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New hdd errors

Discussion in 'Zgemma-Star H.2S' started by crisscross, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. crisscross

    crisscross Registered

    Hi all, I'm still pretty new to all of this so forgive what may be an obviosu question.

    My box came with a 32gb drive and I have treated myself to a samsung 128gb flash drive for more recordings.

    I tried to initialize it but it comes up with a couple of error messages.

    " Creating Hardlink to Timeshift file failed!
    The filesystem on your timeshift device does not support hardlinks
    Make sure it is formatted in EXT2 or EXT3!"


    " Initialising storage device
    Error -unmount - can't unmount / media/hdd Device or resource busy"

    Not sure what I am doing wrong - advice welcome.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas
  2. danlou

    danlou Registered

    Format it first on a PC then place back in receiver, reboot and reinitialise.

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  3. matieboy

    matieboy TK Veteran

    Have you got a swap file running and it's set up on the new drive, you will have programmed the box to create one, now you haven't got the file on the new drive but it may make it busy because the box is looking for it,
    The long and the short of it is that make sure nothing is using the drive

  4. djgarf

    djgarf TK Veteran

    I'm assuming your using openatv but if not the settings will be located differently on your box
    Plug the new drive in the front USB leaving the old one in the back, initialise it, shut down the box, swap the drives so the new one is in the back, restart the box, make sure its mounted as HDD, create the swap file, download the EPG and your done

    To initialise the drive its menu - setup - system - storage devices - initialisation
    To check its mounted as HDD its menu - info panel - plugins - mount manager
    To create the swap file its menu - info panel - plugins - swap manager
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2016
  5. crisscross

    crisscross Registered

    Thanks guys, hopefully between all the fantastic answers we will get to tape the Queens speech!!!