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19-December-2008, 22:05

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The DM 800 works VERY well with an external disk connected to its USB 2.0 port. At the end of the day, manipulations of the remote control are identical to those with an internal disk or an external disk connected to the eSATA port.

But, in order to get there, you must begin with a bit of tweaking. The following explanation supposes that you are capable of giving Unix/Linux line commands to a Dreambox (See other threads if necessary...)

Enigma 2 pre-supposes that the disk on which you intend to record (or read) movies be mounted on /media/hdd/ and that it itself contains a movie/ subdirectory.

If you already have an eSATA internal or external disk mounted on your DM 800, you must first unmount it:
Code:
umount /media/hdd
Then, you must mount the disk connected to the USB 2.0 port in its place:
Code:
mount /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 /media/hdd
(Note that the disk seems to be on a SCSI bus, although this is NOT the case. It's a rather ordinary Linux trick to emulate a USB bus as a SCSI bus (via the driver) in order to simplify device access for the kernel.)

To make the mount command for your USB disk persistant through reboots, you must modify or add a line to the /etc/fstab file.
If there is already a line meant to mount an eSATA disk that you wish to replace with a USB disk, erase it. It looks like:
Code:
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 /media/hdd auto defaults 0 0
In order to mount the USB disk at boot time, add the following line:
Code:
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 /media/hdd auto defaults 0 0
The nuance is subtle, but makes a world of difference...
Dear,
I have just purchased a USB drive (250 GB seagate), tried to follow your instructions. The very first time I inserted the disk in the lower USB port, it seemed to get connected to my DM800 since the light of the drive came on... but did not mount. I unpluged it and started over again, but from this time and having done this many times, the drive does not even get powered from the USB - in fact is making a ticking noice.
I plugged it to my PC, reformat it to NTFS, plug it in to DM800, but nothing. Is it because the format is not recognisable by Linux - my knowledge around it is non-existent. How do I format it to an acceptable format? do I have to have linux?
I would appreciate your instructions otherwise I just wasted 70 Euros.
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22-December-2008, 11:52

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when i telnet the command line(exactly as written)
i get response:- failed no such file or directory!
also is it partl or part1 you type?
i was gona buy esata but no need if i can mount my usb
I don`t understand this, can you give me an explaination.
   
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DM800 USB power - 10-January-2009, 02:05

It seems that the power of the USB terminals of the DM800 not enough to power my external e-SATA drive. I need to power the HD using external power supply. Is it only with me? Please advise. Thanks.
   
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External USB HDD on DM 800 - 10-January-2009, 16:00

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Dear,
I have just purchased a USB drive (250 GB seagate), tried to follow your instructions. The very first time I inserted the disk in the lower USB port, it seemed to get connected to my DM800 since the light of the drive came on... but did not mount. I unpluged it and started over again, but from this time and having done this many times, the drive does not even get powered from the USB - in fact is making a ticking noice.
I plugged it to my PC, reformat it to NTFS, plug it in to DM800, but nothing. Is it because the format is not recognisable by Linux - my knowledge around it is non-existent. How do I format it to an acceptable format? do I have to have linux?
I would appreciate your instructions otherwise I just wasted 70 Euros.
Regards
Your USB disk must be initialized in a format recognizable by the Linux of your Dreambox image. They all recognize the ext2 and ext3 formats but few recognize the MS proprietary formats (FAT32 and NTFS).
If you do not know enough about Linux, find a friend who has a Linux box and ask him to re-initialize your disk.

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It seems that the power of the USB terminals of the DM800 not enough to power my external e-SATA drive. I need to power the HD using external power supply. Is it only with me? Please advise. Thanks.
Yes, your external disk needs is own power supply.


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12-January-2009, 18:52

well i also have alot of trouble with this opperation... I ues the Peter Pan image, and connects my usb disk and it's found by peter pan but it gives me an error when i try to initialize about some mounting error, so i guess im up to the same taske as u guys but then i ssl to the dreambox it seems that there isent a folder in dev named scsi... i have a USB folder with a lot of ttyUSB, but don't know what to do?

how do i mount and is this the solution to my error i get?

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well i also have alot of trouble with this opperation... I ues the Peter Pan image, and connects my usb disk and it's found by peter pan but it gives me an error when i try to initialize about some mounting error, so i guess im up to the same taske as u guys but then i ssl to the dreambox it seems that there isent a folder in dev named scsi... i have a USB folder with a lot of ttyUSB, but don't know what to do?

how do i mount and is this the solution to my error i get?
I am not sure that I fully understand your situation. What do you mean exactly by "it's found by peter pan" and by "it gives me an error when i try to initialize". Try to be VERY specific and quote your diagnostics precisely.
Also, how was your USB disk initially formatted?


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13-January-2009, 18:56

thank you for replying, i'll try to be more specifik.

It's found by peter pan - with that i mean that the harddisk option under blue button/device/storage/USB, im able to select "format and mount" witch i do. then i get message stating that the procedure is finished and the disk is formated and monted. the i go under blue button/device/storage/HDD and i choose the "initizalize" red button option. it gives me an warning stating that all date will be lost. i continue and i can hear the disk working. then i get a error stating that the disk can't be mounted, after a wile.

when i try to record anything i get message that there is no disk.

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23-January-2009, 01:04

anyone? realy bugger, as i just spend 120€ on the external disk :/

i tryede to connect a SATA disk to the box via the internal SATA connection (not the ESATA on the back) and i power the disk with an external powersuply, but then it don even boot.

im realy on the each, so i sure could use som advice from a magic maker ;)

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DM 800 e-sata :frown: - 25-January-2009, 02:12

hey guys

does anybody now how to get a e-sata harddrive wich has its own powersupply with gemini 4.0. it has no settings in the system menu, like it should does have in the original enigma FW, like i saw in the manual.

please help if you have some idea.

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26-January-2009, 15:01

The problem is in Gemin itself. I had same problem with internal drive on 8000, not 800 (but i also have 800). Never experienced problems on 800, but this is the solution that you can try: I use gemini firmware on it and i had the problem when it's with gemini. So you can download any other image (newnigma, pli, etc...) format unmount the drive; format it, and after return back to gemini. This is what i did with 8000, probably with 800 will be the same. Everything works fine after.


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