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In Topic: Zgemma H9 Combo - Internal HDD stops recovery

24 January 2024 - 20:34

What version of recovery do you currently have?

The recovery has not been updated for 3-4 years(SRCDATE = "20201123").


It would have been updated when I flashed v8.1 when I had this trouble last time - is there a command to check it? Hopefully I won't need it in future as I've tried that 'Flash Image' selection from the main menu on another box and it worked really well, I'm very impressed. I've had trouble with it in the past hence the need to resort to USB Sticks!

In Topic: Zgemma H9 Combo - Internal HDD stops recovery

24 January 2024 - 12:41

Good Morning,


Apologies for re-opening this thread again but it is probably the most relevant. I re-flashed my troublesome H9 Combo to v9.0 and again had to disconnect the HDD to get to the recovery menu despite re-installing the recovery last time - is it worth updating to v9.0 Recovery? Anyway after the re-flash and whilst setting up the new image, I normally install the hddsleep plugin but noticed it is no longer in the feed. Is this plugin no longer necessary for this box? I vaguely remember there was something specific to this box relating to the Hisilicon chipset, so has it been fixed in v9.0? I haven't noticed the disk permanently spinning and it does seem to respond to changes in the HDD standby time settings in the HDD setup menu. Running the command confirms it is in standby.


root@h9combo:~# hdparm -C /dev/sda

 drive state is:  standby