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DRX890W-R running alien OS Possible?
Jul 21st, 2017, 9:49pm
 
Hi, seeing as the S*ky + HD boxes are virtually free now, just being left all over the streets of England. is there any way to load a linux distribution onto these boxes for boinc rigs? Thanks Cool
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Reply #1 - Jul 22nd, 2017, 10:54am
 
You would need to get into the bootloader, and assume the CPU in the box is supported.
 
Technically it is possible to create a flash image, the trick would be getting at the internals of the bootloader, might be doable via jtag or the USB port
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Reply #2 - Jul 22nd, 2017, 4:03pm
 
Have you any clue how I would go about that? I have never jtag anything before. Is there a program I would use to interface with the chip? Where would I take the pins for jtag?  Tongue
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Reply #3 - Jul 22nd, 2017, 6:17pm
 
Hiya
 
You could try catching one of the OTA firmware updates if you have a DVB-S card attached to a computer, some useful software here for that http://www.ph-mb.com/products/sky-fw-tool
 
If you grab an update image it would at least give you an idea of what the software side looks like, just a case of getting it back into the box - which isn't that easy
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Reply #4 - Jul 23rd, 2017, 10:22pm
 
Okay I understand what you are saying. But my knowledge of these sorts of things is very very basic. I have hobby level electronics understanding but would like to set this as a long term project. Just for fun to see if I can do it. I don't want to hack anything or get free s*y.  
 
I have bought this (because i'm a poor student ahha) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KWORLD-DVB-USB2-0-STICK/132262484340?ssPageName=STRK%3 AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
 
Will it do what you have said? After some 3rd party software etc.
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Reply #5 - Jul 24th, 2017, 6:42pm
 
Hiya
 
I think you have bought a DVB-T stick, which would work for Freeview via a rooftop antenna, for satellite you need DVB-S (or S2 for HD)
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Reply #6 - Aug 4th, 2017, 5:57pm
 
Has anybody managed to catch OTA firmware for one of the HD boxes?
That they could possibly upload.
My DVB-S card is playing up at the minute and giving errors.
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Reply #7 - Aug 17th, 2017, 11:52pm
 
That would be perfect, can we broadcast this question on the site main page to see if anyone has?
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