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    Sticky: Redo the socket. Watch CLOSELY for solder...

    Redo the socket. Watch CLOSELY for solder bridges. I assume he use solder paste and not a roll of solder?
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    Sticky: Yup only a cuple of bytes to change. Its the...

    Yup only a cuple of bytes to change. Its the same changes as the Series 2 240xx PROMs. I thought I posted the hacked BIN file. I suggest to keep the original chip as-is and install a new chip.
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    Erase the chip first. Then program. Also any...

    Erase the chip first. Then program. Also any programer worth its weight should be able to do the editing in its own program
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    Cool bean-a-roonies (green ones even) !!! Now I...

    Cool bean-a-roonies (green ones even) !!!
    Now I gots some projects ahead of me.
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    Dumb Q 7. and large drive?

    When 7.1 rolled out I let my hacks lapse. TtG looked good on the surface.

    But I have a failing HD in my 240 S2. When using MFStools, mfsbackup fails. I'm attributing it to the 'new' drive being...
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    Yeah, that would be it. Sorry for the confusion.

    Yeah, that would be it. Sorry for the confusion.
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    TivooApp patch

    Hey ADH, have a couple hints for patching the tivoapp in 5.3? I opened it up in a hexeditor and did a search for the 'happy' string and came up with a *just* a few too many for comfort.

    Is this...
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    Glad to hear the saga is over. I know the...

    Glad to hear the saga is over. I know the feeling. I had *Zero* problems with a Needham's EP-11 programer. No jumpers, just a simm stick to install and it knows if the right one is in when you...
  9. Thread: Can't delete

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    Can't delete

    Have a hacked Tivo 2.0 with 4.x on it. Was all set upi with standards hacks. Extraction was in there too. I had some glitch somewhere, and lost part of the noscrambling part. I couldn't watch...
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    Nothing wrong with being a mac man. (though OSX...

    Nothing wrong with being a mac man. (though OSX is basically a unix core, based on FreeBSD)

    An ir code? As in the TiVo doesn't support one of your devices?
    Not a cheap solution, but being a...
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    Yuppers. (though, I'd think if not, I'd either...

    Yuppers. (though, I'd think if not, I'd either get an error on the dd or it wouldn't boot with stock rc.sysinit, no?)



    I've never had much success with serial prompts. Thats done on the PC...
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    Place holder

    Place holder
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    Series 2.5 Worklog

    Just want to start a thread for the newer Series 2.5 sivlerfaced 540 Tivos

    Currently haven't gotten too far.
    Software: 5.3-01-2-540
    System: TCD540040

    PROM is hacked (thanks ADH for the...
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    Sticky: Might be a dumb question, but could one just...

    Might be a dumb question, but could one just rename ehci-hcd.o instead of the hex edit?
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    16db ain't much! You looking for like 3db? The...

    16db ain't much! You looking for like 3db? The soft-mounts may be the way to go too. I tend to just use weather stripping or the doubleback foam tape. No need for fancy stuff. Its hidden inside.
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    Poll: Anyone working on the PROM hack? Come 2006, we...

    Anyone working on the PROM hack? Come 2006, we are gonna need it :)

    As for the warranty, not to worry too much. Just do it fast; like right after it sets itself up and get the latested SW...
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    Cool beans, thanks. I'm gonna hunt around for...

    Cool beans, thanks. I'm gonna hunt around for the endpad.

    Its a SA series 2.
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    recording off time

    One of my tivos seems to record a minute or two off. I keep missing the ends of shows. Yes, under the wishlists and such you can adjust start and end times, but there is no global setting. Seems...
  19. Been a little while, but I think its mfsadd

    Been a little while, but I think its mfsadd
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    Sticky: Ok, from the rumor mill Kraven has stopped doing...

    Ok, from the rumor mill Kraven has stopped doing them? If so, I'm game to pick up where he left off. Have SMD reworkstaion and not affraid to use it. :)

    If Kraven is still doing them, I have...
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    bootpage on Fedora Core2

    bootpage fails with a command not found on a Fedora Core2 install. The kernel has been patched and I can mount the drives fine. bootpage permissions are fine. Does it need to be recompiled for...
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    I'm a little confused (OK a lot confused) Linux...

    I'm a little confused (OK a lot confused) Linux is not my native tounge, so to speak.

    What I'm looking for and tivopart seems to supply, is the ability to mount a Tivo HD in a 'standard' linux...
  23. I'm dying to see if when hack the second tivo,...

    I'm dying to see if when hack the second tivo, and tranfer back a program that was origonally recorded on that one will play. Then I can do my second without getting 'yelled at' for loosing all the...
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    Not sure of the DTivos, but I think the 137 Gig...

