I have recently acquired an i-opener from an old lady that was going to throw it out because she had gotten a "real computer." I work for an ISP as a support technician, and had previously configured this particular i-opener to use our service (no hack involved, just put in the dial-up information... there was a place to do so under the Help section). Since she left it to me, and I have brought it home, I have opened it up and looked inside, and found sufficient evidence that this is a V1 i-opener.
Has a WinChip rated at 180MHz
Has Yamaha soundchip
Has Cyberblade video chip
Has no epoxy on bios
When I boot it up and press CTRL-ALT-HOME I can get into the BIOS, however, I have not been able to get into the root prompt. I have been lurking here on the forums and reading and searching for the information I am looking for for about two weeks now, but to no avail. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I may be doing wrong? When I boot the i-opener, I get a white screen that says, "Welcome!<br> i-opener<br> Out of the box. In the outlets.<br> On the counter. Nothin' but 'Net." followed by a blue screen that says "Welcome to i-opener!" which plays the little intro sound file (no voice, only music) and dials up to my ISP, then takes me to the blue menu screen. I have tried removing the CMOS battery, hoping that the information that makes it go through the tutorial was stored on volatile memory, but alas, it is not. I realize that I could modify an IDE cable and install a HDD to bypass the SanDisk, but I would really like to tear into the QNX OS that is on it now, and learn more about it, but, have not been able to do it thus far. I have tried the pressing HOME+4(x5) method at vaious stages throughout the boot sequence, I have tried simply pressing 4 five times as someone suggested at multiple stages in the boot sequence, and have even tried repeating both methods non-stop throughout the entire boot sequence, stopping a minute or two after the machine had completely booted. Is there something that I have overlooked? Do I need to be using a regular keyboard with a PS/2 splitter so that I have a real ESC key? or is my timing just off? Has anyone encountered a problem like this before? Or has anyone ever even encountered an i-opener that lets you input ISP settings inside the standard GUI? I have looked for info on this particular version of the OS, but have found absolutly no documentation, here or elsewhere, on an i-opener that, by default, lets you use any ISP you choose.
Thanks for reading, thank you for help you have already provided on this board, and thank you in advance for any help that you may be able to lend on this particular issue.
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