. will stick...

    psxboy - thanks for the clarification. will stick with the standard noencryption patch.
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    I am just beginning the process and fired up my...

    I am just beginning the process and fired up my old linux box which was strictly for hacking my THD. I have attached screenshots of the "hack" directory and the "hacks.fil". Everything in the hack...
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    Kayle - Thanks for the reply. I am a bit under...

    Kayle - Thanks for the reply. I am a bit under the weather at the moment and probably won't be able to do much tonight. I will go over this stuff again in the morning, hopefully feeling better, and...
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    Hello all - My TiVo HD updated to 11.0n...

    Hello all -

    My TiVo HD updated to 11.0n today. The last time I applied hacks to my TiVo HD was 5 years ago. lrhorer tutored me with help from psxboy. I have dug up all my old notes and dusted off...
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    lrhorer - thanks for the reply. while I am still...

    lrhorer - thanks for the reply. while I am still happy as a clam I am a bit ashamed for knuckling under so quickly. Been battling bronchitis all week (wife also) and just haven't had the drive or...
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    I am the happiest guy you can imagine right now....

    I am the happiest guy you can imagine right now. Thanks to all you wonderful denizens of this forum - ESPECIALLY lrhorer and sanjohnny - I have successfuly hacked my THD (software version 11.m). If...
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    I am distraught. I attached my Tivo drive to my...

    I am distraught. I attached my Tivo drive to my linux box, but debian does not see it. have tried different power + sata cables - no luck. It is an old Asrock MB with only 2 sata connectors (Debian...
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    sanjohnny - thank you thank you. I will try as...

    sanjohnny - thank you thank you. I will try as soon as I get home. I really appreciate your help. I wish there was a windows explorer for linux that would allow for the same level of file...
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    sanjohnny - thank you so much for the instructive...

    sanjohnny - thank you so much for the instructive reply. Unfortunately for me, I am a bit sick right now and need to get to sleep. First thing tomorrow morning I will review all this and pull my tivo...
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    sanjohnny - thanks for the reply. While I am...

    sanjohnny - thanks for the reply. While I am waiting for all old recordings to finish transferring to PC (just in case...), I have caught up on all the posts I can find that are related to the hack...
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    lrhorer - long time :) Since you helped me (and...

    lrhorer - long time :) Since you helped me (and numerous others) hack my TivoHD 2 years ago, I have been sailing along with software version 11.0k. When I checked my transfer list this morning I was...
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    FOLLOW-UP = SUCCESS I had been using Tivo...

    FOLLOW-UP = SUCCESS

    I had been using Tivo Desktop version 2.6.2 for years (don't ask :))and decided to clean the system and install the latest version (2.8.3) in case the version of curl.exe was...
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    Additional Info: TiVo has posted this as a "Known...

    Additional Info: TiVo has posted this as a "Known Issue" http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/196/session/L3NpZC9Vd2hVbm1qbA%3D%3D

    I also tried transfer with kmttg and also had a...
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    Failed Transfers due to Expired Tivo cookie

    Since Feb 16, I have been experiencing a problem transferring recordings from my TivoHD to my PC. I am not alone:) Whenever I attempt to transfer a recording, I get "Function Failed During...
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    unitron - I have tried all the versions over time...

    unitron - I have tried all the versions over time a and have always had some problems with anything past 2.62 and Windows 7 x64. So, I always end up reverting to 2.62 and it works fine for me. I...
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    Last post on this topic. As of yesterday, the...

    Last post on this topic. As of yesterday, the STZHD recordings began transferring fully via TivoDesktop 2.62. I have absolutely no idea what caused the problem or the resolution. AFAIK, nothing has...
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    I meant to add to the last post, Is anyone...

