Thread: Help needed to mount USB HDD on DreamElite 1.0


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First off, hello all. (Read - clueless newbie alert!!!) I've tried searching this forum and the others out there for a solution but can't quite get the right info... I've got a clo

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    First off, hello all. (Read - clueless newbie alert!!!)

    I've tried searching this forum and the others out there for a solution but can't quite get the right info...

    I've got a clone DM800 HD (not sure if its SE or not!?) and decided to connect a USB HDD for occasional recording/playback. Seems like I've opened a can of worms!!

    The box recognises the drive but I cannot initialise the drive as I get an error - "Not mounted".

    I'm happy to remotely configure our company Linux web server for multiple domains but the Dreambox baffles me!

    I think the box has the following software/firmware but don't really have much idea what each means or does...

    Sim2.01
    Dream Elite 1.0
    Enigma2

    With the HDD, I've tried preformatting in NTFS and FAT32 but makes no difference. Is there an easy(ish) fix?

    I saw something mentioned about using TelNet to manually set the HDD (for different firmware) - is this similar to Putty?

    If I need to re-flash, then I guess I'll lose all kinds of settings so would need an idiots' guide if there is one...

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Help needed to mount USB HDD on DreamElite 1.0

    Quote Originally Posted by davcom1 View Post
    I've tried searching this forum and the others out there for a solution but can't quite get the right info...
    Other forums? pttttt..! (lol..!)

    Did you have a look at my tut for "mounting drives"


    HERE

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    Re: Help needed to mount USB HDD on DreamElite 1.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Dibbers View Post
    Did you have a look at my tut for "mounting drives"
    Hi Dibbers - hadn't seen your tutorial previously but downloaded, printed and eagerly grabbed the Dreambox remote...

    then failed at the first stage!

    My menu doesn't match yours unfortunately. It is titled "New DE Blue" or similar.

    I did find a "Manage Devices" option in one menu but there's no mention of "USB device"

    The only way I can get info on the HDD is through TSpanel but "Initialize" here doesn't work because "Mount failed".

    Grrr... but thanks for trying to help and for the otherwise very good PDF!

    PS. On some other menu, I did see NFS server was set to off at boot time... should this be "on"?

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    Re: Help needed to mount USB HDD on DreamElite 1.0

    what happens if you press the "blue" button and then the "blue" button again? do you see more options? don't worry about nfs for now.

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    Re: Help needed to mount USB HDD on DreamElite 1.0

    Hi Dibbers,

    Blue again gives me "Add ons manager". Something about downloading add ons. Second in the list if selected says that the XML file is not properly configured or similar.

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    Re: Help needed to mount USB HDD on DreamElite 1.0

    have you tried taking the drive out and formatting, maybe even making it a raw disk via the PC and then back in the box....?

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    Re: Help needed to mount USB HDD on DreamElite 1.0

    Hi again Dibbers,

    Thanks for your help.

    I've solved it but had to use Telnet...

    In case anyone else stumbles upon this thread, has a similar setup and needs help, here's what I ended up doing.

    Found Dreambox IP via my router's admin pages, then from Windows - Start - Run and entered "telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" (where x's = IP address of box)

    User name: root
    Password: dreambox (in Telnet it doesn't look like anything has been typed on the screen but just press "Enter" and it should log in providing password is still default)

    Telnet box then shows: root@dm800:/#

    Then enter: mount /dev/sda1 /media/hdd (there's a space after "mount" and "sda1")

    My HDD was already formatted (FAT32) although NTFS might have worked too.

    You can format your HDD via Telnet but I wont go into details here because I'm a complete noob!

    I then checked to see if I could access the HDD by entering: cd media AND THEN: cd hdd

    Telnet should then look like: root@dm800:/media/hdd#

    If you don't already have a folder on the HDD called "movie", you will need to make one...

    Assuming you are in the correct folder/directory as above (media/hdd), you can simply type: mkdir movie

    If you then enter: ls (lower case "L" & "S") you should get a list of files & folders on your HDD including one called "movie"!

    From what I've read, it looks like the HDD will require mounting every time the box reboots (I leave mine in standby), however, I modified the "etc/fstab" file which will hopefully now mount the drive when the Dreambox boots... yet to test!!

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    Re: Help needed to mount USB HDD on DreamElite 1.0

    good work, I'd been reading about to do for you and stumbled on some thing similar...........well done man

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    Re: Help needed to mount USB HDD on DreamElite 1.0

    I have tried same way but no luck..

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    Re: Help needed to mount USB HDD on DreamElite 1.0

    where(how) I can find my hdd path?



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