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    Default img pentru dreambox7025

    Un prieten al meu a achizitionat un dream 7025 si nu stiu cu ce program pot pune o imagine gemini pe hard sau cardflash. cu flashvizard 6.3 nu reusesc pentru ca nu-mi vede hardul si nici cardflash.

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    Default Re: img pentru dreambox7025

    Quote Originally Posted by doctorul
    Un prieten al meu a achizitionat un dream 7025 si nu stiu cu ce program pot pune o imagine gemini pe hard sau cardflash. cu flashvizard 6.3 nu reusesc pentru ca nu-mi vede hardul si nici cardflash.
    poti folosi multibootul sa pui imagini pe cf sau pe hdd.iti trebuie un compaqflash de minim 512mb.

    eu am asa si merge chiar foarte bine.
    iti consiliez ultima colosseum 1.2.
    merge stas

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    chestiunea este ca nu stiu cum sa folosesc multibootul la care faci referire. ti-as fi recunoscator daca mi-ai indica pasii eventual prin pm.
    Cu consideratie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorul
    chestiunea este ca nu stiu cum sa folosesc multibootul la care faci referire. ti-as fi recunoscator daca mi-ai indica pasii eventual prin pm.
    Cu consideratie!
    uite il readme multiboot.iti spune ceea ce trebuie sa faci
    ================================================== ==================
    Here comes the English Version of the Documentation ...
    ================================================== ==================
    Short HOW-TO-MULTIBOOT for the lazy readers
    ================================================== ==================

    On the PC unpack the downloaded and move the
    extracted multibootXX.tar.bz2 per FTP to /var/tmp of your
    Dreambox 7025 (and maybe READ the included readme.txt).

    Then you loggon there via telnet and execute the follwing commands:

    > cd /
    > bunzip2 /var/tmp/multibootXX.tar.bz2
    > tar -xvf /var/tmp/multibootXX.tar
    > /var/tmp/ kill

    If the image offers a Blue Pannel, then it is maybe possible
    to choose there addons and manual install, then you don't need
    the commands from above and are probably also able to restart
    enigma from menu (instead of the above kill command)

    Then there should be already in the Games/Plugins
    Menu of the Dreambox the Multiboot addon beeing shown. With enable cd
    (or c or d) in the install option menu of the Multiboot addon
    the CF card and/or the harddisk will be prepared for Multiboot
    ONLY THE FIRST TIME, and with copy you can copy images from Flash
    to the CF card and/or Harddiskwhich then can be choosen for
    booting with the boot entry of the
    Multiboot Addon Menu. You get infos and check Partition status
    with the info option.

    After flashing further images it is sufficient to execute the
    plugin option in telnet (depending from install type
    at /media/cf or /media/hdd) to get the multiboot addon menu
    and be able to multiboot in this image - but don't use
    the first time before enable:

    > cd /media/cf
    (with installation of type cd or c)

    > cd /media/hdd
    (with Installation of type d)

    > plugin

    If you copy nfi Images with Multiboot, to Flash or Multiboot
    partitions then script does NOT need to be executed with plugin
    after copy

    > copy 1 N namedesimages_ohne_nfi

    ================================================== =================
    Multiboot for DM 7025 - Complete Documentation
    ================================================== =================

    1) Prerequisites

    First you need a CF Card for your Dreambox 7025 with at least
    256MB. Bigger ones work, then the first Partition partition simply
    gets bigger. Smaller cards then 256MB down to 16MB work,
    but with less or no Image partition on CF card at all.

    You CAN now install Multiboot also without CF card, but then boot
    partition stays in flash, which could cause the problem to become
    unbootable if something fails - in this case only flashing again
    will help to come back to a working config.

    It is therefore recommended to use at least a small CF card
    (also to save writing to the Flash of the Dreambox)



    2) Installation

    First copy the multibootXX.tar.bz2 file from
    to /var/tmp with ftp (TCP/IP must be working already).

    If you have flashed an image that offer in Blue Pannel Manual
    Addon Installation you can use this functionality to extract
    the kit and restart enigma (instead of the kill option).

    If not, then unpack the whole files by entering the following
    commands in a Telnet session. The cd / ist important, because
    kit is now built with full filenames including directories,
    and the kill is needed so that multiboot addon menu
    becomes visible in Games/Plugins menu, but you can restart
    also enigma from menu if your images offers this functionality.
    Don't reboot because then kit is gone and you have to FTP and
    unpack again !

