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Revision as of 09:00, 9 July 2006 by Jkk (Talk)
Power LED (green)
||Normal: Timed shutdown timer has not been activated
||At bootup, prior to ppc_uartd starting, Just prior to flash memory being updated
||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.
||1000BASE-T (Kurobox HG only)
DISK FULL LED (red)
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 the flash memory*
|6 times blink
||Hard drive not found. Or ppc_uartd is not running.
|7 times blink
||Problem with the RAM/LAN/HDD controller.
|blink many times
||Writing to flash memory.
* It may be possible to recover from a flash memory error by pulling out power cord and trying again after one night.
Table copied from http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation.en/led.html with minor rewording. nobuakiy helped with the translation.
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.