Your box is NOT a XL it is a XHL. That is
a different beast.
Get a TFTP package for the XHL.
Someone somewhen posted a TFTP package for current Kirkwood
boxes like the CHLv2, the XHL and the VL somewhere in this forum.
Maybe you can give this a try, if you can't manage to get a TFTP
package for the XHL from Buffalo themselves.
Indeed I am aware my box is not XL, just that was all I could see on Buffalo's site
Did have a look at the readme file on their FTP and I could not find anything of help.
But thanks to you pushing me to re-check about the TFTP package I came across this thread in German from oxygen8 http://forum.nas-hilfe.de/buffalo-technology-nas-anleitungen/anleitung-tftp-und-firmware-flashen-mit-bildern-t903.html
- Translate if you need, but I just was interested in the TFTP package in section 4. TFTP 1.53
I only have Windows 8 machines here, so I can confirm I did not need to have XP to perform the recovery. I will write up quickly what I had to do to recover the system.
1. Wipe the hard drive (I had nothing I needed saving) so that it has no partitions.
2. Disabled firewall/Anti-virus.
3. Set LAN IP to 192.168.11.1 / Set Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0
4. Connect up the NAS to the machine's LAN port and start the TFTP package.
5. Wait for the NAS to load up and when the light starts to flash RED 6 times you can press the function button to transfer the recovery package.
6. Edit the LSUpdater.ini file to make the following changes:
VersionCheck = 0
NoFormatting = 0
Debug = 1
Save file and then open the firmware updater.
For me the IP address of the NAS changed from 192.168.11.150 to 169.254.xxx.xxx!!!
At this point, there is no point in trying to update firmware... edit your LAN IP address to 169.254.11.1 and subnet mask to 255.255.0.0 then open again LSUpdater!
8. Open up LSUpdater program and click as usual on the golden rings to bring up the debug menu, then tick all the config buttons just like oxygen8's picture at position 10.
9. It should then warn you about formatting the drive, at this point press YES and allow it to transfer.
10. After a few minutes it should reboot, and then give you the E06 (6 red flashes)
You now need to set your IP address to 192.168.11.1 and subnet to 255.255.255.0 and open again your TFTP package and press the function button, it should transfer the 2 files again and then you should see the light after a minute or so flash amber with 2 flashes followed by 5 meaning it is updating the firmware... it took a few minutes to reboot and flashing blue before it came back with a solid blue light.
Shutdown the NAS and connect back up normally to your router etc and then login to verify you have a functioning drive.
Thanks to those that gave help in this... just note if you ERASE your NAS then this will happen.