Reboot Loop / Sysinit - Please Help

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by revx, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. revx

    revx New Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    North Texas
    I'm have an issue with my SA Series 2 (24004A) that I just killhdinitrd. The unit is a modded with 2-120 Maxtor drives and I've got SW 7.2.1 running on it.

    I put tivotools in /tivo/tivo-bin and some other hacks in /var/hacks. I've narrowed my problem down to the sysinit script, but I can't figure out what the problem is.

    I had this in my file:
    export TIVO_ROOT=""
    export MFS_DEVICE=/dev/hda10
    export PATH=./:.:/utils:/bin:/sbin:/tvbin:/tivobin:/tivo-bin
    # start telnet
    tnlited 23 /bin/bash -login &
    # start ftp

    and I made it executable to 755 using this command:
    chmod 755

    then I disabled the firewall with this command:
    mv /tivo/etc/netfilter-enable /tivo/etc/netfilter-notenabled

    When I powered up the unit, everything looked fine... I got to the "Almost there..." screen and then it rebooted. Again and again. I pulled the drives back out; checked my work; made sure the "bootpage -p /dev/hdc" showed the proper commands (root=/dev/hda4 dsscon=true console=2,115200 upgradesoftware=false) and tried it again. Same reboot loop. So I went back in and rem-ed (#) everything out of my sysinit file, re-wrote it and then reversed the netfilter command, and now all is working again.

    Well, except I can't ftp or telnet... but the Tivo is working and it was back online to record Law & Order so my wife wasn't pissed.

    So... I am missing something obvious? I did a quick file search and couldn't seem to find "tnlited" anywhere. Would that cause such a reboot loop? I found anther thread that said after I make it executable, to make it NOT executable writing to 000. Also, do I want the bootpage to hold the "upgradesoftware=false" or should that go in the sysinit file? Why do I want this anyway... don't I still want S/W updates to come down?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

    Jul 10, 2003
    check on ddb but I think you have to do something to iptables renaming netfilter doesn't seem to work.
    I don't have a Standalone though.

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