    Not sure of the DTivos, but I think the 137 Gig limit on a drive remains. So if you got 2 120's, keep 'em.

    Rumors from Maxtor about a USB drive for tivos are out there.
  25. Thats very interesting. the unhacked Tivo can...

    Thats very interesting. the unhacked Tivo can send (via HMO) shows to the hacked and they play on the hacked.

    If you hack the second Tivo, do this as a test. Keep one of those shows on the...
  26. re-running

    Is it OK to run Sleeper's ISO on a tivo that was hacked without it? I'm missing a item or two (namely USB 2.0) and thought using the ISO to install the USB 2.0 drivers might work. Am I off base on...
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    Sticky: I've done both of mine, no probs so far. Been...

    I've done both of mine, no probs so far. Been running for close to a year now. I did use a SMD reworkstation. Took about an hour, from start to watching shows. I think its a cleaner/easier method...
  28. I'm wondering if its a Powerline issue. Dumping...

    I'm wondering if its a Powerline issue. Dumping a DC signal on a AC line is a bit scetchy to me. Do you have any problems moving large files ffrom computer to computer?
  29. Well being an old hack, just restore the fresh...

    Well being an old hack, just restore the fresh back up you made before messing with the TiVo drive. (sorry, I can be a nastily sarcastic guy at times)

    Hanging at the 'wait a minute' screen, for...
  30. opening and closing ISOs

    Is there an easy way to open an ISO, stuff a few files in it, change a few files then mash it back together and make it work?
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    Ok, cool at least I got the bitwise right :) ...

    Ok, cool at least I got the bitwise right :)


    Thanks for the tip (otherwise known as the slap upside the head :) )

    I now have the the first line as:

    #!/bin/bash

    Thanks (now to get...
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    .author not running

    I've never been able to get rc.sysinit.author to run. Yes, its chmod'd to 755
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 331 Jun 4 16:23 rc.sysinit.author


    Now, back up in the rc.sysinit file I see...
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    I find using CuteFTP to be my main Tivo tool. I...

    I find using CuteFTP to be my main Tivo tool. I can move files around and also edit files in the unix style. Then just telnet in to change attributes (cute fails for some reason)
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    Oh DAMN! I knew I was forgetting something...

    Oh DAMN! I knew I was forgetting something simple! Thanks man!
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    rc.sysinit being replaced

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I had my Tivo SA2 all done, PROM hacked, telnet, ftp, extraction, and a few other minor items.

    But here's my prob, My sysinit keeps getting trashed on boot. I...
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    Sticky: I did it with a SMD rework station. Only thing...

    I did it with a SMD rework station. Only thing with reusing the chip, if adding a socket, is cleaning off all the solder from the 'pins' I had a tivo go belly up after a few months. Really didn't...
  37. Thread: record light

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    Hmmm. Wondering if the white ribbon cable going...

    Hmmm. Wondering if the white ribbon cable going from Mobo to front pannel is in all the way or teh notorious L3 (designation?) failure.
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    I risked it and ran mfsadd without backing up. ...

    I risked it and ran mfsadd without backing up. WOrked fine for me (though I would always suggest backing up!. I just like to live on the edge :) )

    You will need to pull the drive. I don't think...
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    Going directly to it? Or ftp'ing to the tivo...

    Going directly to it? Or ftp'ing to the tivo then changing directories?
    I'm using cuteftp an works fine. though I tend to change dirr's one level at a time. Try a commandline and see what...
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    Pop the drive back out and run mfsadd on it. ...

    Pop the drive back out and run mfsadd on it. worked like a charm for me. (though I didn't use sleeper's iso. That came out after I was done hacking)
  41. Sticky: move shows to new tivo

    I need to send my Tivo back for repair (under warranty) and of course I'll be putting the orig HD back in. I would imagine I am going to get a new MB (just NO response whatsoever from the unit)
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  42. Just curious, breaking an encyption is illegal...

    Just curious, breaking an encyption is illegal by the DMCA. So unscrambling is considered a no-no. (yet you can still 'save to vcr') But my question would be if we stop the Tivo from encrypting...
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    Sleeper's ISO what you want. Read, read, read. ...

    Sleeper's ISO what you want. Read, read, read. Do all 'playing' on a different hard drive. Shelf the original as a backup.

    Get a Tivo, hook it up, let it upgrade itself to the latest greatest,...
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    But David, breathing in-and-out instead of...

    But David, breathing in-and-out instead of out-and-in would piss you off. :)
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    Sticky: I'm not sure why I would buy them. If one has a...

