Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

heavyarms
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Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by heavyarms » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:28 pm

Hi Guys

Sorry but It seems that no one has ever posted the partition images of this Lacie NAS

http://www.lacie.com/support/support_ma ... m?id=10378

I currently own this but the Hard Drives went bad already, I plan to put new Hard Drives but I can't find any partitions to download. I was only able to salvage the edconf.xml from before since I saved the config file for backup purposes, hope this helps.

Hope someone could spare sometime and provide me the links. Thanks and Appreciate your help

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<lacie_conf type="ethernet_disk" version="1.0">
<productInfo>
<name>BigDisk Network</name>
<version>2.2.2</version>
<originalversion>2.2.2</originalversion>
</productInfo>
<machine>
<hostname>dataserver</hostname>
<description>BigDisk Network</description>
<workgroup>REN</workgroup>
<atzone/>
<frontled>disabled</frontled>
<clock>
<timezone GMT="-8" abbreviation="GMT+8">Etc/GMT+8</timezone>
<timeserver type=""/>
</clock>
</machine>
<domain>
<name/>
<netbios_name/>
<status>disabled</status>
<previousWorkgroup/>
</domain>
<interfacesList>
<interface name="egiga0">
<bootproto>static</bootproto>
<mtu>9004</mtu>
<wins/>
<mac>cant show this</mac>
<ipv4_address>192.168.100.6</ipv4_address>
<subnetmask>255.255.255.0</subnetmask>
<broadcast>192.168.100.255</broadcast>
<gateway>192.168.100.1</gateway>
<primary_dns>192.168.100.1</primary_dns>
<secondary_dns/>
<speed>1000</speed>
<dhcp/>
<domain/>
</interface>
</interfacesList>
<usersList>
<user login="admin" id="500" firstname="" lastname="" email="" status="enabled">
<homedir/>
<password crypto="md5">$1$ylFd.FBQ$hc5xQVfx7sRFXffJSuUUl/</password>
<password crypto="des">tmlL0Faf4NZto</password>
<password crypto="nthash">6f844b9f9844230be543f2ff9fae6bb0</password>
<password crypto="lmhash">ee2026c3ce679d064a3b108f3fa6cb6d</password>
</user>
etc etc

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by Mijzelf » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:38 pm

How about this ones?

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by heavyarms » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:04 pm

Hi Mijzelf, I have tried that and there's no luck, blue light just blinks on boot and then goes to steady but no access to the Web Admin and no Ip address as well. I also tried the ones for 2big which also contains he edconf.xml in the /etc of sdb8 but still won't work it just turns off the NAs after booting

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by Mijzelf » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:11 pm

How exactly did you apply the dumps?

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by heavyarms » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:12 am

I followed the steps here:

http://lacie.nas-central.org/wiki/Insta ... twork_2%29

Did I do something wrong? It is not able to get any IP from my router.

and this is the image of the board just in case you need it.


https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0cETNP ... sp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0cETNP ... sp=sharing

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by heavyarms » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:18 am

Mijzelf, seems to be related to this:
viewtopic.php?f=151&t=5435

but can't find the image that the TS is saying.

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by Mijzelf » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:20 am

That instructions seems to match the partition specifications as given by jtoppic. BTW, I *think* his dump was the source of my partition dumps. But as you can read, his dump was around 1GB, while mine are only 35MB. The difference is that his dump was a raw partition dump, containing a lot of hardly compressible noise, while my dumps only contains the actual files.

You photos show another pcb than the wiki. Are you sure you've got a Big Disk Network? Of course it's possible you've got another revision. But as I see it, your pcb has one fixed sata/power connector, and one with cables. If you compare that to how the disks are inserted in the EBD, your disks could never fit in the same housing. It might be a D2 Network, from which I unfortunately have no partition dumps.

Do you have the possibility to hook up a serial port?

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by heavyarms » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:47 am

I'm pretty sure that this is a Big Disk Network, I really don't know if its the same as EBD though, this is what is written in the edconf.xml:

<productInfo>
<name>BigDisk Network</name>
<version>2.2.2</version>
<originalversion>2.2.2</originalversion>
</productInfo>

Yes I can do that, It does have a JTAG. I think Marvell uses the same configuration for their board?

On a side note: It does say "D2Next-NAS" in the board but the dumps for the D2 Network doesn't work either.

