Using telnet, how can I make sure the webif is running?
humax# opkg install webif
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?
One cannot upgrade the HD-Fox-T2 from an 8Gb USB ext2 stick!
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).
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.