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  1. As is, s3tots doesn't correctly handle mpeg4...

    As is, s3tots doesn't correctly handle mpeg4 video streams, however, I find that Windows Media Player (on my Windows 7 machine, at least) plays the ts files, so probably only some metadata fixes are...
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    Finally got around to upgrading, it turns out,...

    Finally got around to upgrading, it turns out, that I needed this update for MPEG-4 channels to work on this particular Comcast local.

    I previously promised an upgrade guide, so I captured the...
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    11.0n.K1-01-2-652

    Ok, this showed up a day or two ago... any idea what it's about?
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    partition 3 (and 6) contain a raw kernel, not a...

    partition 3 (and 6) contain a raw kernel, not a file system, so you can't mount it as a file system.
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    That sounds like you are booting the stock...

    That sounds like you are booting the stock kernel, not a custom one nor a stock kernel that has been neutered (initrd replaced). If you're copying sda6 to sda3 and you get this behavior, then the...
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    Funnily enough, there actually is a TiVo for...

    Funnily enough, there actually is a TiVo for Dummies and an O'Reilly book TiVo Hacks, but they are quite old.

    There are GUI file managers for Linux... dozens even, but they're not much help for...
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    You're having trouble because you don't...

    You're having trouble because you don't understand what you're doing.

    Your TiVo drive's root partition looks like its missing necessary files and directories.

    Here's what's in my TiVo's root...
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    Probably your best bet is to do a manual upgrade,...

    Probably your best bet is to do a manual upgrade, this avoids having to pull your drive.

    First, verify that you have 11.0n.something waiting to be installed on your TiVo box

    telnet to your TiVo...
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    You'll need to update. For TiVo HD, it's 11.0n.H1...

    You'll need to update. For TiVo HD, it's 11.0n.H1 or 11.0n.J1. I'm not sure what they're doing for TiVo S3s.
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    Apologies, I didn't look through hack_tivo as...

    Apologies, I didn't look through hack_tivo as carefully as I should have before. Despite the comment near the top about editing static variables, the hack_tivo and hack_tivoapp scripts won't work...
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    Running a 64-bit linux system is not marcolisi's...

    Running a 64-bit linux system is not marcolisi's problem. Check where partitions are getting mounted.
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    You're currently having a problem because...

    You're currently having a problem because lrhorer's script assumes that the TiVo drive is not mounted when you start the script.

    I suggest you either spend some time going through the script so...
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    Look at the error message more closely.

    Look at the error message more closely.
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    Good one! Haven't used uuencode in maybe 30 years...

    Good one! Haven't used uuencode in maybe 30 years (directly, almost certainly it's been used behind the scenes). I first thought of using Base64 encoding but instead checked on building a small ftp...
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    Yes, that is why lrhorer's script is failing....

    Yes, that is why lrhorer's script is failing. Either put files where the script expects or change the script to match. Read through the script for any other peoblems.
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    pscud: As it happens... there's several Tcl...

    pscud:

    As it happens... there's several Tcl libraries on the TiVo box. If you can put the files (e.g. tivoftpd) you want on a web server somewhere, then here is a minimal client to fetch the file:...
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    No you did not follow exactly. I asked you to...

    No you did not follow exactly. I asked you to look at specific lines in the script, you should be able to have some idea about what went wrong, even if you don't quite know how to fix it.

    I'm...
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    I haven't seen any information about J1 beyond...

    I haven't seen any information about J1 beyond that it exists and some people are getting it. Given that it appeared on the heels of the H1 update and its apparently limited distribution, I suspect...
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    marcolisi: I apologize for the previous...

    marcolisi:

    I apologize for the previous version of this post.

    Have you read through lrhorer's script? There are instructions in it which you must follow for it to work, unless you follow other...
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    I (in far west suburbs of Washington DC in...

    I (in far west suburbs of Washington DC in Virginia) have yet to see J1.
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    pscud: I checked and my tivoftpd doesn't...

    pscud:

    I checked and my tivoftpd doesn't support "pwd" either. You might be confused about ftp though. ftp is for transferring files, its not a general shell. You need a telnet program, I suggest...
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    The 30 second skip patch is pretty much...

    The 30 second skip patch is pretty much unnecessary. You can set it with your remote

    http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=122090
    Select-Play-Select-3-0-Select
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    Looks like Debian is automatically mounting...

    Looks like Debian is automatically mounting partitions that shows up, which is why you're getting those long mount point names. That's kind of desirable for most ordinary users and purposes but...
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    mhchu: Oops, I should have reread your post...

    mhchu:

    Oops, I should have reread your post more carefully. Yes, you are correct about the partitions.

    Maybe you should try patching the newly installed kernel instead of copying an old kernel?...
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    Probably that directory isn't in your path. ...

    Probably that directory isn't in your path.

    The easiest (and least safe) way to fix that would be something like

    PATH=$PATH:.
    export PATH

    sudo is a tool to run commands as superuser without...
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    I haven't seen J1 yet, you might run out of guide...

    I haven't seen J1 yet, you might run out of guide data if you wait much longer to upgrade to H1.
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    bootpage gives you the drive/partition for when...

    bootpage gives you the drive/partition for when the drive is in the TiVo box, hence /dev/hda4.

    /dev/hd is older-Linux style for (most) hard drives, 'a' means the first hard drive, and '4' is the...
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    you might want to try mount /dev/sdd4 /mnt

    you might want to try



    mount /dev/sdd4 /mnt
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    Good catch!

    Good catch!
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    If you don't hack the kernel, then then any other...

    If you don't hack the kernel, then then any other patches won't work.

    What is in this /tivo-bin directory?

