I am at a loss about what happened - after a firmware update and reboot from the WebInterface, nothing - just a white light which flashes off and back on every 40 secs or so. I left it for many hours (overnight) thinking it might be re-scanning media, etc. but still nothing (just that white light). I tried the various forms of paperclip resetting, but still no joy.
It is geographically difficult for me to physically send this unit back (still under warranty) so I decided to go the techy way - disassembled the case and connected the HDD to a USB port via a Sata interface. I’m an experienced (not expert) Linux user so, using Gparted I was amazed to see that the disk has no partitions (showing empty!) - I understand that the partition table is GPT so using gdisk I printed the following:
gdisk -l /dev/sdb
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.10
Partition table scan:
BSD: not present
APM: not present
GPT: not present
Creating new GPT entries.
Disk /dev/sdb: 488378646 sectors, 1.8 TiB
Logical sector size: 4096 bytes
Disk identifier (GUID): CE5B805D-FCFE-4562-B482-2AAF6EDE2CE4
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 6, last usable sector is 488378640
Partitions will be aligned on 256-sector boundaries
Total free space is 488378635 sectors (1.8 TiB)
Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name
This looks disasterous, am I doing any wrong (apart from breaking the warranty)? Are the partitions perhaps hidden in some logical volume?
From a regular firmware upgrade and a simple system reboot, this is not good.