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  1. The v4.0 kernel disabled the BASH_ENV hack. Monte...

    The v4.0 kernel disabled the BASH_ENV hack. Monte gets around that by booting (w/BASH_ENV) on a v3.0.1 kernel and then switching to the v4.0 kernel.

    Plus Spiders scripted install automates the...
  2. The CD-ROM should be Primary Slave, not Secondary...

    The CD-ROM should be Primary Slave, not Secondary Slave:
    hda Primary Master reports the size of your Dos C: drive.
    hdb Primary Slave reports your CD-ROM
    hdc Secondary Master reports the...
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    I'm seeing the exact same error. :(

    I'm seeing the exact same error. :(
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    In theory, anything's possible; The problem is...

    In theory, anything's possible; The problem is that with today's tools it's just not easy.

    The path of least resistance is to use Sleepers (most excellent!) CD to restore your orginal image onto a...
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    No (only do this if you want the update) & yes....

    No (only do this if you want the update) & yes. Anytime you want an update you'll have to reinstall your orginal drive and let it update, rebooting as necessary until everythings working. Then back...
  6. Kutos!

    Having Monte'd several TiVo's BEFORE I downloaded your ISO I can tell you that it's wunderbar stuff. I've already PayPal'ed ddb $20 in appreciation.

    I also ran into the scramble/unscramble problem...
  7. monte related question.

    Does anyone know if the MFS backup/restore tools can be used to backup & restore a monte'ed drive? Will the hacks partition and the boot block be properly restored? Can I do the expansion (-x) to...
  8. > my questions are, [...] do in need the author...

    > my questions are, [...] do in need the author file both in my hack direcort and also in /etc/rc.d to create the link.

    The link command will create the symbolic link (file) in the /etc/rc.d...
  9. rc.sysinit.author

    I try to keep my non-/hacks files & directories as pure (un-hacked) as possible. For this reason I don't copy rc.sysinit.author to /etc/rc.d, I create a symbolic link to it instead:

    ln -s...
  10. chmod 755 /var/hack/kmem

    chmod 755 /var/hack/kmem
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    > Geowar - can you post an strace of your working...

    > Geowar - can you post an strace of your working text2osd?

    Probably not until tomorrow. :(

    I remembered during a private discussion about this that I have only been using text2osd while...
  12. Re: Re: Bomber...

    Also make sure that the devbin stuff is in a location that's in your path. (Or add it's location to your path.) And make sure it's all executable.

    If you don't have the devbin stuff installed yet...
  13. According to: the...

    According to: <http://quong.com/shellin20/> the -a is another form of "exists". I'll switch to the -e and see if that makes any difference. Thx.
  14. Re: Re: S2 stuck "powering up"

    LOL! Ok, I'll have to fix that! ;-)



    I've been assuming that it was the v4.0 (monte) boot that was rebooting but if I'm not copying to that root then it should be comming up "Normally"...
  15. Hamsterman> Sorry it doesn't seem to be working. ...

    Hamsterman> Sorry it doesn't seem to be working.

    The -t option does strip it to just over a MB.

    If I don't copy over the <rc.sysinit.author> file then when it reboots (monte) I never get past...
  16. >Is there a detailed walkthrough any where out...

    >Is there a detailed walkthrough any where out there to do this with a Tivo Series 2 v4.x?

    Not that I know of. There is a detailed walkthru of how to do the BASH_ENV trick. Once you have that...
  17. > Tivo Boots does it boot to the v4.0 kernel (The...

    > Tivo Boots does it boot to the v4.0 kernel (The one I have now.) or does it boot in to v3.1U5? How do I switch back and forth? Or do I need to?

    If everything setup correctly then the TiVo boots...
  18. >After the new image is installed will my USB...

    >After the new image is installed will my USB Ethernet Adaptor still work?

    Yes. The old tivo app doesn't have all the nice setup screens of v4 but will use the usb ethernet adapter if you set the...
  19. >geowar, would it be possible for you to writeup...

    >geowar, would it be possible for you to writeup what you did...

