Author Topic: How to update with mac?  (Read 2892 times)

Tpman

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How to update with mac?
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:50:57 pm »
Hey everyone. I just got an A320 and I was wondering if anyone knows how to update the firmware using Mac. My A320 is currently running V1.1. If not, how do I update using windows?

Thanks!!!

Harteex

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Re: How to update with mac?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 08:32:25 pm »
If you're updating to a newer firmware version, which you're doing, it's very simple.
You just have to place the firmware (a320.HXF) in the root of the Dingoo. Then restart and when you start it, hold down on the DPAD.
Make sure your battery isn't near empty when you do this though. You don't want it to exit during the update.

Tpman

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Re: How to update with mac?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 09:27:30 pm »
Thanks. Would you happen to know how to access the root through a Mac?
« Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 09:32:35 pm by Tpman »

Harteex

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Re: How to update with mac?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 09:49:21 pm »
The root of the dingoo, that's the root folder, ie. the first folder you enter when you browse the dingoo drive (the one that contains the folders FLASH, MUSIC etc.)

Berticus

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Re: How to update with mac?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 09:16:55 pm »
Is it not auto-mounting? I'm not sure what's available to macs, but Linux requires dbus and hal to be installed and running (could help since Macs have Unix under the hood). Since I don't like auto-mounting, this what I do (should work on a Mac as well): Open up a terminal, I don't remember where this is for Macs, it's something like User>>Applications. This should work.

Type:
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$ find /dev/sd[a-z]
Then plug in the dingoo. Type in that same command:
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$ find /dev/sd[a-z]
There should be something new there, e.g. /dev/sdd, mount it like so:
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$ mkdir /media/dingoo
$ mount /dev/sdd /media/dingoo

Of course you'd replace /dev/sdd to whatever was the device for the dingoo. If you want to automate all of that, you could do something like:
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$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuidfind the uuid pointing to the device, example snippet of the ls -l command would be:
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lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 2009-11-29 17:14 6E59-505E -> ../../sdd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2009-11-29 17:14 DB7D-2F8C -> ../../sde1

Those arrows indicate where the uuid is pointing to, so 6E59-505E is the uuid of the device /dev/sdd

In /etc/fstab, write this:
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UUID=6E59-505E /media/dingoo vfat defaults 0 0
So now anytime you plug in the dingoo, all you have to type is:
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$ mount /media/dingoo

 

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