Clean OS (Debian), OpenMediaVault and other "firmwares"


#1619

What did you re-install successful? The usbrecovery? I did the same Mistake…
Edit: do i have to push the Reset Button?


#1620

Hi! Thanks a lot for your work, @Fox_exe, I love running OMV on my 2TB My Cloud Gen 2. Has anyone tried to overclock the MyCloud yet? Looking at the marvell datasheet, the frequency can be set via pull-up/pull-down resistors up to 1.5GHz. I know it wouldn’t make a huge difference, but I would love to try that, if anyone has any suggestions.


#1621

hi,how did you resolve the problem?I have the same problem。3q


#1622

Hello Community.
Have a WD DL4100 for the last 5 years. Most times fails backup and can’t have something unstable. Sad WD knowingly did this. Been looking around the forums for months. Somehow I am missing the "install files and Readme.txt for my system. Or something compatable.
Been reading for a while and trying to find the “autoinstall” folders per Fox. Just trying to find the install read me for my system.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. :slight_smile:
Thanks
Tony


#1624

Hi guys, I’ve seen many posts on here were people are stuck on the firmware upload in the safe mode with the mirror gen2. Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything in this thread to resolv it. the machine is not connectable via telnet (only port 80 open). It also doesnt seem to boot from the usb using the recovery guide of the normal gen2. at least telnet is not available.
Can you guys guide me how to fix it? did anybody manage to upload a firmware?


#1625

just saw that there is a folder for home series on your share. Still not supported? I have a home duo and really need some different software on it


#1626

Hi
firmware v03.04.01 pour the wd my cloud gen1 is not available anymore with the provided gdrive link.
Here is another link : https://uptobox.com/wf2o7o94lrg1


#1627

If one is looking for past single drive WD My Cloud firmware links see the following page:


#1628

Oh ! Great ! I didn’t see your post ! Ty :slight_smile:


#1629

Wd My Cloud Home support would be awesome. I made some research and found the followings:

I assume that we just need a skilled guy who combines the parts. PLEASE!


#1630

Probably not happening on the My Cloud Home. Often one has to use SSH to perform the steps to change/modify/install new alternate OS firmware on the My Cloud. The My Cloud Home does not offer the ability to enable SSH. The My Cloud Home is a completely different device than the My Cloud line as many have unfortunately discovered after the fact.


#1631

You are missing one point. I already have access via SSH to the My Cloud Home. There is a very well explained how to for installing Entware on that device to „jailbreak“ it. Just look around here.
But in my perspective Entware is not an alternative to a clean OS.


#1632

Hi there !

I got an OMV install issue. on a WD MYCLOUD GEN1 :

Starting from a working DSM install, I wanted to install omv.
So :
1/ I installed flawlessly mycloud v03 to revert to normal situation
2/ Then I installed clean debian (jessie-64k), which runs like a charm
3/ After running jessie, I updated etc/apt/sources.list :
echo “deb http://anionix.ddns.net jessie-64k main” > etc/apt/sources.list
This update is mandatory to run
4/ apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y

The system is up and running.

5/ Then, I tried to install OMV as explained there :
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_6OlQ_H0PxVSHdDUnZXZWJBMUk

At the command “apt-get install openmediavault” (line 13), here is the error message I got :

Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 openmediavault : Depends: perl:any
                  Depends: php5-fpm but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: php5-cgi but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: php5-cli (>= 5.6) but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: php5-pam but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: python3-dialog but it is not installable
                  Depends: xfsprogs but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: python3-dbus but it is not installable
                  Depends: smartmontools but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: nfs-kernel-server but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: proftpd-basic but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: samba but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: samba-common-bin but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: snmpd but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: avahi-daemon but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: libnss-mdns but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: iptables but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: rrdtool but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: collectd (>= 5.1.0) but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: quota but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: lvm2 but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: perl but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: libjson-perl but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: liblocale-po-perl but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: proftpd-mod-vroot but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: libjavascript-minifier-xs-perl but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: xmlstarlet (>= 1.6.1) but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: lsof but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: rrdcached but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: python3 but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: python3-apt but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: pm-utils but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: wpasupplicant but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: samba-vfs-modules but it is not installable
                  Depends: pciutils but it is not installable
                  Depends: python3-pyudev but it is not installable
                  Depends: python3-natsort but it is not installable
                  Depends: jq but it is not installable
                  Depends: python3-netifaces but it is not installable
                  Depends: python3-lxml but it is not installable
                  Depends: btrfs-tools but it is not going to be installed or btrfs-progs but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

So it is a dependance issue : the missing packets are not available in the jessie-64k depository nor are they in the openmediavault one neither (as far as I understand things…)

Could you please give me an hint about what to do about this issue ? Do I have to install back mycloud v03 and then reinstall, with the autoinstall procedure, omv from the scratch ?