    I meant to add to the last post,

    Is anyone else experiencing this odd transfer issue? It just started happening here about 1-2 weeks ago. All my old STZHD transfers are complete - just the recent...
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    unitron - I think the Illuminati and Masons is a...

    unitron - I think the Illuminati and Masons is a ridiculous reach....but I am pretty sure the Templars have something to do with this :) :)

    seriously - this is definitely a STZHD-related issue....
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    unitron - no offense, but in my 2nd post, I...

    unitron - no offense, but in my 2nd post, I clearly stated the transfers are to a 1 TB NTFS-formatted drive. I am well aware of the 4GB size limit and referred to such in that post.

    Resolution - I...
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    Soapm - Additional info - I am not using "Decrypt...

    Soapm - Additional info - I am not using "Decrypt with tivodecode" (VideoReDo will do that for me).
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    Soapm - Thanks for the info (I have been gone for...

    Soapm - Thanks for the info (I have been gone for a while). I tried pytivo and all transfers seem to be limited to 4,216,000 KB in size. As soon as a transfer hits that total, it ends and pytivo...
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    Odd Transfer Issue

    This is an oddball. Whenever I transfer a STZHD recording from the Tivo to my PC (using TTG), the last 500 MB of the file do not transfer (meaning the last part of the movie does not transfer). When...
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    you are correct, sir :)

    you are correct, sir :)
  31. Thread: TivoHD with 2TB

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    soapm - do you still have the original 160gb...

    soapm - do you still have the original 160gb drive? if not, i have my truncated img (winmfs) from my original 160gb tivoHD drive (450 + mb). i upgraded last year to 1tb - didn't want to mess with...
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    lrhorer - yes - things are working fine right...

    lrhorer - yes - things are working fine right now. i am trying to prepare for inevitable glitches. i created a "clone" of my linux drive (wd 80gb) using PING. tried partimage, clonezilla and dd. PING...
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    I am sorry this post has taken so long. I first...

    I am sorry this post has taken so long. I first want to thank lrhorer for his intensive instruction and especially, the amount of time he has given on this process. While I am still a novice...
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    root@debian:/hack# ls -l total 11736 -rwxr-xr-x...

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 11736
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 431640 Oct 5 2004 bootpage
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 249 Oct 1 02:25 hacks.fil
    -rwxr--r-- 1 root steve 2731 Oct 1 02:04...
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    latest contents of /hack: root@debian:/hack#...

    latest contents of /hack:

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 12884
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 431640 Oct 5 2004 bootpage
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 204735 Oct 1 00:45 bootpage-20040921.zip...
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    error portion = Writing new tivoapp Creating...

    error portion =

    Writing new tivoapp
    Creating temporary tivoapp
    Getting the hacking parameters for tivoapp
    104000aa 100000aa 1914172
    25080001
    Failed for 104000aa 100000aa 1914172 Old value:...
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    i am sending PM right now. thanks ...

    i am sending PM right now. thanks

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l /dev/sd*
    brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 0 Oct 1 01:36 /dev/sda
    brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 1 Sep 30 23:15 /dev/sda1
    brw-rw---- 1 root...
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    here it is: root@debian:/hack# ls -l /dev/sdb*...

    here it is:

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l /dev/sdb*
    brw-rw---- 1 root floppy 8, 16 Oct 1 01:31 /dev/sdb
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    should the dev setting be "/dev/sdb" ? this...

    should the dev setting be "/dev/sdb" ?

    this is what came up:

    root@debian:/hack# ./hack_tivo
    /dev/sda
    Valid TiVo Drive not found. Exiting.
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    i didn't have it plugged in. it is there now. ...

    i didn't have it plugged in. it is there now.

    root@debian:/hack# ls /dev/sd*
    /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda5 /dev/sdb
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    if for some reason the earlier replacements cause...

    if for some reason the earlier replacements cause a problem, i have my original drive i can use (i am working with the backup drive) . both drives are identical, + i have the truncated image, kernel...
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    drive partition info: root@debian:/hack# ls...

    drive partition info:

    root@debian:/hack# ls /dev/sd*
    /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda5
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    and here it is: root@debian:/hack# tar -xzvf...

    and here it is:

    root@debian:/hack# tar -xzvf hackfile.gz
    hacks.fil
    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 12904
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 1 01:07 bin
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 431640 Oct ...
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    will the fact that i had already run...

    will the fact that i had already run replace_initrd.x86 and null-linuxrc.img.gz (back when I was trying to use the MFSLive CD) - will that mess up this process?

