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Maintenance Mode Fixdisk can't unmount mnt/hd2

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by rodp, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

  2. MymsMan

    MymsMan Well-Known Member

    I am often downlevel on firmware updates because they are so much of a faff to install!
    You have to find the web page to download from, download, find a convenient time, copy to USB stick, try to install, copy to another USB stick when Humax doesn't recognize it, repeat until you remember which stick works!

    What might be worth doing is for the webif to know the latest recommended level and highlight on the Home and Diagnostic pages if the installed level is less than the recommended level.
    The enable Maintenance mode dialog could show a strong warning if you are attempting to enable Maintenance mode with a down level custom firmware
     
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  3. rodp

    rodp Member

    Black Hole , so if I transfer via Ethernet I agree it might be faster. I could connect the USB HDD to my router's USB port. Setup a ftp or SMB share. How do you then use telnet rather than something like winscp or windows explorer to stop the data coming down to my PC and then back to the router. I assume i would need to mount the share in the telnet sessions?

    have you got any instructions on that? Is that permanent? (say i've created a share called 'Humax-Rod' on my router)

    ...and is there a (clean / non destructive!) way to stop the copying once you've started it via the remote control?

    Thanks

    Rodp
     
  4. rodp

    rodp Member

  5. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    It's not a copy-and-delete process, so just interrupting it with a reboot won't do any harm. As for rationalising data movement, wouldn't it be easier to plug the drive into your PC? Alternatively look into FXP.
     
  6. rodp

    rodp Member

    Got a slight problem in that the PC I've got (a work one) has disabled write access to USB ports :(.

    I'll check out FXP - once the wife has finished watching Strictly I'll be rebooting ;)
     
  7. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Can it boot from USB or optical? If so, boot a live Linux. But seriously, why hamstring yourself when a very small outlay gets you independence?
     
  8. prpr

    prpr Well-Known Member

    Yes, that all sounds like sensible stuff.
    Maybe it could go even further - you plug your USB stick into the Humax and the WebIf could download the latest firmware on command. Then all you need to do is power off and on again.
     
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  9. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    I’ve suggested something similar in the past, possibly in private. It’s not completely hands-off - the user would need to remove the UPD before restarting after firmware update.
     
  10. Trev

    Trev The Dumb One

    But considerably simpler that it is ATM if all the user needs to do is put in then pull out a memory stick into a USB socket on the box.
     
  11. MymsMan

    MymsMan Well-Known Member

    The customised firmware could be downloaded as a package using the exiting delivery system but I don't think it could be installed automatically.
    The granddaughter would not be pleased if she couldn't watch Bing because the Humax was updating itself!
    We would probably need a command triggered by a Diag menu button that would copy the downloaded firmware onto the USB stick and start the install reboot.
    I don't suppose it is possible to have code run after an install to remove the install file from the USB and reboot to normal
     
  12. rodp

    rodp Member

    The outlay being a laptop for oneself? Yep - got one but it's old and didn't want to know about the 2TB USB3 drive I am trying to use. never the less I am pretty impressed with it - (1GHz Pentium III dell latitude c610 with a 1Gb ram and SSD) as it's kept going and running windows 7!! Some Lattitude i5's with windows 10 are in the pipeline - just waiting for them to arrive in the next couple of weeks :)

    So.... carrying on where I left off.... I pulled the USB plug (literally!) of the HDD out of the humax as realised that transfer rate what so slow it was going to take a number of days. I ran 'ubuntu mate' on my work PC and then managed to sort our the HDD (after my personal laptop had decided to mess up it's partitioning (as I wanted to make it clean again). I then set a samba share from my router and setup the share from the humax. After testing transfer it now 3-4 times quicker so that is now going to let me get everything off the humax HDD and then sort out the LBA0 issue (hopefully).

    Question - I've decided to run autoshrink on all the recordings before moving them over to the HDD. There's alot to do which would invariably fill the HDD space up completely whilst it's doing that process (will put the original files in the [Deleted Items] folder). If I didn't delete stuff out of there manually to keep enough free space as it's going through that process. Would the Queue system be clever enough to realise this and halt proceedings until there was enough space? Or would the system grind to a halt? I've since told the autoprocessing system to stop shortly before and during any recording processes but there is nothing to stop if when space is getting low.

    Thanks

    Rodp
     
  13. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Autoprocessing stops below some threshold remaining disk space. It will resume again when auto-delete has cleared some space from the recycle bin.
     
  14. rodp

    rodp Member

    What's the limit? It got to 5.57GB free (48GB in [deleted items]) and I was about to record strictly, blue planet and then F1. :s
     
  15. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru