No. In fact, on a DTivo, 4.0 isn't worth the trouble with 6.2 now easily hackable.Originally Posted by lancer123
Yep. Though there isn't just one "patch" you will need to install.Or, can I let the tivo install 6.2 (which directv is sending out automatically) and then apply the patch?
No document.Since I have no experience with unix, I need the easiest way possible. Last, If I do need to the 4.0 to 6.2, is there one document which will explain how to do all of this?
There are step by step guides out there, but most gloss over important information, leave steps out, or add unnecessary steps. You won't like hearing this, but you have a lot of reading to do. What you'll need (do searches on the key words and you'll find more details):
- You'll need a good Linux boot disk for your PC to do work from. Many here have recommended Knoppix. I was lazy and used the $5 special from PTVUpgrade. Just make sure that if your HD is >137gb to use one that is LBA48-aware.
- You'll need to pull the drive and cable it up to your PC, then boot from the boot CD mentioned above
- You'll need to use bootpage to figure out which partition is your active boot and which is your active root. Lots of examples of how to do this around here; start with the killhdinitrd thread below.
- You'll need to break the chain of trust that prevents changes to the Tivo's system by dd'ing over a compatible kernel that has been killhdinitrd'd. Read this thread for information on what killhdinitrd does and how to use it. It has a link to the files thread to actually get the file.
- You'll then want to install Alphawolf's all-in-one utilities (files are here and support/instructions are here ) and apply NutKase's 67superpatch (located here, support is here ).
- You'll need to run the set_mrv_name_67.tcl script (included in the superpatch listed above) to "name" your Dtivo.
- Since you're coming from 3.xx, you probably manually insmod'd the USB drivers and manually used ifconfig to configure your IP address. Pull those lines out of your rc.sysinit.author (or whatever). Then run netconfig.tcl to insert your IP information into MFS, or else MRV won't work properly.
- You probably want to install Jaime's backported USB drivers.
- Finally, if you want to use HMO to view photos/hear music, you'll need TivoDesktop or JavaHMO installed on a PC
(Senior folks, please correct me if I have erred.)
I haven't done the upgrade yet -- just finish hacking the rest of my 3.1.1e boxes over the weekend. My 6.2 upgrade is planned for this coming weekend, though I will be using slices to do it. Dunno if there's a reason to monte (can't see why there would be unless you want a custom kernel of some type). No idea what's involved in getting wireless going on any DTivo as I'm running on copper.
If you don't understand most of what I said...you're not ready. Read the stickies in the newbie forum and the Series 2 support forum, then do some searching.