Re: [nslu2-general] memory problem - mine, not the slug's
- I had the same thing happen. After a power-cut, the external drive just kept clicking. Thought it must be the drive enclosure, so replaced it. Ok for a while, then more problems. Basically, the USB port has gone wonky. I now have a printer attached to that port and that works fine. The other port has the boot stick. I bought a bifferboard to use as a NAS. It only uses 1W. Downside is I've used all 4 ethernet ports on my router.
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> From: stovepipe_bender <quux@...>Then last night it got unplugged while my son was prepping to paint
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> Sent: Sat, 6 March, 2010 1:33:05
> Subject: [nslu2-general] memory problem - mine, not the slug's
> Here's the deal. A year and a half ago I set up a lighttpd webserver using
> a 320gb external usb drive. I can't really say I understood what I was
> doing - I followed a tutorial, somewhere, got it going, plugged it into a
> battery backup and then forgot about it. It's done great in that
> the basement, and wouldn't reboot afterward.I pulled the hard drive and
> attached it to my linux laptop. It came up with both partitions lookingThe drive
> healthy. I ran fsck -C on both, and it found no problems.
> is powered over the USB line, and I have read that the slug power suppliesIt doesn't respond to its old IP address, but when I try to ping
> sometimes lose their cojones after a while, so I found and hooked up a different
> power supply today. There is a difference - the original PS just made the
> hard drive go click, click, click and flash the light. Couldn't spin it up
> from a dead stop, I think. The replacement PS spins the HD and gives a
> constant activity light. Also when powering up the slug, it looks like the
> normal behavior from what I seem to remember - the lights do their flashing
> sequence at first, but eventually all you get is a glowing ethernet
> *any* address, I can see the ethernet light flickers. So it's connected toSo now I'm trying to figure out
> the network and minimally responsive.
> whether the thing is recoverable without reinstalling everything fromThe good news is, I'm quite sure no
> scratch. I don't know what the status of my slug is; has it reverted to
> its stock behavior or something? is that even possible? Also, I don't even
> know what firmware I originally used.
> files have been lost. I've backed them up elsewhere today to be extraWhere can I go from here? Might there be
> sure. I guess I want to proceed under the assumption that the slug is okay
> with its new power supply.
> a clue somewhere in the filesystem as to what I did back in 2008? I'm------------------------------------
> kicking myself for not taking
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