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#1 smith

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Posted 4 September 2021 - 10:54

Good morning,
 
I have three Zgemma H9 Combos and this week I've been upgrading them all to Open PLi 8.1, it went well for two of them but the third box would not go into recovery mode or allow for the flash of a recovery unless I disconnected the internal drive. It is strange because one of the other boxes has an identical Samsung 500Gb internal drive and does not exhibit this issue when going through either recovery process.
 
However this particular box is one of the earlier one's and I seem to remember the Open PLi team provided me with a script to get the drive mounted correctly. The main issue was that the drive wouldn't go to sleep, which was explained to me as a box hardware issue, the script was a workaround. Its worked fine ever since, but I vaguely remember the mount didn't look quite right to me.
 
Is there a way of checking what is causing this issue?
 
 
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Re: Zgemma H9 Combo - Internal HDD stops recovery #2 Dimitrij

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Posted 5 September 2021 - 07:24


enigma2-plugin-extensions-hddsleep as workaround.

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Re: Zgemma H9 Combo - Internal HDD stops recovery #3 smith

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Posted 5 September 2021 - 10:12

 


enigma2-plugin-extensions-hddsleep as workaround.

 

 

Yes that does work and the HDD is functioning correctly.

 

My issue is that when I try and force Recovery using Remote button during power on, the box locks up at the splash screen. I then have to open up the box, disconnect the HDD to make it boot into recovery mode. The same thing happens when I try and flash a recovery image, it locks at the splash screen until I disconnect the internal drive.

 

So it looks like it is trying to boot from the internal HDD, can this be inhibited?

 

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Re: Zgemma H9 Combo - Internal HDD stops recovery #4 Pr2

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Posted 5 September 2021 - 10:20

How do you format your internal HDD?
Do you format it from within the STB or do you format it on PC before installing it?

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Re: Zgemma H9 Combo - Internal HDD stops recovery #5 smith

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Posted 5 September 2021 - 22:15

How do you format your internal HDD?
Do you format it from within the STB or do you format it on PC before installing it?

 

It would have been formatted in an Enigma 2 box, either a Dreambox but more probably an Xtrend 8500. I've read that the mounted drives have flags assigned to determine features like whether the drive is 'removable' and thought there might be a 'bootable' flag that could be set?    


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Re: Zgemma H9 Combo - Internal HDD stops recovery #6 Pr2

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Posted 6 September 2021 - 07:48

I just want to be sure that the HDD was formated in extX format and not in NTFS or FAT32.

Some bootloader get stuck when a NTFS drive is attached.


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Re: Zgemma H9 Combo - Internal HDD stops recovery #7 smith

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Posted 6 September 2021 - 10:53

I've run dmesg, nothing obvious to me in this section:-
 
mmc0: new HS400 MMC card at address 0001
mmcblk0: mmc0:0001 8GTF4R 7.28 GiB
mmcblk0boot0: mmc0:0001 8GTF4R partition 1 4.00 MiB
mmcblk0boot1: mmc0:0001 8GTF4R partition 2 4.00 MiB
mmcblk0rpmb: mmc0:0001 8GTF4R partition 3 512 KiB
 mmcblk0: p1(fastboot) p2(bootargs) p3(recovery) p4(bootoptions) p5(deviceinfo) p6(baseparam) p7(pqparam) p8(logo) p9(fastplay) p10(kernel) p11(trustedcore) p12(misc) p13(system) p14(vendor) p15(e2tv) p16(cache) p17(private) p18(securestore) p19(linuxkernel1) p20(linuxkernel2) p21(linuxkernel3) p22(linuxkernel4) p23(userdata)
f9820000.himciv200.SD: eMMC/MMC/SD Device NOT detected!
usb 1-2.2: new full-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-platform
usb 1-2.3: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-platform
ata1: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
ata1.00: ATA-8: SAMSUNG HM500JI, 2AC101C4, max UDMA/133
ata1.00: 976773168 sectors, multi 0: LBA48 NCQ (depth 31/32)
ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133
scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      SAMSUNG HM500JI  01C4 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 976773168 512-byte logical blocks: (500 GB/466 GiB)
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
 sda: sda1
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
 
 
 
 
sda1 also mentioned here:-
 
EXT4-fs (sda1): recovery complete
EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)

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Re: Zgemma H9 Combo - Internal HDD stops recovery #8 Dimitrij

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Posted 6 September 2021 - 12:45

As option...

Re-install recovery.


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Re: Zgemma H9 Combo - Internal HDD stops recovery #9 twol

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Posted 6 September 2021 - 19:36

Why flash recovery image? Why don‘t you just use flashimage to get to 8.1 or whatever


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