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BlackHole - How To Use New Version Of MeoBoot


My advice to anyone who has not used the new MeoBoot is to give this a go as you will NOT regret it, all that is required is a usb stick or hdd mounted on your VU+ allowing you to switch to switch between images as you choose as fast as your machine takes to reboot. To make things even easier you now install images in usb.zip format meaning install is much quicker, Running an image in meoboot now runs just as well as any installed in flash.

MeoBoot is now included with most images by default and just needs to be enabled, here i am using BlackHole 2.1.4 in flash to add other images on the internal HDD of my Solo2


To Begin open the plugins menu and select MeoBoot

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Select your device (usb or hdd) you wish to use then hit the Install button.

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The install takes only seconds, you will then be prompted to restart the plugin as below.

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On restarting MeoBoot you will see a screen like below, we are now ready to add a new image.

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Connect to your VU+ using your favourite ftp software and navigate to your usb stick/hdd where you installed MeoBoot and you will see 2 new folders have been created named MbootM & MbootUpload,
MbootM is where your new image files are installed
MbootUpload is what we are looking for, upload here your usb.zip image as it is (do not extract), in the example below i am using todays OpenPLI release.

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Image uploaded, now press the install button on your remote.

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Here you can choose to rename & install the image with the settings you are using in your flash image already loaded, make your choices then press install.

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Nearly there, quickly your VU+ will reboot and start your new image with your settings all loaded & ready to go.

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To add further images up to a total of 8 simply access MeoBoot from the plugins menu and choose boot from flash then repeat the upload(ftp) and install process.

Note: At the time of posting meoboot is not working on the new BlackHole XBMC beta images.

I originaly wrote this guide using a VU+Solo withBH1.73 & external HDD, updated today using BlackHole 2.1.4 with internal HDD.​
 
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Havent tried on the xbmc ATV image yet mate, you will find the openmultiboot plugin in the feeds if you want to save me breaking my box again.:b0227:
 

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Somehow, I thought that might be the answer. :)

Will give it a go after I take a backup but as I have never been able to get it to work on any BH image confidence is low to me getting it going on ATV. :lol:

Update: It installed fine and for the first time I was able to install another image. Every time I had tried in the past it just got stuck when trying to install a zipped image. So progress but..........

The image selection screen does not show up at boot time. So based on that I'd say it doesn't work but I now have the confidence to try it again on a non-XBMC image.

Cheers.
 
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I was pointed here because I would like to have 'Multiboot or Meoboot option to quickly change images. I am running Ten's Vix-XBMC Backup at the moment and will let you know if this works in Vix.
 

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I was pointed here because I would like to have 'Multiboot or Meoboot option to quickly change images. I am running Ten's Vix-XBMC Backup at the moment and will let you know if this works in Vix.
You will find in the vix feeds a plugin called openmultiboot which does work but it will not copy settings ect to the new image so for that reason i would suggest flashing BH215 & using meoboot instead.
 

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Thanks Ten. I will definitely have to "Really" try and get BH to work for me and my Mrs. Still got a copy of what you told me to do about changing channels and showing bouquets with 'Down Arrow', as Vix works. If I crack that she will be happy. btw, saved and printed out the above instructions, thanks.
 

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meoboot on my box does not work anymore
dont know what happend but i did flash the new BH216.1 and i cant use meoboot
i did flash back to BH215 and its the same
meoboot is not working
the install is correct when i put a new img in.
but when i want to install this img i dont get the reading anymore that i should wait when box is booting
after a 2 / 3 minutes meoboot starts up but that img wil not be working
so maybe someone does know what to do???
 

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Happened to me when I tried to dump 2.1.6 on HDD.

The only way I was able to boot again was to install a non BH image (AVT) in flash to allow me to get to the HDD to delete the three '.filename' files in the root of the 'MbootM' folder. After that I flashed BH back again and it booted normally. Installed Meoboot again and lucky for me my multiboot images reappeared. I then deleted the 2.1.6 to avoid repeating the experience but not 100% sure why it happened. Perhaps it can't be booted from HDD?
 

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well i dont know what happend
but i did a new fresh install of the 216/1 and now its going as usual
meoboot is working again
but 1 more question
where can i find the official firmware for the vu plus duo??
because to have it as may i get problems again maybe to flash it with the official firmware
 

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