Well I followed "Just_Do_Its" instructions, as well as had several other similar ones to hand. My i-opener was a virgin - it ain't now.
I followed all of the dsmod commands, double checking each one and checking the response was correct.
Killed the two update processes (one mentioned Phoenix, can't remember the other). Plugged the phone in - nothing.
Rebooted the i-opener. Got the shell, checked any update processes: none. Connected the phone line.
It dialed out, and I did a ifconfig ppp0 to check it was connecting to my ISP. Logged into the ftp site and was just about to grab the needed files when, in the main screen, the one behind the small # prompt window I see the ominous words "Update Complete."
This means that even though I used my own ISP, changed the loginhost0 and 1 AND checked no update PIDs were running, Netpliance was still able, and did update my I-Opener.
I'm furious! Did something change between yesterday and today? How come nobody else has mentioned this?
Now what the ###k am I supposed to do?
Whenever I reboot the i-opener - without the phone plugged in - I can only hold a shell window for about 10 seconds and then it goes directly into the i-opener screen (mail, news and other crap) and kicks me out of the shell. I've tried doing a kill -9 * while in the shell (before getting booted out) hoping that this might kill the i-opener screen crap. That didn't work.
Can anyone give me any advice as to what to do now? I really don't want to shell out big bucks to get a new BIOS. Plus I was up till 2am this morning getting my 9.5 mm hard drive set up. This is a MAJOR bummer to me.
Is there some way of preventing the i-opener screen from running, giving me more time in the shell so that I can try the procedure again?