Author Topic: Root.bins of WDTV FW 1.02.x and WDLXTV 0.5.x  (Read 47900 times)

June 26, 2009, 03:49:04 PM
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Root password for ext3 1.2.10 is [blank] as it was before? I cannot log in

It should still be blank, but there isn't a ext3 1.2.10 release yet.
Normally rezmus does the ext3 release in zorander's absence. (see http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=869.0)

I'm not sure what he does exactly to upgrade them.

June 27, 2009, 02:07:36 AM
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Root password for ext3 1.2.10 is [blank] as it was before? I cannot log in

It should still be blank, but there isn't a ext3 1.2.10 release yet.
Normally rezmus does the ext3 release in zorander's absence. (see http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=869.0)

I'm not sure what he does exactly to upgrade them.

what about the root.bin in the first post of this thread. is a drop in replacement of ext3 using fw 1.02.10 ...
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June 27, 2009, 03:36:10 AM
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what about the root.bin in the first post of this thread. is a drop in replacement of ext3 using fw 1.02.10 ...

yes, but that's the wdtv official firmware 1.02.10 (convert to a root.bin). It's not ext3-boot with 1.02.10... still confused?  :D

A) ext3-boot 0.9.2 was released based on 1.02.07 ie. has root.bin containing 1.02.07 programs
-> rezmus later updated the original ext3 root.bin to contain 1.02.08 programs

B) I took the original wdtv firmware 1.02.08 and converted it to a root.bin.
-> later did the same with wdtv firmware 1.02.10

You could argue that they're the same, but I would say they're different.  :)



June 27, 2009, 08:10:30 PM
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update root.bin of b-radd.cc's wdlxtv-0.5.5 to include nfs.app.bin-0.1
http://rapidshare.com/files/249425833/root.bin

June 29, 2009, 07:42:43 AM
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After applying this 1.02.10 root.bin for ext3-boot I appear to have lost the capability to access my WDTV via FTP and telnet. I am using ID "root" and password blank as worked previously.

Can this be resolved?

June 29, 2009, 07:59:25 AM
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After applying this 1.02.10 root.bin for ext3-boot I appear to have lost the capability to access my WDTV via FTP and telnet. I am using ID "root" and password blank as worked previously.

Can this be resolved?
1) FTP has been removed from wdlxtv-0.5.5's wdtv.bin . Use this app.bin http://b-rad.cc/929/wdlxtv-app-pack-pure-ftpd or update root.bin to include it .
2) If you have previously set root password then use that one.

June 29, 2009, 10:54:38 AM
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hi!
i am trying to use the root.bin 1.02.10 on ext3-boot and there is simply no way to log in.
i have tried every possible root password with ssh or ftp - no success.
the ftp log tells me that the home directory can't be accessed.
can this be the reason?
regards
awx

EDIT: solved!
1. mount the root.bin (mount -o loop,rw root.bin <mountpoint>)

2. edit the file /etc/passwd and change the home directory of user root from "/root" to "/"
OR
2. create a directory /root

3. unmount the root.bin
4. copy it to the usb-boot device
5. boot up the wdtv and telnet to the wdtv
[6. change the root password]



« Last Edit: June 29, 2009, 11:29:11 AM by awx »

June 29, 2009, 12:34:54 PM
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i am trying to use the root.bin 1.02.10 on ext3-boot and there is simply no way to log in.
...
EDIT: solved!
1. mount the root.bin (mount -o loop,rw root.bin <mountpoint>)

2. edit the file /etc/passwd and change the home directory of user root from "/root" to "/"
OR
2. create a directory /root

3. unmount the root.bin
4. copy it to the usb-boot device
5. boot up the wdtv and telnet to the wdtv
[6. change the root password]

If I understand this correctly it requires having a computer with Linux to modify the root.bin as described. Anyone care to make a root.bin with this modification available for those of us without a Linux machine?

June 29, 2009, 01:44:51 PM
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If I understand this correctly it requires having a computer with Linux to modify the root.bin as described. Anyone care to make a root.bin with this modification available for those of us without a Linux machine?
You have one ;) it's your wd tv madia player .
1) move the new root.bin to a subdir; boot your wd tv with a root.bin that you can telnet in.
2) after logged in do: mkdir -p /mnt/root.bin && mount -o loop /path/to/new_root.bin /mnt/root.bin && mkdir /mnt/root.bin/root && umount /mnt/root.bin

June 30, 2009, 12:30:09 AM
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root.bin - 1.02.10
things to do:
- comment out the "alias" lines in the file /etc/profile (because if we use the msh shell, there is no "alias")
- remove the file /etc/TZ and create a symlink there that points to /tmp/TZ ("ln -s /tmp/TZ /etc/TZ") so that the configured timezone will be used (i.e. "config_tool -c TZ=CET-1CETDST")
- create a symlink /etc/samba that points to /tmp/samba ("ln -s /tmp/samba /etc/samba") to make samba work again
« Last Edit: June 30, 2009, 01:03:19 AM by awx »

June 30, 2009, 02:14:44 AM
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Hm, it seems to be turning into an open source project now with so many people doing things.
I don't know about other users but I would like to keep the ext3 boot releases in one place.
If everyone's gonna compile their own root.bins and posting them here it 's only going to complicate things for the novice user.
I appreciate everyone's efforts but perhaps it's time to organize things a bit.
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June 30, 2009, 04:34:24 AM
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root.bin - 1.02.10
things to do:
- comment out the "alias" lines in the file /etc/profile (because if we use the msh shell, there is no "alias")
- remove the file /etc/TZ and create a symlink there that points to /tmp/TZ ("ln -s /tmp/TZ /etc/TZ") so that the configured timezone will be used (i.e. "config_tool -c TZ=CET-1CETDST")
- create a symlink /etc/samba that points to /tmp/samba ("ln -s /tmp/samba /etc/samba") to make samba work again

Done! Good catch awx! See top post.

PS. Also changed path for root in /etc/passwd.

June 30, 2009, 07:38:28 AM
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...Done! Good catch awx! See top post.

PS. Also changed path for root in /etc/passwd.

Version 1.02.10b does not work properly with ext3-boot for me. USB network adapter is not functioning. So I am back to rezmus' 1.02.08 root.bin. I hope he or someone else will prepare a 1.02.10 root.bin based on Zorander's code.

July 03, 2009, 04:07:44 AM
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Hi slightly confused.

I have Zoranders software on, and i have put the wdlxtv 0.5.5 root.bin onto the same memory stick.
DO i have to use Brad's wireless app or can i use one of the others.

- kebabinho

July 03, 2009, 04:36:19 AM
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Version 1.02.10b does not work properly with ext3-boot for me. USB network adapter is not functioning.

Fixed in version 1.02.10c (see top post).