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Myron
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

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See the discussion thread: http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Book-Live/Firmware-Upgrade-on-MBL-1TB/td-p/344059

Obviously the upgrade package file name will be different and the validation checksums for this latest firmware are:

 

  File: apnc-021012-129-20120308.deb
CRC-32: 45e7e3e7
   MD4: dcfc1f71c55e4a28c34fc39c93dfd52b
   MD5: bd28f7605fcad509dc6b005a3f86ca23
 SHA-1: 94f877eaf914a7987b6722c1966a7012ae91de6b

File size is 126803726 bytes.

 

What the WebUI is supposed to do is copy the upgrade file to a specific directory on the MyBook Live and invoke the script that upgrades from file. Seems there is an issue with the WebUI receiving the file from some computers. I dare not try and use the WebUI to send the file over and invoke the update so not I copy the upgrade file to the Public folder and invoke the script directly to cut out the WebUI from the process and this seems to work fine.

 

When the WebUI gets stuck at 10%, it does not even begin creating a copy of the upgrade file on it's disc.


SenateX wrote:

The very least they can do is release a new firmware with all these issues fixed, then all of us that had issues with the web UI and the device acting up to update via SSH.

 

Anyone willing to post a detailed tutorial on how to update with SSH? Just in case they actually do release a fix for this faulty firmware.




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Asprine
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

My result: Updated, green light still blinking after 3 days, Quickview shows its alive but UI is DEAD.

 

Your drivers are worthless.

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vahnx2
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

I highly recommend anyone with a dead UI or if you have had ANY problems with this drive, if you are still covered by your warranty, call them up ASAP. Tell them you can't back up your data so they send you a new drive first. Do NOT update the new drive, just copy whatever files you can to it, then send the old drive back. They should send you a pre-paid shipping label.

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cmason
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

Got stuck at 10% firmware install. After an hour, I backed up my drive (still angry about having to backup my backup), and then simply reloaded the browser screen. This brought me back to a 10% installing again. Reloaded again, and it didn't pop up, so I clicked 'Update' in the UI, and it downloaded again, and installed properly. Back to working normally.

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Myron
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

Me thinks W.D. needs to look at how the WebUI received and processes the update file before invoking the update.

 

I'm making guesstimates here, but I have witnesed the WebUI process finish and return to the menu BEFORE scripts have completed.  I spotted this whenb I was changing access to several shares.  The WebUI showed that it has completed but the scripts kept running for about another minute or two.

 

Following my observations I will no-longer due the WebUI to perform any firmware upgrades.

 

It would help that W.D. actualy check their scripts as a few posts earlier to this one I've highlighted files relating to the web server that drives the WebUI being dumped in the rot directory of the operating system's partition.

 

I think that the people at W.D. are aware of some of these bugs but because "it works" thry choose to be lazy and not fix these upgrade script problems. The evidence is quite clear and concrete.

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jakobjb
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Registered: ‎03-18-2012

Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

To people experiencing slow Web UI after the recent update: I looked into the error-log of the Apache-server and noticed several "sudo: unable to resolve host MyBookLive" log-entries. I modified the first line: "127.0.0.1       localhost.localdomain localhost" to include MyBookLive like this: "127.0.0.1       localhost.localdomain localhost MyBookLive", which made the web interface much faster.

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thegooddoctor
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

modified the first line of what?

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martiansoldier
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)


vahnx2 wrote:

I highly recommend anyone with a dead UI or if you have had ANY problems with this drive, if you are still covered by your warranty, call them up ASAP. Tell them you can't back up your data so they send you a new drive first. Do NOT update the new drive, just copy whatever files you can to it, then send the old drive back. They should send you a pre-paid shipping label.


I'm not sure if anyone has received a replacement drive yet to confirm if replacements will come with the older firmware. Per UPS tracking, I should receive mine tomorrow and I sure hope it will come with the older fw.

 

I did not get a shipping label with my RMA e-mail and when I asked customer care, I was informed that my RMA e-mail gave me an option to purchase a UPS shipping label at a discounted rate. However, a few hours later, a WD specialist contacted me and requested that I ship the drive to a different address where they can examine it and that is when I was offered a sihpping label. So return shipping is on your dime unless you can get WD's customer care to send you a shipping label.

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jakobjb
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Registered: ‎03-18-2012

Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

Woops! I modified /etc/hosts.

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thegooddoctor
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

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oh - and streaming 1080p videos lag significantly whereas before v129 of the firware (v124) there was no problems

 

edit: thanks for the file location - will try

 

edit2: yes after updating the file the WEBUI is fast again; thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

edit3: yes, I can stream to my iphone again - looks like this was the problem with the GUI/streaming lag problem.

 

I still wouldn't recommend the update using the webGUI, if you really want to update then download the update file and update manually

 

for those needing help with editing the file, I used a portable version of winscp; logging into the device via the IP address with usename: root    password:welc0me

the navigate to the file location and copy it to your desktop, use notepad to edit it, then copy it back (overwriting it)

the file worked instantly :smileyhappy:   (no reboot required)

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