    I'm not sure why I would buy them. If one has a programer, then they can copy the bin file and revert to the original program if needed. I just reprogramed mine and mashed it into the newly added...
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    Sticky: I dunno about that. If you look at how a PLCC...

    I dunno about that. If you look at how a PLCC extraction tool works, it really just uses the two opposite corners. It pulls the chip against the socket. It doesn't try to pull the socket off the...
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    No, you should get 4.0.1 via the phone line when...

    No, you should get 4.0.1 via the phone line when setting up the Tivo. The DL may take hours and the upgrade even longer. I have a SA2 without HMO and it has the 'latest greatest'

    I haven't used...
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    Sticky: I was told, but haven't verrified, that the AMD...

    I was told, but haven't verrified, that the AMD chips aren't exactly the same. I guess read the data sheets and see.
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    What software version are you running in the...

    What software version are you running in the series 2? I *think* you need a minimum of 4.0 for networking. (using plug-n-pray) You also need a *supported* WiFi. I tried a few that didn't work. ...
  50. Thread: TivoToGo(tm)

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    So basically, its TiVo's own video extraction...

    So basically, its TiVo's own video extraction with digital rights managment, ala iTunes. I kinda figured this would come down after the TiVo/DVD burner units came out.

    Still wondering if TyTools...
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    Raise volume?

    Using TyTools, is there an option to increase the volume? The DVDs seem to come out rather quiet.
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    Rearrange chanels on S2?

    Is there any way to rearrange the channels on an S2 unit? So when I use the up/down it goes through them from most favorite to least? ie: 7, 301,15,50,45 etc etc.
    (I used to be able to do this...
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    New DVD player does DivX

    I know its a bit off topic, but some might find it interesting. (I figured this was the best forum for it)

    Check out this player
    http://www.mtsbs.com/product.asp?dc=divx&3=10

    It hase an...
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    Sticky: I'm not sure about the dvr's. But imagine it...

    I'm not sure about the dvr's. But imagine it should work. I didn't use Taran's thingy. I just modded the bin file and reprogramed. (just make a back-up of the HD and the PROM *FIRST*. I know it...
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    Lost the extra HD space.

    I hosed my Tivo a while back. No biggie, pulled the drive, restored (mfsrestore) a backup, and went on my merry way. A few weeks later I noticed, the 120 gig drive was being reported as a 40. (41...
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    Thanks...

    Thanks Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The link at the top of the topic was a dead one. A little deeper digging turned up a good package. A slight tweak (for port#) and...
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    MFS_FTP issue?

    I got it up and running for the most part. When connecting via CuteFTP, Most of the time it will connect to the 'root' of the MFS, but when trying to change to a subdirectory, the bash shell gives...
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    I gotta add a module or two no? For the mfs? I...

    I gotta add a module or two no? For the mfs? I tried straight Knoppix a while back and it wouldn't read the drive.
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    Nope, not taken the wrong way at all. I disagree...

    Nope, not taken the wrong way at all. I disagree about the efficiently part. Proficient, yes. A GUI, with cut-n-paste, multiple windows/apps running, all in front of you, I feel, is more efficient...
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    How about KnopVo? I'm about to try it. ...

    How about KnopVo?

    I'm about to try it. Something went wrong on my last hack session and I'm back to 40 hours (should be about 110)
    I'd love to see it with a GUI. Makes text editing easier....
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    Prepare your self for the wrath off David B. He...

    Prepare your self for the wrath off David B. He just can't stand someone not reinventing the wheel for invention's sake. :)
    Asking if a binary exists and a small guide on installing it, just...
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    If your on 4.01, then just hit info. Its the...

    If your on 4.01, then just hit info. Its the Tribune Medai Services thing at the end of the show description I gather people are complaining about. THough i haven't seen any complaining about it...
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    I still wind up with the " no such file or...

    I still wind up with the " no such file or directory " message. Odd. I had this before and it seemed it would work sometimes and other times not. And that was without messing with anything. Any...
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    I've started to work on extraction again. I'm...

    I've started to work on extraction again.
    I'm kmem'd, tivoapp patched, etc.

    Quick Q, Those that have done it, does it make a good movie? Sound is in sync and all?

    mfs_ftp.tcl doesn't run. ...
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    Anyone know what that resource editor screwed...

    Anyone know what that resource editor screwed with? I have another Tivo that hasn't rebooted and would like to copy over what might be screwed up.
  66. Thread: forum Q

    by MudShark
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    I certainly wouldn't want to create a bunch more...

    I certainly wouldn't want to create a bunch more work for any mod. A little maybe.

    I'm looking at it from a newbie point of view. The stickys up top are *wonderful* and chuck full of useful...
  67. Thread: forum Q

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    forum Q

    Is there a way to 'lock' a thread, so no one can add to it? Other then moderators?