    Possible? yes. Probable? Not really. If I had it all working then I might attempt to write it all up; But I don't.

    Besides, it's...
  20. S2 stuck "powering up"

    Something's not working right for me.

    I have a S2 (non HDRV2) with a BASH_ENV hacked kernel/ root (v 3.0.4) in partitions 3 & 4. Comes up fine (no tivo world, but telnet, ftp, etc.).

    The other...
  21. >I don't think you can run an earlier OS version...

    >I don't think you can run an earlier OS version than what your S2 had when you first bought it.

    I've ran 3.0.S7a on all AT&T and TiVo brand series two TiVo's and used the BASH_ENV to get in.
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    My file looks like this on...

    My </var/log/messages> file looks like this on boot:
    [BEGIN]
    Jul 5 15:09:58 (none) syslogd 1.3-3: restart.
    Jul 5 15:10:09 (none) dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67...
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    >I ran some tests (basically "poking" various...

    >I ran some tests (basically "poking" various bytes in the 1fc00000 range) and couldn't get the HDVR2's asic to reboot the box if I stayed within the legit range.

    Same here if I was just poking....
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    > Well, for one thing, it was a C program that...

    > Well, for one thing, it was a C program that needed a C++ compiler because of some of the "conventions."

    Gocha, I declared some variables inline.


    >It crashed my box when I tried to program...
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    >I am now running an HDVR2 with a hacked PROM...

    >I am now running an HDVR2 with a hacked PROM that was programmed in-circuit from a blank.

    Is the HDVR2 a series two? Is it MIPS or PowerPC processor? AFAIK only the MIPS processor needs the msync...
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    bootpage -P "root=/dev/hda7 softwareupgrade=false...

    bootpage -P "root=/dev/hda7 softwareupgrade=false BASH_ENV=\`mount\$IFS-n\$IFS/dev/hdaXX\$IFS/mnt;echo\$IFS/mnt/hacks\`" -C /dev/hdc

    Also, shouldn't the echo command include the name of the file...
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    Flash 39's

    I couldn't find this thread to update my flashing experences (don't go there!) so I started a new thread. (URL below)

    I determined that the mips processor was write combining which prevents the...
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    Search for BASH_ENV and read the section about...

    Search for BASH_ENV and read the section about creating a hack partition & how to mount it, etc.

    I have mine copy rc.sysinit.author to /etc/rc.d/ and put all my real changes in there.
  29. citivolus didn't strip the initrd?

    Looking thru citivolus steps I didn't see where he stripped (or nulled, etc.) the initrd from the kernel.img that he's going to monte to. Is that necessary? If the sig checking initrd is still there...
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    Quick notes:

    I've got reports from some brave souls that flashing forced their TiVo's to reboot (w/o flashing). Others have just reported a hang (had to power cycle to boot (and still no flash)) and I've got one...
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    Run it with NO paramaters first and it should...

    Run it with NO paramaters first and it should print out the SoftWare ID for your flash. If it sez "Unknown softwareID: 0x0BF0" then you have the 37' chip and it can't be flashed. But if it sez...
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    What's the .sit? ;-)

    .sit's have about 20% better compression than .zip's. Windows, Mac & Linux versions are at:

    <http://www.stuffit.com/win/expander/index.html>
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    Gee, did I forget the file?!? Sorry. [EDIT]...

    Gee, did I forget the file?!? Sorry.

    [EDIT] you can get the "real" zip file from alldeadhomiez response below.
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    YES YOU CAN SOFTWARE FLASH 39's!

    Ok, I _FINALLY_ figured it out!

    The problem was the MIP's processors cache. It was write combining so that the chip wouldn't see consecutive writes to the same offset. This would prevent the chip...
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    text2osd for series 2?

    Mine works fine:

    $> text2osd < readme.txt

    Note that it doesn't hang; it returns immediately with the text onscreen.

    I'm not currently running myworld (I dual boot) so this may have...
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    text2osd for series 2?

