Hardware LEDs

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LED Description

Power LED (green)

on Normal operation.
blink Bootup, prior to Flash ROM update, and ppc_uartd starting.
blink slowly Shutdown timer has been activated. Box will shutdown soon.

If ppc_uartd does not start for some reason (or is 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 this.
4 times blink Problem with the cooling fan - probably rotor jammed.
5 times blink Problem with the Flash ROM*
6 times blink Hard drive not found, or ppc_uartd is not running.
7 times blink Problem with the RAM, Ethernet Controller, or IDE Host Controller.
multiple blinks 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.