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How to setup your Vu+ for recording on USB

Discussion in 'Black Hole HowTo & Guides' started by Mito, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    How to setup your Vu+ box for recording on an usb stick or on another device connected to an usb port.




    Mount your usb stick by Devices Manager as /media/usb
    Blue Panel > Black Hole Settings > Devices Manager > Mountpoints ...


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    By a software FTP or by telnet
    create a folder named movie on your usb stick: /media/usb/movie





    Enable Expert mode in Customize menu:
    Menu > Setup > System > Customize > Setup Mode: Expert


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    Change the default paths for recondings:
    open theRecordings Pathspanel
    Menu > Setup > System > Recording Path


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    Select the item Default movie location and press the OK button
    then press the Menu button and select the item Switch to filelist
    now you will be able to navigate through the directories and to select the path
    /media/usb/movie by pressing the green button



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    After you pressed the green button and returned to the Recordings Paths panel
    select the item Timer record location by pressing the OK button
    and select the path /media/usb/movie by pressing the arrow down button
    then press the OK button to save and to return to Recordings Paths panel



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    Select the item Instant record location by pressing the OK button
    and select the path /media/usb/movie by pressing the arrow down button
    then press the OK button to save and to return to Recordings Paths panel



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    select the item Timeshift location and press the OK button
    then press the Menu button and select the item Switch to filelist
    navigate through the directories and select the path /media/usb/movie by pressing the green button



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    Now you will return to the Recordings Paths panel and you have to press the green button to save all the setting and to exit from the panel.

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    Enjoy your Vu+
     
    Rednet, Andrej77, Nocas and 49 others like this.
  2. ThEvA1

    ThEvA1 Vu+ Newbie

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    Hi
    Thank you for the tutorial
    very well explained :notworthy:
    My friendships
    :thanks:
     
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  3. lenovo

    lenovo Vu+ User

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    I needed this tutorial, thank you very much Mito:)
     
  4. nemssis

    nemssis Vu+ Newbie

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    not work with vu+ uno blackhole 1.7.3
     
  5. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    Probably your device is not fully compatible with your Uno.
    Try to use another usb stick.
     
  6. kamel

    kamel Vu+ Newbie

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    thancks for this best tutoriale
     
  7. Mark Tanti

    Mark Tanti Vu+ Newbie

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    Hi,
    I have mounted my HDD at the back, however when I go to 'Devices Manager' my HDD is not visable.
    Is there any problem?
    Also when I am watching a channel and press the red button it says 'NO HDD FOUND OR HDD NOT INITIALIZED'.
    Can anyone help me please?
    Thanks
     
  8. irsoy80

    irsoy80 Vu+ User

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    Thank you for the tutorial
     
  9. tellme

    tellme Vu+ Newbie

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    Good Tut, thnks !!
     
  10. Ahmed Saeed Shah

    Ahmed Saeed Shah Vu+ Newbie

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    really helpful , thankful to u
     
  11. azeemmir

    azeemmir Vu+ Newbie

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    press blue button then extra settting and then device manager and mount ur hdd
     
  12. b1gz

    b1gz Vu+ Newbie

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    hi guy everything was working fine for me until today as i tried to install meboot. Here's my setup:
    VU+ uno + External USB (NTFS) at higher slot on the back then wifi dongle at lower slot + usb stick formated with vu+

    now i could record on the external hdd fine used this
    # harddisk.sh
    #! /bin/sh
    # Ecrire sur un disque dur formaté en NTFS (USB)
    path=/sbin:/bin:/user/sbin:/usr/bin:
    umount /media/hdd
    ntfs-3g /dev/sda1/media/hdd
    #
    to be able to use NTFS with the VU. Now what i did today
    mapped the USB stick on the front to install meoboot and mounted it as /meoboot and /media usb/ as i have 2 partitions.

    The result is i can't use the external HDD to record or download CROSS EPG to it

    i get a message saying"in order to record a timer the receiver needs to switch to the channel" but its an instant record and it does not record anything
     
  13. hicham2u

    hicham2u Vu+ Newbie

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    Hi,

    I mounted my external Ntfs Hdd following the tutorial but it's mounted as read only. any help please to mount it in read/write mode
     
  14. ilmago

    ilmago BH Lover

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    try to give 755 permission to disk
     
  15. hicham2u

    hicham2u Vu+ Newbie

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    Hi ilmago,
    thanks for your reply, but trying to apply chmod 775 didn't work (the telnet message was read only entry or something like this).i
    experienced to unmount the drive and mount it with this command [ntfs-3g /dev/disk/byuuuid/xxxx /media/hdd] work and i can record movie on my external hdd but if i restart the receiver it mount it by the default type ntfs not ntfs3g and i can't record.
    in vix image the same hdd is mounted correctly. i don't understand why the bh image 1.7.6 didn't munt the ntfs hdd with the ntfs-3g by default. any help please.
     
  16. niglou

    niglou BH Lover

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    I think you must write your command in /etc/fstab ; If you just send a command through telnet, it is normal that on a new boot the vu+ does not remember your command.
     
  17. hicham2u

    hicham2u Vu+ Newbie

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    I tried to modify the fstab file to set the type of the HDD as ntfs-3g following this thread [http://www.vuplus-community.net/boa...b-hdd-with-media-on-vu-solo.3051/#post-25134] but it did'nt work.
    Here is what i did :

    First test :
    - changed Fstab "/dev/sda1 /media/hdd ntfs-3g defaults,nls=utf8 0 0"
    - Reboot the box
    -> Result the disk is mounted as Read only.

    Second test
    -by telnet i execute those commands :
    -umount /dev/sda1​
    -modprobe fuse​
    -ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/hdd​
    -> Result the HDD i mounted in Read Write Mode but if i restart the box i have to re-execute the commands by telnet (not a good solution).

    I don't know how i can modify my fstab to force the mount of the hdd as RW with the ntfs-3g instead of ntfs (ro)
     
  18. hicham2u

    hicham2u Vu+ Newbie

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  19. bartjunited

    bartjunited Vu+ Newbie

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    i have a vu solo do i need to do this to record to my ext hdd
    at the moment i just inserted yhe hdd into yhe box and went to set uo and harddizk and asked it to initialize is that ok
     
  20. hicham2u

    hicham2u Vu+ Newbie

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    Hi bart,

    if your hdd is empty you can initialize it with your receiver to ext3. or ext4 format. Then you will be able to record media to it directly. But if your hdd is in NTFS, then you need the workaround to be able to record movie on it.

    Remember that you need to set the recording path to your newly hdd before to be able to record movie on it.

    and last advice but not the least, if you set the recording path to hdd/movie, you need to have a directory named movie in the root of your hdd.

    good luck.
     

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