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    Unhappy Help - Stuck in Welcome Screen

    Hi all,

    After 1 1/2 years of trouble free tivo with 1.5 NZ image at the beginning of the week I started having some lingering networking issues - it would not connect via telnet occasionally and stopped responding to TWP.
    I connected via serial and ran ifconfig to see what the turbonet card was doing and saw that there was no IP address being allodcated (stuck on 127.0.0.1).

    So, I thought I would quickly switch to static IP to see if that solved the issue, but that's actually when the real problem started.

    I used nic_config_tivo and after setting static IP, subnet mask and gateway I saved and rebooted - and never recovered !

    I now do not get past the "Almost there. Just a few minutes more..." screen (which has been there for a couple of hours at times). I have tried to repair by mounting the disk and booting with the 1.5 image disk, then entering the static IP that way with the same result.

    Any words of wisdom - I can't connect via serial any longer, not even into boot mode. The driver load page shows some error messages, but they've always been there and I must say as everything ran so trouble free I didn't really pay much attention.

    I've got a PC with a Ubuntu installation; my linux has gotten very rusty, but I could probably use it with some guidance. there are a couple of shows on the HD which I would like to rescue, but beyond that I don't mind re-imaging.
    Last edited by Schumi; 02-05-2008 at 05:44 AM.

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    It's probably a but hard to fix it from here.

    But as far as extracting goes, there is a thread on Dealdatabase.com which explains how to do direct extraction.

    Peter.
    Please search this forum and our Website for your TiVo questions before starting a new thread. Thanks!

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    Thanks

    Thanks, but the problem has gotten a bit more serious. I re-imaged onto another drive and that got stuck in a re-boot loop . It is quite possible I may have some hardware issues so I will try to source another TIVO for spares.

    I believe at this stage nothing more can be done to assist, so you might as well close the thread as I don't believe it will help anyone else.

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    Ok, thread closed.

    But if you want to discuss the current issues, just open a new thread.

    Peter.
    Please search this forum and our Website for your TiVo questions before starting a new thread. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schumi View Post
    Thanks, but the problem has gotten a bit more serious. I re-imaged onto another drive and that got stuck in a re-boot loop . It is quite possible I may have some hardware issues so I will try to source another TIVO for spares.
    Doubtful it is a hardware problem with the TiVo. I'll bet it is all hard disk related. However it is a bit hard to offer help in a closed thread
    Darren King
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren King View Post
    Doubtful it is a hardware problem with the TiVo. I'll bet it is all hard disk related. However it is a bit hard to offer help in a closed thread
    I closed the thread at the request of the OP, and suggested if he wanted help with the new issues he could start a new thread.

    I have re-opened it again if you want to help here instead.

    Peter
    Please search this forum and our Website for your TiVo questions before starting a new thread. Thanks!

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