How to initialize HDD manually

How to initialize HDD manually

Well, You have HDD (Internal or External) and You want to use it for recording and timeshift, but somehow initialization trough menu is not working ? Here is solution :

1. Connect to AzBox by telnet and type this command

umount /dev/sda1

2. Now we will format HDD in ext3 FS

mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1

3. With this command we will mount HDD under /media/hdd

mount /dev/sda1 /media/hdd

4. To be able to record and use timeshift we need to create directory movie in /media/hdd

cd /media/hdd

mkdir movie

Now, all is done.