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|Problem with the flash memory*
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|Problem with [[Flash ROM]]*
 
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|Hard drive not found. Or ppc_uartd is not running.
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|[[Hard drive]] not found, or ''ppc_uartd'' not running.
 
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|Problem with the RAM/LAN/HDD controller.
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|Problem with the [[RAM]], [[Ethernet Controller]], or [[IDE Host Controller]].
 
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|blink many times  
 
|blink many times  
|Writing to flash memory.
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|Writing to Flash ROM.
 
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* It may be possible to recover from a Flash ROM error by pulling out the power cord and trying to boot again the next day.
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Source: [http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation.en/led.html] with translation help from nobuakiy.
  
* It may be possible to recover from a flash memory error by pulling out power cord and trying again after one night.
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Notes: Users have reported problems when the drive already has a Linux partition on it-- the DIAG LED blinks 6 times. The solution appears to be to simply to reformat the drive.
  
 
Table copied from http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation.en/led.html with minor rewording. nobuakiy helped with the translation.
 
 
Notes
 
Users have reported problems when the drive already has a Linux partition on it - the diag light blinks 6 times. The solution appears to be to simply to reformat the drive.
 
 
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Revision as of 09:05, 9 July 2006

Contents

LED Description

Power LED (green)

on Normal: Timed shutdown timer has not been activated
Blink At bootup, prior to ppc_uartd starting, Just prior to flash memory being updated
Blink Slowly   Timeed shutdown has been established

If ppc_uartd does not start for some reason (or started late due to hardware/software issues), the Power LED will continue blinking. After five minutes the DIAG LED will continuously blink 6 times (hard drive failure) and then shut the box down.

LINK/ACT LED

orange   10BASE-T
green 100BASE-TX
blue 1000BASE-T (Kurobox HG only)

DISK FULL LED (red)

on Hard drive full
blink   Writing to Flash ROM

DIAG LED (red)

3 times blink   Partition warning: /dev/hda3 is not mounted on /mnt. You can ignore it.
4 times blink Problem with the cooling fan - probably rotor jammed.
5 times blink Problem with Flash ROM*
6 times blink Hard drive not found, or ppc_uartd not running.
7 times blink Problem with the RAM, Ethernet Controller, or IDE Host Controller.
blink many times   Writing to Flash ROM.
* It may be possible to recover from a Flash ROM error by pulling out the power cord and trying to boot again the next day.

Source: [1] with translation help from nobuakiy.

Notes: Users have reported problems when the drive already has a Linux partition on it-- the DIAG LED blinks 6 times. The solution appears to be to simply to reformat the drive.