UNBRICK Network Space Max

tlevin
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UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by tlevin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:55 pm

Folks,

I've bricked my 4TB Network Space MAX. Are there steps and associated files similar to the thread here viewtopic.php?f=236&t=4285 and http://lacie.nas-central.org/wiki/Insta ... space_2%29 to unbrick it?

I've tried the steps for the Network Space MAX 2 on my Network Space MAX but can't seem to get it on the network (blue light blinks once per second) after all the steps listed here http://lacie.nas-central.org/wiki/Insta ... space_2%29

I was running the latest firmware prior to it becoming bricked.

Thanks.

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by Mijzelf » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:01 pm

I think the directions for the 2Big 2 should do. Problem is nobody donated the MAX partition images yet.

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by tlevin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:04 pm

Thanks....perhaps someone will be kind enough to do so :)

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by tlevin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:12 pm

Mijzelf,

Will following the the directions for the 2Big 2 turn my NS MAX into a 2BIG 2?

Thanks

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by Mijzelf » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:37 pm

Maybe. It won't harm to test.

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by tlevin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:59 pm

Hi Mijzelf,

No matter how I use fdisk on my 2 TB Seagate HD I can never get the partition tables to match even though I use the same cylinder sizes. I always see 7008+ for sdx6, 7 and 10.

Any ideas?

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by Mijzelf » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:58 pm

Ignore it. sdx6 and sdx10 are fine. If you can't get sda7.tgz on sdx7, make it just bit bigger. Two cylinders. The will be about 14 MB.

Maybe it helps to enable the dos compatibility. Try fdisk --help.

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by tlevin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:15 pm

Thanks. Was able to get all the .gz files copied. However, when I reboot the NAS I am stuck with a solid blue link from my NS MAX.

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by tlevin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:31 pm

I notice that the drive appears to boot briefly but then stops. The fan stops and the drive is idle. A solid blue light remains.

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by Mijzelf » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:34 am

Have a look here, it might also work for you. And if it works, let us know.

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by tlevin » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:28 pm

Well I was getting excited because the recovery process looked like it was going to work. Powered on the NSM and the recovery process detected my drive and started to recover. Waited for a while and it ended up with a "Recovery Error" :(.

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by Mijzelf » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:46 pm

That's it? No logfile?

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by tlevin » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:53 pm

Hi Mijzelf,

I'm a newbie - learning a ton from your posts though.

I will gladly post the logfile. Can you direct me to the correct path and file?

Troy

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by Mijzelf » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:11 pm

No. I don't know. But if I would write some desktop application doing a complicated task as remote unbricking a NAS, I would certainly put a logfile somewhere, and not just output 'Recovery failed'.

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Re: UNBRICK Network Space Max

Post by tlevin » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:16 pm

I thought you meant there is a log file written to the HDD of the Lacie. I am searching but have not found the log file from Network Assistant on my Laptop.

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