In order for prep-hdd to work correctly all of the following files must be available locally. Please download the following files to a single directory or local URL location. 

Files to download:

Description Filename
MontaVista Linux Kernel Restore Files mvltarget5_0_0801921_update.tar.gz
A/V Data for DVEVM. Contains both sound and video media files data.tar.gz
DVSDK Application Restore Files overlay.tar.gz
HDD Prep Script prep-hdd
HDD Restore Script restore-hdd

Once complete, run the prep-hdd script on the DaVinci EVM board:

prep-hdd <full_path_to_where_files_were_downloaded>

For example if the restore files are to be restored from a file system:

prep-hdd /tmp/downloads

or assuming the restore files exist on a web server under downloads:


Answer yes when prompted. The complete restore will take about 30 minutes.

If the date is not set correctly you will get warnings about file timestamps being in the future (tar: filexxx: time stamp 2008-01-26 04:13:47 is 128286337 s in the future). You can either ignore these warnings or set the device date/time to current date/time ('date MMDDHHMMYYYY').

See the DVEVM Getting Started Guide for more detailed instructions on restoring the EVM hard disk drive.