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 Post subject: Bricked LS-GL
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:59 pm 
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I was trying to install Freelink on my Linkstation Pro and I appear to have bricked it. I did a hardware reset and I can see the device on the network. It has IP address 192.168.1.13. I can access it with SSH and log in as admin with password admin and I see a Debian Linux Version 2.6.12.6-arm1 screen. I cannot login as root with the suggested password freelink as suggested on the wiki.
LSupdater.exe cannot see the device (I am accessing it through a router with the Windows 7 firewall off) nor can any of the Buffalo utilities.
Is there any way I can get the device running again?
Any help would be appreciated.
Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Bricked LS-GL
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:38 am 
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It is definitely NOT bricked. You can connect as admin and "just" need to
become root.
Did you try to connect as admin via ssh and then use "su" to become root?
Maybe connecting as root via ssh is disabled; you will have to use "su" in
that case (read: works as designed).

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 Post subject: Re: Bricked LS-GL
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Hi kenatonline - Thanks for your reply and encouraging words. However I do not know the root password and su - prompts me for it. I've tried all passwords I may have used on the device and none of them worked. Any ideas?
Also assuming I am able to login as root what would the next steps be to get the device running as a NAS again?
Thanks
Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Bricked LS-GL
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:25 am 
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Did you tried an empty password (means: just press enter)?

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 Post subject: Re: Bricked LS-GL
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:25 am 
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Yes but no joy.
I can login in as a user admin so maybe I can try the recovery process as this user?
What next steps would you recommend?


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 Post subject: Re: Bricked LS-GL
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:32 am 
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I know of no other way to "hack" a root password but to use
a known vulnerability, a brute force attack or to remove the
disk, mount the disk to a PC where you know the root password
and to delete the root password on the mounted disk.

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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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 Post subject: Re: Bricked LS-GL
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 12:18 pm 
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kentaonline - the root password is lspro. All I had to do was read the Buffalo wiki.


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