Welcome.Powering Up... after editing rc.sysinit

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by ARC, May 29, 2007.

  1. Xtra7973

    Xtra7973 Member

    Apr 5, 2006


    If you want to edit your files on the PC in the future may I suggest using metapad . I use it as im sure many others here do as well and you wont have that problem in the future.
  2. ARC

    ARC New Member

    Dec 16, 2001
    Lago Vista
    Thanks for the metapad suggestions. I'll be sure to use it in the future.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I find that having those line feeds has no effect one way or the other on the ability of the TiVo to boot. The self-imposed pain was due entirely to me setting debug-board = true (based on another thread I found up here saying that was the key to getting his box to make the phone call out.

    Once I edited that back, using joe on the linux-booted box, it booted in TiVo box just fine. It's funny - I didn't take time to dig into JOE all that much, but what I did find was that it reminded me a lot of WordStar 2000+, a dos-based word processor that used Ctrl combinations for LOTS of things. That took me back 20 or so years ago... ahem..
    I never did figure out how to mount the frickin' CDROM to where I could copy the unix'd version of the two files over to the hard drive, so editing the original files in place was good enough, though tedious.

    For my next attempt I'll just use some commercial utility to do the 6.3d upgrade. When I first started this saga, I did note that 6.3a was on the TiVo for upgrading - I just want to bypass it and get right to 6.3d .
    Thanks to those that tried to help.
  3. DanInSD

    DanInSD New Member

    Jul 8, 2003
    I just installed all the software through the "Hacking Tivo" book. While this is not exactly the same as the Newbie guide, it's very similar.

    When I telnet and get a bash prompt, I can navigate to /var/hack/bin and validate it through pwd, but I can't run ls, vi, or other commands. If I'm wired directly to my PC it works fine.

    I've installed TivoWeb and can access it through typing the IP address, but would like to have better control via my telnet session.

    Thanks in advance!!!


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