Hello guys, so I have scoured the internet all day trying to understand what is going on here. I am at a loss.
My Situation: I didn't turn my Lacie 5big (I have no idea if I have a 5big Network 2 or a 5big Network because there is nothing on the actual box that says what it is)
When I finally booted the box it told me that 3 of my 5 1TB drives were defective. So I did not believe what the web interface was telling me so I removed the hard drives from the Lacie and plugged them into my Windows PC. The drives booted up fine so I figured they were corrupted. I formatted the drives.
When I plug them into my Lacie the orb in the front flashes blue for about 1 minute as well as the lights in the back and then it flashes red quickly. The lights in the back turn solid red and I hear the machine shut down.
My Problem: Once the LED starts flashing red I cannot do anything with the Lacie, I can't even ping the machine so I can't access the interface. This means I cant recreate the RAID on the drives.
What I think happened: I think that I may have removed the information that helps the machine boot up and access the web interface (I am not sure but from what I have been reading people with the similar issue seem to believe the partitions on the HDDs are gone)
What I would like to know: HAS ANYONE ever successfully got out of the situation with a Lacie 5Big Network (or Network2) that has the rear HDD lights solid red as well as the front LED flashing red quickly.
If yes, can someone please give me a proper how-to on how to get this up and running.
I have tried with a Live Linux boot cd with this How-Tohttp://lacie.nas-central.org/wiki/Insta ... 82Big_2%29
Unfortunately, this is for a 2big and even at that the instructions are not very clear so when I arrive at the point where I have to copy the mbr+table.gz I am confronted with this error
gzip: /dev/sda1/ not in gzip format
where /dev/sda1 is my Live Linux USB stick and /dev/sdb1 is my 1TB lacie hard drive
This is the command I run
gzip -dc /dev/sda1/mbr+label.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdb1
I also tried
gzip -dc /dev/sda/mbr+label.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdb
Which gave the same error.
I would REALLY need help getting this Lacie back to a functional state. I don't care about the information on the drives so if they have to be formatted it doesn't matter.