    > cd /
    > bunzip2 /var/tmp/multibootXX.tar.bz2
    > tar -xvf /var/tmp/multibootXX.tar
    > /var/tmp/ kill

    Now you can install multiboot on cf card and/or Harddisk
    either from menu or manually with the script as follows.

    Remark: If you just want to upgrade multiboot from a previous
    version without loosing the current Images on CF card or Harddisk
    then replace the enable command now with update.

    > cd /
    > /var/tmp/ enable x

    For x pass the type of Installation:

    cd .... CF card AND Harddisk
    c .... only CF card
    d .... only Harddisk
    n .... without device support (you can then only create
    MB Images from Flash)

    Default if you pass nothing after enable is c, like the earlier
    versions of Multiboot which supported only CF card.

    If you do it from addon menu then simply choose install option
    and the appropiate enable (or update) option there.

    You can ignore gst plugin & lib errors.

    By this command the CF card and/or Harddisk are prepared for
    multiboot and all 4/8 partitions are created, however only
    the multiboot tools are copied to /media/mb (which points to cf
    or hdd).

    ================================================== ============
    --------- ATTENTION ---------
    --------- ATTENTION ---------
    --------- ATTENTION ---------
    ================================================== ============
    When using Option cd und d the Harddisk is re-FORMATED, so
    PLEASE copy your Files, especially the Movies at
    /media/hdd/movie via FTP to a PC as backuo, Questions whre
    your Files have gone and if they are recoverable will
    be NOT answered and are useless because they are GONE !
    ================================================== ============

    Be also aware, that when booting from Harddis there could be problems
    especially with larger disks that need longer for spin-up.
    The bootsequence of the Dreambox expects after a reboot an answer of
    the disk someties too fast, and then the boot hangs.

    In this case don't panic, simply turn off the box with the power
    plug at the back and after 30 secs turn it on again. Then the self
    test takes longer and disk has more time for the spin-up and then the
    booting is often suddenly working.

    Some Images also have Problems with the Harddisk standby when booted
    from Harddisk. It is therefore recommended to disable Harddisk Standby
    in Harddisk Image Partitions.

    When using update instead of enable the CF Card and Harddisk are
    not re-formated, only the Multiboot files are updated, hence your
    Files, Movies and MB Images or Partitions should be save !

    If you now want to continue working with multiboot in menu mode
    ALL commands (like info, copy, boot) are there available also !

    The rest of this documentation describes the usage of multiboot
    with the command line interface, the menu usage will just execute
    the same commands and show the output.

    Subsequently if you are not using the menu interface, continue
    working on /media/mb, only during enable, disable and update
    the kit has to be unpacked at /var/tmp and the
    executed from / (the menu does this automatically).

    Before entering the command always change directory to /media/mb

    > cd /media/mb

    Or enter multiboot with full path:

    > /media/mb/

    Since version 4.1 the above is not really needed because there is
    a link from the root user home directory to multiboot created,
    hence you can execute multiboot directly after logging in as root
    with telnet.

    EXCEPTIOn is the multiboot installation without CF card (harddisk
    only), then immediately after flashing an reboot you have to
    execute once at /media/hdd to get the addon link and the /media/mb link:

    > /media/hdd/ plugin

    For doing this on CF card installation, or Cf card and Harddisk
    use this:

    > /media/cf/ plugin

    3) Image Copying - First steps

    For test purposes we will start to fill (only for the first time)
    all 3 partitions with a copy of the booted Flash Image.

    Attention if you did an Harddisk only installation use instead of 1,2,3
    partition number 4,5,6 here !

    > copy 1

    Theoretically you could now fill further partitions DIRECTLY
    with .nfi Image Files.

    > copy 2 X nameofttheimage_without_nfi

    But we continue here with copying the standard way
    for training purpose !

    Optional you can pass as 2. Parameter a Name for the image
    (if blanks are included use "" as in example above)

    > copy 2 "Name of second Image"

    BTW there is also an option name|n available with which you can
    change the Partition name later also:

    > name 2 "New Name of Partition 2"

    As target for the name command you can pass Partition 1,2,3 and with
    Harddisk also 4,5,6 and also X (for renaming a Multiboot Image file)
    or L (for changing the /MB_Images Link where these MB Images are created)

    The third image is created for testing purpose as a copy
    of the second image:

    > copy 3 2 "Copy of second Image"
    > info

    Last command should show that all 3 Images are now installed and
    that you are still booted from flash (when copying an image
    now booting is now always set to flash to prevent problems).

