6491Upgrading LS-Pro hard drive, can't format unused space
- Jun 29, 2008I'm trying to upgrade hard drives in my LS-Pro v1 by following in the
upgrade instructions at nas-central
I'm running into a problem where the Linkstation can boot up, but most
of the storage is identified as "unformatted disk" and cannot be
I am upgrading the 250GB drive to a 640GB drive.
Using Ghost, I have duplicated the first several partitions across
from the old 250 to the 640. Because it's Ghost, I am not sure what
the partitions are, but I have copied:
First partition: 186M
Second partition: 486MB
3rd partition: Swap file (can't remember the size, but it is several
With the new 640GB drive in the LS-Pro, the device boots up and I can
access the GUI management interface. Everything looks fine except
that the unsed space is reported as "unformatted disk" and I can't
format it via the GUI.
I have tried flashing to new stock firmware after the 640GB drive is
installed, but because the Linkstation is already running the current
stock Buffalo 1.11 firmware, the updater can't find a valid device to
update. At this stage, I'd prefer to avoid alternative firmwares such
as jtymod in case I stuff things up even further.
Any idea what to do?