This version is used either for testing purposes, or for purposes of modifying the firmware content. It is identical to the normal flashed version. The main difference is that while WDLXTV runs from the internal read only NAND flash, the ext3 version is pivoted into and run directly off your external device. This means the ext3 version gives you full read/write permissions.
It gets only mounted at boot, if all of the following applies:
- a previously flashed WDLXTV version (0.2+) is already present on the WDTVLive,
- root.bin is placed on the WDTV-plugged-in USB thumb drive.
Note: There is zero possibility of usb booting from stock firmware.
Note: If you area having issues booting into a root.bin, either see that the device containing the root.bin is the only device plugged into your WDTV or read and follow the instructions here
Note: that its net.mounts, S00custom-options and smb.conf (if avaliable) override the ones previously installed.
Never unmount/unplug the USB thumb drive on which it resides, while the WDTVLive is plugged-in (even if in standby), otherwise the system will become unstable.
For more information on how to use this, see USB Boot
WDLXTV Ext3 (For WDTV Ext3 Boot)
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SVN Lastest Version
This post describes how to use SVN to get the latest release by downloading it once and just updating it.