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  1. #76
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    Wonderful. One last time, do an ls -l and post back the results.
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    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 bootpage-20040921.zip
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6871 Sep 21 2004 bootpage.c
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 966 Sep 21 2004 bootpage.h
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7428 May 8 2003 bootpage.tgz
    -rwxr--r-- 1 root steve 2728 Sep 30 23:51 hack_tivo
    -rwxr--r-- 1 root steve 2276 Sep 30 23:52 hack_tivoapp
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 223 Oct 5 2004 Makefile
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 500 501 432 Feb 2 2007 null-linuxrc.img.gz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 484448 May 30 2004 pdisk
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 500 501 2427 Sep 27 2007 README.replace_initrd
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8397 May 30 2004 README.tivopart
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 500 501 2755 Feb 2 2007 replace_initrd.c
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 500 501 20850 Oct 19 2006 replace_initrd.mips
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 500 501 6573 Feb 2 2007 replace_initrd.x86
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12128 Sep 30 23:49 replace_initrd.x86.tar.gz
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 30 2004 src
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10526720 Sep 30 23:48 tivohacks64.tar
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 475996 May 30 2004 tivopart
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 925556 Sep 30 23:50 tivopart-20040530.zip

  3. #78
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    OK, it looks like we have all the files we need, except one. I forgot to include a hacks.fil. It's attached to this post. Download it and run

    tar -xzvf hackfile.gz
    Attached Files Attached Files
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  4. #79
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    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

  5. #80
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    Before we start, just one question: None of the drives on this PC have more than 9 partitions do they? If you are unsure, type

    ls /dev/sd*

    and post the results back
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  6. #81
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    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 5 2004 bootpage
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 204735 Oct 1 00:45 bootpage-20040921.zip
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6871 Sep 21 2004 bootpage.c
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 966 Sep 21 2004 bootpage.h
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7428 May 8 2003 bootpage.tgz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 233 Oct 1 01:21 hackfile.gz
    -rwxr--r-- 1 root steve 198 Oct 1 01:16 hacks.fil
    -rwxr--r-- 1 root steve 2728 Sep 30 23:51 hack_tivo
    -rwxr--r-- 1 root steve 2276 Sep 30 23:52 hack_tivoapp
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 223 Oct 5 2004 Makefile
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 500 501 432 Feb 2 2007 null-linuxrc.img.gz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 484448 May 30 2004 pdisk
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 500 501 2427 Sep 27 2007 README.replace_initrd
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8397 May 30 2004 README.tivopart
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 500 501 2755 Feb 2 2007 replace_initrd.c
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 500 501 20850 Oct 19 2006 replace_initrd.mips
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 500 501 6573 Feb 2 2007 replace_initrd.x86
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12128 Sep 30 23:49 replace_initrd.x86.tar.gz
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 30 2004 src
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10526720 Sep 30 23:48 tivohacks64.tar
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 475996 May 30 2004 tivopart
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 925556 Sep 30 23:50 tivopart-20040530.zip

  7. #82
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    drive partition info:

    root@debian:/hack# ls /dev/sd*
    /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda5

  8. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by svenn View Post
    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?
    No. I'm trying to remember, but I think it will simply replacement with an identical replacement. Either that, or it will just not find it and give up. 'Worst case, we will get an error. The script we are about to run saves a copy of the kernel should it actually blow up.

    Quote Originally Posted by svenn View Post
    BTW - this is like christmas
    Yeah, isn't it?
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  9. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by svenn View Post
    drive partition info:

    root@debian:/hack# ls /dev/sd*
    /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda5
    Hmm. The TiVo drive is not there. Is it connected? If not, connect it and do the command again.
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  10. #85
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    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 and bootpage backed up via winmfs.

  11. #86
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    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

  12. #87
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    There you go. Ready to blast off?

    ./hack_tivo

    watch for errors.
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  13. #88
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    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.

  14. #89
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    Someone else reported a similar problem, andI thought I had fixed it, but no matter. First report back the results of

    ls -l /dev/sdb*
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  15. #90
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    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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