Registered: Jan 2002
Re: How to copy the CallerID program
Originally posted by Runch Machine
Thanks for sharing your CallerID program. Would you please list off the steps needed to copy the program from the C drive in a Windows computer to the Tivo hard drive mounted in a Windows computer, and the steps needed to get it to load or run when the Tivo is booted up? I have upgraded two Tivos by adding an additional drive to each, using Hinsdales instructions. I backed up prior to doing the upgrade and also tested the backup by restoring it to the new drive and running the Tivo with the new drive as the A drive. So I know how to boot up Linux and connect disc drives into my computer. But then I don't know which commands to use or the syntax needed. Does one need to mount the drives before using the copy CP command? Assume that the Dos/Windows C drive is the primary master, hda. Assume that the Tivo A drive is the secondary master, hdc. How does one use the copy command to copy from the C drive, or hda under Linux to the drive on hdc and get the program onto the root partitian? The install instructions say to copy Elseed, but what about Elseed.c, Elseed.h and OSD.c and OSD.h and Font.h? What are those for? . Also, how does one edit rc.sysinit to insert the command to start elseed? Anyway, if you could provide a list of steps to get this done, I would appreciate it and many more people would be able to use your program. I don't have shell access to my Tivo and I would prefer to modify the Tivo A drive when it is connected to my computer. Also, I see in the install instructions we are to copy Elseed
Well I only recommend elseed to more seasoned hackers for now. While testing I got it to get stuck tight infinite loops so it really is better for the time being that you have a shell so you can kill it if it goes nuts. I fixed the problem that caused the thight loop, but it currently has an extraneous sleep in the loop just in case something sends it into a tight loop again.
When the code is better tested and we can trust it, then I can post a step-by-step of how to copy it onto your system using a boot disk/CD.
And the osd.c/h, elseed.c/h, and font.h files are the source code for the program. You shouldn't be concerned with them unless you already knew that. :-)
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