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    Talking How to multi-E2-boot using BA on USB stick

    HOW TO MULTI-E2-BOOT USING BARRY ALLEN ON A SINGLE PARTITION USB MEMORY STICK

    1) Delete all the partitions on your USB memory stick, make a single "Primary" partition in EXT3 Linux format, using EASEUS Partition Master Home 9.1.x freeware Windows app.

    2) See the images, how to put the USB stick into your Ferrari, then screw the lid back on and plug in your [W]LAN, HDMI and electricity, in that order [jawohl! ]!!!

    3) Press and hold the power button at the front panel and don't let go, until you see your home network LAN IP address. The TV screen will flicker twice, so, wait a bit before releasing the button...

    4) Flash an E2 of your choice into the Ferrari flash (see my detailed description on this forum: a whole PB VX-E2 guide done by yours truly! ). []

    Of course,make sure the E2 supports Barry Allen multiboot application for your machine. Up-to-date info in that regard must be on various forums, like this one...

    5) Mount the USB memory stick using a Device Manager tool, usually included in all good images. In Dream Elite 3 patched by Yang, if memory serves, for instance, one does the following: Main menu -> Setup -> System -> Device Manager -> Mass Storage Device, then mount it as media/usb2 = internal USB port.

    If there is none or the device manager is not doing its job properly, try finding one in Ferrari Add-Ons 5 or more likely in TS Panel.

    5a) Go back to Device info and check if it does work, i.e. whether DE3 has added it to the recognised, mounted, fully operational devices and if it isn't -> Restart E2 and try again.

    NOTE: to try again, one first "un-mounts" it, using a not very properly called "Umount" function (blue button in DE3, in that menu). Stop any apps/functions that might be using the USB stick before you try (like a SWAP file etc.).

    NOTE 2: If you're out of luck with mounting it, try a different USB stick or a different image. In the wealth of SSL87F secondary bootloader images, Delfi's Koala performed well, in my test!

    6) Now we send Barry Allen 6.2.7 (prepared for SIM2 [not to check if the box is DB, so it will work in Ferrari, too!] by mfaraj57) to E2's /tmp folder using FileZilla Client and then we install the .ipk package, as usual (see my aforementioned E2 guide for detailed account on how this is done).

    Restart E2 and check Plugins section of E2. If BA is there, we need to...

    7) ...choose an E2 image to install in USB stick, using BA app. First, we shorten the name of the file, so BA doesn't throw an error...

    7a) Then, we send it to A specific BA folder [usually]:
    /media/ba/MB_Images [using FileZilla Client] - but that path you can change in BA settings...

    7b) Start BA in Ferrari and go to -> MBimages to check if it is there and if BA has it ready to install.

    7c) If all is well use the "Wizard for images at /MB_images" to install it.

    7d) Now, use the "Extract .nfi images from /MB_images" folder.

    Btw, one can shorten the name one is given as proposal, by using the arrows and when one is behind the proposed name, just use the < button on your remote [under no. 7].

    7e) When the process starts, you will see a little message: "No panic, we'll be back in 3 minutes"...

    7f) If you're in luck, the rec will restart at some point but this time you will first see the BA bootlogo screen, giving you various options, as in which E2 to start, flash or USB "second flash", i.e. the second image you just installed in USB stick, using BA. (See the enclosed photos.)

    7g) If you're having trouble with your remote, giving commands, one can find a sub-menu in BA where one can make it function properly.

    7h) One can also choose which E2 to boot from those menus, either just once or every time, by default - one doesn't have to boot by default to the E2 in the flash.

    7i) Apparently, BA can use some of the settings from the flash installation into the USB installations but the rest one has to sort out/install for each E2 individually, afterwards...

    8) When all that is done, try making a SWAP file in the flash E2, sending it to /media/usb2, sending also the picons there, EPG as well etc.

    That should do it. See the enclosed images for more details...

    Proper "BA how to" to follow...
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