    BTW you can also use B as parameter for the source, this will use
    the Booted Image (but this is default if no source is passed anyway)

    If you have enabled Harddisk support then try also to do copies
    to 4,5,6, and if you have selected Harddisk only support, then only
    4,5,6 will work and 1,2,3 will not work !

    Then test with one of the copied images if you can boot-enable
    it (in our example #1) and simply reboot:

    > boot 1
    > reboot

    Now should be bootet from the first partition:

    > info

    The info command should confirm this !

    Now the CF card is already functional for multiboot - Congratulation!

    4) Filling partitions with different images

    When copying nfi images directly to the Multiboot image partitions the
    filling of these partitions is much easier - simply boot from
    flash or from one of the partitions of the previous chapter and then use
    copy with N as source (Image has to be copied vie FTP to /MB_Images -
    normaly this is at /media/mb/MB_Images - maybe change with name L option)

    > copy 1 N imagename_without_nfi

    Because of compatibility reasons to previous Versions lower then 4.1
    now the procedure ist described how to copy images via the flash.

    This could make sense if you want to setup the image in flash before
    copying (Patches, Plugins, Settings,...), but this is also
    possible in the Multiboot image partitions when they are booted

    First we halt with the Flash Boot option which enables Flashing without
    remove of CF card:

    > boot F
    > halt

    Now the box should be halted and you can flash the new image
    by turing on with up buttown pressed to enable the WebIF for Flashing.

    After Flashing and maybe changig necessary things (like Settings,
    Plugins download,...) you can continue, but you can do these
    things also later on CF card or Harddisk when bootet from there.

    If the image flashing is completed simply turn off and
    reboot with CF card inserted.

    Now you HAVE to execute plugin option do it from menu use plugin option
    in a Telnet window:

    > /media/cf/ plugin
    (or /media/hdd/ when it is a Harddisk only Installation)

    Then simply this new Flashimage is copied on the next
    partition (the first partition was filled already during our
    test from pryevious chapter test). Execute from Menu or Telnet:

    > copy 2 "Name of second Image"

    Optional you can pass also a third Parameter a Name for the image
    (if blanks are included use "" as in example above)

    Remark: If no name is passed to the image ImageX will be used
    where X is the Partition number (to be compatible with addon menu).

    Before flashing and copying a further image on the CF card you must
    set set Booting for Flashing again and do a halt.

    > boot F
    > halt

    Now the box is halted and you can flash the last image for copying
    to the CF card and maybe doing necessary setups (Settings, Plugins download, ...
    - but you can do this naturally also later when bootedfrom the CF card) .

    If the image flashing is finished you have to turn off again, and
    boot with inserted CF card again.

    Now you HAVE to execute plugin option do it from menu use plugin option
    in a Telnet window:

    > /media/cf/ plugin
    (or /media/hdd/ when it is a Harddisk only Installation)

    Then simply this new Flashimage is copied on the last partition from
    Menu or Telnet:

    > copy 3 "Name of third Image"

    Now you can still copy another last image in the Flash for
    booting (unless you enabled Harddisk partitions too, then you can continue
    first to fill Partition 4,5,6), but you have to enable Booting for Flashing
    and do an halt again (from menu or Telnet):

    > boot F
    > halt

    Now the box is halted and you boot with pressed upbutton again for Flashing
    with WebIF Flash and afterwards do necessary changes if they are needed
    (Settings, Plugins to download,...).

    Now you HAVE to execute plugin option do it from menu use plugin option
    in a Telnet window:

    > /media/cf/ plugin
    (or /media/hdd/ when it is a Harddisk only Installation)

    Now there is also the possibility to copy an Image from
    CF Card or Harddisk back to flash (works NOT with harddisk only
    Installations), if you are bootet from
    a CF Card or Harddisk Image, for example:

    > copy 0 3

    In this case or when you copy images between CF or Harddsik Images
    you don't need to execute plugin option again, this is only needed
    after a fresh Flash to integrate Multiboot into the image.

    5) The MB Image and the Standard nfi Image files

    You can now also use nfi Image files directly as source
    for copying to an MB Partition.

    After the copy when this partition is bootet you also
    don't need to execute plugin anymore.

    > copy 1 N nameoftheimage_without_nfi

    The nfi file has to be located at /MB_Images (normaly a link
    to /media/hdd/MB_Images which you can change with the
    name L option)

    ATTENTION: Because the nfi images get bigger and bigger
    and the various plugins alread available needing more and more memroy
    this can cause problems wehen unpacking nfi images.
    The box freezes during copy and the copy hangs.

