Custom Install Recovery?


New Member
Trying to install on anew box today with .32 standard firmware. Downloaded & installed the latest .32 custom but got numerous errors while trying to load the Web IF. Restarted the process several times & it seemed to go a little further each time but kept saying that I needed to update OPKG or similar. Then on the last attempt it crashed out & I now have now GUI, just what's shown below. Re-installing both firmwares hasn't helped. :(

Index of /

Name Modified Size
Parent directory - -
img/ 01-May-2013 12:06 DIRECTORY

I was going to try to do it manually but all the old guides seem to have disappeared since it was more automated.


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Getting really grumpy now.

Fix Disk completed OK.

Can't download packages:

Collected errors:

* opkg_conf_load: Could not lock /tmp/opkg.lock: Resource temporarily unavailable.

When I now go to view installed packages I get:

Runtime Error: /mod/webif/lib/pkg.class:59: Collected errors:
* opkg_conf_load: Could not lock /tmp/opkg.lock: Resource temporarily unavailable.
in procedure 'pkg' called at file "pkg.jim", line 58
at file "/mod/webif/lib/pkg.class", line 59


New Member
Now my original 2nd post has disappeared... :(

It did say I had partial success with manual installation but that a potential disk problem was reported on the first load of Web IF.

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
It may be that fix disk has corrected a hard disk problem, but you could be left with a corrupted set of files. I would re-run fix disk and then do an RMA, (notes HERE) and start from scratch with standard 1.02.32 followed by custom 1.02.32 mod 2.16


New Member
Thanks. After an hour's rest I tried again & managed to install Disable OTA, DSO & Auto Unprotect but then IR failed. I suspected an actual connectivity problem to the server so ran a trace & got the following:

Tracing route to [] over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 3 ms 1 ms 1 ms home.gateway.home.gateway []
2 301 ms 15 ms 16 ms []
3 16 ms 16 ms 15 ms []
4 16 ms 18 ms 17 ms []
5 43 ms 24 ms 25 ms []
6 25 ms 25 ms 26 ms []
7 25 ms 26 ms 25 ms []
8 89 ms 208 ms 229 ms []
9 31 ms 31 ms 31 ms []
10 53 ms 248 ms 34 ms []
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 83 ms 102 ms 269 ms []
13 78 ms 32 ms 31 ms []
14 30 ms 30 ms 31 ms []
15 36 ms 34 ms 34 ms []
16 37 ms 35 ms 35 ms []

A few slow hops & a timeout. Pinging the server with -t is also giving a few slow responses (500mS+) so it looks like it is connectivity to me.

IR just installed OK.

The HDR can play from iPlayer OK & I can ping/trace other sites OK.

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
It does look a bit slower than my ping, average 100ms
Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=104ms TTL=243
Reply from bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=243
Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 74, Received = 74, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 48ms, Maximum = 590ms, Average = 100ms


Active Member
I'm getting a ping time of 30-40 ms when pinging from my iPhone via same router as humax.

Could there be a problem with rbz5416's DNS settings? When I use tracert I get nothing like his/her result.
Then again I'm using a different ISP I think (BT).

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