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How do I recover this failed usb drive installation?

Discussion in 'Hard Disks internal / external' started by smogmonster, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. smogmonster

    smogmonster Vu+ Newbie

    I was trying to install a new wd 4tb powered usb drive to use with my vu+ uno 4k using black hole 3.04.

    I have done this successfully in the past, but this time I messed up. I set the mount points as media/hdd instead of media/usb. When I restarted the receiver is stuck on the black hole logo.

    I disconnected the usb drive and restarted the receiver successfully in an attempt to change the mount points back to media/usb, but without the drive connected there is not the option in device manager.

    I should also say I did not format the disk in the disk format wizard as I should have done.

    My question is: how can I undo these errors and get back to a position where I can start the installation from the beginning again?

    Many thanks for any help.
  2. smogmonster

    smogmonster Vu+ Newbie

    I think I managed to sort it out. I disconnected the drive, restarted the receiver, then went into device manager and pressed save, and then restarted the box. Then I rwconnected the usb drive.

    That took me back to a position where I can restart the installation and I am currently formatting the drive. With luck it will be ok now?

    I suppose this could still be useful for anyone in the future who may find themselves in a similar situation.
  3. Thomas67

    Thomas67 Vip

    Allways use the usb format tool before mount any new usb stick. almost all sticks come windows formated with a small section for Windows redyboost and that usally are not working with linux system like enigma2

    This tool is just amazing since it partion, format and mount all usb stick the proper way with no problem :)

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