    If so, maybe we should start a few of them for the guides. They usually start off fine, then get drasticly side...
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    TiVoWeb & resource editor

    I was wandering around Tivoweb and tried the resource editor.

    It hosed my Tivo. I had to do a restore.
    Anyone else experience this? A known prob?

    On another note, is there a way to use...
  69. Its also in the settings>phone&network screen of...

    Its also in the settings>phone&network screen of the TiVo.
    (might also be on the system Info screen, but didn't check)
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    HMO & extraction Q

    Odd question.

    If one Tivo is set up for extraction (kmem'ed, tivoapp patched, etc) and the other isn't, will the HMO still allow you to watch stuff from the other Tivo? I'm kinda leaning towards...
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    mfs_ftp not working I get a bash:...

    mfs_ftp not working

    I get a

    bash: /var/hack/mfs_ftp.tcl: No such file or directory

    Can anyone package up their working version?

    I'm all unscrambled but cant find or pull off the video...
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: need copt of series 2 SA prom file

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    Re: Re: Re: need copt of series 2 SA prom file

    Hacked version 1.18 Change the extention to .bin
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    Re: Re: Re: need copt of series 2 SA prom file

    Quick question. WHY didn't you do a read/save before modding the eeprom?
    Here's the orig 1.18 Change the extention to .bin
    hacked in next message
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    Re: Flashing the 37

    On a crude level, yes, and pray you don't desolder and move any surrounding compnents. There are a few rather close by. A true SMT rework station is the ticket.

    I'd opt for the wire-wrap trick...
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    Has there been any progress on sendkey for 4.X?

    Has there been any progress on sendkey for 4.X?
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    Re: Re: Re: Tough Time with hacks

    Yup. You certainly did. In a convoluted, aloof, 'you need to be a guru to be here' way. I've said I'm a newbie. And if you look at your post, you would see that the bash comment is kinda odd. (or...
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    Re: Re: Tough Time with hacks

    NutKase,
    I thank you kindly! That rc.sysinit entry was the ticket. Serial isn't working at the momnet, but ethernet, my real goal, is.

    (I'm also not that sure what the relevant parts would be...
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    Tough Time with hacks

    I'm having a bit of trouble with my hacks.

    PROM is in and working
    killinitrd is in and apparently working (rc.sysinit.author or other files in the directory don't disappear anymore)

    bash...
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    I'm not interested in onboard programing. ...

    I'm not interested in onboard programing. Dumping the 12vdc into the board kina scares me a bit (being that I didn't design it or have the schemas)

    I have my socket on the MoBo already, just...
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    Service # is NOT on the PROM

    Ok, The service number/serial number is not stored on the PROM chip. I swapped chips (and HDs) and the Service number stayed with the MoBo.

    So I guess You could make copies of the PROM and use...
  82. I've read through this guide and have a few Qs ...

    I've read through this guide and have a few Qs

    First I'm going PROM hack, but there is still a bunch usefull here, no?

    The hackinit file, how is it called? through rc.sysinit ? (at least for...
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    The -f 9999 did the trick here for me.The...

    The -f 9999 did the trick here for me.The recordings are lost but still appear in the 'Whats PLaying'
    Also lost my program guide.

    The Image size on the HD (the backup) is about 812 MB, not bad, I...
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    DeathLemur, From your last post, still no...

    DeathLemur,

    From your last post, still no luck woith the backgrounds? Used the -f 9999?

    I'm in the same boat (though just on a test drive) Gonna go try the -f 9999 now.
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    Just wanted to 'streamline' it a tad and focus...

    Just wanted to 'streamline' it a tad and focus directly at the S2's and to make it a how-to and/or step-by-step
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Hacks, and their descriptions

    Cool beans! Ok I think I got a handle on bash_env thingy.

    For me, the prom hack looks easier. SMT equiptment on the way, (changing jobs, no access at work anymore) adapter for the device...
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    Re: Re: Hacks, and their descriptions

    Thanks!! Much appreciated.

    Is bash and bash_env two different things? I would have thought they were the same (bash - bash shell, bash_env - bash enviorment)

    So is the hacke PROM the way to...
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    Hacks, and their descriptions

    OK, yeah, I'm a newbie. I'm perectly fine with a command line (in an M$ enviroment) But not that great with Linux. I can wield a mean soldering iron, do microcontroler design/programing.

    ...So...
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    PROM hack Q's

    Ok, I'm about to hack my EEPROM.

    Is it worth it?

    What are the bennys?

    Does this allow the Kernel to be upgraded automatically (from TiVo) and the hacks continue to work?

    Does it allow all...
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