    I have a text2osd for series two's but I don't remember where I got it. (was it already on the tivo?) Mine is in "/tvbin/".

    I've attached the text2osd from my system. Note that it wouldn't let me...
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    text2osd for series 2?

    I've only seen text2osd source for the series one's. I have an text2osd for series two but no source. Here's a strace output:

    [BEGIN]
    $> strace text2osd < Makefile

    ...
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    text2osd for series 2?

    Yeah, this code looks like it's for the series one's. I have an text2osd for series two but no source. Here's a strace output:

    [BEGIN]
    $> strace text2osd < Makefile

    execve("/tvbin/text2osd",...
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    OUCH! Unless there's an error in the .config (or...

    OUCH! Unless there's an error in the .config (or your GNU installation?) then I'm clueless. Sorry.
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    Can't "make"?

    Just type "./configure" and wait for it to stop spitting out pages of output and then type "make" again. ;-)
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    Re: Re: Re: Why can't '39's flash?!?

    I believe that the existing flashing program will also flash the '39. The '39's software protocall is the same for the flash in the series 1 TiVo's. (The problem is in the series 2 hardware that...
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    '39 flash

    I suspect that the existing flasher software will actually work. The only reason that it doesn't is because of how the flash hardware is implemented on the motherboard.

    In case it doesn't, I do...
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    Why can't '39's flash?!?

    According to the spec sheet (.pdf) on this part we should be able to flash it. Since we can't I initially assumed that TiVo just disabled (or disconnected) the write-enable (WE#) signal to the flash...
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    Britney Spears?

    At the 2K1 MacHack I hacked iTunes so it wouldn't play songs authored by Mz. BS. I called it "Spear Britney". ;-)
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    Re: Re: Sucess! Thanks

    At the 2K1 MacHack I hacked iTunes so it wouldn't play songs authored by Mz. BS. I called it "Spear Britney". ;-)
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    Re: Re: iTiVo?

    Depends on the orginal resolution and the stream denisity the encoder uses (These should be adjustable). I typically use my Dual 1 MHz G4. It usually takes me about 1/2 the "real" time.
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    Sticky: Transmit

    Other than run it on port 3105 (because I already run tivoftpd on port 21 (23?) I don't do anything special. I didn't do any extensive testing thou since I normally use vserver and the mfs_streams,...
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    Sticky: Mac FTP clients

    I've found transmit to be the best:

    <http://www.panic.com/transmit/>

    --
    Enjoy,
    George Warner,
    Schizophrenic Optimization Scientist
    Apple Developer Technical Support (DTS)
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    iTiVo?

    Yes, you can do that. The TiVo converts the digital data to analog and outputs it thru the RCA connectors where your camera is connected. The camera converts that analog signal back to digital data...
  50. bash mounttest.tcl Testing writability of...

    bash mounttest.tcl
    Testing writability of "/etc/rc.d"...
    touch: /etc/rc.d/mounttest: Read-only file system
    Unable to write to /etc/rc.d
    Root partition must be read only, attempting to remount...
  51. Thread: prom location

    by geowar
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    Code to access flash:

    [BEGIN]/************************************************************************/
    /* PROCEDURE: ReadSoftwareID */
    /* ...
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    Re: TyIndex ok on my Tivo + Mac OS X success

    Did you download and rebuild the linux sources? The Mac OS X project isn't available (yet?).
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    They have their own development mailing list on...

    They have their own development mailing list on sourceforge but they lurk here also.
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    x11 osx

    >I keep getting permission denied errors...

    chmod 755 tyeditor

    ;-)
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    >>Has he tried to set the DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH to...

    >>Has he tried to set the DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH to where the library is?



    >I'm trying the pre-compiled binaries.
    Do you think I should re-compile from sources?

    No, you don't need to...
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    My X11 guru sez: Has he tried to set the...

    My X11 guru sez:

    Has he tried to set the DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH to where the library is?


    Hope this helps. ;-)
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Beta 2 on X11 with OS X

    Don't give up yet. I'll run your issue by our X11 guru and post his reply.
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    Re: TyStudio Beta 2 for mips?

