any idea how I can recover the data?
From: K. Carter Sr. [mailto:KC.Lists.Development@...
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 10:58 AM
Subject: [nslu2-general] DEFINATE BUG !!! "Not Installed / Not
Your equiptment is not the problem. I've had the same problem as
many people are experiencing. A perfectly working NSLU2 for what
ever the reason hiccups and your hard drive is no longer there. The
NSLU2 reports your hard drive as Not Installed, "left the building",
The only way to get it back is to re-format the drive. But WAIT!
When I check the drive using several different programs that can
read & write to the drive, they all show everything is there and in
order. I can use the drive just fine attached to anything EXCEPT the
NSLU2 and access the files. I've also used a plethora of different
USB chipsets with different cases. The NSLU2 still has the same
problem. I've even used a direct USB 2.0 to IDE cable capable of
handling drives over 250 GB and that didn't stop the problem from re-
When this problem happens, even though there is nothing physically
wrong with the hard drive, you have to re-format it to get the NSLU2
to want to talk to it again. WEIRD!!!
Also, I was able to create the problem I think (I haven't done this
more than once, maybe someone should follow up on this), if I
altered the time stamp on the passwd file (by coping and resaving it
back to the hard drive, the NSLU2 refused to recognize the drive
ever again until I reformatted it again, like I said before, even
though there is nothing wrong with the drive or the files on it.
I've figured out other ways to get the NSLU2 to stop talking to the
hard drive too, sometimes accessing a file with the uid set to root,
or aborting a large file transfer, etc..., And once it's gone, it's
I'm tring to figure out how to get it to re-recognize the drive
after it has this problem. The problem is that even if I do figure
out how to get the NSLU2 to see the HD again. It's just a matter of
days, sometimes hours before something causes the NSLU to hiccup
again and loose the hard drive. This needs a permanent solution.
Oh well, back to the drawing board. If anyone figures out why the
NSLU2 can't talk to the HD after and error, REPLY PLEEESE...
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