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Media & File Server Bundle for the Foxsat HDR - Release 4,0 - PART 3

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stokesd3

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I really don't think you understand:
1. Your IP changes every few days. You are in Spain. All you have is internet access.
2. To get to your HDR you need to determine what the current routable IP is. The only way to do this is for an external server or service to know it.
3. Some external service is always needed, it is just not possible to solve this totally on a HDR connected to a dynamic IP.

Hence the package provides a client which works with dynamic dns servers. (there may also be a client in your router, but usually no choice of provider).
Lol I do understand. That is why like I mentioned earlier the HDR would discover the IP and email to a chosen email address periodically.
 

REPASSAC

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Lol I do understand. That is why like I mentioned earlier the HDR would discover the IP and email to a chosen email address periodically.
While this would be possible it would be far from ideal.

Many isp's drop connections are periods of inactivity and reconnect when necessry - usually dynamic DNS servers are updated say between 5-15 min intervals because of this.

That would be a lot of near idential mails, while it is possible to send them directly (from your dynamic ip), it would be better via your ISP with a strong possability of them being flagged as spam.

Dynamic DNS servers and client are designed for exactly this purpose. While is necessary to signup to a service - this is simple to do.
 

paragons

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Hi
Downloaded The file again from the link in this post (raydon's_Media_and_File_Server_Bundle_for_the_Foxsat_HDR_release_4.0.8)

File size 8.119KB (NOT ZIP)

Pasted it in to usb drive, plug in usb to humax whilst in standby Held standby button on front panal of box.
Still getting E-ID

Any ideas

Thanks
 

REPASSAC

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Hi
Downloaded The file again from the link in this post (raydon's_Media_and_File_Server_Bundle_for_the_Foxsat_HDR_release_4.0.8)

File size 8.119KB (NOT ZIP)

Pasted it in to usb drive, plug in usb to humax whilst in standby Held standby button on front panal of box.
Still getting E-ID

Any ideas
Well you have the correct filesize and name - can you go to > setup > system > Diag and see if it is 3768?

But no really, can you try downloading the Humax firmware and flashing it please
as it would be interesting as if, I expect, it says the same - then we can seek more assistance.
 
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grahamlthompson

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Well you have the correct filesize and name - can you go to > setup > system > Diag and see if it is 3768?
Same thing happened to me, so I downloaded via the My Hummy Wiki. No problems after that.
 

NRoberts

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Hi

I've just joined this forum to specifically say a huge 'thank you' to Raydon for his software!

I've just installed v4.0.8 this evening with no problems and it works perfectly.

Incidentally, the web remote control works more reliably on my mobile phone browser that the actual remote sometimes, although it does confuse my wife when she changes a channel and I change it back :)

Seriously, many thanks again to you Raydon and everyone else who has posted helpful comments on this forum.

All the very best,

Neville
 

grahamlthompson

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Check out the thread on the webif remote macro button capability. I hate using the standard remote anymore :rotfl:
 

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NRoberts

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Many thanks Graham. Are you referring to the thread entitled 'Android Wifi Remote' or a different thread?

*EDIT* - I just found it! "Macros for The Foxsat Webif Remote" Brilliant - thank you.

Just confused my wife again who is watching a film in the sitting room while I recorded the "Delete from Media" macro in the study!

Thanks again,

Neville
 
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versatile

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Hi
Downloaded The file again from the link in this post (raydon's_Media_and_File_Server_Bundle_for_the_Foxsat_HDR_release_4.0.8)

File size 8.119KB (NOT ZIP)

Pasted it in to usb drive, plug in usb to humax whilst in standby Held standby button on front panal of box.
Still getting E-ID

Any ideas

Thanks

Hi all,
just registered but long time reader.

I have exactly the same problem as paragons (E-ID). I have been using raydon's excellent package ever since it was originally released and never had an installation problem - till 4.0.8.

I have tried all the sources suggested above but without success. Using the same usb stick I can successfully install 4.0.7, then overwrite with 1.00.21 using manual OTA update but whatever base I start from 4.0.8 just gives me E-ID.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received. I could stick with 4.0.7 temporarily but am not sure if I can prevent nightly housekeeping from overwriting it.
 

grahamlthompson

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Hi all,
just registered but long time reader.

I have exactly the same problem as paragons (E-ID). I have been using raydon's excellent package ever since it was originally released and never had an installation problem - till 4.0.8.

I have tried all the sources suggested above but without success. Using the same usb stick I can successfully install 4.0.7, then overwrite with 1.00.21 using manual OTA update but whatever base I start from 4.0.8 just gives me E-ID.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received. I could stick with 4.0.7 temporarily but am not sure if I can prevent nightly housekeeping from overwriting it.
Try reformatting your usb stick and only have the update file on it. The My Humax source worked fine for me.
 

raydon

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O.K. For the benefit of the one or two of you who are experiencing problems with their 4.0.8 upgrade I've attached the hdf only to this post as a multipart rar archive. Just dowload all the parts to a folder on your PC then open part one with WinRAR. The hdf will be listed, and can be unpacked as normal. If you still experience problems after this then you need to look elsewhere for a solution. I know it works because I have downloaded this multipart rar myself and flashed my HDR with it just to be 100% sure.
PLEASE NOTE
Bandwidth resources here are not unlimited so please do NOT download from here unless you have already experienced problems flashing with the firmware downloaded from the regular link.
Admins: If you feel this is being abused please feel free to take down this post. I understand entirely.
 

