Hi, I purchased a second hand EDMini V2 and although the network window on my computer could see it (and I could see the shared folders) when I entered admin for password it rejected it.
Even stranger was that the software from Lacie couldn't see it
I tried doing the press and hold power button reset sequence and that all seemed to work but when I did this I could no longer turn off by the blue button and had to pull the power. Once it had spun down and I reconnected the power it would turn on and off as it should but admin password still failed.
I did eventually get the Lacie software to see it (hurray) and decided that as I had nothing on the drive and wanted it clean I would do "Restore" rather than "Reset". All seemed to go fine and the software told me to turn the drive off and then on again. Blue button not turning it off, pull power, restore power, drive spins up but now invisible to network and button now does nothing (can only turn off by pulling power).... AAaarrrrrrrrr
I found this forum and went through the posts about restoring the partition table and contents. Fantastic
Got a USB - Sata converter, downloaded Ubuntu 14.1 and set it to run from USB Stick, plugged it all up and ran "Disks" (apparently it's a derivative of Gnome), and there was the drive.
Much joy but short lived... The partition table I am looking at is quite different to what has been described before and I don't know if I should Format and start again or get a mate who is savvy with Linux to look at it first? I'm now worried that the 9 partition method might be wrong for this drive.
On the other hand it was second hand and may have been hacked quite different from it's original layout.
What is showing is:
/dev/sdb1 - Linux (Bootable). Contents: Ext3 (v1) - 3.1 GB - Mounted
/dev/sdb2 - Linux swap. Contents: Swap (v1) - Not Active - 543 MB
/dev/sdb3 - Linux. Contents: Ext3 (v1) - 496 GB - Mounted (it's a 500 GB Hitachi Drive)
/dev/sdb4 - Extended Partition - 41 MB
/dev/sdb5 - Linux. Contents: Unknown - 16 MB - In Extended Partition
/dev/sdb6 - Linux. Contents: Unknown - 8.2 MB - In Extended Partition
/dev/sdb7 - Linux. Contents: Ext3 (v1) - 3.1 GB - Mounted - In Extended Partition
Unallocated Space 2.6 MB
Disk assessment reports that the disk is Ok with 1 bad sector
Anyone have any ideas why the existing partition table is so different? If I delete the inactive swap partition at /dev/sdb2 would that bump all the others down and the main storage area (496 GB) would now be sdb2? But that would leave me having 6 partitions instead of 9
One last question, is there now a GUI method of restoring the partition contents files or is DD the best way?