Accidentally erased NAND. Recovery possible?

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Reto
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Accidentally erased NAND. Recovery possible?

Post by Reto » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:48 pm

I fear I totally bricked my ix4-200d... :shock:
Accidentally I erased the whole NAND, not only the two partiations. :oops: :oops: :oops:
Now it is no longer talking to me, not even on serial... Is there any possibility to recover it? Is there some magic way to reload uboot?

Mijzelf
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Re: Accidentally erased NAND. Recovery possible?

Post by Mijzelf » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:40 pm

Maybe. AFAIK the IX4-200D runs a Kirkwood, so maybe kw-boot can help you to load a u-boot in memory, which you can use to flash another u-boot.

Reto
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Re: Accidentally erased NAND. Recovery possible?

Post by Reto » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:35 pm

Mijzelf, I am talking to my ix4 via kw-boot now!!! Great so far! But where can I get the u-boot for the ix4? Google did not report anything... Is it possible that someone would dump a NAND image of a working system? Or how can I get the correct u-boot?

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Re: Accidentally erased NAND. Recovery possible?

Post by Mijzelf » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:31 pm

I don't know. U-boot is GPL, so Iomega should publish the (adapted) sources. But AFAIK they don't. I downloaded the current GPL package (for ix4-300d) and it doesn't contain u-boot sources.
You can open a request. You have a box, they should provide the GPL sources.

Of course it's possible to extract u-boot from another ix4-200d (I don't have one), but I don't know if that can be used to be uploaded by kw-boot, to boot the box, as it expects to be in flash, not in ram.

Maybe you can ask the guys in the doozan forum for help.

Reto
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Re: Accidentally erased NAND. Recovery possible?

Post by Reto » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:20 pm

Where did you download the sources?
What is the site to open a request?

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Re: Accidentally erased NAND. Recovery possible?

Post by Mijzelf » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:23 pm

Reto wrote:Where did you download the sources?
https://lenovo-na-en.custhelp.com/app/a ... _id/34437/
What is the site to open a request?
Don't know. Maybe the 'Contact us' hyperlink.

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