ok....more or less the solution for you 2 is the same.
1) dissasemble your white linkstation (ljauss: HD-HLAN v2 - LS2, ajax1: HS-D300GL, HS)http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.php/Disass ... inkStation
2) connect the hdd to your normal pc and boot knoppixhttp://www.knoppix.org/
3) from there you should be able to access the third partition of the hdd. actually i think knoppix will directly place a shortcut on the desktop for that.(if you only want to save the data of the disk you do not need fix_ext2_magic....this is only needed for the system partition aka the first one)
4) good...your data is stored somewhere else now (on a hdd in the workstation most likely). now it is time to recover the box to get it to a working state. believe it or not, the easiest way to do so is to delete all partitions on the hdd. in knoppix you can use fdisk for that purpose. i recommend to shutdown the workstation, disconnect all hdds except the linkstation one and boot knoppix again. then start the console (its somewhere hidden in the programms if you hit the button on the left bottom...on windows called the "start"-button).
most info now is already prepared for in this article:http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.php/Re ... inkstation
so the steps are:
#) dissassemble LS
#) connect hdd to workstation (no way to get around that)
#) boot knoppix
#) copy data onto a save place
#) remove all partitions on the LS disk
#) put disk back in linkstation
#) boot..most likely you need to boot twice to get to "Emergency Mode"
#) reflash twice
this should tell you how the hdd was mounted, which device it uses...if only one hdd is connected it is most likely /dev/hda (the numbers shown are the partitions!)
now as you know the device enter
su fdisk /dev/hda
or whatever devicename your hdd has.
"m" prints out the help inside fdisk which is an interactive tool.
with "d" you can delete partitions....delete them all.
or yof course you can use "parted" as well
5) get the hdd back into its Linkstation-case
6) boot the LS...it might be possible that you have to boot it twice to enter "Emergency Mode" aka EM....only way to find out if it is is over the firmware updater...
7)...so we download a firmware. i recommend to use the stock firmwares provided by buffalo.
reflash twice. do not reboot or shutdown your box after flashing the first time....it will fail, but thats ok. just start the firmware updater again and reflash...this time it will work.
the first time only the partitions are created on the hdd...the second time the firmware really gets installed.
8) open a beer when box finally is recovered.
LS1 (2.6 kernel, foonas svn1062, 750 GB, UBoot 1.2) & LS Pro (FreeLink/jtymod/GenLink, changes all the time)Thx to all donators!