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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:57 pm 
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Good afternoon. I put two 2TB hard drives to nas and does nothing. Not detected. Default hard drives were 1 TB. No longer do I have.

I have seen that you have to put the image of Lacie hard drives for linux to boot.

I've seen several tutorials but I clarified. Does anyone could help me step by step to make it work again?

I have not much idea of Linux. Is there a tutorial for newbies?

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Installing Lacie firmware on a 2Big is not easy, and is not supported by Lacie. I think you'd better install an alternative firmware, which is actively supported for the 2Big, though experimental.
www.plugout.net


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:47 pm 
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You can help me with link to install an alternative firmware.

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:47 pm 
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? I already did.
www.plugout.net


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:43 pm 
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Hello,

I am posting this, after having a successful installation on 2x 1.0Tb HDD.
I thank all of you, how added different informations, since 5Big Network to 2Big Network 2, and piking up bits and parts, I have manege to turn back alive the 2Big network 1, that had no HDD.
Hope my success, can be helpful for some one.

Good luck!

LaCie 2big Network Configuration (2x 1.0TB WD Black HDDs “used”)(Step-by-Step Instructions):

What do you need:

1. A PC tower with 2x SATA and 2x USB port or 1x USB and 1x DVD drive.

2. Ubuntu Desktop from http://www.ubuntu.com/download

3. md0.gz, md1.gz and sda6.gz from http://downloads.lacie.nas-central.org/Users/Mijzelf/2big/

4. LaCie Network Assistant 1.5.15 (Win) from http://www.lacie.com/gb/en/support/network-storage/2big-network/ (It has to be on Windows, because I only found the Recovery Mode on it)

5. capsule-2Big-upgrade-2.2.3-r1802 from http://downloads.lacie.nas-central.org/Users/LacieHasser/2big/Updates_from_2.07_to_2.2.8/

What to do:

1. Burn Ubuntu OS to a blank DVD+R, or setup on a USB PEN.

2. Copy md0, md1 and sda6 to a USB PEN or on a second USB PEN, if Ubuntu OS is on a USB PEN (Ubuntu OS must not have the md0, md1 and sda6 files)

3. Use a PC tower and unplug all disk on it.

4. Plug both 1.0Tb HDD to the tower by SATA.

5. Insert de DVD drive with Ubuntu OS and the USB PEN with the files, our both USB PEN's, in case Ubuntu OS is on one of them.

6. Boot via Ubuntu (Access setup to change the boot priority)

7. Do not install, try Ubuntu instead

8. Open Gparted, verify that the entire 1.0TB HDD is unallocated, and create an msdos partition tablet on both HDD

9. Ensure that you have internet access, open Terminal, and enter the following line:

Code:
cat /proc/partitions


12. Verify that /dev/sda and /dev/sdb, are your both 1.0TB HDD.
13. Enter root mode and update OS and install Mdadm, entering the following lines:

Code:
sudo su
apt-get update
apt-get install mdadm (Use default settings)
apt-get install xfsprogs


14. Prepare both disk one at a time in fdisk. First sda.

Code:
fdisk /dev/sda


15. Enter the following line by line in fdisk in order to create the necessary partition table:

c
n
e
1
63
2008124
n
p
2
2008125
1953525168
n
l
126
257039
n
l
257103
273104
n
l
273168
289169
n
l
289233
642599
n
l
642663
1992059
n
l
1992123
2008124
t
5
82
w

16. Now prepare the second disk sdb

Code:
fdisk /dev/sda


17. Repeat step 15

18. Enter (copy and paste) the following line by line in Terminal in order to create the necessary RAID partitions:

Code:
mdadm --create /dev/md3 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda5 /dev/sdb5 --metadata=0.90
mkswap -f /dev/md3
mdadm --stop /dev/md3


Code:
mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda7 /dev/sdb7 --metadata=0.90
mke2fs -j /dev/md0
gzip -cd /USB/PATH/TO/md0.gz | dd of=/dev/md0
mdadm --stop /dev/md0


Code:
mdadm --create /dev/md1 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda8 /dev/sdb8 --metadata=0.90
mke2fs -j /dev/md1
gzip -cd /USB/PATH/TO/md1.gz | dd of=/dev/md1
mdadm --stop /dev/md1


Code:
mdadm --create /dev/md2 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda9 /dev/sdb9 --metadata=0.90
mke2fs -j /dev/md2
mdadm --stop /dev/md2


Code:
mdadm --create /dev/md4 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb2 --metadata=0.90
mkfs.xfs /dev/md4
mdadm --stop /dev/md4


Code:
gzip -cd /USB/PATH/TO/sda6.gz | dd of=/dev/sda6
gzip -cd /USB/PATH/TO/sda6.gz | dd of=/dev/sdb6


Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda10
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb10


19. Shutdown the PC and unplug the 1.0Tb disks.

20. Plug back your tower disks, to return to Windows OS, and install LaCie Network Assistant 1.5.15 (Win)

21. Plug the 1.0Tb disks to the NAS, but DO NOT turn it on now.

22. Make sure that the NAS LAN port is in the same network of your PC tower, and that the RAID mode is on BIG.

23. Launch LaCie Network Assistant, and on the Taskbar enter the Recovery Mode.

24. Follow the steps, and when promoted, browser to capsule-2Big-upgrade-2.2.3-r1802 file.

25. When promoted by the Recovery Mode assistant, turn on the NAS

26. The NAS will start booting up several times, and the lights will start blinking.

27. Once the LaCie Network Assistant pikes up the NAS, the back two light will be blinking ate the same time. Thats because they are synchronizing both disk, because we programed theme that way, RAID 1.
To avoid synchronizing the disk, login to the web interface, and in System > RAID, select Format, and accept the new RAID array. This will stop the synchronizing, and give you a 2Tb data, on RAID 0 mode.

Hope the same success for you all.

Best regards.


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