HELP - DM800 won't boot/can get in linux ?


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Apr 12, 2007
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Box has started playing up and will not boot. If i boot normally it goes as follows -

boot 72

it just sits there the ?

If i boot with power on to reflash/linux mode i get the ip address showing but when i connect i get following message on laptop -

This is the DM800 bootloader Web Interface.

If you see this, your box didn't boot to Linux.
Unless you interrupted the boot process, this usually means that you have no valid operating system in flash.
Don't panic! It's not a problem. You can just flash a new version and everything will be fine!
Otherwise, you can boot from network or USB.
If you're about to give up, you might get help at the Dream Multimedia Support board!
Currently there aren't many other features...

You can download your current flash contents (64 MB) here, but please don't expect to be able to flash it back. It's merely a debugging feature.
This device's Serial Number is 40845, and was built on 2008/10/29.

Booloader version: Dreambox Second Stage Loader BUILD #72, built 20090303

device info firmware upgrade

I am guessing the flash is corrupt. How can i reflash this ? Is it stored on the simm (which i have cleaned/reseated)

when u re-boot, have you drained the psu also, pls. unplug from wall socket....b4 re-boot, wait 1 min then try re-boot, has happened me a few times in the past ...............
Just selected firmware upgrade, reflashed and booted. Never noticed it on the web control Just shocked to see box not in linux.

Time to scan/reinstall everything now.....