### Howto: Dreambox Image Manipulation & Remote Filesystem ###

denis_test

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I have registered, made the post but still no way to download mtdram.ko.
Please help.
 

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Well, I've done without mtdram.ko using the instructions above:https://www.digitalworldz.co.uk/index.php?threads/160169/#post1168973

Instead of creating /dev/mtdblock/7 I have used existing /dev/mtdblock/1.
So, all steps shortly:

0. I have made changes in /var/tuxbox/config and my Dreambox 500 was not able to boot.

1. Created backup using DreamUp.
back.img

2. Found jffs start position (it was 500000), decimal 5242880.

3. Extracted "bad" jffs
dd if=back.img of=split-jffs2-section.img bs=1 skip=5242880

4. Restored clear (working) Gemini image to dream.

5. Copied split-jffs2-section.img to /tmp of my tuner.

6. Mounted instead of current jffs:
umount /var
dd if=/tmp/split-jffs2-section.img of=/dev/mtdblock/1
mount -t jffs2 /dev/mtdblock/1 /var

7. Rolled back my changes in config

8. Got fixed jffs image
umount /var
dd if=/dev/mtd/1 of=/tmp/changed-jffs2.img

9. Copied it back to my "big" pc and got new image
dd if=changed-jffs2.img of=change-full.img bs=1 seek=5242880

10. Flashed dreambox using DreamUp from change-full.img

And finally I've got it working. Many thanks beady for information.
If I will have to repeat all of this, it will take about half an hour.
 
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stefki

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If someone have this module mtdram.ko

Please send to me or attach it.

Thank you !
 

meepity

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interesting that no one has found this module three years later! crazy.
 

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Thank you for this, great tut. I can kiss you, but not in a gay way. lol It's hard to find people who share anymore and it's killing progress. (shame).

Anyhow I used the info in the post by denis_test, to mount it in to /var dir since I can't get that file mtdram.ko

Few Issues, however when I flash back the change-full.img, DreamUp flashes ok but when I turn on the box I just get a blue screen and nothing else.

What am I doing wrong? The only change am doing is blanking password.
 
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That's awesome. Will try with my amiko, I did reflash it through TFTP, and it works great. this definitely something I was Imagine
 
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