I haven't installed Debian on one of my "X" or "V" boxes, but your "clarification needed"
boxes (at least the first one), show a lack of reading of all the available infos for the boxes.
But I don't want to blame you for this, because it is definitely not the case, that we (as
authors of Wiki articles) spend a lot of time to describe the relations between articels,
although setting some links should not be that difficult. But in this case, the most important
link IS set.
But if you are dealing with some stuff for months/years, you take too much for granted
nevertheless it would have been necessary to explain in more detail for noobs.
Unfortunately the stuff noobs are looking for are click-by-click guides where one can
shutdown its brain and not each of the articels in our Wiki is written for this kind
It doesn't matter in which directory you download the stuff via wget, as long as you don't
clutter the previous content. That is a usual way to deal with some installation stuff in a
The command right after the wget does an installation of the debootstrap package you just
Then you create a new directory where all the debootstrap stuff will be done in.
Again, it doesn't matter where to do this, as long as you do not "reuse" an already existing
You did not read this article although it is linked in the Wiki at the correct place:http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Analysis_of_the_ARM9_boot_process
Your "problem" arised because it seems as if you never updated your box to a more current
firmware. Therefore you didn't find the *.updated.done" stuff.
I assume that the originator wanted the user to keep a backup of the hddrootfs and initrd
And again: Read this article to understand what happens during a boot of a LS box:http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Analysis_of_the_ARM9_boot_process
You now should be able to clarify the boxes yourself and make the Wiki article more
Regarding the RAID stuff:
You should read some background information about software RAID in Linux environments.
I do not own a multi disk LS, so I can't say for sure if more than the data partition is in RAID
mode. But if it would be that case, the failure was unavoidable.
A partition prepared for software RAID can not be read by a system not configured to deal
The Wiki article does not deal with RAID, beside the installation of mdadm.
You should have changed the configuration of your box to a non RAID one before or configure
the Debian within its chroot environment to deal with your RAID configuration.
I do not believe in RAID, so please don't ask me for advise for configuration. Maybe someone
else can step in here?