Re: Firmware 7317 with YAMJ modifications
There should be an option in the settings menu to switch off asking to reformat your drive.
Next you might try to install the modded firmware without the hard disk and insert the hard disk after installation and redoing your settings.
And if that does not help, revert to the official 7317 firmware and apply Andy's modifications
Thank you for replying.
I had not been clear when I typed out my problems in a rush last time.
After doing a safe mode installation of the modified 7317 firmware, when I startup the box, it fails to detect that I have a formatted internal HDD 4 times out of 5 (approx), and then the box will prompt me to format my HDD. And yes, strangely enough, once in a while, it will boot up fine and mount my HDD correctly.
Obviously, turning off the format HDD option is not helpful because I still have no access to files in my HDD since HDD is not even mounted. In addition, I read that it is really difficult (physically) to remove the internal HDD and I'm afraid of physically breaking something, so not really keen on trying out your suggestion no 2.
I remembered from past experiences when I just bought my box, there was once after upgrading my firmware, a similar situation occurred. I had little data inside my HDD then, so I just went ahead and formatted my HDD again and it has been working fine since then.
But this time, even after I formatted the HDD according to the prompt, the problem persists. (I did a backup before formatting)
Upon rolling back to the original official 7317 firmware, everything is fine. HDD mounted correctly every time.
I guess I'll just stay with official 7317 firmware until there is an explanation on what caused this strange behaviour.