Thanks, couldn't have fixed it without you.
I now have my Linkstation back and running 1.44 but with slightly
different steps to yours.
I couldn't get Mandrake to work correctly with my setup but Suse 9.3
running from a DVD recognised and mounted the drive on bootup. I
still couldn't see the Linkstation though. What I then tried was
powering it on with the reset button already held in. It then booted
up with all the lights permanently lit and flashing. I then ran the
firmware updater and it found the device (using crossover) but it
had a different name. HD-HLAN-EM and a firmware version of 3.00! It
took 3 (firmware went to 0.00) failed attempts to apply but on the
4th it finally worked!
I wonder if maybe we could have just gone straight into this 'HD-
HLAN-EM' mode and not dismantled the unit?
Anyway thanks again for all your help, if I ever break my
Linkstation again I'll try 'HD-HLAN-EM' and let you know if it works.
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
, "bjt5150" <bjt46@n...>
> --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "sketchamo"
> <sketchamo@b...> wrote:
> > Hi all
> > I attempted to update my hd120 firmware from 1.30 to 1.44 but it
> > failed. Since then I've not been able to connect to the
> linkstation at
> > all. I've tried doing a reset (red button) but none of the tools
> > detect my LS and the browser cannot find it. Can anyone help
> The same thing happened to me when I tried to do the upgrade
> the same versions. None of the LS tools could see the LS,
> I did still have file sharing capabilities in windows, and the web
> interface still worked, and i could ping it. To solve was a bit
> involved, but I will outline what I had to do...
> In the end, after trying multiple options, different versions of
> LS tools and updater, direct connection to the PC, etc, I ended up
> taking the LS apart, taking the HDD out of the thing, and
> it to my PC via normal IDE cable. I then ran Mandrake Move linux,
> mounted the disk and deleted all the partitions on the disk (after
> running the fix tool to make the partitions accessible).
> Once I did this, I put the disk back into the LS, and it went into
> its emergency mode, which it seems to do each time it boots and
> cannot find an o/s partition or the appropriate disk structure.
> emergency boot loader reset all of the partitions, and let me
> connect to the LS via the Linkstation tools. I could also run the
> firmware updater.
> I connected the LS directly to my PC, disabled the windows
> and ran the firmware updater, which took a while, but successfully
> updated the firmware. After that, I had full functionality, and
> LS has run successfully ever since.
> I wouldn't recommend this if you are not sure about ripping your
> hardware apart, but there is a good FAQ on disassembling the LS on
> the group, as well as getting the HD out. There are also articles
> about making the disk readable in a normal linux machine.
> If you want more info, email me. Sorry it's not an easier