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 Post subject: BRICKED UP QUAD
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:53 am 
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Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:14 am
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HELP PLEASE!! LS-QVL gone down in flames.

Hi I have purchased an ex-display LS QVL (quad) station. I have had no CD or manuals so I went to Buffalo and downloaded them, or what they have. I could never see the Internet program it refers to and when installing software it just came back "Link Station to be updated cannot be found". I did have it once in EM mode but that soon past. I purchased 4 new RED WD 1TB drives and installed them, no joy I had a red flashing led which is 6 flash mode. I tried power on and holding down the Function button. It flashed blue then goes into red code again.
I now assume I have a rather large Expensive Paper Weight or something for my fish pond. Before I select either is there anyone who could be so kind as to point me to where I can get it revived. The only guy who could raise things from the dead has done it himself and left the *room (*Earth) So I am now humbly reliant on some of you kind people for help. Many thanks Stuart

 Post subject: Re: BRICKED UP QUAD
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:31 am 

Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:39 am
Posts: 2604
First: you ALWAYS need the disks to install the firmware, because
there is just a "small" boot loader in flash. The OS (aka. firmware)
is completely on the disks. No disks -> no firmware.
Second: you need to get the "TFTP" package for your box and you
need to start with "empty" disks (read: NO partitions, NO filesystem).
Third: you need a DHCP server running (e.g. your router, serving
IP addresses via DHCP). DO NOT install a firmware without a DHCP
server running in the same network the box is connected to, unless
you are an experienced Linux/network guy.

You can get the TFTP package from Buffalo support or, if you trust
other users, you will find an "universal" TFTP package referenced in
some posts in this forum.

Please do not use private mail (PN/M) to ask questions. Use the proper forum instead. (me)

If there is no verified backup of a dataset, the dataset, by definition, is unimportant. (c't 2012)

RAID (no matter which level) never ever substitutes a backup. (me)

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