Image installation procedure - the safe, simple and 100% foolproof way
1. Download the E2 Plugins from the following link http://goo.gl/bcSWub
. Take the whole folder and copy it to the root of any USB stick
2. Boot the box into the default Spark operating system. If your box is in Enigma already, turn it off, hold in the OK button on the box and keep it pressed, turn on the box and release the OK when you see the FORC message on the box. Press the Up arrow on the box which will then say SPAR and then press OK
3. Insert the stick into the box. The system will see the stick being installed and prompt for the installation of the plugins - say "Yes"
4. Download and copy the pre-prepared image of your choice to a USB stick. You can copy any number of images to the same stick, putting each in it's own separate directory on the stick. An image contains two files - uImage and e2jffs2.img
5. Press Menu, Press Down and Right to plugins. Select the e2upgrade plugin from the list. On screen, you then will see a box with /c/storage in black writing in a yellow bar across the centre of the screen. Click OK to navigate to the folder you want, press Red to select and press Red to Upgrade
6. Upon completion, turn off the box. Press and hold the OK button, Turn ON the box and wait until you see the front panel say FORC. At this point, release the OK button. Press the DOWN arrow button on the box and it will display ENIG. Press and Release the OK button.
7. The box will now reboot into Enigma
found in the
Amiko Alien2 - Enigma2 Firmware Thread
This is the one utility that causes the most problems for your box.
1. Check that it is only set to download one of the two OpenTV sources from either 28.2.or 28.4. Do NOT select both.
2. Ideally, it should be set to save to your external hard disk.
3. The database can get huge. Consider adding a crontab job to delete your complete /media/crossepg directory every week. The database is constantly being added to. Yesterdays, Last Weeks, Last Months EPG data remains in the database and is never automatically purged - so delete it regularly.
4. If you deleted it weekly, I believe you can sucessfully save to the internal memory.
This is a really handy utility. There is a big difference between the sound levels of SD and HD channels. The idea is to automatically increase the volume level for HD channels when one is selected. However, volume will never go beyond 100%. So the idea is to set the box volume to about 40% and set the autoadjust to over 50% with the hope being that a 40% SD volume will be more or less equal to the 100% volume level of HD
You can use utilities like DreamboxEdit but it's very easy to edit the bouquets in the box itself. When watching a channel, press OK to bring up the current channel list. At this point, press MENU. In here you can remove stations, set a default startup station, and move stations around.
Looking for SeriesLink ?
On this box you have AutoTimer. From the EPG, press the Green button for a single once off timer event, or press and hold the Green button for AutoTimer. The plugin is designed to automatically scan the EPG for a particular program on a particular channel between a particular timespan. It will continue to scsn, week after week, until it's removed. All programmes will be saved to the attached Hard Disk.
Huge resource thanks to Zardoz
Alien 2 File Resource
Installing IPK files
If you need to install IPK files, there are two methods.
1. Copy the IPK to maybe the /TMP directory on the box, using Filezilla or some other FTP program. Telnet to the box using PUTTY or some other telnet client and type
ipkg install xxxxxxxx.ipk
2. If this does not install this way, the alternative way is to use 7zip to extract it to a DATA.TAR file and from there extract this file which will give a nested structure of files within folders, which will match the folder structure on your box. The files can then be FTP'd across to the box. The only thing to be aware of here is the possibility of certain permissions needing to be set on some files.
Taking a Backup of your Enigma system
Boot into Spark and go into the e2upgrade plugin and follow the instructions for the instsllation of a new image at the top of this post with the exception that, in step 5, you press the Green button to take a backup rather than Red to upgrade. If the Green button option does not exist, then you need to install the plugin specifically listed in step 1