Use the service command and check that the mongoose service is running. Just type service at the humax prompt.Using telnet, how can I make sure the webif is running?
humax# opkg install webif
You have already installed the full custom firmware from a USB disk. The web interface is just one of the many software packages available for running on top of that firmware. It's an optional install, most other packages will run fine without it, you just need to manage them from the command line.Just in passing, without the webif, can I install the full custom software?
...but the date command is part of the busybox package, which I think means an external drive to host it (af123 confirm?).You'll find it all in the references I gave you above.
Be aware that you will not have much success running the custom software unless you have an Ext3 formatted USB HDD or an Ext2 formatted UPD permanently plugged in to host it. The custom FIRMWARE will be enough to make telnet work, which is what you seem to have done.
I have not found any way around that, in fact I'm surprised you can do anything at all. I'm not sure how you came to loose the channels you had though, did you do a "restore factory" or initiate a rescan?How can I get passed the "no channels" and thus no TV portal stage?
Correct. It expects a FAT stick.One cannot upgrade the HD-Fox-T2 from an 8Gb USB ext2 stick!
You didn't need to copy the /mod folder, it would be created when you initiate the download from the minimal web page. The files downloaded don't care whether they go on a FAT stick or an Ext2 stick, all they know is the OS has mounted it, but as I found out they don't work properly on FAT! If you remove the stick and fit one which doesn't have /mod on it, you go back to the minimal web page and can then download again.One can upgrade the HD-Fox-T2 from a 1 Gb Fat16 stick, copy the folder /mod to the 8Gb stick and restart with the 8Gb stick in and then do the "download from the internet" web page, because the download assumes the USB stick is ext2(linux).
That sounds a good idea. af123 probably already has the info, might need a bit of experimenting to see how to make it take.I will investigate while I am there as to where on the box the Humax TV saves the channel information (unless somebody already knows?) so I can add a dummy channel if I need to factory reset the box in the future.