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    Workaround / fix for harddisk formatting error in Dream Elite Image



    After a lot of testing, I found out that the dream-elite team has deactivated a line in fstab which causes error when you want to format a new harddisk in your dreambox.
    If you get an error while formatting the harddisk in your dreambox you can do the following trick to get your harddisk formatted:



    1 .Open the file fstab with a linux-compatible editor (i used textpad).
    fstab can be found in "/etc"

    2. When you have opened it you will see something like this:


    Code:
    rootfs / auto defaults 1 1
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
    /dev/mtdblock2 /boot jffs2 ro 0 0
    tmpfs /var tmpfs defaults 0 0
    tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults 0 0
    #/dev/sda1 /media/hdd auto defaults 0 0

    3. Now remove the '#' so that it will be:

    Code:
    rootfs / auto defaults 1 1
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
    /dev/mtdblock2 /boot jffs2 ro 0 0
    tmpfs /var tmpfs defaults 0 0
    tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /media/hdd auto defaults 0 0

    4. Put the edited fstab file back in /etc, give it rights 644 and restart your box.

    5. After the restart, format your harddisk, it will format without errors.

    6. Play some channel and do some time-shifting (pause/play etc)

    7. I noticed that the mapping option in Dreamelite image doesn't work anymore when you remove the '#" so now change the fstab file back to original, give it rights 644 and put the # in front of that line again.

    8. Restart your box again.

    9. Map your harddisk.


    Tested on a DM800 and a DM8000.
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