[nas-2000] Re: [Tinky-LS] Tinky for DUAL HDD NAS IDE/SATA download

  • From: Rob <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nas-2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 07:46:10 +0000

Right. trust me to open my big mouth.  One of my boxes died over the
weekend. Tracked it down to a faulty mirror drive, which was trying to
rebuild on reboot, and locking up at 58% every time.  Now this box has
been giving me trouble for a while, losing network connectivity, so it
was an excuse for a quick trip to the shops for a new drive and a new
nas box, and I eventally got it all working again....

...Leaving me with a spare, possibly iffy, drive and box.  Just right
for playing with tinky on without upsetting the rest of the network
again, before I call up the warranty...

So.  Some observations on migrating from MRT firmware to tinky-ls...
since the drive I have available thinks it's part of a raid 1 mirror,
it loads up as /dev/md1, and automatically mounted on /mnt/MD1.  I
note a lot of the changes in the scripts for twonky server &etc. are
hard coded for /mnt/IDE1 ... I presme this is why lots of stuff in the
webgui don't seem to work quite right..

It seems, from my other boxes, that 'mdadm' is the program to use to
maintain the 'md' raid devices.  But this is missing in tinky.  I did
get it over to this box by wget'ing it from my webspace, but it
vanished again on a reboot.

However all this linux raid stff is beyond me really; most of my
history is with FreeBSD which does things in different ways...  And
with only one drive I don't need it ocnfigred as a mirror anyway.
So.. How can I simply wipe the disc and get it back to default using
just the tools on the nas box?  (The data on it is scrambled, anyway,
being only a partial rebuild of the original data..)



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