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Let's see if my head is a bit less fuzzy now (when I wrote the earlier post, I had been in the sun for several hours...)
You have a Series 1 box which means that it is a "big-endian" machine, with the least-significant bit in the highest-addressed byte. This filters down to the way data is recorded on the disk.
When you boot one of the standard TiVo-style Linux CDs, they typically arrange things so that hda (primary master) is not byteswapped but the other hard disks are. I thought that this might be an issue when transferring files from some other disk, but I'm not completely sure of that.
It may be that all you need to do is to get a UNIX-style delimited sysinit.rc on the disk and you're good to go.
classicsat suggests a rc.sysinit.author. You may not have one of these - I don't think the standard CacheCard install creates one. Typically it is best to put all your custom commands in a separate file (which some use the name rc.sysinit.author for) and then just put a single line in rc.sysinit that invokes this.
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