TY :slight_smile:


#1633

Hello, Maybe I’m right here. Do I need to do the following section for installing Debain?

parted /dev/sda
rm 1
rm 2
rm 4
rm 5
rm 6
rm 7
mkpart primary 0% 1G
q
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1

when I enter the first line of the commandos in Putty “parted / dev / sda” comes “-sh: parted: not found”.

And where do I copy the following files?

# Copy uImage, uRamdisk and rootfs-jessie.tar.xz to /boot/boot

I think it will mean root / boot but where are the files coming from / public?


#1634

Hi,
3 years ago I was playing with my 1st gen WDmycloud and OMV. For 3 years it worked fine, but my HDD crashed sudenly and all is lost. And I have a question for you, people. Because it was working fine a lost track about news. What are now my latest options?
I have found old (small) HDD with OMV (last login was december 2015) and I would like clone it to a new HDD (4TB). On the HDD is this:
Debian 7 Wheezy
OMV version 1.17 (Kralizec)
Plex version 2.4.9 (Plex is crucial, my mom use it for tv shows etc. Plex is the reason why I used OMV in the first place. This is quite old version.).

And would like to know if this 3 years old setup is the latest and best I can get or if there are any new version and if it is worth to update. I noticed there is no progres from Fox_exe for 1st gen, that’s why I’m asking here. Is it possible to update some of it manually or should I leave it as it is?

Thank you.


#1635

Hey, I have a question: Is it possible to create a clean debian with an empty HDD? I tried the following (WDMC Gen2)

sda1 1GB swap
sda2 10GB ext4 (empty)
sda3 10GB ext4 (uncompressed jessie-rootfs.tar.gz)

UART:

But those files seem to be in place (and are present in jessie-rootfs.tar.gz archive)

Thank you very much for your work!

/EDIT

I found the error. The file system must be created without 64bit feature in ext4 (which is apparently standard in arch linux)

mkfs.ext4 -O ^64bit,^metadata_csum /dev/sdaN


#1636

It doesn’t work because it is for Gen2 (@Fox_exe made a mistake there). You can see it when UART is connected.


#1639

Did you find an answer to this? I have recently acquired a gen 1 and wanted to know what was the current best option.


#1640

I did not.
I installed clean Debian 8 Jessie and update it to the latest version of Jassie (had to change source.list, the first time I update to 9 Stretch and then had problem with installing OMV). And then I installed the latest OMV 3, install omv-extras plugin, Plex, Jdownloader, and made some tweaks for sleep mode here in the forum (folder2ram, move cache etc.), I also had to modify time for head parking in my WD Blue with Wdidle3, because I had like 3000 cycle-loads in two days (pretty idiotic, I think that’s why my previous HDD died). And it quite works, but it’s not perfect. Sometimes it doesn’t start properly on first boot, JDonwloader is useles (too slow), but thank God, Plex is working fine so far. Transfer speed from windows is only about 20MB/s and it causes quite high cpu usage (but can’t remember how it worked in previous versions). And sleep mode tweaks didn’t work for me anyway. HDD sometimes stops, but only like for 2-4 minutes, and then spins-up again. But I have no have time nor knowledge to fix it. I’m absolutely amatuer in linux system, only time when I used it was 3 years ago while I installed OMV to WD mycloud (and I forgot everything meanwhile), and now.
So that’s it. I have the latest Jessie and and latest OMV 3, it works, but is it the best configuration? Probably not. Will I change my configuration? Probably not, too lazy :slight_smile:


#1641

Hello everybody.
I just bought a WD Mycloud Ex2 Ultra.
I’m quite happy with it but I’d rather use an open system such as Debian instead of the WD Operating system.
Reading this topic I understand that this is possible to install Debian + OMV thanks to @Fox_exe work.

I still have one question: I formatted my 2 hardrives in RAID1 with WD interface.
Is it possible to keep this data of the disks in the process of installing Debian ?

How should I do it ? I tried to read the discussion about it but I can’t understand how to do if I don’t want to reformat the 2 disks and lose data.

Regards