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#1 2013-11-03 05:31 PM

TheRiLi
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How can I make modifies on a UNIX OS ?

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#2 2013-11-04 09:24 AM

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Re: How can I make modifies on a UNIX OS ?

What exactly is your question?

In general it is always a good idea to keep the old firmware around in case an upgrade doesn't work, so you can easily downgrade. But it's even better to always only install firmware from the manufacturer and to never install random crap from the internet.

But is your PC infected with crapware, or really your satellite receiver? The latter seems very unlikely. If it is your computer, just get rid of MS Windows and install Linux and you will never again have these kind of problems.

...or just run some antivirus and see what else is lurking on your poor computer.

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#3 2013-11-05 01:26 AM

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Re: How can I make modifies on a UNIX OS ?

How to mode a .bin firmware upgrade file for a UNIX/LINUX systems :/

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#4 2013-11-05 09:49 AM

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Re: How can I make modifies on a UNIX OS ?

Your example attached file (which isn't really attached, but anyway) is a .rar, which is a different kind of compressed file. Use unrar or winrar to unpack it.

.bin files are just binary files and not further compressed, it's the firmware as it's copied to the device. If you know the formatting you can mount it via the loop device, if you know the proper offsets and what filesystem it is. (Coud be cramfs or some other compressed, read-only filesystem for root.) Or the whole thing could be the kernel + initramfs. It depends on the device.

But if you can't even find out the thing's name or model number or even brand, then you have to reverse engineer it yourself. How the hell did you find any firmware for the thing if you don't know what it is? Did you just tried all "satellite receiver" firmware you could find?

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#5 2013-11-05 02:26 PM

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#6 2013-11-06 10:39 PM

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Re: How can I make modifies on a UNIX OS ?

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