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Any information how to recover a non working Linkstation should get here.
 
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== Firmware Reinstallation ==
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The following steps can be used to "reanimate" a Linkstation (here an HD-HGLAN):
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* open linkstation (see [[Articles/GeneralDisassemble]])
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* disconnect disk from internal mainboard and power.
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* connect disk to a PC with knoppix via a USB-IDE adapter or directly to the IDE controller.
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* start knoppix in terminal mode "knoppix 2"
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* remove all partitions:
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parted /dev/sda
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rm 1
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rm 2
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rm 3
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rm 4
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quit
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* reconnect disk to LS
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* power on LS (Reset button not pressed)
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* disable Windows Firewall & set IP Address to 192.168.11.11
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* unpack HD-HGLAN_149_100_telnet.zip
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* start HD-HGLAN FWUpdate.exe
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* press "search", should find Linkstation "EM" (Emergency Mode)
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* start update, following messages appear:
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Saving Settings
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Conf...?
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Firmware is being renewed
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* if You get the following message You are done.
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The firmware has been renewed
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* But because the reformatting (?)and partitioning takes too long,
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the diskfill LED may blink and you may get:
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Attempt to renew firmware failed
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* if so, wait until Diskfull LED goes off after some minutes.
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* press "search" again.
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* start update again.
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* after all the other messages You should get this time:
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The firmware has been renewed
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* the LS is now reachable via telnet and the "old" IP.
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so switch back IP settings and reenable the windows firewall.
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* use telnet to get a prompt:
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telnet linkstation
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* set root password:
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passwd
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* change bash to login:
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vi /etc/init.d/telnet
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* add a new guest user
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useradd -m -d /home/guest guest
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* and ...
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reboot
  
 
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Revision as of 14:32, 6 July 2006

Any information how to recover a non working Linkstation should get here.


Firmware Reinstallation

The following steps can be used to "reanimate" a Linkstation (here an HD-HGLAN):

  • disconnect disk from internal mainboard and power.
  • connect disk to a PC with knoppix via a USB-IDE adapter or directly to the IDE controller.
  • start knoppix in terminal mode "knoppix 2"
  • remove all partitions:
parted /dev/sda
rm 1
rm 2
rm 3
rm 4
quit
  • reconnect disk to LS
  • power on LS (Reset button not pressed)
  • disable Windows Firewall & set IP Address to 192.168.11.11
  • unpack HD-HGLAN_149_100_telnet.zip
  • start HD-HGLAN FWUpdate.exe
  • press "search", should find Linkstation "EM" (Emergency Mode)
  • start update, following messages appear:
Saving Settings
Conf...?
Firmware is being renewed
  • if You get the following message You are done.
The firmware has been renewed
  • But because the reformatting (?)and partitioning takes too long,

the diskfill LED may blink and you may get:

Attempt to renew firmware failed
  • if so, wait until Diskfull LED goes off after some minutes.
  • press "search" again.
  • start update again.
  • after all the other messages You should get this time:
The firmware has been renewed
  • the LS is now reachable via telnet and the "old" IP.

so switch back IP settings and reenable the windows firewall.

  • use telnet to get a prompt:
telnet linkstation
  • set root password:
passwd
  • change bash to login:
vi /etc/init.d/telnet
  • add a new guest user
useradd -m -d /home/guest guest
  • and ...
reboot
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