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External Hard Drive Not Staying Connected

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by js0873, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 12, 2018 #61 of 135
    P Smith

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    waste of money IMO, but if it's fit your budget - use it
     
  2. Feb 12, 2018 #62 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    I have no idea about ISO and the DVD plan.

    Once using Linux the files of the shows will be seen with in the DishArc and Lost and Found folder to allow copying to the new external hard drive?


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  3. Feb 13, 2018 #63 of 135
    P Smith

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    yes, it's native environment for dish EHD files
     
  4. Feb 13, 2018 #64 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    Great. Much appreciated.


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  5. Feb 14, 2018 #65 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    I found a Linux disk. But when booting up from that disk the installation screen shows. Here is a photograph of the disk.

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  6. Feb 15, 2018 #66 of 135
    P Smith

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    I'm not familiar with the disc nor it version nor features; as I told Ubuntu CD/DVD for sure have an option to run from it without installing to your PC
     
  7. Feb 15, 2018 #67 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    Downloading Ubuntu version 14.04.0. This is the latest 32 bit version. Downloaded 17 version before would not boot up from the bootable drive. I am going to purchase a computer that has Linux press installed.

    The 32 bit version will nit install either. I see this.[​IMG]


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  8. Feb 16, 2018 #68 of 135
    P Smith

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    did you try to install the Linux on Atari computer ? :)
     
  9. Feb 18, 2018 #69 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    No on a Windows computer.


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  10. Feb 18, 2018 #70 of 135
    P Smith

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    the CD could be scratched - check its surface, clean dust and fingerprints, try polish it with soft cloth and toothpaste
     
  11. Feb 18, 2018 #71 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    I purchased a HP Elite 8000 USFF Computer. Has Linux Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz
    Memory: 2GB
    Hard Drive: 160GB
    DVDRW.

    Could be used again if the hard drive I just added to Hopper does not get recognized.


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  12. Feb 19, 2018 #72 of 135
    P Smith

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    It's good enough PC, if you would play with EHD disks more often, I would make a habit to temporary open EHD enclosure and connect that HDD to SATA port on your PC - it would increase speed of transferring x10 times. Another way to manage testing/copy HDDs: buy dual eSATA bracket for the PC and a dock with eSATA port like people using for Directv DVRs.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2018 #73 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    Could do that. The rate of cooying would take a long time. Just for example how long to you thing it would take to copy a show that is one hour long using the USB hookup.
    Do you think about the sametime time as copying from the Hoppers internal DVR to the external hard drive?

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  14. Feb 20, 2018 #74 of 135
    P Smith

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    most likely same speed
     
  15. Feb 20, 2018 #75 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    That is great to know. Will just copy and paste the shows to the new hard drive.


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  16. Feb 22, 2018 #76 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    Looks like this computer will not work. There is not a place for the power cord.[​IMG][​IMG]


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  17. Feb 22, 2018 #77 of 135
    James Long

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    It looks like you are missing a "brick" that connects that power cord to a DIN style connector on the machine. I had to replace one on a reconditioned machine I purchased. Most sellers had them listed for $100 (more than I paid for the PC!) but I found a used one on eBay for $20. Good luck!
     
  18. Feb 22, 2018 #78 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    You mean something like this?

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  19. Feb 22, 2018 #79 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    Well the disk was sent like 2 weeks ago from a location round 800 miles away using USPS First Class. Still did not show up. The seller did not have sence enough to see what the delivery confirmation number is. Right on the receipt. Whenever anything is sent using the post office one is automatically offered a delivery confirmation number. The seller claims there is not any,

    100 percent positive feedback. Sent a leller a reminder the disk had not arrived yet. If no reply I will file a complaint with ebay.
     
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  20. Feb 22, 2018 #80 of 135
    James Long

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    Yes, but you will need to find the right one for your computer. Use the brand and model number on the PC to find the right adapter.

    Does the USPS show it as being received by the shipper?
     

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