I have a show on my old Series 2 TiVo that I want to watch on a Linux machine. The TiVo Desktop software only runs on Windows. I downloaded it (TiVoDesktop2.8.3.exe and tivo-desktop-patch-setup.exe) to my tivo folder on the NAS. Next, I started a Windows XP session on VirtualBox. In Windows Explorer, I entered the NAS’s address (\\ds411p2) in the address bar and logged in. From there, I could get to the tivo folder. I ran TiVoDesktop2.8.3.exe and set up the software, then ran the patch.
TiVo Desktop cannot find my DVR, though the DVR is accessible via its IP address.
As a sanity check, I rebooted into a native copy of Vista. TiVo desktop ran just fine. This doesn’t satisfy the requirements of the title of this post, but Galleon should. Isn’t it funny that I disabled it only this week?