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    Martin Liddle

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    hoe - 39 mins ago  » 
    No joy. Telnet just repeats what I've typed and then not found.

    Which of the two drives you have described earlier in thread are you currently using?

    | Sat 21 Nov 2020 17:27:19 #11 |
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    I have put back in the drive that I was having a problem with.
    It's a western digital 1TB WD10EVDS.

    | Sat 21 Nov 2020 17:46:54 #12 |
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    hoe - 1 hour ago  » 
    I have put back in the drive that I was having a problem with.
    It's a western digital 1TB WD10EVDS.

    You might try the other drive just to check that fix-disk is working.

    | Sat 21 Nov 2020 19:12:08 #13 |
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    I,ll try that.
    Thanks

    | Sat 21 Nov 2020 23:03:54 #14 |
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    hoe - 1 day ago  » 
    I have put back in the drive that I was having a problem with.
    It's a western digital 1TB WD10EVDS.

    If all the recommendations fail you could try this-
    Carefully remove the Printed curcuit board on the Hard Drive as follows-
    Remove 4 silver star slotted screws, carefully lift the board, clean the two contacts
    One for the motor , the other a multi pin contact using Isopropyl alcohol or
    similar. Reassemble.
    If it works the file system may be damaged just reformat disc.
    Nothing to lose if the disc is dead.

    | Sun 22 Nov 2020 21:36:07 #15 |
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    Hi.
    I have put the original hdd
    ( by original, I mean ,the hdd that came with the foxsat)
    into the foxsat and can use telnet to access it. the hard drive is working fine and recording but the fix-disk will not work on that drive either. all im getting is disk not found.
    I'm on custom firmware version 4.1.3
    web interface version 2.80.
    Do i need to update anything?

    | Tue 24 Nov 2020 16:46:53 #16 |
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    hoe - 1 hour ago <a href="https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/new-
    I have put the original hdd
    ( by original, I mean ,the hdd that came with the foxsat)
    into the foxsat and can use telnet to access it. the hard drive is working fine and recording but the fix-disk will not work on that drive either. all im getting is disk not found.

    I am not an expert on the Foxsat. On the HDR-FOX T2 you have to go into maintenance mode before running fix-disk; are you doing that?

    There is a thread over at https://www.avforums.com/threads/media-file-server-bundle-for-the-foxsat-hdr-release-4-part-6.2024876/page-18 where fix-disk has been mentioned in the ;last month; perhaps you would do better to ask there. If you do find a solution please come back and tell us.

    | Tue 24 Nov 2020 18:41:58 #17 |
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    Thanks. I'll keep at it and come back if I find the issue

    | Tue 24 Nov 2020 21:38:59 #18 |
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    hoe - 15 hours ago  » 
    Thanks. I'll keep at it and come back if I find the issue

    I think Martin is correct 'maintenance mode' rings a bell with me. (Its a while since I had the Foxsat).

    | Wed 25 Nov 2020 12:49:08 #19 |
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    From the built in documentation - initial apps installed br default

    Maintenance Mode - 'fix-disk' check and repair utility
    Maintenance Mode was introduced with v4.0.9 release of the firmware. In this mode the Foxsat-HDR is booted with bare minimum processes running. i.e. No set top box functionality.
    This provides maximum memory resources to the partition check utility and allows hard disk partitions normally in use to be unmounted for checking.
    Partition check and repair is facilitated by a suite of binary tools, plus a helper script to do the hard work for you.

    This version contains a recompiled linux kernel which has swap file support enabled. Thus providing the additional virtual memory resources required when checking the larger disk partitions.

    Also, the embedded busybox multi-call binary has been recompiled to provide applets for the mkswap, swapon, swapoff, tune2fs, and e2fsck utilities. Standalone versions of debugfs, dumpe2fs, and badblocks are also included. It is outwith the remit of this document to explain the function of each of these utilities. If you require additional information I suggest you Google for 'linux' followed by the name of utility.

    To enable maintenance mode it is simply a matter of opening a telnet session and entering the 'fix-disk' command.
    The Foxsat-HDR will then display some information about the utility, after which a reboot into maintenance mode will be initiated.
    Once rebooted, re-open a telnet session and enter the 'fix-disk' command once again. Then sit back for an hour or so while it does it's magic.
    A log file of e2fsck partition checking operations will be created at /mnt/hd1/fix-disk.log. This can safely be deleted.

    Linux gurus can initiate maintenance mode manually by entering the command 'touch /usr/data/.MAINTENANCE_MODE' then rebooting.
    All of the above mentioned utilities are then available to you should you wish to perform partition checking without the aid of the 'fix-disk' script.
    A second reboot restores the Foxsat-HDR to normal set top box operation.

    | Thu 26 Nov 2020 10:33:06 #20 |

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