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slippery

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Hi everyone i'm at my wits end and really need some advice. Ive installed the latest cfw everything works fine except for love nor money I can't get the web interface to work. All i get is page cannot be displayed. The box shows up in my network and I can access all the files, I can use telnet just no show on the web interface. The previous cfw all was fine this has only happened on the latest update. Ive installed the latest update 3 times now and no difference, any advice greatly appreciated
 

raydon

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Hi everyone i'm at my wits end and really need some advice. Ive installed the latest cfw everything works fine except for love nor money I can't get the web interface to work. All i get is page cannot be displayed. The box shows up in my network and I can access all the files, I can use telnet just no show on the web interface. The previous cfw all was fine this has only happened on the latest update. Ive installed the latest update 3 times now and no difference, any advice greatly appreciated
Telnet into your box and enter the service command to list running services. You will get a list like this:
Code:
Name                 Installed  Autostart  Running
----                 ---------  ---------  -------
telnet               Yes        Yes        Yes
dropbear             Yes        No         No
tinyftp              Yes        No         No
vsftpd               Yes        Yes        Yes
samba                Yes        Yes        Yes
mediatomb            Yes        No         No
twonkymedia          Yes        Yes        Yes
mongoose             Yes        Yes        Yes
inadyn               No         No         No
Syntax:
        service start <service>
        service stop <service>
        service toggle <service>        (toggles service state)
        service auto <service>          (toggles autostart)
If mongoose Autostart is turned off then enter
service auto mongoose
and then
service start mongoose
Then try accessing the web interface again.
 

slippery

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Code:
Foxsat-HDR~# service
Name                 Installed  Autostart  Running
----                 ---------  ---------  -------
telnet               Yes        Yes        Yes
dropbear             No         No         No
tinyftp              No         No         No
vsftpd               Yes        No         No
samba                Yes        Yes        Yes
mediatomb            Yes        Yes        Yes
twonkymedia          No         No         No
mongoose             Yes        No         No
inadyn               No         No         No
Syntax:
        service start <service>
        service stop <service>
        service toggle <service>        (toggles service state)
        service auto <service>          (toggles autostart)
Foxsat-HDR~#
Foxsat-HDR~# service auto mongoose
Enabling auto-start for mongoose
Foxsat-HDR~#
Foxsat-HDR~# service start mongoose
Starting mongoose...
Done.
Foxsat-HDR~#
Foxsat-HDR~# Loading config file /opt/etc/mongoose.conf
Mongoose web server v.3.0 started on port(s) 80,777 with web root [/opt/var/mong
oose/html,/media=/media,/cgi-bin=/opt/var/mongoose/cgi-bin,/images=/opt/var/mong
oose/html/img,/docs=/opt/share/html,/plugin=/opt/var/mongoose/plugin]
Many thanks Raydon that sorted it just strange how wasnt set to autostart also i'll take this oppertunity to thank yourself and all your collegues for all your hard work in making the humax what it is today :)
 

versatile

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O.K. For the benefit of the one or two of you who are experiencing problems with their 4.0.8 upgrade I've attached the hdf only to this post as a multipart rar archive. Just dowload all the parts to a folder on your PC then open part one with WinRAR. The hdf will be listed, and can be unpacked as normal. If you still experience problems after this then you need to look elsewhere for a solution. I know it works because I have downloaded this multipart rar myself and flashed my HDR with it just to be 100% sure.
PLEASE NOTE
Bandwidth resources here are not unlimited so please do NOT download from here unless you have already experienced problems flashing with the firmware downloaded from the regular link.
Admins: If you feel this is being abused please feel free to take down this post. I understand entirely.

Thanks very much raydon for the alternative source, it made no difference to the problem so I am sure previous downloads of hdf were probably all OK. This is reinforced by the fact that following Graham's advice, reformatting the USB stick (and then using a previous downloaded 4.0.8 hdf) solved the problem and 4.0.8 is now up and running. Many thanks to both of you.
 

REPASSAC

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Thanks very much raydon for the alternative source, it made no difference to the problem so I am sure previous downloads of hdf were probably all OK. This is reinforced by the fact that following Graham's advice, reformatting the USB stick (and then using a previous downloaded 4.0.8 hdf) solved the problem and 4.0.8 is now up and running. Many thanks to both of you.
Ok see my previous post - what systm ID do you show in > setup >system > diag > is it 3768?
 

raydon

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Ok see my previous post - what systm ID do you show in > setup >system > diag > is it 3768?
reformatting the USB stick (and then using a previous downloaded 4.0.8 hdf) solved the problem

It must be 3768.0000 otherwise the firmware would not have flashed successfully.
 
