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HowTo flash/update Vu+ images

Discussion in 'Black Hole HowTo & Guides' started by Mito, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. meho7

    meho7 Vu+ Newbie

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    Hello guys im currently on BH 2.1.1 and want to update to a newer image. What do you recommend? BH BH 3.0.5.I or OBH 4.1? Also do i need to update kernel, bootloader? cheers
    my box is a Vu+Solo
     
  2. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac BH Lover

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    Has it was discussed many other times, this is a difficult question to answer. It's a subjective position.
    I can give you my experience: after some years with BH (but trying in multiboot the new OBH since its 0.4 release), I'm now definitely on OBH because I find it much more comfortable under many aspects.
    Not only that: it is not bounded to VU+ original drivers so that if there a problem with VU+, BH has got the same issues whilst OBH hasn't (maybe is true also the viceversa but it hasn't occurred so often since OBH 4.1 was released).
    For your box, also, OBH is a lighter image than BH. Probably heavier than BH2.1.7 but surely lighter than the last BH.
     
  3. korret

    korret Vu+ Newbie

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    BH Y OPBH . son casi iguales . pero OPBH tiene mas opciones en menu y mas pieles y mas ligero .a mi me gusta mucho mas . OPBH . sobre todo para vu solo que tiene menos memoria .
     
  4. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac BH Lover

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    Wrong: they are quite different (images ARE NOT skins...) but, above all, as I wrote, it's thei kernel completely different.
     
  5. Matrix10

    Matrix10 Administrator

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    Warning

    In this Forum section we use English.
     
  6. korret

    korret Vu+ Newbie

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    muy bien .
     
  7. lukas26

    lukas26 Vu+ Newbie

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    HowTo flash/update Vu+zero4k images thx?
     
  8. Mick12334

    Mick12334 Moderator

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    It should be the same way you do most of the VU+ receivers.
    First format your USB stick to FAT 32, using your PC.
    Next download the image you wish to load, ensuring you have the correct image, for your receiver:
    Black Hole for VU+ Zero 4k:
    http://www.vuplus-community.net/board/forums/vu-zero4k-black-hole-images.146/

    Open Black Hole for VU+ Zero 4K:
    http://www.vuplus-community.net/board/forums/openbh-vu-zero4k-images.149/

    Open the file, using winzip, WinRAR or the free 7-zip.
    You should now be left with a vuplus folder, which you copy onto your FAT 32 formatted USB stick.
    Turn off your receiver, at the rear, insert the USB stick, turn on your receiver and it should start flashing the new image.

    If it doesn't try a different USB stick, the older, cheaper, ones ten to work better.
     
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  9. Mirkopoto

    Mirkopoto Vu+ Newbie

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    This Image has the latest drivers but CAN be installed in OpenMultiboot.

    How to do it, in 4k Zero (asking for BH 3.0.6). Anyone can provide a tutorial or link? Can I put a new BH image to Zero via Winscp (ftp) and then install it using openmultiboot without flashing? Thanks
     
  10. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac BH Lover

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    There is already a tutorial, but you did not even try to look for it. Imagine that, if you had just searched over the WHOLE Internet (not simply within this forum):
    vu+ installing multiboot
    the first result would be our tutorial, either by DuckDuckGo or by Google...
     
  11. sabrintos

    sabrintos Vu+ Newbie

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    this video shows to you only the way to download your image,how to put it on usb and how to start the flash its easy ,just choose your image and should be the last version and keep going
     
  12. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac BH Lover

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    He asked ho to install in multiboot, not in flash.
     
  13. sabrintos

    sabrintos Vu+ Newbie

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    In this tutorial I am going to show you how to install and use Open MultiBoot in usbstick
    firs thing we need to do is format and partitions usb stick
    1-go to usb format wizard via RCU pressing 2xblue and just follow screenshot below
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    after reboot time to mount your usb stick please follow screenshot below
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    now time to install open multiboot again please follow screenshot below
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    now time to send your image to media/usb/open-multiboot/upload via ftp program
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    now back to the open multiboot in green panel then press green (install) then select your image press ok to install image
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    after installations finished you will see this screen then press the image you want to boot and wait to image boot some time first boot mite be take long time then usual (up to 1 to 2 mins )
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    and that's all and enjoy multiboot
    thanks to @Shiro for all his hard work
     
  14. sabrintos

    sabrintos Vu+ Newbie

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    Ok dear here is multiboot usb as shown below
     
  15. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac BH Lover

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  16. Mirkopoto

    Mirkopoto Vu+ Newbie

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    Thanks. Of course I have done my google and forum search before asking. However I dont feel comfortable with tutorials made years ago. So i was asking about the latest BH image and zero4K. How can one know that things that have been working years ago are still valid.

    Somewhere I read that flashing is risky, that better to use multiboot to test the images. What is your opinion about that?

    Thanks again for help
     
  17. Mick12334

    Mick12334 Moderator

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    It depends on the images, Black Hole is based on the original VU+ images.
    A lot of the images have been around for years, used on Enigma 2 receivers, like dreamboxes.
    It's not a bad idea to test the images in multiboot, to find out what you like, but I've never had any problems with Black Hole, or Open Black Hole, although many other users prefer other images.
    Have you read the other images poll thread?
    http://www.vuplus-community.net/boa...al-image-do-you-prefer.6423/page-2#post-96313
     
  18. nunigaia

    nunigaia Moderator

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    Hi thanks for your explanation and your tutorial, but nothing has changed after the Guides ( English guides, Italian guides ), since Open Multiboot was launched for Open BlackHole 0.1 and AFAIR for BlackHole 3.0.

    Some images could not be bootable when installed on Open Multiboot, or better when they boot ... there will be lot of bugs ... ( this is the case for example: backed up images, Vti images, Open Pli images ).
    The screen shots you have post are unreadable ... ( to little ).

    There are several mistakes on your post as:

    Code:
    
    now time to send your image to media/usb/open-multiboot/upload via ftp program
    
    
    the address location for uploading " zipped images " must be:

    Code:
    
    /media/hdd/open-multiboot-upload
    
    or
    
    /media/usb/open-multiboot-upload
    
    
    The file is a " zip file ", and not a "rar file".

    You can handle Open Multiboot in just one partition, although, on the same partition ... you can have movies, configuration files, cache, epg, logs, etc ...

    In any case, thanks to your effort.

    best regards
    nunigaia
     
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  19. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac BH Lover

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    The tutorial was written by one of our Admins and, if it needed changes, it would be edited. They can.
    If I suggested it, as you see, is because is still valid. The procedure is not so complicated.
     
  20. sabrintos

    sabrintos Vu+ Newbie

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    Excuse me dear i dont have any idea about what you said concerning multiboot what i used each time with a new image i flash the receiver via usb old trick without entering in the aerea of multiboot
     

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