Lacie BigDisk.zip contains two diskimages, a few pictures and sectedit.exe.
The whole procedure will only take 5 minutes or so.
Use Sectedit.exe under windows7. I used my laptop with two Serial ATA converters on USB (20 euro each).
If the disks are not fresh, please remove all partitions first (i.e. Partition Wizard)!
choose R or L_disk.bin
OK (should take a minute or so).
Again for the second disk.
Attach both harddisks to Ubuntu 10.04.
I ran Ubuntu in a VMPlayer box (or a VMware Workstation) under windows 7, so I could switch easely between Ubuntu and Win7.
Open Diskutility (see picture, 4xRaid-1 and 1xRaid-0 arrays).
Run each raid (one at the time).
Select Check (if resyncing wait and check after). During checking array may being repaired (see picture).
Check all 4 Raid-1 arrays.
Do not check Raid-0 array.
Build NAS together and switch it on.
In Explorer http://192.168.1.xxx
(your Lacie BigDisk address, if not sure use MyLanViewer or look into your router).
Log on: admin/admin.
In System/Disks choose format.
Wait a minute and press status (3 times).
Log in again.
Everything should work.
Firmware version is v2.28.
Above mentioned procedure is meant for 2x1TB disks. If using 500GB disks (or even smaller) please contact me for advise.
Johnhttp://www.lacie.com/download/datasheet ... ork_nl.pdfI've posted the files again on March 26 2012. Look at: alt.binaries.ftd or alt.binaries.boneless or alt binaries.misc
(look for Lacie)The checking part is optional, so don't bother (all can be done under windows within a few minutes).
The Lacie Ethernet BigDisk V2 is a Linux-based NAS with a Marvell Board.
¦Cpu: Marvell Orion MV-88f5182-A2 400 Mhz
¦RAM: 64 Mb DDR2
¦Network: 1×10/100/1000 Marvell 8BE1118R Gigabit ethernet
¦USB: 1×2.0 ports
¦Storage: 2×500/1000 Gb SATA disks
¦LEDs: Frontal blue/red led, disk activity/functional led
¦Flash: 512 Kb MX29LV400CBTC-70G
¦Serial: ALVCH1621260 TTL serial interface (3.3V)
¦Bootloader: U-Boot 1.1.1 (Jun 15 2007 - 08:56:23) Marvell version: 1.7.3 - LaCie version: 1.4.alpha_3
¦Boot method: U-Boot image on disk
¦Kernel commandline: console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/sda7 ro reset=0
¦sda1: extended, 980 Mb
¦sda2: xfs, md raid0, user data, the remaining part of the disk
¦sda5: swap, md raid1, 130 Mb
¦sda6: Linux kernel U-Boot Image, 8 Mb
¦sda7: ext3, md raid1, minimal root partition, 8 Mb
¦sda8: ext3, md raid1, original firmware partition, 130 Mb
¦sda9: ext3, md raid1, snapshots/upgrades partition, 696 Mb
¦sda10: filled with zeroes (may be used for an alternate kernel), 8 Mb
This board works well with clunc; main LED will become red while clunc is active.