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by peterq
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51935

Re: How to open an A7

But remember that all will be f*cked up if user deletes the file "menu.lst". I'll notice him not to delete ANYTHING from root folder. But all that needed is small menu.lst file, so I've backuped it for future. Just imagine your friend's surprise if he removes that files and some day reboots the uni...
by peterq
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51935

Re: How to open an A7

When there's no boot.lst - Anstrom is booting. When I've left only one line in boot.lst (and this line is for AVOS) - AVOS is booting just after logo without showing boot selection menu, just like no boot selection available at all. So for user it looks just like original unit - exept for SDE logo a...
by peterq
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51935

Re: How to open an A7

This unit is not mine, I've got it for repair and actual owner really don't need extra features of Angstrom - AVOS is all he need. Today I've tried to downgrade to 6.54 (strictly by manual), but it seemsed that all changes really don't get to actual system - I see 6.54 in AVOS, can successfully upda...
by peterq
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51935

Re: How to open an A7

Yabadabadoo!! I've made it! \:D/ Just finished installing dualboot with working AVOS 1.7.11 into 120Gb and IT REALLY WORKS! So here is the way to get back to life Archos5/7 with original FW and damaged HDD: 0. Install original 1.7.11 FW. Device will hang in cicle rebooting - it's OK. 1. Backup hidde...
by peterq
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51935

Re: How to open an A7

Well there are two guides on how to install the SDE. http://www.openaos.org/~kevin/archos_angstrom_docs/dualbootinstallation.html http://dev.openaos.org/wiki/SettingUpMultiRoot As you probably don't have an backup of your hidden partition you will need to create that yourself. I undestand it, I've ...
by peterq
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51935

Re: How to open an A7

Here is some news for my case. I've moved original HDD serial number to other HDD (same vendor but smaller size (120Gb instead of 320Gb)), but it didn't help - it means that HDD lock locked not only to HDD SN and vendor but to something else (i.e. size, model, etc.). I have no time for finding these...
by peterq
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51935

Re: How to open an A7

One thing you could try is flashing the official SDE. But what can I get from it? And why not just replace bootloader with patched one as I mantioned above? Your only option I guess is to send it to Archos for repair. That's not a option for me - it will costs too much, for me it's cheaper to clone...
by peterq
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51935

Re: How to open an A7

I`m just new to A7, and I've got it for repair after droping down to the floor with HDD death. Original HDD even dont start spindle. It has unknown verson original firmware so I can't just replace HDD with a new one - it starts, formats new drive, leting to place new firmware from PC, starting updat...

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