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by ArchAngel123
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Archos>iPod wrote:Excited for you Skubasteve! Congrats on the success! =D>

... I've been trying Scorpio WDs.
I used a 500Gb Scorpio WD in my A7 (see photos)
by ArchAngel123
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Photos for thread "Archos 7 500Gb-A world first? Yeah Baby"
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: Photos

Sorry this was suppose to be in this thread http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=28764
by ArchAngel123
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Photos for thread "Archos 7 500Gb-A world first? Yeah Baby"
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Photos for thread "Archos 7 500Gb-A world first? Yeah Baby"

Trying Tinypic ... Thanks for the tip =D>

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by ArchAngel123
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

8. Is there ANY way that I could go back to a state before the patch (+patched bootloader)??? I feel a clean start could maybe remedy this.

Yep just put an official firmware file in the root directory of your original drive, disconnect and then follow the steps to "upgrade"
by ArchAngel123
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Nokiae50 I know you are trying to help but you are just confusing the waters. no one has used SDE in this AT ALL! Unless you have done this yourself, please dont speculate (even trying to help) cos this poor man has been to hell and back and does not deserve to be confused any more A>I New offer for...
by ArchAngel123
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

HOLD ON... AA123... You said at the start of this (your) thread that you were not able to do anything in the other firmware versions. You mentioned that 1.6.54 wouldn't even start. You said you went back to 1.7.02. I am trying this now... It just says "please wait..." but maybe after a few hours it...
by ArchAngel123
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Linux Command Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: Linux Command Help

Ed

THANK YOU ... is the command " mkfs.cramfs" easy to understand? Or what should I type assuming I have created the staging area, made my changes.

Many thanks again

AA123
by ArchAngel123
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Linux Command Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: Linux Command Help

Anyone ... come on this must be easy peasy for one of you experienced linux bods!
by ArchAngel123
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

A>I perhaps you are right and perhaps the A5 is a bit more fussy (Cant see why to be honest as its the same firmware) With my offer, I only need the new HDD - As I would put it into my A7, set it up and then send it back. This way, as long as you have our penguin friend you should just have to fit i...
by ArchAngel123
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

A>I, i could be wrong, but i think your problem lies in you trying to connect the A5 using format disk... go into recovery and click on repair disk instead... you should be able to connect it to your computer.. No he is right its format disk. Because the disk is new it must have the partitions setu...
by ArchAngel123
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: 'at midnight, and by torchlight' i present: guy fawkes hack
Replies: 266
Views: 61017

Re: 'at midnight, and by torchlight' i present: guy fawkes hack

[quote="generic_username... but i believe there is a post that breaks down every step to do both hacks[/quote]

Yes ... one page back
by ArchAngel123
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Sorry to hear this .. Are you in the uk .. If so post it to me and ill have a look at the drive (and set it up for you). Obviously I would like you to cover postage.. Happy if you are overseas as well, just postage will be more expensive Alternatively I can buy a 500gb from ebuyer.com (59-99) and po...
by ArchAngel123
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Okay trying to answe your questions Nope sorry dont have skype .. at work at the moment :) >>>>"When I start the A5 up with the OE 250gb I see "Patched Bootloader v1.7.11" with our penguin friend on display. I fear this may be an issue..." Yep I know nothing of this patched firmware .. I would first...
by ArchAngel123
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Linux Command Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Linux Command Help

Hi there

Onto my next challenge want to start investigating the firmware files. Experienced programmer but Linux n00b

Can someone help me with the command to

a) mount/unpack the cramfs files
b) unmount/pack the cramfs files

Basically want the ability to make changes in the cramfs files

Thanks
by ArchAngel123
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

A>I Your symptoms sound like the first time I tried to install a HDD. (See my other post re my 500gb success) Try the following steps (excuse the n00b fashion of the steps, but hopefully it makes them clear) 1) Replace the drive with your original. Switch on the Archos. Make 100% sure that is shows ...
by ArchAngel123
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Archos 7 500Gb - A world first? Yeah Baby :)
Replies: 9
Views: 4470

Re: Archos 7 500Gb - A world first? Yeah Baby :)

Morning All Happy to share, although not much to share :) 1) First time I did it was with a 160gb HDD. I was merely trying to prove it could be done. The way I did was to put on patched firmware 1.7.0.2, then replaced the HDD got to the recovery menu (power and volume up) and chose format disk. But ...
by ArchAngel123
Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Archos 7 500Gb - A world first? Yeah Baby :)
Replies: 9
Views: 4470

Archos 7 500Gb - A world first? Yeah Baby :)

Yep all in and working 476.2Gb free ..... =D> =P~ =D> =P~ =D>

A Big shout out to the team at archos.g3nius.org who made it possible - THANKS

Now to go and fill it :evil: :evil: :badgrin: :badgrin: :evil: :evil:

I have photos, but dont know how to upload them #-o
by ArchAngel123
Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Nope .. you cannot replace the drive if you use official firmware. The current drive is unique to the unit.

The patched firmware breaks that link, and therefore allows any hdd
by ArchAngel123
Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

hehe ... my 500gb is ordered and I look forward to putting it in on the weekend :evil:
by ArchAngel123
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Putting in a 500gb hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Putting in a 500gb hard drive

Morning Drevil I have managed to do this on my Archos 7 (insert a HDD that was not native to the Archos) and it worked. See my thread http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=28247 I live in epping, essex and would be happy to do this for you obviously the risk is ALL yours. To set your mind...

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