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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:19 pm 
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I have a LS-CH1.0TL. It is a V1 and has (had) blue menus.
I gives me he E06 error recently.
TFTP works, the unit gets an IP address.

NasNavigator finds it in EM mode, it won't display the current firmware version.

LSUpdate (1.12) finds the unit, no firmware version display neither.
(Although in the *.ini "debug = 1" is set the menu looks as with "debug = 0", by the way.)

Yes, NoFormatting was 1, always.

LSUpdate claims "no partitions" or alike and aborts the update process.

As when connecting the hard drive to a linux PC I found that it only mounts /dev/sdb2 automatically, there might be something wrong with sdb1 and sdb6.

I have read that the data is stored in sdb6. One recommendation was to overwrite the first partitions using a (working) second unit as source. I don't have any, so where can I get those (download)?

Now what I am looking for, it to fix the non-data part (which I assume are located in the first partitions). LSUpdate apparently does not do the job here. How can I do this manually? Any other ideas?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:43 pm 
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Try a e2fsck on sdb1. Maybe this will solve the problems already.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:10 pm 
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I can do that, will report.
I thought 2fsck could not fix XFS filesystems, but I can give it a try.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:27 pm 
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First and second partition are ext2, only the sixth one is XFS.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:01 pm 
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I did a e2fsck -y on /dev/sdb1 an after ubuntu automatically mounted it.

So now I see sdb1 and sdb2 mounted as devices and I can browse through theri contents, e.g. could now look into dev/sdb2/etc/linkstation_release and learn that the firmware version is V1.07.

VERSION=1.07
SUBVERSION=HDD 0.65
PRODUCTID=0x00000000
BUILDDATE=2009/02/23 17:13:40

I now will try to use it as NAS and see whether it would now boot correctly or at least would allow LSUpdater to do the firmware update.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:38 pm 
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The NAS now behaves different, so it had some effect...

After establishing the power connection and turning to "ON", the blue LED starts flashing. After around 20-30 seconds the yellow/orange (?) LED lights up for around 7 seconds, then goes off. The blue LED keeps flashing all the time.

Pressing the function button 2 or even 30 seconds does not change a thing. Also not when doing the Buffalo recommended press >6 sec and then switch on and press another 10 sec.

And even when switching to "OFF", the blue one keeps flashing an d the device does not turn off. After some minutes the red light joins the blue one flashing, they are flashing together.

The device is invisible in the network (as far as I remember the LED has to be constant blue in order to do so..).

What does bothe LEDs flashing together mean?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:21 pm 
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I waited 10 min or so and then got suspicious about the NAS maybe formatting something. I switched the power button to off and it shut down after 30 seconds. Well - a bit of relief.

Then I restarted an it again gave me the original e06 code, but this at least helped because as of then I cout go through the TFTP procedure and connect to the NAS. Luckily, LSUpdate now was able to find it and did not complain again about not finding the partition table. (did an e2fsck -y on the first partition before).

So now it is writing firmware V1.12 to the device.

Keep my fingers crossed. :|


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:52 pm 
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It has written the images successfully, but starting the NAS yield in the same behaviour: blue LED flashing all the time.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:48 am 
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Assumption:
The 7 times orange flashing was a 2 times long 5 times short
flashing (aka. I25).
I25 would have meant, "box is doing a firmware update, please wait".

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