All right ... I reimaged the drive with the updated (3.5c) InstantCake, and all is well and working again. The final thing that I want to do is disable all software updates coming from Tivo. I was planning on editing the "rc.sysinit" file and adding these lines to it in the appropriate places above their respective "if" statements:
However, when I try to save the file to the drive (I'm accessing it via the CacheCard network interface while my DTivo is running), I get a "Filesystem is read-only" error. I see that it is mounted like this:
/dev/hda4 on / type ext2 (ro)
So, how do I go about making the file edit while my DTivo is running, or can't I do that? Do I have to remove the drive again, put it in my PC, boot up with a CD (which one?) and edit it that way???
I've read about doing this same type of thing with a bootpage parameter, but I don't fully understand it. Also, there are two software upgrade variables listed in the rc.sysinit file. Wouldn't two parameters be needed on the bootpage thing?
Why are you not content to use the mechanism we've already put in place?