    I just tried to build this from the source but it can't find: "mjpeg/mjpeg_play/mplex/ac3strm_in.cpp' needed by 'libtymplex.a'.
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    TyStudio Beta 2 for mips?

    Anyone built this yet?
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    TiVo hacking with a Mac?

    > Is there a step-by step guide for *****s on how to do all this. Thanks.

    Not really. Like everything else the info tends to get discussed in many different threads with important info scattered...
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    Backing up A Drive on Mac OS X?

    You can do almost everything you'll need to do using pdisk and the Ext2 VFS for Mac OS X that's on sourceforge.
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    tivo hacking with a Mac?

    Yes. You'll need the Ext2 VFS for Mac OS X from sorceforge. Then search this forum for BASH_ENV.
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    Re: onboard prom flashing?

    I think it's going to at least take a logic change to prevent OE* during WE*. I'm hoping this will require changing a FPLA (GAL, PAL, etc.) instead of removing, flashing and replacing the prom.
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    onboard prom flashing?

    Just an FYI: It appears that the flash prom is prevented from being writeable by the OE* pin being low at the same time as WE*. According to the .pdf's this disables writes. If this chip's CE*, OW* &...
  65. Thread: prom location

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    prom location

    The boot prom appears to be at 0x1FC00000 on the series two's.
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    Hack folder disappeared!

    If you hack folder is in /var and the /var partition gets too full then the TiVo will zero and rebuilt it. :(

    I put all my hacks into their own partition because of this problem. :p

    (You...
  67. Thread: PROM socketing

    by geowar
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    Sticky: >Im using the one version that allows you to do...

    >Im using the one version that allows you to do the hack...2.015 or something like that...

    I'm using 3.0.2 which has USB network device support and also allows the BASH_ENV hack. v3.2 prevents...
  68. Thread: Home Media Hack

    by geowar
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    Home Media Hack

    As far as I can tell neather the HMO catalog info nor the tystream data seem to be encoded in any way. The HMO software just needs to be told (by TiVo) with whom it may transfer the AV info & data.
  69. Thread: PROM socketing

    by geowar
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    Sticky: BASHing without prom hack?

    cali> Is the ONLY purpose of the prom code to allow Bash? I have a series and have so far been able to d 120GB and Bash.

    How are you BASHing wo/PROM hack? I dd an old 3.0.2 kernel and BASH_ENV it...
  70. Thread: dissassembler

    by geowar
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    MIPS disassembler

    google nachos or levosim. There's also <www.mips.com>; Their YAMON source includes a MIPS disassembler.
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    Series 2 development tools?

    Steves site has a lot of good stuff but I wasn't able to get the build_mips_x_compiler.sh script to ever complete (unually aborted while building the libc stuff). I'm a Mac guru but just (re)learning...
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    Series 2 development tools?

    Does anyone out there have gcc, etc. built to run on the series 2's? I would prefer Mac OS X xcompiler but I can "get by" with native. Thx.
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    Re: Piggyback prom is possible.

    There was an arcade machine that shipped with two 6809's CPU's piggybacked. All the pins except for the clock pins were soldered together. The clocks ran off the normal & inverted clock signals....
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    DD for boot slice?

    You could hexdump the before (good) & after (bad) /dev/hdx6 partitions and visually compare them to verify that the dd worked as expected. I don't remember the bigfoot command offhand. od? bigfoot...
  75. Thread: Series 2 SA FAQ

    by geowar
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    Series 2 SA FAQ

    > like to see a FAQ on hacking...hard drive...

    The MFSTools work just fine on series 2 TiVo's to backup, restore & add larger drives. See:...
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    Sticky: FTP Client for Mac OS X?

    https://www.panic.com/transmit seems to work good for me.
  77. TyTool GUI for Mac OS X

    I've been trying to get ext2fs to work on Mac OS X (so I can mount my TiVo disks without having to run PeeCee Linux). I'd be interested in contrubuting anything I can to this project also.
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