Multi Boot Support neoboot## what are advantages over omb?

sarmadmehmood

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if i m not mistaken our new turkish member riza selturk claim in another board of using 2 usb at a time to use neoboot and openmultiboot...my 1st thought was that it is not possible .
i ask from my teacher ali reza and when he said that its possible.
after his reply i experimented yesterday and was successfull.
openblackhole is my flash image.
neoboot installed on usb.
2nd usb was mount as hdd and omb was installed on it.
my initial thinking was that it will be crash log straighaway.
but surprisingly both multiboot working without any conflict.
thanks to selturk and ali reza for this wonderfull experiment.
 

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Neoboot is a good multiboot option.
Indeed faster and more option then OMB
I installed it on the SSD HD of my VU+ Solo2.
Should be faster then external USB ( Was my thinking a the time ) because my solo2 does not have USB3 connection.
But when an image crashes the box gets stuk on "starting" because the ".neonextboot" file points to the bad image.
Do i need to re-image my root image everytime or is there any simpler ways to go about this ?

Also:
Any way to change the Polish ( i think it's polish) menu in English ?
Or where are the file found ? To change it myself.

thx to all.
 

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But when an image crashes the box gets stuk on "starting" because the ".neonextboot" file points to the bad image.
Do i need to re-image my root image everytime or is there any simpler ways to go about this ?
Also:
Any way to change the Polish ( i think it's polish) menu in English ?
Or where are the file found ? To change it myself.
disconnect ur ssd from ur box and box will reboot from ur flash image.
then connect ssd and enter neoboot and remove image which caused crash...thats it..all will be ok
u cant change language..its a pitty not having english language option.
we may request to gutosie (plugin developer)
 

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Neoboot is a good multiboot option.
Indeed faster and more option then OMB
I installed it on the SSD HD of my VU+ Solo2.
Should be faster then external USB ( Was my thinking a the time ) because my solo2 does not have USB3 connection.
But when an image crashes the box gets stuk on "starting" because the ".neonextboot" file points to the bad image.
Do i need to re-image my root image everytime or is there any simpler ways to go about this ?

Also:
Any way to change the Polish ( i think it's polish) menu in English ?
Or where are the file found ? To change it myself.

thx to all.
This can happen on OMB as well & as sarmadmehmood has stated, one usually only needs to disconnect the media where the corrupt image is running from.

However in some instances it does not work & boot remains stuck due to kernel corruption, deletion or other configuration error.

The solution then is either reflash the whole flash image or if it is a working image one wants to keep, just simply reflash its kernel instead.
 

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One more tip ..
which often works for me when I want to save time to reflash the image.
  1. Disconnect ssd from box
  2. Reboot box ..If its flash image working go to device manager and unmount from default storage device.
  3. or connect with dcc or vuccc , remove the neoboot folder ( usr/;ib/enigma2/python/plugin/extention.
  4. connect ssd reboot box it will show the media in device manager.
  5. connect with dcc and remove the corrupted image from the root of the ssd.
  6. again mount and install fresh neoboot. plugin
it will give u access to the other images.
I have tried this tip several times and it has worked for me and saved my time to fresh install .
 
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For ur future installation .
1. . When u install flash image . install all plugins and setting which u want except any multiboot
2 make a backup
  1. now install multiboot .
  2. When ever u have this kind issue and see box is not giving access to flash image simply install the back up u dont need to remove ssd .
  3. in this way u will see box will boot to flash image without any problem . because in backup ( which u have created) u have already not mounted the drive and have not installed multiboot .and the box is unknown to plugin .
  4. Install multiboot but dont reboot the box
  5. open multiboot and simply delet the corrupted image .
  6. now boot the box from multiboot to flash image . although u r in the flash image but when u will reboot from the plugin to flash image it will disable or bypass the linked files ,
I have tried it many times and it has worked for me to .
 

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All good options for the bad image problem.
But disconnecting an internal SSD drive is not a fast option. (opening the box eveytime)
Then re-imaging as i do now is much faster. (With a backup image)
thx anyhow
 

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All good options for the bad image problem.
But disconnecting an internal SSD drive is not a fast option. (opening the box eveytime)
Then re-imaging as i do now is much faster. (With a backup image)
thx anyhow
That's why I only have one screw in & a screw driver at the ready. :mutley:
 

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