Newbie Question about login to WRT54GL

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by camomac, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. camomac

    camomac Networkin' Nut Member

    I am running Victek firmware RAF1.28.121006

    I try to telnet into my linksys WRT54GL doing the following on OS x~

    1) Open Terminal
    2) Telnet
    it say "connected to unknown"
    3) login: root
    4) password: <my password>

    okay, I'm good so far, it says:

    Tomato v1.28.121006

    BusyBox v1.14.4 (2010-12-06 16:11:11 CET) built-in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.


    Then that is as far as I get.
    5) type: ls <and it does nothing, just gives me another "#"

    What am I doing wrong? All I want to do is look at the directories and files. With the goal of replacing the image in the USBRed theme..

    I hope some of that made sense. Thanks!!
  2. InfX

    InfX Addicted to LI Member

    Nothing, you are at your home directory and it's empty. Go to root dir first.

    cd /
  3. camomac

    camomac Networkin' Nut Member

    COOL! thanks!

    Do you know where the image file is located?

    Also how do I go back one directory? In DOS, if I remember right it was "cd.."
  4. InfX

    InfX Addicted to LI Member

    Same way, just don't forget a space between the cd and the dots.
    cd ..
    But really, you can find those anywhere on google. Try looking for some basic linux shell guidance.
  5. camomac

    camomac Networkin' Nut Member


    do you where i could find the image file for this distro?
    i know the path is
    and the image is named "tomatousb.png"

    i am just unsure where it is located or how to copy the new image to that location.

    Thanks again, i know these are super newb questions, i just didn't know where to look.
  6. InfX

    InfX Addicted to LI Member

    I would safely bet it's in the /www, along with the rest of the stuff. But this is a part of the root file system of the tomato, it is read only, and the only way to replace a file in it would be rebuilding the tomato image and reflashing it. Don't you think this is waaaaay too much to bother to just change a pic in the web ui ?
  7. camomac

    camomac Networkin' Nut Member

    yeah! i didn't know that. i'm just trying to learn some of this. i really appreciate your help!!!

    oh well, it was worth a shot. i might try to look at this from a different perspective later.:biggrin:

    like, adding custom .css and uploading the image to a new directory that isn't read-only.

    can i do that?
  8. InfX

    InfX Addicted to LI Member

    Don't ask me, i have no idea, never tried, never cared about something like that. About custom css - read here:

    About "directories that are not read only", while you can write to /tmp or something, i bet you want it to stay there after reboot. And the only 2 types of persistent storage i know on tomato are the NVRAM (no, thats NOT a directory) and jffs partition (you can have it setup/formatted from the GUI).

    Anyway, right now its 3:10AM here, so have a good night :)
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