    There are 3 possibilities to overcome this:

    1) You can copy the image as via the flash
    (eg. first flasing then normal copy)

    2) With name N you can change the /MB_tmpnfi link from
    /var/tmp to another directory (eg. /media/hdd or better
    /media/cf if you have a CF card BIGGER then 256 MB):

    > name N /media/cf

    3) You can enable Turbo Mode for coping nfi images.
    This will stop enigma in the hot phase to save memory
    - simply do an enable t (works also from plugin
    addon menu).

    > enable t

    This has to be done only once, it is sticky and
    is remembered by multiboot.

    With enable s(tandard) you turn Turbo mode off again
    if it is not needed anymore.

    > enable s

    Creation of nfi files is NOT supported and will be not
    supported by multiboot to prevent misuse.

    It is now also possible to use Multiboots own MB Image
    Files as source or target for the copy command.
    Simply enter as Source or target X (for X-copy) and the
    real Name of the Image (it will be used instead of the
    * in Filename). The MB Image for Copying as source has to be
    located at /MB_Images/MB_*.tar.bz2, when copying as target
    it will be created there.

    MB_Images is normally a Link to /media/hdd/MB_Images
    and created during Installation if it doesn't exist.

    You can move the Location /MB_Images somewhere else
    (for example to CF card)

    > name L /media/cf/MB_Images

    The MB_Images subdirectory is created in this case

    MB Image Files are created by the following copy

    > copy X 2 DreamboxImage

    This will copy the 2. Partition in a
    MB Image file at /MB_Images/MB_DreamboxImage.tar.bz2

    For unpacking try this:

    > copy 2 X DreamboxImage

    This will copy the MB image File
    /MB_Images/MB_DreamboxImage.tar.bz2 on the
    2. Partition.

    It is now also possible to use MB Image Files as source
    for a copy to Flash (if you are bootet from an image
    on the CF card):

    > copy 0 X DreamboxImage

    Names for MB Images with blanks under " "
    in the middle or at the end of the name
    are NOT supported in this case, because they would
    not work as Filenames, so be carefully when entering
    the name (or take the ImageX Default name and change later
    manually or with name option).

    Multiboot with the info option will show
    you which MB Image files are available on the
    /MB_Images directory

    > info

    6) Choosing Images for booting

    In principle you can select now that all Partitions are filled
    with or the multiboot addon menu by passing the
    wanted partitionnumber (X = 1,2,3 and 0 for the Flash) of the
    Image you want to boot:

    > boot X

    Remark: With the info option from multiboot you can also
    display the current /media/cf/autorun.bat to find out what
    will be booted next, the available images, and to see with
    df -k the diskspace usage of the images installed on the
    CF card.

    If you want to copy a new image over a partition already
    filled, then do not worry, you don't need to beginn from start.

    Simply put the wanted image into the Flash (as above) and
    then copy it to the wanted partition, the script deletes
    any previous partition cleanly.

    Remark: If you update an image bootet from Cf card or Harddisk
    is is recommended to do boot x again to assure that the maybe updated
    kernel is used on next reboot !

    7) Various Features

    You now have also the possibiltiy to copy images between
    partitions on the cf card. Simply pass also the source partition
    number after the target partiitonnumber as third argument when
    using the copy option of multiboot (the addon menu will always
    ask for source and target). 0 will be always the booted
    partition as source, also when no source number is passed.

    There is no also the possibility to copy only settings
    (like Channel Lists) between Partitions with the s|settings
    option. Optionaly pass also the source partition number after
    the target partitionnumber as third argument when using the
    settings option of multiboot. 0 will be always the booted
    partition as source, also when no source number is passed.

    If you pass the same number for source and target for either
    the copy or the settings option then the image or settings will
    be deleten, and in case of the settings after a reboot you will
    have to go trought the Installation wizzard again. In the menu
    this feature is called delete image or delete settings.

    If you want to copy further stuff too (besides the settings),
    feel free to add the appropiate commands at the end of
    /media/mb/, and also the

    Attention, after coping the settings you will have to check the
    SAT config, this is not copied and if it doesn't match then
    the settings will not work.

    When the Partitions are not available at the mb1,mb2,...
    directories you can use the info option to mount them
    (but fstab should be extended during image copy or with
    plugin option to do this

    8 ) Upgrading and Deinstall

    ATTENTION: Enable, disable and update do only when bootet from
    FLASH unless you want to have a lot of fun !