    I believe I used replace initrd on one of my TiVo boxes and dd on the other for...
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    As I noted earlier in the thread, my TiVos spent...

    As I noted earlier in the thread, my TiVos spent about 6 hours at the "preparing service update" stage, then about another three hours to download and install the new guide data (usable guide showed...
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    thomb: That's because newbie posted the...

    thomb:

    That's because newbie posted the patches for 11.0n.B1, not 11.0n.H1
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    marcolisi: tivopart with the rescan commanmd...

    marcolisi:

    tivopart with the rescan commanmd will allow Linux to see the partitions



    tivopart r /dev/sdb


    Then you should be able to use bootpage to find the current active partition
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    A TiVo HD has the TiVo logo on the front left...

    A TiVo HD has the TiVo logo on the front left with the letters HD next to it. A TiVo Series 3 just has a TiVo logo. But if its updated then you probably have a TiVo HD (unless my impression about the...
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    marcolisi: If you are talking about an actual...

    marcolisi: If you are talking about an actual TiVo S3 and not a TiVo HD, then you may be out of luck. I've read that TiVo isn't supporting the original S3 with updates anymore.
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    svenn: I've never used lrhorer's script, I...

    svenn:

    I've never used lrhorer's script, I just skimmed the version in the forums here ( http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?53492-Overview-of-Hacking-an-S3&p=297738#post297738 ) and...
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    The script I posted above does exactly this. In...

    The script I posted above does exactly this. In the bash shell, you can have the shell take care of the math and conversion, e.g.



    bash-2.02# addr=$(( 0x005d2978 - 0x400000 ))
    bash-2.02# echo...
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    I guess the question is: how big is TWP? If I'm...

    I guess the question is: how big is TWP? If I'm looking at the right distribution, it looks like it's under a megabyte, which would have no problem fitting on the root partition where it won't get...
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    There are several out there, but here's what I...

    There are several out there, but here's what I use:



    bash-2.02# cat patch.apply
    #!/bin/sh
    while read addr odata pdata comment ; do
    # if address in hexidecimal, adjust and convert to...
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    I disrecommend putting anything in /var as it can...

    I disrecommend putting anything in /var as it can get wiped by the TiVo. Since I only install some basic tools and mfs_ftp, I can easily fit everything I need in the root file system, e.g. /hack.
    ...
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    sanjonny: I was able to compile bootpage from...

    sanjonny:

    I was able to compile bootpage from source and use the tivopart x86 binary* from the packages on fletchergeek's website.

    I don't know what other tools lrhorer's script uses, but you...
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    psxboy: I managed to screw up the manual...

    psxboy:

    I managed to screw up the manual upgrade to one of my TiVos so instead of spending a couple days digging up my copies of the tivopart & bootpage, I used fletchergeek's you linked to. The...
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    svenn: Looks like you have everything you...

    svenn:

    Looks like you have everything you need.

    Like newbie and psxboy, I did the upgrade manually then applied hacks right on the TiVo box instead of allowing the normal TiVo upgrade then...
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    Hah! I just came back to DealDatabase myself due...

    Hah! I just came back to DealDatabase myself due to the 11.0n.H1 upgrades.

    I think this thread ( http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?53492-Overview-of-Hacking-an-S3 ) has all the...
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    I may have to excavate some old hard drives to...

    I may have to excavate some old hard drives to find the tools that have disappeared from dealdatabase.
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    I found I didn't see the 11.0n.H1 update until I...

    I found I didn't see the 11.0n.H1 update until I installed the 11.0n.B1 update that's been hanging around my MFS for months. I've been on 11.0k for years, upgrade now before it's too late!
  47. I also have a 2TB drive in a TiVo HD. My...

    I also have a 2TB drive in a TiVo HD. My understanding is that you must use a drive with 512 byte sectors, and not 4KB sectors (also known as "advanced format" drives). Unfortunately, some, possibly...
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    I've read that the /var partition gets nuked and...

    I've read that the /var partition gets nuked and rebuilt after booting when the free space drops below a threshold, thouigh I don't know if that's actually true.

    You can often put the hacks right...
  49. Rick: If you want to hack your TiVo so that...

    Rick:

    If you want to hack your TiVo so that future recorded shows can be downloaded, you will want to go to this thread..

    This thread gives enough info and links to make already recorded shows...
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    bootpage exists on the TiVo, you don't need to...

    bootpage exists on the TiVo, you don't need to connect the hard drive to your PC just to change the bootpage parameters, assuming you've enabled telnet logins.
  51. Did ccxstream ever work on an S3/HD? If not, it...

    Did ccxstream ever work on an S3/HD? If not, it probably needs to be updated to work with the updated MFS video stream format. It looks like ccxstream hasn't been updated since 2003, so it probably...
  52. If you can ftp to your PC from the TiVo, then you...

    If you can ftp to your PC from the TiVo, then you probably got the necessary fixes. It's probably a weekend task to change mfs_ftp to provide an HTTP stream instead, if that works with XBMC better.
    ...
  53. Thread: MTA for TiVo

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    An MTA is surely overkill here, you just need an...

    An MTA is surely overkill here, you just need an SMTP client so it can talk to your mailbox server--unless you mean you actually want your TiVo to be a mail host. Something like the TCL smtp package...
  54. Are you sure you picked up all the needed patches...

    Are you sure you picked up all the needed patches for mfs_ftp? I'm not sure I found them all myself, I ended up fixing a few more bugs before I got reliable downloads from it. I've been meaning to...
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    There is a typo in the NoMEK patch (seems to have...

    There is a typo in the NoMEK patch (seems to have been around for awhile)



    That bolded line should be:



    0x005d2dec "1040000aa 0c156af0"
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