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zgemma microsc card help

Discussion in 'Zgemma Receivers' started by Napster, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Napster

    Napster Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi

    I have a zgemma h2h up and running fine on both VM and Sky at the moment I'm using a 16gb USB stick, but need to free up the USB for a Wi-Fi dongle, I'm having trouble initialising an micro sd card I have tried a 32gb and a 16gb card both cheap ones I will add, but with no luck can anyone recommend a good working micro sd card min 16gb :)

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  2. Krusty

    Krusty Premium Member Premium Member

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    Try this,I got it working by using the card reader in the rear USB port on the box, initialized it, box off, into the side of the box, box on. It then automounted and all's good!
     
  3. Ferret

    Ferret Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Try this formatting plugin should work on any image.

    https://www.digitalworldz.co.uk/eur...4sdcardformat_0-1_mipsel-ipk.html#post2621298
     
  4. Napster

    Napster Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I have tried both ideas but with no luck, I need to invest in a good quality microsd card and ideas which is best for openatv image
     
  5. sophiespence538

    sophiespence538 New Member

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    Can anyone explain how you record on one channel and watch another on the box please?

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  6. lescantle

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    You have 2 usb ports on the zgemma box you can use
     
  7. sophiespence538

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    I have a 62gb usb in the back of the box and it will record on the channel im watching, im just unsure how i can set it to record on one channel and watch another

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  8. lescantle

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    Have you got 1 or 2 cables from the dish connected to the box
     
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    2 cables connected to the box

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  10. Krusty

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    Just had a look at mine and its a Sandisk 128
     
  11. Lavaman

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    Probably not, the plugin works for sure but there are a few key points you need to follow to get it to fully work for what you want it to do:

    1) You need to make sure there are no partitions at all on the SD card, so the only space on there is shown as unallocated - I use EaseUS Partition Master to do this but it's important to only use it to do this, don't be tempted to use it to format the card as further down the line it'll give you problems.

    2) With the now 'partition free' SD card put it in the receiver and boot it up. Once booted make sure it has not been mounted (you won't be able to use the format tool for something that's already mounted), so Blue > Mounts > Device Manager and use Unmount (yellow button) if required.

    3) Once unmounted head to my SD Format Plugin (in Plugin Browser) and let it run. It'll take a while, SD cards just do and usual thing the bigger the storage space the longer it'll take, but in the end it'll get there and then the receiver will reboot.

    4) Once it boots back up head back to Device Manager again, you should see the card there listed as ext4 R/W and probably pre-mounted but you will probably want to change this to /media/hdd (pre-defined paths for recording and timeshift) so press the red button for 'use as HDD' - This should update the mount to /media/hdd.

    5) You are almost there but an important step here now - Give the receiver a full reboot via the menu now, not just GUI restart, it wan't to be a full restart but via menu rather than just pulling power.

    Hopefully if all went well when the receiver boots back up now you will have the SD card mounted as /media/hdd, the reboot will have created two folders on there (movie and timeshift) and you should be ready to go for both recording and timeshift, you can also use this for EPG data as well if you wish.

    Good luck :)
     
  12. lescantle

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    Then go into settings and make sure both tuner A and B are enabled
     
  13. Napster

    Napster Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi

    Tried this m8 no luck I think its time I changed my microsd, can anyone recommend a good working card 32GB/64GB/128GB etc etc
     
  14. Krusty

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    @Napster, did you manage to get your Micro SD card working ?? let me know if you didnt and I will give you the details of how I mounted it in a second zgemma h2h.
     
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    Napster Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi

    Yes m8 I found the best card to use are Kingston they innisalise fine and then can be setup for picon and epg plus recordings

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    Nice one, what size and type of Kingston was it, I am currently using a 32gb Sandisk Ultra.
     

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