    When a new version of multiboot is released you don't need to
    do everything again and loosing your old images. Simply FTP
    over the new multibootXX.tar.bz2
    file to /var/tmp and use the same comands
    as during installation to extract the files there and then use
    the update option to update the files at /media/mb:

    > cd /var/tmp
    > bunzip2 multibootXX.tar.bz2
    > cd /
    > tar -xvf /var/tmp/multibootXX.tar

    The above works also with Manual Install from Blue Pannel
    if available.

    > /var/tmp/ update

    And finally for geting rid of Multiboot you have to boot
    from Flash and execute disable twice (first time will re-create
    the kit at /var/tmp, second will do the real disable):

    > cd /media/mb
    > disable
    > cd /
    > /var/tmp/ disable
    > /var/tmp/ reboot

    If you want do disable multiboot via the menu,
    you simply call the disable option twice - first call will
    re-createthe kit at /var/tmp and second call will then do
    the real disable.

    Then the CF card and/or Harddisk should be again empty (!)
    and after a Reboot be mounted as a whole on /media/cf
    and/or /media/hdd.

    9) Troubleshooting

    What can you do if you grilleld your multiboot - for example
    the FAT accitentially deletet or important files there lost,
    or when it is pointing to a partition that isn't bootable,
    or empty ?

    You can always try to boot from Flash (turn on without CF card)
    and immediately after the first things are shown on the LCD
    re-insert the cf card so that it is recognized when booting
    from flash. And then worst case is that
    you start again from the beginning with enable
    (but try before the info option if the FAT Partition is
    seeable again so that maybe with update you can
    re-copy the files or with boot 0 you can make
    it booting from flash without any tricks)

    Worst case is formating the CF card on a PC and start again
    from the beginning or using the disable c option to erase the CF
    card !

    When doing a disable make SURE that you are not standing in any
    telnet window at /media/cf or /media/hdd - standing at root /
    is OK, otherwise the disable will fail and the disklayout
    will NOT come back to the normal disklayout with one single
    partition of full size !

    If the FAT Partition is still OK, and just
    pointing to a not bootable partition on the CF card then you can
    execute on a PC the flashboot.bat script, which resets Multiboot
    to boot again from Flash.

    Enter on the PC (after inserting the CF card) in a DOS Box
    (with X: beeing the Driveletter of your PC's CF cardreader)


    Then move the CF card back to the Dreambox and try out booting, if
    this still fails maybe the Flash image is corrupt, then you have to try
    flashing this one too (worst case with serial connection) and then try
    booting again (first without CF card).

    If you have caused a non bootable Partition with Harddisk
    only Multiboot the bootloader will probably halt with STOP (see
    LCD display). You can now try logging into the bootloader with telnet
    and change autoexec.bat to autorun.bat (=Flashboot)
    and exit with Save settings and reboot.

    Now the Dreambox should be booting from Flash again and you can fix the
    Image problem (eg. copy again from Flash). After this don't forget to turn on
    with up button pressed and change autorun.bat back to autoexec.bat,
    because otherweise multiboot cann't boot other images from Harddisk

    If this doesn't help you will have to flash again and use multiboot
    update to get multiboot installed without loosing the copied images
    on harddisk.

    10) Getting the multiboot Games/Plugin

    When you copy an image on the CF card there will be also
    a small addon linked to
    (or on the first Image it will be copied there by the tar -xvf
    of the multiboot kit)
    which allows you to execute the boot, info, copy, enable,
    disable,... comand from the menu.

    If you copy an image from flash, then the plugin is installed in
    the copy of the image also.

    If it doesn't show up (especially after Flashing) try the plugin
    option in a terminal

    > /media/cf/ plugin


    > /media/hdd/ plugin

    All features of available from the command line
    are now available from menu interface too !
    With images that don't offer the possibility to add this
    multiboot menu addon or where it was not installed (yet)
    you would need still telnet to choose another
    partition for booting.

    11) nfi Image Download

    The nfi Images for Flashing can now be also downloaded directly
    when your box is online from There you can get also
    an updated Imagedownloadlist (up to 14 Images are possible)
    This Imagedownloadlist is located at /media/mb/DM7025Images.lst
    and can be also changed and updated manually. See the addon
    menu for more details or use wupdate, wlist and wget option
    to for this feature.

    ================================================== ==============
    Enjoy Multibooting with your DM 7025 !
    ================================================== ==============

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    multumesc!, experimentez si daca am probleme te voi contacta.



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