    BTW - this is like christmas
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    root@debian:/hack# ls -l total 12896 drwxr-xr-x...

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 12896
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 1 01:07 bin
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 431640 Oct 5 2004 bootpage
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 204735 Oct 1 00:45...
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    both executed without errors

    both executed without errors
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    root@debian:/hack# unzip bootpage-20040921.zip...

    root@debian:/hack# unzip bootpage-20040921.zip
    Archive: bootpage-20040921.zip
    inflating: bootpage.c
    inflating: bootpage.h
    inflating: Makefile
    ...
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    root@debian:/hack# unzip -v bootpage-20040921.zip...

    root@debian:/hack# unzip -v bootpage-20040921.zip
    Archive: bootpage-20040921.zip
    Length Method Size Cmpr Date Time CRC-32 Name
    -------- ------ ------- ---- ---------- -----...
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    root@debian:/hack# ls -l total 11508 drwxr-xr-x...

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 11508
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 30 2004 bin
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 204735 Oct 1 00:45 bootpage-20040921.zip
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 500 501 2499 Sep 27 ...
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    done (bootpage) root@debian:/hack# ls -l...

    done (bootpage)

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 11488
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 204735 Oct 1 00:45 bootpage-20040921.zip
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 500 501 2499 Sep 27 2007 busybox.replace_initrd.c...
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    here is copy/paste for the unzip of tivopart....

    here is copy/paste for the unzip of tivopart. these don't show up when i do "ls -l" in "/hack". I am guessing that the separate directories (src and bin) were unzipped to another directory?
    ...
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    i should have figured that out. getting punchy....

    i should have figured that out. getting punchy. more coffee.
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    root@debian:/hack# gunzip tivohacks64.tar.gz...

    root@debian:/hack# gunzip tivohacks64.tar.gz
    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 11284
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 500 501 2499 Sep 27 2007 busybox.replace_initrd.c
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 500 501 6589 Sep 27 ...
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    you originally told me follow link in tagline (S3...

    you originally told me follow link in tagline (S3 Hacking Scripts) to post 36 - but there was nothing in that post. I found the download links for replace_initrd.x86xxxxx in post 39, that took me to...
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    this is result of decompressing (there were no...

    this is result of decompressing (there were no errors) :

    root@debian:/hack# tar -xvzf replace_initrd.x86.tar.gz
    replace_initrd.c
    replace_initrd.x86
    null-linuxrc.img.gz...
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    CORRECTED COPY / PASTE root@debian:/hack# ls...

    CORRECTED COPY / PASTE

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 4368
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1821 Oct 1 00:01 hack.gz
    -rwxr--r-- 1 root steve 2728 Sep 30 23:51 hack_tivo
    -rwxr--r-- 1 root steve ...
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    obviously, my copy/paste method (control + c &...

    obviously, my copy/paste method (control + c & control + V) is causing this
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    new copy/paste root@debian:/hack# ls -l total...

    new copy/paste

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 4396
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1821 Oct 1 00:01 hack(2).gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1821 Oct 1 00:01 hack(3).gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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    rm "hack("* done

    rm "hack("* done
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    i think i messed up one of the downloads. there...

    i think i messed up one of the downloads. there is no "replace_initrd.x86.tar" when i expand the "replace_initrd.x86.tar.gz", that one doesn't show up.
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    root@debian:/hack# ls -l total 4396 -rw-r--r--...

