July 25, 2005 4:03 PM
I tried a 'clear and delete everything' on my problem tivo unit, the SIR-S4120R and PTVUpgrade still didn't take. I still got the 'Cannot determine TiVo software version. Installation aborted' message. I then tried to install the upgrade on my 2nd HDVR2 unit, after having success on the first one. But this unit wouldn't take the upgrade either. So, I manually upgraded these units with help from PTV LB48 disk and other places to get telnet, ftp, HMO and MRV. If anybody ever finds a work around for this error I'd be happy to hear about it. So far, PTVUpgrade has failed on 2 of my 3 units.
This is what concerns me:crc mismatch len=512 0xffffffff 0xce57ca975
sector wrong in zone (68353024 -1)
I think you have a corruption problem on that drive; good thinking to try and do the clear and delete, but I don't think that affects the sectors mfsinfo is trying to read when determining the software version on your drive.
[edit:] It is possible to edit the script that invokes the PTVnet installation which may allow you to 'force' the installation of the software; not certain whether it will work in this case because the software package cannot even determine the software version, let alone verify that its the 'wrong' version of the package. If you are comfortable with vi, you can go do the /package directory on the CDROM (once booted up) and edit the PTVnet script which lives in /bin -- comment out (or delete) the line that looks like this:
And then rerun the PTVnet install script -- this time it will ask you to confirm the steps and may allow you to "force" the installation.
For answers to commonly asked questions, please refer to the
InstantCake Instructions and Release Notes,
Official InstantCake Discussion Thread, and the
Official PTVnet Discussion Thread