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[CFW 2.13] Customised Firmware version 2.13

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by af123, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    I'm pleased to announce the release of version 2.13 of the customised firmware with the following changes over 2.12:
    • Fix race condition bug in maintenance mode which stopped it initialising properly on occasion if a disk was slow to mount;
    • Front panel feedback for maintenance mode (MAINTENANCE on HDR, UtiL on HD);
    • Add parameters to fix-disk to allow selective partition checking, magic number check skip and additional filesystem check options;
    • Add persistent log file for fix-disk;
    • Add RMA (Return to Manufacturer) mode to allow for complete removal of custom firmware.
    Maintenance mode should be more reliable in starting up when a disk is faulty and fix-disk is more flexible to help fix more disk problems - I recommend you only use the options to fix-disk under guidance. Thanks to xyz321 for some of the ideas in this new version and for helping me test and debug them!

    Downloads available from the usual page: http://wiki.hummy.tv/wiki/Firmware_Downloads

    Tron, raydon, Scuttlebroom and 2 others like this.
  2. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    I have just installed this on both of my boxes.:)

    P.S. Nice Pumpkin.:D
  3. Scuttlebroom

    Scuttlebroom Member

    All loaded!

    I take it you released it on purpose on Halloween as it was number 2.13!
  4. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Sometimes an opportunity is just too good to miss!
    David_Brown_UK likes this.
  5. Michaelnuk

    Michaelnuk Member

    Cheers af123 :)

    Ok to install over CF 2.12?
  6. Wallace

    Wallace Slightly Pickled

    I hope so, that's what I have done. :)

    All OK for me.
    Michaelnuk likes this.
  7. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    The short answer is Yes, see Upgrade Path Notes HERE
    Michaelnuk likes this.
  8. Mike0001

    Mike0001 Well-Known Member

    Just saw this and downloaded and installed it. Great!

    What do you mean by an "RMA Mode"? I know what RMA means, just how do you access that?
  9. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    It will be an option under Diagnostics in the next release of the web interface, which is getting close!

    Once in RMA mode, all customised firmware components will be cleared the next time the box boots and will not be automatically reinstated. You can then re-install the official firmware and you are back to a standard box.
    Scuttlebroom likes this.
  10. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Is there any benefit in 2.13 (or 2.12 come to that) for HD-FOX?
  11. Michaelnuk

    Michaelnuk Member

    Installed without a problem :)

  12. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Not as much, only the inclusion of the additional filesystem utilities in 2.12.
  13. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Do they work on an external drive?
  14. xyz321

    xyz321 Well-Known Member

    The fix-disk script only works on the internal drive at the moment and only repairs ext2/3. The original assumption was that users would be able to use other systems in order to repair any external drives. Testing of external drives by the HD (or HDR) would require additional file system check programs in order to support the different filesystems out there.
  15. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    So the answer is no then?!
  16. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    The utilities in the firmware let you do things like format USB sticks as ext2. HD CFW doesn't include fix-disk but you could still do a disk check from maintenance mode.
  17. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Rock on! Are there some simple command-line scripts to format Ext2 and convert Ext3 to Ext2?
  18. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    having trouble installing this, pulled usb for hard drive out the rear socket and plugged formatted stick into front, all while machine was dormant, went i switch on it just loads the 2.12 firmware and goes to BBC1 as usual.

    i unzipped the hdf file and ensured it was a root file, the hummy was def off and idle. could an ethernet cable be affecting things??

    ps why isnt this latest fw thread stickied at the top of the topics list?? personally i think all the mods should be a the top?
  19. bixieupnorth

    bixieupnorth Member

    oh, and i used the prepare to upgrade thing too
  20. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    This means your stick isn't being recognised. Try another one.

    The first page of topics would get very cluttered... but I can see an argument for pinning the topic for the latest CF (and unpinning the one it supersedes).