NSLU2 unresponsive after INITIAL power on - fine after hard reset
- Any ideas? This is pretty weird (although it's always happened for
me, so I wonder if it's a feature that I just don't understand)
The NSLU2 manual states that the NSLU2 is "not plug-n-play" and that
hard drives will not automatically be recognised when plugged in
AFTER the NSLU2 has already booted. (Ok so I'm pretty sure that's
not totally true but let's assume it is for now)
I power on my external USB2 ide caddy (some no-brand enclosure with
an ALI chipset) and wait for it to spin up for a bit.
Then I power on my NSLU2 and wait for it to boot and beep. But
after even half an hour the green top light is flashing and still no
beep (and no access to the webserver on NSLU2). I'm certain that the
NSLU2 has actually booted, not least because the eth and usb1 lights
are lit on NSLU2. But it's unusable. Recovery involves removing
the power lead from NSLU2 and replugging it and powering it up again.
So a couple of questions:
1. Does this happen to anyone else?
2. If 'yes', is the recommended fix to a) hard power-cycle as above
or b) plug in the hdd AFTER booting (which does work afaict)
3. Could the NSLU2 actually be DOING something for all this time
while the green light is flashing (I don't have a serial cable on my
NSLU2 so I can only speculate - could it be fscking?)
4. This behaviour is extremely annoying; I'm trying to use unslung
2.12 but of course the first boot after a powerdown always fails and
requires manual physical intervention. Would unslung 3 be useable in
such a hung state (assuming that I have some kind of intermittent
hardware problem) which would allow me to reboot remotely?