Jump to content


Photo

Flashextender - Use CF card as extra flash space on DM7025

DM7025

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 nfnovice

  • PLi® Betateam
  • 696 posts

0
Neutral

Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:46

Has anyone used this plugin ?
enigma2-plugin-systemplugins-flashextender - 1.07-r0 - Flash extender - Use CF card as extra flash space on DM7025

does it use the whole CF or can I allocate space to suit - like 256mb ?
does it then allow the 7025 to do more "software updates" without running out of flash room ?

I see your efforts on this Milo - Sorry I can only find dutch words on this one that I cannot understand
and google translate doesnt seem to like the pli site
DM800+DM7025+DM7020+DM7000+DM600+DM5620+DM500+VUDUO Dreambox great invention - whats it for ?

Re: Flashextender - Use CF card as extra flash space on DM7025 #2 MiLo

  • PLi® Core member
  • 11,087 posts

+220
Excellent

Posted 11 April 2010 - 14:47

Just try it...

It simply "adds" the CF card to the built-in flash. The only requirement is that the CF card has been formatted with ext2 or ext3 previously. It need not be empty, nor will it contents be erased. You can keep using the card as usual, the CF space is "shared" with the remainder of the card. No need to "reserve" any space, it just occupies a subdirectory on the card.

The plugin works immediately after installing it. No need to reboot. Same goes for uninstall - it will attempt to move all changes back into the internal flash.

There are some limitations to what the plugin can do, in particular upgrades to low-level components (linux, busybox) that are loaded before the plugin has had a chance to change the root filesystem. Upgrades to these components are very rare.

The plugin will only work on the DM7025, and not on any other box.
Real musicians never die - they just decompose

Re: Flashextender - Use CF card as extra flash space on DM7025 #3 nfnovice

  • PLi® Betateam
  • 696 posts

0
Neutral

Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:05

Thanks Milo
just to update
Installed from blue button / software management / advanced / packet management (should that be package management )

this is relevant df lines before and after

root@dm7025 ~ # df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 3840 2680 1160 70% /boot
/dev/mtdblock/3 28672 25132 3540 88% /boot/mnt/flash
/dev/loop/0 14016 14016 0 100% /boot/mnt/squashfs
none 42688 39148 3540 92% /
tmpfs 36424 240 36184 1% /var
tmpfs 36424 104 36320 0% /tmp
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 292978752 137279576 155699176 47% /media/hdd
/dev/ide/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 1999196 366016 1633180 18% /media/cf

root@dm7025 ~ # df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 3840 2680 1160 70% /boot
/dev/mtdblock/3 28672 25136 3536 88% /boot/mnt/flash
/dev/loop/0 14016 14016 0 100% /boot/mnt/squashfs
none 2041884 405324 1636560 20% /
tmpfs 36424 240 36184 1% /var
tmpfs 36424 104 36320 0% /tmp
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 292978752 137279576 155699176 47% /media/hdd
/dev/ide/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 1999196 366172 1633024 18% /media/cf

so the numbers make sense

looks ok after a reboot as well
thanks for me - will report back any issues
DM800+DM7025+DM7020+DM7000+DM600+DM5620+DM500+VUDUO Dreambox great invention - whats it for ?

Re: Flashextender - Use CF card as extra flash space on DM7025 #4 nfnovice

  • PLi® Betateam
  • 696 posts

0
Neutral

Posted 11 May 2010 - 03:14

just an update on this one.. the 7025 continues to work smoothly without issue
the plugin in works exactly as Milo has outlined above

I have done a number of software updates, including the last weeks of large busybox and enigma2 updates through packages interface - no issues

normally this is when the 7025 would drop its lunch and require a reflash ..

so I am a happy camper - great plugin/extension
cheers
DM800+DM7025+DM7020+DM7000+DM600+DM5620+DM500+VUDUO Dreambox great invention - whats it for ?





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: DM7025

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users