Recently I bought a Buffalo HS-DHGL series case (model HS-DH500GL, S/N 99883480407071G) at a secondhand store, without a HDD inside. Now I try to get it running, but so far have no success at all.
As for me, I am an experienced PC- and Windows user, but have hardly any experience with Linux and find it hard to work with command line procedures, except I get detailed step-by-step instructions.
I have downloaded all relevant software for this model from Buffalo (CD-image for software installation, Firmware update LSUpdater, File Security Tool, NAS Navigator 2.8, TFTP Boot Recovery, manual).
Now I got a 2TB HDD from Western Digital. It is in MBR filesystem modus, but unformatted and without any partitions. That's how I read it should be to be used inside this NAS. But when I put it into the NAS and power it on (connected to my network), it only sends beeps, the green Power LED flashes permanently, and the red Error LED flashes 6 times in a row (= no HDD found). Buffalo NAS Navigator does not find any NAS. After a while the NAS shuts down after beeping again.
I have read some posts about formatting with TFTP Boot recovery, but I just don't get along with it.
Is there someone patient enough to explain to me how to proceed, step by step? I'd be very grateful! (A link to existing instructions would do as well.)