Where in Tivoweb can you view the slices? What directory do they get put in?
Go to the MFS link on the main TivoWeb menu, then look in SwModule. Look for entries with recent dates. If you click on the name, it will show the version it is for.
My DVR40 has 3 of the slices which loaded on 2-26. I would assume that my unhacked SD-DVR80 has the same. Hopefully the rest of the slices will show up soon. Someone on the other forum has figured out how to get 6.2 to install with out a phone call. Thread #41347 page 2, if anyone with all the slices is up for trying it
It seems a lot of people have seen 6.2 downloaded to their tivo (like me), but has anyone actually had it installed. Mine will not until I tell it to, but what about people out there with stock systems.
Originally Posted by rminsk
I think 6.2 has a different database format from 3.x and 4.x. If you let it upgrade to 6.2 and then want to downgrade to 4.x you may loose all your recordings.
maybe I missed it but has anyone actually downloaded and activated 6.2 and actually using it?
Not that anyone is aware of (correct me if I'm wrong guys). Right now some or all of the files appear to be downloaded to many, maybe even all, units. They have not started triggering the installs yet as far as I've been able to read on multiple forums.
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Hmm. Anyone figured out how to slice upgrade 4.0 onto 3.x? Theoretically its the same OS but different module right.
Look at the end of the Moving to 4.0 thread, people are discussing upgrading using slices. It is relatively involved if you haven't hacked the current OS yet. And as ebonovic stated, 4.0 supports dual tuners, so you don't need to wait for the 6.2 upgrade to downgrade to 4.0. And as rminsk stated, you might not be able to do a slices downgrade from 6.2 because of the possible format change. So if you want to go to 4.0 and keep your recordings, I would unplug your phone line and start hacking.
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According to the other forum, 6.2 will run with a killhdinitrd'd 3.1.5 kernel (from the HDTiVo) with only a change to the iptables file. The stock kernel is actually the 2.4.20 kernel used in a stock HDTiVo. Hopefully this bodes well for hacking, once the new patch points are found. Let's just hope MRV is in there waiting to be unleashed.
Upon closer inspection, it appears that all of the slices from 3/01/05 are for 3.1.1e. Go figure. Makes me wonder if 6.2 can install directly over 4.0, or if it needs 3.1.1e as a base. Not sure why it would matter, though. At any rate, interesting...
Good point. If you're not good at ripping computers apart and think a kernel is something to do with popcorn, you're going to spend hours and hours and hours and hours researching. Even so, you'll probably manage to give yourself a few heart attacks, at the very least. And theres always a chance you could fry the whole thing and be severely beaten by your wife.