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 4396
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1821 Oct 1 00:01 hack(2).gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1821 Oct 1 00:01 hack(3).gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1821 Oct 1 00:01...
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    replace_initrd.x86.tar and null-linuxrc.img.gz ...

    replace_initrd.x86.tar and null-linuxrc.img.gz are both in the tarball.

    root@debian:/hack# ls -l
    total 4356
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12128 Sep 30 23:49 replace_initrd.x86.tar.gz
    -rw-r--r--...
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    here a some of the files on my hard drive: ...

    here a some of the files on my hard drive:

    replace_initrd.x86.tar
    tivohacks32.tar.gz
    tivohacks64.tar.gz
    tivopart (subdirectories = bin & src)
    tivotools.tar.7z
    RemoveCpiAll.tcl ...
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    yes - i have a fast connection and my tivo is a...

    yes - i have a fast connection and my tivo is a tivo HD
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    ok - i am there

    ok - i am there
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    if it makes things easier, i have downloaded just...

    if it makes things easier, i have downloaded just about every file/script/etc i could find over the past couple of weeks. so have those available to copy to thumbdrive.
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    ok - made the /hack also, i am connected to LAN

    ok - made the /hack

    also, i am connected to LAN
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    i don't remember choosing between the two, but i...

    i don't remember choosing between the two, but i definitely have a desktop
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    the problem i had earlier with regular linux, was...

    the problem i had earlier with regular linux, was i could not get linux to accept "tivopart.x86 r", so i could not access my tivo drive.
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    i am adamant about using whatever works :) am...

    i am adamant about using whatever works :) am booting to debian squeeze (though it feels like mars to me).
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    ran bootpage -p. my "root" is partition 7.

    ran bootpage -p. my "root" is partition 7.
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    i would like to patch while the drive is pulled

    i would like to patch while the drive is pulled
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    "bootpage -b /dev/sda" returns "6" - so I think...

    "bootpage -b /dev/sda" returns "6" - so I think that means the active partition with the kernel. Then, I would want to move the tvapppatch files to partition 7 (root)?

    BTW - thanks lrhorer - used...
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    thanks lrhorer. i have been keeping notes - have...

    thanks lrhorer. i have been keeping notes - have a folder full. the question i have right now, is "how do i get the 2 tvapppatch files From the thumbdrive To the tivo drive? It is ok with me if I...
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    lrhorer - thank you for the tips. at this point,...

    lrhorer - thank you for the tips. at this point, i have the tvapppatch.tcl and tvapppatches-11.0k.tcl files on the thumbdrive (mounted as "mount /dev/sdb1 /dos"). when I cd to/dos and "ls" - i see...
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    ok - will download it again. when i downloaded it...

    ok - will download it again. when i downloaded it before, the only "save" options were "save as .tcl file" or "other files". I didn't do any modification to the file. I did open the file just now in...
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    (i replied a few seconds ago, but not sure what...

    (i replied a few seconds ago, but not sure what happened - if this ends up as a double post - my apologies)

    thank you thank you thank you, scanman - I was able to execute the replace_initrd and...
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    Thank you, ScanMan. I have run into yet another...

    Thank you, ScanMan. I have run into yet another roadblock. I consider myself a reasonably patient person, but...this has really become a long process (numbering in the weeks). My current problem...
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    drcos - thank you for your response. The...

    drcos - thank you for your response. The reference I alluded to in my post # 6, is in fact, Post # 35 (ScanMan) that you linked me to. That is also the post that I had problems with. ScanMan states, ...
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    Nearly there

    Jamie - thanks for your help. I have given up on the full blown Linux install and will use the MFSLive Linux Boot CD ver 1.4. I tried it and was able to identify the active partition on my tivo drive...
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    jamie - Not as muddy as before, thnks. I tried...

    jamie -
    Not as muddy as before, thnks. I tried running the command, but I get "permission denied". I had copied the tivopart folder to my home folder on the debian PC. Using superuser terminal, I...
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    Thank you for the reply. I believe linux "is...

    Thank you for the reply. I believe linux "is aware" of the drive because I was able to get the "no partition" info under "Disk Utility". Therefore, I guess the more accurate conclusion (as you allude...
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    linux can't read my tivo hard drive

    I recently received my PROM mod (Omikron) and have spent the past 3 weeks reading ......(buechel, ray, lrhorer, and many many others) ...to the point I am beyond confused. However, my main problem...
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