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caldirun

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Yes, first you should uninstall samba 2.2.12 via the web interface, then download the samba_2.0.10-1_mips.opk installer file from HERE. Put it on a USB stick and plug in into your HDR while it is fully booted. then wait a minute or so for it to complete. When it has completed the opk file will have been renamed to opk.done and a log file named opk.install.log created with details of the install process.
THANK YOU!
I had been struggling to find a solution to this problem (I think it must have come from the 4.00.07 update but I have been using my WDliveTV to watch movies and have not sent any media files to the Foxsat).
I did what you said and then had to change the samba config file to the multi-folders version, all now works as perfectly as it has in the past, great!!
Is it my Vista x64 causing this conflict with samba 2.2.12, just wondering why it has not been noticed before by someone, or has it and I have not read the posts?
To test it I did the alterations on my Foxsat then tested downloads, I then tried to download the same files to my wife's Foxsat, no go! now to do hers the same.
Thanks again for all your efforts, I could not believe how fast the 4.00.08 firmware came out, excellent work by all involved.
 

versatile

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reformatting the USB stick (and then using a previous downloaded 4.0.8 hdf) solved the problem

It must be 3768.0000 otherwise the firmware would not have flashed successfully.
Confirmed via menu too.

Wierd that same stick (with other data on it) prior to reformat would quite happily work with 4.0.7 hdf loaded but not with 4.0.8. Moral (for me) is to understand that Foxsat is picky when it comes to USB updating and try reformatted stick if any future problems occur.
 

REPASSAC

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Confirmed via menu too.

Wierd that same stick (with other data on it) prior to reformat would quite happily work with 4.0.7 hdf loaded but not with 4.0.8. Moral (for me) is to understand that Foxsat is picky when it comes to USB updating and try reformatted stick if any future problems occur.
A bit of speculation but I would think the difference is the length of the hdf.
It have been consistently noted that a freshly formatted stick works best, I think it may be due to an expectation that the hdf file is contiguous (which would always be the case with a freshly formatted stick). Perhaps even deleted files on the stick can effect this.

The loader performs quite a lot of checks on the hdf before it tries to flash it – the error it gave was an incorrect system ID – perhaps this was stored in a fragmented part of the file on the stick?
 

grahamlthompson

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A bit of speculation but I would think the difference is the length of the hdf.
It have been consistently noted that a freshly formatted stick works best, I think it may be due to an expectation that the hdf file is contiguous (which would always be the case with a freshly formatted stick). Perhaps even deleted files on the stick can effect this.

The loader performs quite a lot of checks on the hdf before it tries to flash it &#8211; the error it gave was an incorrect system ID &#8211; perhaps this was stored in a fragmented part of the file on the stick?
I have observed this on several ocassions. However in this case the first thing I tried with the problem download was to reformat the stick (the problem download was copied to a freshly formatted stick anyway). The reformat didn't help. The second download worked immediately.

I didn't bother posting iniitially, just put it down to a duff file.
 

REPASSAC

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I have observed this on several ocassions. However in this case the first thing I tried with the problem download was to reformat the stick (the problem download was copied to a freshly formatted stick anyway). The reformat didn't help. The second download worked immediately.

I didn't bother posting iniitially, just put it down to a duff file.
I have seen several posts where the file must have had download errors. (Error: E-HC/bC) and a redownload solved it.
 

grahamlthompson

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I have seen several posts where the file must have had download errors. (Error: E-HC/bC) and a redownload solved it.
Mine was the E-ID error. Files had same number of bytes. Perhaps should have done a bit by bit comparison.

EDIT

Now compared the 2 files, they are identical. The corruption must have ocurred as the file was transferred to usb. Same procedure for both, bizarre the first file failed twice, the second worked instantly. Confused any ideas ? Transferred from same drive, just different folders.
 
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REPASSAC

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Mine was the E-ID error. Files had same number of bytes. Perhaps should have done a bit by bit comparison.

EDIT

Now compared the 2 files, they are identical. The corruption must have ocurred as the file was transferred to usb. Same procedure for both, bizarre the first file failed twice, the second worked instantly. Confused any ideas ? Transferred from same drive, just different folders.
If you reformatted both times identically then no idea.

Humax's error code: E-Id
Definition : Invalid System ID
Possible Remedy To Rectify Error : This Error Can Occur When You Attempt To Download Software not meant for receiver or sysid has become corrupted. Check The STB Model And The Software.
 

grahamlthompson

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If you reformatted both times identically then no idea.

Humax's error code: E-Id
Definition : Invalid System ID
Possible Remedy To Rectify Error : This Error Can Occur When You Attempt To Download Software not meant for receiver or sysid has become corrupted. Check The STB Model And The Software.
Just right clicked in Windows and used quick format each time (3 times, once before copying the first download to usb, repeated a 2nd time with original file and again before the final copy). With hindsight I could have compared the same file on usb with the original. Just one of life's little mysteries :D.
 
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merlin777

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For some reason my laptops have stopped connecting to the HDR. I'm getting "unable to open http.... Cannot locate the internet server or proxy server"

I've rebooted both laptops and restarted the HDR (with the remote). I've checked the address in the on screen menu and it's correct. I've restaretd the router.

any thoughts?
 
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