Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
I like you're style Jeffy.
From reading the thread 57 posted on the Rogers' STBs, the 9200 (like the Rogers' STBs) may use a file system similar to Linux (some guy was going to verify if he could even see the files on the harddrive (after the STB formatted it) with Linux but never replied with his findings). If that's the case then you wouldn't be able to get your Win computer to write files to or read files from the drive in the correct file system. However if Linux's file system is the same as the STB file system then in theory you could copy the files over. The only thing is that I think the STB relies on it's indexes to determine what's on the harddrive, not actually reading the files (unsure on this of course). I wish somebody with Linux would test this just to see if the OS can even recognize the STB formatted files from the harddrive.
I am interested in your FTA channel idea but it would depend on having an operating system that uses (or can recognize) the file system of the STB.
In theory if the STB used the same file system as Linux, and you could read the contents of the harddrive from Linux, what happens if the files are encrypted? Would the OS just say "sorry can't open these files because they are encrypted, would it just not see the files if they are encrypted, what happens?". I know encryption is usually based on two keys but not sure how OSs handle this on files.
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Last edited by JimmyFace; 2005-10-16 at 10:57 AM.