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by Mijzelf » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:37 pm

heavyarms wrote:I'm pretty sure that this is a Big Disk Network, I really don't know if its the same as EBD though, this is what is written in the edconf.xml:

<productInfo>
<name>BigDisk Network</name>
<version>2.2.2</version>
<originalversion>2.2.2</originalversion>
</productInfo>
I really don't know if that says much. The newest versions of the Lacie OS still contains pointers to the EdMini. They like to re-use software.
Yes I can do that, It does have a JTAG. I think Marvell uses the same configuration for their board?
Marvell? Don't know what you mean. All Lacie boards use the same pinning, AFAIK. The only difference is that old boxes use 5V TTL, while the new use 3.3V. Don't know what yours does, but it won't hurt to use the wrong one.
On a side note: It does say "D2Next-NAS" in the board but the dumps for the D2 Network doesn't work either.
Which dumps? I'm only aware of D2-2 dumps, which is a different box. (Kirkwood vs Orion SoC).

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by heavyarms » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:00 pm

Got it, apologies.

More details if you need but this one is indicated when I registered the drive in http://www.lacie.com

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0cETNP ... sp=sharing

Sorry, got confused, I mean Lacie Boards with Marvell Chip. I'll try to access the serial this Thurs, any info you would need though

Well both the d2 network and the d2 network 2 dumps from your folder http://downloads.lacie.nas-central.org/Users/Mijzelf/
doesn't work on this after I re-imaged the hdds :(

Pretty much desperate at this time. If this doesn't work I may just have to lay it to rest.

Is there a way that the image is also in this update? But I think we can't extract it from .signed file :(

http://www.lacie.com/sea/support/driver ... m?id=10179

Thanks for all the help and answering my noob questions Mijzelf ;)

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by Mijzelf » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:14 pm

Ah. This board also has a Marvel chip, as almost all Lacie's. The newer boxes have a Marvel Kirkwood, and the older ones (including yours) a Marvel Orion.
Well both the d2 network and the d2 network 2 dumps from your folder doesn't work
I don't have d2 network dumps.

You could try all Orion boards: EdMini V2, 2Big, Ethernet Big Disk, Networkspace. But it is recommended to have a serial console first. It will just tell you why it won't boot.
Is there a way that the image is also in this update?
Seeing it's size, yes. It's bigger than my partition dumps. But that 'signed' image is also encrypted (which made it useless to zip it. Sigh). I guess there is some tool in the firmware which should be able to decrypt it, but that can be hard to find.
Pretty much desperate at this time. If this doesn't work I may just have to lay it to rest.
How are your Linux skills? Putting Debian on that box might be relatively easy.

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by Mijzelf » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:50 pm

Extracting that signed file was surprisingly easy.

Code: Select all

gpg --homedir etc/gpgkeys --yes --output outputfile signedfile
tail -c +340 outputfile | tar xz
where etc/gpgkeys points to the directory in the sda8.tgz file. This can be found in sda8/usr/bin/validatepatch.sh

It creates a subdirectory 'patch', containing scripts, kernels (for the 2Big, 5Big, BigDisk, and d2Network), and a number of upgraded files, which overwrite the files in sda8. But this rootfs is not complete. So it cannot be used as substitute for the partition dumps.

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by heavyarms » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:40 am

Got the u-boot serial...it stops at verifying checksum....ok
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3RJUVb ... sp=sharing

any inputs?

Regarding Linux Skills, I really dont have formal linux training I can definitely follow, just provide me the instructions/howto :D
Thanks for the info re: update

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by heavyarms » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:29 am

I don't know if this will help but checking with parted -l shows:

Model: ATA Hitachi HDS72202 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32.3kB 2056MB 2056MB extended
5 64.5kB 263MB 263MB logical linux-swap(v1) raid
6 263MB 271MB 8193kB logical
7 271MB 288MB 16.4MB logical ext3 raid
8 288MB 1160MB 872MB logical ext3 raid
9 1160MB 2048MB 888MB logical ext3 raid
10 2048MB 2056MB 8193kB logical
2 2056MB 2000GB 1998GB primary xfs raid

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Re: Lacie Big Disk Network 2TB Partition Images for Restore

Post by Mijzelf » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:19 am

Image Name: Linux kernel-2.6.31.14-svn6790
I don't think that's an EBD kernel. Seeing it's version number I think it's a Kirkwood kernel. (D2 Network 2, 2Big 2, ...). The EBD kernel in my dumps is Linux-2.6.12.6-arm1-lacie5a. I don't think Lacie ever shipped a kernel newer than 2.6.24 for an Orion box.

BTW, so far your partition table is fine. It's not critical anyway. As long as u-boot can find partition 6 (and it does), and the firmware 'fits', it's fine.

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