Ok…here’s today’s update - I stayed up until 3AM trying to figure this sh*t up… BUT even though I still haven’t got back my drive (yet) I accomplished some progress
A) I ran e2fsck /dev/sdaX (X being 1-7). followed the rest of the steps…nothing, still could not find the drive on the network
B) On a moment of clarity, I made a change to the router that I’m using to recover the drive (not the original where MyCloud was running). I changed to the same IP range of the first router.… any THEN, after running all the commands and rebooting without the flash drive VOILA! I found it !!!
My guess is that no matter the 5 and 40 seconds reset, and all this stuff that I’m doing, the IP address must kept the same.
Anyway, I found 2 addresses, the ORIGINAL IP Address where the router was and one prior to that one (167 and 168)
I ran arp -a from command windows, 167 had a MAC Address, 168 no. I could ping both (REALLY WEIRD)
I typed both IPs on a browser and, on the one that had no MAC address, nothing… BUT…on the one with the MAC address, I FINALLY GOT THE RECOVERY INTERFACE!!!
The message was that the firmware was corrupt and that was the reason I had entered a recovery interface.
I thought my problems were ALMOST behind me… I located the firmware, 2.31.163, and HIT ENTER. A wheel started spinning on screen… almost 15 minutes later, I did something stupid, I unpurposedly went to another URL. got inmediately back, and a couple of minutes later, the spinning wheel stopped… I thought that was it. So I unplugged the drive, plugged it back on, and… RED LIGHT… GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
It was pretty late by then, around 2:45AM, so, since I could access the recovery UI, I did so, and tried upgrading the firmware again (2.31.163). This time the wheel stayed spinning on for over 30 minutes. At 3:15 I went to bed, hoping to wake up to a nice surprise, but no… still red, still recovery, still 2 IP addresses.
My guess is that changing the URL during the first upgrade must f*cked up the process,
Is this reasonable thinking?
I will do the whole thing, from scratch (flash drive, steps, etc) tonight.
Will keep you posted.