Further to my earlier post getting the AB IPBox 900HD up and running with Sky+ HD: https://tickett.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/ab-ipbox-9900hd-with-sky-hd-uk/

I had a bit of trouble initializing a large HDD (320GB worked… 1.5TB didn’t) so here’s the workaround:

Telnet into the box and issue the following commands (make sure you replace the /dev/sda if fdisk –l identifies your drive with a different path and 1400GB with a figure slightly smaller than the size of your disk):

fdisk –l
fdisk /dev/sda
d
n
p
1
enter
+1400GB
n
p
2
enter
enter
w
mkswap /dev/sda2
swapon /dev/sda2
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1
reboot

The mkfs.ext3 command formats the disk and will take quite a while on larger disks (there may be a quick format option but I wasn’t in a hurry)

Once the box has rebooted your HDD will be mounted at /hdd – you need to make a folder /hdd/movies reboot again and you’re good to go!

L

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