Corrupt root .New installation Readynas 2000

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Corrupt root .New installation Readynas 2000

Postby Bot384 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:04 pm

Try doing a TFTP Boot Recovery . Doesn't work

Try a Boot Recovery using a usb flash device as per below process. The only problem is no lcd screen display

"Power down the ReadyNAS, insert the USB flash device, and depress the power button on the front for approximately 20 secs -- you'll see all the disk LEDs blink once at 5 secs, 10 secs, 15 secs, and 20 secs. Release the button right after the 4th blink. This will start the USB boot recovery process. Once the fan and the lights shut off and the lcd screen displays "Attemp", press the power button and the unit will boot up normally."

So what is the correct process to fix this issue. My OS is Vista. The Rawrite.exe problem also doesn't want to work. Gives a error message .
Can anyone please give me the correct process to factory default this unit
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Re: Corrupt root .New installation Readynas 2000

Postby mdgm » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:21 pm

Did you put a disk in the NAS that you have used before? If so, then factory default your NAS (wipes all data).
faq.php#How_do_I_reset_the_ReadyNAS_to_factory_default%3F

If not then do a USB Boot Recovery then firmware re-install.

faq.php#How_can_I_perform_a_Boot_Recovery_using_a_USB_flash_device%3F
faq.php#How_do_I_re-install_the_firmware%3F

See also the unofficial guide to USB recovery: http://home.bott.ca/webserver/?p=159
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Re: Corrupt root .New installation Readynas 2000

Postby Bot384 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:54 pm

Thank guys for the correct way to factory default ReadyNAS .Work well.
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Re: Corrupt root .New installation Readynas 2000

Postby mdgm » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:58 pm

Good to hear it worked! Always good to get positive feedback when advice is helpful.
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Re: Corrupt root .New installation Readynas 2000

Postby chirpa » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:48 pm

Bot, what disk configuration did you get the unit in?
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Re: Corrupt root .New installation Readynas 2000

Postby Bot384 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:25 pm

The unit came with no disks. I had to obtain 2 drives
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Re: Corrupt root .New installation Readynas 2000

Postby mdgm » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:44 pm

Bot384 wrote:The unit came with no disks. I had to obtain 2 drives


There are issues if disks are used before being put in the ReadyNas. That's where a good factory default (wipes all data) comes in. It wipes the disks and formats them for use in the ReadyNas.

Some people think you can move a disk from a PC and put it in the ReadyNas and keep all data intact! Which is not the case.

See faq.php#Can_I_use_the_disk%28s%29_that_were_previously_used_in_a_PC%2FMAC%3F

Another common misconception is that you need to format new disks before putting them in. The ReadyNas will do this for you. If wishing to add used disks to an existing ReadyNas array do a low-level format (formats disks as they were when left the factory) or add the disk in while the NAS is on (wipes all data on the disk). Best to add the disk while the NAS is on anyway in case a low-level format doesn't work as expected, that is for ReadyNas such as the Duo that support adding disks while the NAS is on.

When you need to upgrade in future use disks on the HCL
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