Iomega Home Media Cloud Edition New HD Format?

spudgun
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Re: Iomega Home Media Cloud Edition New HD Format?

Post by spudgun » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:23 pm

Much appreciate the help stefan. What's the pinout for the serial?


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Re: Iomega Home Media Cloud Edition New HD Format?

Post by spudgun » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:23 pm

Can I ask how to read the serial port in either ubuntu or windows please. Search the net but a bit clueless. Haha

I've bodged together a serial cable. (just moved home and thrown loads of useful cables away that I thought id never need again. Typical.)

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Re: Iomega Home Media Cloud Edition New HD Format?

Post by Mijzelf » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:45 pm

spudgun wrote:Can I ask how to read the serial port in either ubuntu or windows please.
In Windows you can use PuTTY. You have to specify which serial port you use. If you don't know it, you can find it in Device Manager.
I've bodged together a serial cable. (just moved home and thrown loads of useful cables away that I thought id never need again. Typical.)
In that case you almost for sure have the wrong cable. You cannot use a PC RS232 port, as the box uses 3.3V TTL. You need something like this

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Re: Iomega Home Media Cloud Edition New HD Format?

Post by spudgun » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:56 pm

Glad you warned me about the cable. Was just about to plug this in ignoring the voltage difference.
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Re: Iomega Home Media Cloud Edition New HD Format?

Post by spudgun » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:15 pm

POOP THE BED!!!

Got it to work. I've not got round to getting the serial adapter but tried a different HD.

I was using an old Maxtor DimondMax Plus 9 120GB SATA 6Y120M004541A.

A mate gave me an old freecom 500GB NAS with a Western Digital WD5000AAVS.

I formatted it fully (slow in ubuntu) NTFS and then did the following in terminal:

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spudgun@spudgun-System-Product-Name:~$ suso su
No command 'suso' found, did you mean:
 Command 'sudo' from package 'sudo-ldap' (universe)
 Command 'sudo' from package 'sudo' (main)
 Command 'sumo' from package 'sumo' (universe)
suso: command not found
spudgun@spudgun-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for spudgun: 
root@spudgun-System-Product-Name:/home/spudgun# zcat Iomega-HMNHD-CE-1st-32M.img.gz | dd of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
0+1014 records in
0+1014 records out
33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 1.29447 s, 25.9 MB/s
root@spudgun-System-Product-Name:/home/spudgun# mkfs -t vfat /dev/sdg1
mkfs.fat 3.0.26 (2014-03-07)
root@spudgun-System-Product-Name:/home/spudgun# mkdir -p /mnt/hmnhdce-recover && mount /dev/sdg1 /mnt/hmnhdce-recover
root@spudgun-System-Product-Name:/home/spudgun# mkdir -p /mnt/hmnhdce-recover/emctools/hmnhd_images
root@spudgun-System-Product-Name:/home/spudgun# cp imager_3.1.14.995.tgz /mnt/hmnhdce-recover/emctools/hmnhd_images/
root@spudgun-System-Product-Name:/home/spudgun# touch /mnt/hmnhdce-recover/emctools/hmnhd_images/reinstall
root@spudgun-System-Product-Name:/home/spudgun# cp bootrom.txt /mnt/hmnhdce-recover/
root@spudgun-System-Product-Name:/home/spudgun# 

Thanks so much for your help Stefan. Much appreciated. :)

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