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HR20 cant access tuners (botched vista install)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ajiuO, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. Nov 2, 2007 #1 of 62
    ajiuO

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    I tried for the 3erd time to install Vista on my HR20. The USB DVD ROM would boot fine… But then after it copied the files to the hard drive and rebooted I would get a blues screen that would give me an error about my receiver not being ACPI compliant.

    The way I got around this was by installing vista on a standard pc. Then I used the Vista deployment tools to create a set image. This installs a bit differently than the regular vista disk. It basically copies an image to the hard drive and then reconfigures it with the appropriate driver set.

    So finally I have Vista up and running on the HR20 but when I run media center windows can’t seem to access any of my DirecTV functionality. The good news is that I have full USB support. I tested a key&mouse set and the Linksys wireless network adapter works great.

    Can someone post the step by step procedures on fixing this problem.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2007 #2 of 62
    naijai

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    let it begin :hurah:
     
  3. Nov 2, 2007 #3 of 62
    ajiuO

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    How do I do that? Do I just let it run for a while? Will it eventually Detect the hardware and automatically begin the service?
     
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    litzdog911

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    I didn't think it was April Fools Day :)
     
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    RobertE

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    ah..what? :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    badmonkey

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    While I doubt this thread is serious, my curiosity got the best of me...

    I'm not sure such procedures exist. This is the first mention I've seen of anyone installing any new operating system on the HR20.

    I don't pay much attention to some of the other sites out there, but I suppose the more 'hackerish' sites could have gotten into something like this. A quick google search didn't turn up anything interesting so I ask... Do you have a reason to believe installing Vista on the HR20 would work? And, even more unlikely, that the sat tuners would work?

    I'm also fairly certain that discussion of the details behind something like this would be against the regulations of this forum so let's keep the discussion general.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2007 #7 of 62
    Stuart Sweet

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    Unless I hear otherwise I am going to assume the OP is making a joke, or doesn't really understand what he said.
     
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    ATARI

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    Just when I thought I had seen it all on these forums...
     
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    hasan

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    We either have a lame attempt at levity, or someone has botched a trip to the med closet.:)
     
  10. Coffey77

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    This really grabbed my attention. It's interesting to say the least... While I believe it's a joke, I'm interested to hear more.
     
  11. ajiuO

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    No form of security was circumvented. It was all plug and play. The ACPI is a known issue with windows vista… mainly with laptops. Do a search for Vista ACPI compliance on google. It has nothgin to do with the directv hardware.
     
  12. Greg Alsobrook

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    do you have screen shots of your HR20 running vista?
     
  13. Ryanm86

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    Even if it worked by some miracle you would not have any dvr funtion left. I call bull crap because its hard enough to get vista working on a freakin PC.
     
  14. Ryanm86

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    But I say no way, does the dvr even have enough RAM or processing power? Doubt it. I hate you sir for doing this to us. You are gross.
     
  15. Ryanm86

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    Will someone chime in here? What would be the point to this even if possible?
     
  16. Redlinetire

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    If you can run Vista, you can run VMWare on top of it.
    You can then use VMWare to run Linux.
    You can then run MythTV on Linux and have a fully functional DVR!

    Make sense? :lol:
     
  17. Ryanm86

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    Yes it does. In a land where unicorns run free.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    Windows Vista is not avaiable for the Broadcom CPU series used in the HR20/HR21. There is nowhere near enough RAM to run an operating system like that even if it did.

    I am not in any way advocating hacking an HR20 but I simply mention that I think it does already run Linux and in some sort of alternate universe where bunnies and kitties coexist in harmony and Rainbow Brite is the queen of the land, it could be hypothetically possible to run any Linux software you care to compile yourself.
     
  19. Ryanm86

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    I agree, It is possible to run a linux build on something like that I just dont see any way it could possibly run VISTA
     
  20. harsh

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    This presumes that you can somehow figure out how to interface with the HR20. I'm guessing that it doesn't have built in support for curses, gnome or kde built in.
     
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