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  • lars_mrs
    Hi Paul, Thanks for your reply, I have allready removed the HD from my LS and flashed the Firmware to an other blank HD. Now i m trying to copy the deleted
    Message 1 of 11 , Mar 22, 2005
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      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for your reply, I have allready removed the HD from
      my LS and flashed the Firmware to an other blank HD.
      Now i'm trying to copy the deleted folders from this drive
      to the original LS hard disk.

      Thanks
      Lars

      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Milligan (home)"
      <paul_t_milligan@y...> wrote:
      > Are you able to remove the hard drive from the case?
      >
      > If so you could restore the files by putting the drive into a PC and
      use
      > Knoppix or similar.
      >
      > If you can tell us a little more about what you can and can't do
      someone
      > can probably get you a fix. The good news is that 6 blinks is a hard
      > drive problem, which is always fixable with the Kuro firmware. (You've
      > probably deleted the watchdog timer daemon (ppc_uartd) or the script
      > which starts it)
      >
      > Paul
      >
      > lars_mrs wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > Hi,
      > >
      > > Has anybody found a solution for this problem?
      > > I have deleted some folders by mistake, and now
      > > when i start the LS the power light blinks for some
      > > minutes and then it powers down and the red diag led
      > > flashes 6 times. Im not able to flash a new firmware,
      > > because the update tool doesen't find the LS. Is there
      > > a chance to reflash the firmware?
      > >
      > > Regards
      > > Lars
      > >
      > > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Jose Quezada <syle@y...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > haha, no worries.
      > > >
      > > > jq
      > > > --- timid1200 <timid1200@y...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > A thousand apoligies Jose. I really should stop
      > > > > drinking...
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Jose
      > > > > Quezada <syle@y...>
      > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > if by "Juan" you meant "Jose", Then I say,
      > > > > "whatever
      > > > > > works for you". you can use knopple to fix your
      > > > > flash
      > > > > > also. if you really meant "Juan", then forget
      > > > > what i
      > > > > > said and hopefully "Juan" will reply.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > jq
      > > > > > --- timid1200 <timid1200@y...> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Hi Juan, and thanks for your reply.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Unfortunately, things are not so cheery for me.
      > > > > My
      > > > > > > hard drive is just
      > > > > > > fine; I'm having problems with the flash (i.e.,
      > > > > > > before my hard drive
      > > > > > > even gets looked at, the system bonks out).
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Right now I'm considering building a flash
      > > > > > > reader/programmer and
      > > > > > > re-programming my flash using an image read off
      > > > > of a
      > > > > > > friend's LS120.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Tim
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Jose
      > > > > > > Quezada <syle@y...>
      > > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > > > tim, u can what i did: remove the hd and
      > > > > attach it
      > > > > > > to
      > > > > > > > another computer, then use knoppix to access
      > > > > you
      > > > > > > hda1
      > > > > > > > and fix your firmware.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > jq
      > > > > > > > --- timid1200 <timid1200@y...> wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Hey guys,
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > I followed the diretions at
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > http://www.kurobox.com/online/tiki-index.php?page=
      > > > > > > > > Turn+your+Linkstation+into+a+Kuro+Box,
      > > > > > > > > including checking to make sure I had the
      > > > > 4MB LS
      > > > > > > > > (mine is an LS120). I
      > > > > > > > > was planning on making the box a gentoo box
      > > > > > > after
      > > > > > > > > having a lot of
      > > > > > > > > trouble with dependencies when trying to
      > > > > install
      > > > > > > new
      > > > > > > > > software.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Got all the way to the last step, that is,
      > > > > > > logging
      > > > > > > > > into the the kuro
      > > > > > > > > and overwriting the firmware:
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > cat /mnt/share/firmimg.bin > /dev/fl1
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > When I telnetted in it even had a cool KURO
      > > > > motd
      > > > > > > and
      > > > > > > > > all that. After
      > > > > > > > > issuing this command, the box did
      > > > > blinkenlights
      > > > > > > for
      > > > > > > > > a long time. A
      > > > > > > > > very long time. After about 10 minutes, it
      > > > > went
      > > > > > > > > dead, and the DIAG
      > > > > > > > > light started blinking.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Now, when I power the box up, the power
      > > > > light
      > > > > > > blinks
      > > > > > > > > a couple times,
      > > > > > > > > the link light goes on, and then within 5
      > > > > > > seconds of
      > > > > > > > > powering up it
      > > > > > > > > powers down and flashes the dreaded DIAG
      > > > > light.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > What's more, it flashes 5 times, meaning a
      > > > > flash
      > > > > > > > > fault.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Booting into EM mode doesn't seem to do
      > > > > much, as
      > > > > > > the
      > > > > > > > > box doesn't seem
      > > > > > > > > to respond to the IPSetup or firmware update
      > > > > > > tool.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > I think I'm kuroscrewed here.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Thoughts? Condolences? ;)
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Tim
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > >
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