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  1. #1
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    Dtivo is cycling reboot

    My Dtivo t60 rebooted and began cycling -(flashes Almost There and then back to powering up message) tonight.

    I restored the last known working image and still it does the same thing.

    Can they write to the prom via the stream?

    Running 2.5

  2. #2
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    I had this happen to me.

    Don't laugh but i unplugged power for a couple of minutes, plugged it back in and never had a problem again.

  3. #3
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    If it gets past the welcome powering up screen your prom is fine.

    try booting without a card.

    try editing the /etc/inittab to redirect the output of rc.sysinit to /dev/ttyS3, and watching to see where it dies

  4. #4
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    Splitkane -

    I also had a similar problem. Sometimes I saw the "Almost there" message for a split second and other times it never made it past the "Welcome". It was a vicous reboot cycle like it wasn't making it past the initial boot diagnostics. The hard drive light was flashing so I know it was at least finding the drive.

    The good news is that I got past the issue. The bad news is that I don't have a fool proof resolution. I actually resolved the issue by reseating all cables and plugs and by "tapping" on power supply components (looking for bad solder joints). All of a sudden it stated working so I carefully replaced the cover and have kept my fingers crossed since.

    Wish that I could tell you more.....

    AAADiver

  5. #5
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    Ok Now its not getting past the Powering up message.

    Tried install 2.0 and then Extreme. hoping to flash the prom. Still not getting past "Powering up"

    going to try to output to tty3, thanks bubbaJ

  6. #6
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    OK did the output of rc.sysinit to ttyS3

    And got the following out put .. It seems to be restarting the rc.sysinit after the following line
    ->Installing both oslink (tuners 299:299)
    ANY IDEAS????

    Starting rc.sysinit
    Releasing /initrd and clearing ramdisk, if they exist
    Activating swap partitions
    Loading i2c driver
    Box setup for NTSC mode
    Loading FPGA driver
    Checking for Kickstart panic signal
    No panic situation detected
    Cleanup /dev/hda9 pass 1
    /dev/hda9: clean, 114/32768 files, 14375/131072 blocks
    /dev/hda9 is clean
    Mounting /var
    /dev/hda9 on /var type ext2 (rw)
    Cleaning up /var/mtab...
    Using default TIVO_SVR_ADDR
    Mounting initial environment...
    Cleaning up temporary files in /var/tmp
    Cleaning up old slices and bundles in /var/packages...
    Checking space in /var
    Attempting to fix modem using: /tvlib/modem/patches/P2109-V90/ram/expect_script
    spawn /tvbin/modempatch /tvlib/modem/patches/P2109-V90/ram/Patch9-2-RAM.s37
    ATZ
    OK
    AT**
    Download initiated ..
    Getting ready to send files
    ..................................................
    OK
    Sending of patch succeeded
    INTERACTIVE
    AT!9F01?
    9F01: 09 02 A9 6B 8D E7 9D E2
    OK
    PATCH_VERIFIED
    FILEBASED
    EXITING WITH '0'
    Scanning for phase1 repair scripts
    Initializing TiVo extension...
    Set up environment vars for hardware configuration...
    Remote control is TIVO
    MFS partition on /dev/hda10
    Loading media drivers...
    Loading ideturbo ...
    Auto-detecting oslink module (asic 4).
    Multi-Verifier
    Installing both oslink (tuners 299:299)
    Starting rc.sysinit
    Releasing /initrd and clearing ramdisk, if they exist
    Activating swap partitions
    Loading i2c driver
    Box setup for NTSC mode
    Loading FPGA driver
    Checking for Kickstart panic signal
    No panic situation detected
    Cleanup /dev/hda9 pass 1
    /dev/hda9: clean, 114/32768 files, 14375/131072 blocks
    /dev/hda9 is clean
    Mounting /var
    /dev/hda9 on /var type ext2 (rw)
    Cleaning up /var/mtab...
    Using default TIVO_SVR_ADDR
    Mounting initial environment...
    Cleaning up temporary files in /var/tmp
    Cleaning up old slices and bundles in /var/packages...
    Checking space in /var
    Attempting to fix modem using: /tvlib/modem/patches/P2109-V90/ram/expect_script
    spawn /tvbin/modempatch /tvlib/modem/patches/P2109-V90/ram/Patch9-2-RAM.s37
    ATZ
    OK
    AT**
    Download initiated ..
    Getting ready to send files
    ..................................................
    OK
    Sending of patch succeeded
    INTERACTIVE
    AT!9F01?
    9F01: 09 02 A9 6B 8D E7 9D E2
    OK
    PATCH_VERIFIED
    FILEBASED
    EXITING WITH '0'
    Scanning for phase1 repair scripts
    Initializing TiVo extension...
    Set up environment vars for hardware configuration...
    Remote control is TIVO
    MFS partition on /dev/hda10
    Loading media drivers...
    Loading ideturbo ...
    Auto-detecting oslink module (asic 4).
    Multi-Verifier
    Installing both oslink (tuners 299:299)

    Keeps on repeating at this point.......
    ...................................

  7. #7
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    Thanks to all for the assistance!

    looks like I'm back in business,


    It looks like it was the power connections going to the drives. i take these on and off so often I guess they were spread a little too much and making intermittent contact.

    So check out those contacts!

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