Re: LinkStation HD-HG400LAN Firmware Version "1.34" -> "hg-openlink-05b" gone ba
- It seems I messed up something with this release. I will be posting a
new build soon (probably sometime Monday afternoon). Sorry for the
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "Ian White"
> Well after I had figured out what the Japanese "HD-HGLANFWUpdate.exe" does
> I tried installing/flashing "hg-openlink-05b[.zip]" onto my HG400warning dialog up from
> The transfer of the firmware appeared to succeed
> as did the writing to the flash (red "Disk" and "Diag" LEDs flashing")
> I was concerned that something might have gone awry because I got a
> the "HD-HGLAN FWUpdate.exe" but I can't decode thejapanese/hieroglyphics to know what it says
> but as the LinkStation still seemed to be doing something so I leftit alone overnight
> When I returned in the morning the red "Diag" LED was repeatedly
> in blocks of 6 flashescould not get to a telnet prompt under version 1.34)
> I powered off and then on again and it seemed to be booting up
> (green power light flashing and network light first green then blue)
> During this time I could "ping" its DHCP-allocated IP address
> and get to a telnet login prompt (so things had changed, because I
> but I do not know a valid loginLED flashing 6 times
> Eventually the power and network lights go out and revert to diag
> (and I can nolonger ping or telnet)83 linux
> I was then in a dilemma: Did I open the box up?
> I did open it up and upon connecting the disk to a linux PC
> I found that it had *4* partitions
> Partition Starting Cylinder Ending Cylinder Partition Type
> /dev/hdb1 1 48
> /dev/hdb2 49 114 82linux swap
> /dev/hdb3 115 48633 83linux
> /dev/hdb4 48633 48641 83 linuxback into the LinkStation
> 3 and 4 fsck'd ok, but partition 1 was flagged as corrupt
> At this point I think I may have done a silly thing:
> I backed up the contents of partition 3. Partition 4 was empty
> But partition 1, being "corrupt", I could not backup
> I then made a new ext3 file system on partition 1 and re-inserted it
> which starts to boot up but almost immediately reverts to dig-6-flasheson the back
> I reboot and this time it appears to boot up ok:
> 1) I can ping the LinkStation on its DHCP-allocated IP address
> 2) The "HD-HGLAN FWUpdate.exe" finds the Linkstation
> but its name has changed to "HD-HG400-EM"
> 3) I cannot "telnet"
> 4) I can get to an "ftp" login prompt
> (but dispite several login details permutations, I cannot login)
> 5) I can use the Buffalo "IP Setup" utility to change the IP address
> So I tried the firmware flash again ... Same end result diag-6-flashes
> I have subsequently tried several permutations of partition combinations
> and/or empty partition table and presses of the red "reset" button
> and repeated attempts to re-flash "hg-openlink-05b"partitions
> And everytime I get back to the diag-6-flashes state
> (and partition 1 is corrupt, according to "fsck" on a linux PC)
> And everytime I delete the partition table and/or set up my own
> formated as ext3 I can get back to the "Emergency Mode""hg-openlink-05b[.zip]"
> (which is where I am at now)
> So I guess that I now just need a valid f/w other than the
> or instructions on how to recover from this repeated failure to flasha hub/switch)
> (and yes, before you ask, I have turned off the Windows XP firewall
> and I have even used a direct PC-to-LinkStation cable (i.e. not via
> all with the same result)the latest
> Boo hoo
> Ian W.
> > Message: 2
> > Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 15:51:52 +0100
> > From: "Ian White" <iandavidwhite@h...>
> > Subject: Re: LinkStation HD-HG400LAN Firmware Version "1.34"
> > irvine_stock" <r_obermeyer@p...> wrote:
> > > 4) zip the file back with same password
> > > Update your HG with Firmware updater and get root access and
> > firmwarefirmware.
> > > Very low risk since you can always revert back to older
> > Err where can I get such an "older firmware" from?
> > (Ideally 1.34 as per pre-installed version)?
> > "wedgemusic" <wedgemusic@y...> wrote:
> > > There is now an OpenLink firmware for the HG LinkStation.
> > > See http://linkstationwiki.org for more information.
> > Now that seems a much more promising route.
> > I'll give it a try and there will be a donation on the way if it works
> > (and lots of questions if it doesn't ;-)