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


I have another stupid question.
In case of any issue is there a way to restore the original firmware ?


I did a fresh install of clean Debian with update to Stretch on a new MyCloud Gen 2

I changed the hostname according to

That was a bad idea; when i try to log in with ssh i get a “Permission denied, please try again.” when i put in my password.

I searched here but found a dead link, and no idea how to fix it. preferably without opening the case to extract the harddrive.

can anyone help me?

also what would be the right way of changinge the hostname from “wdmc” without loosing ssh ???

Thx in advance for your help :slight_smile:


unbricking with USB as described in
does not work.
tried two different usb 2.0 sticks, i only get a yellow light instead of the blue one when i swticht my cloud gen 2 on, but it seems to boot the system from harddrive. No telnet, still ssh with permission denied.


startet fresh and changed hostname on debian 8 jessie with this manual:

change your hostname in:
nano /etc/hostname

added the line “ whitey” in:
nano /etc/hosts

run this command:
/etc/init.d/ start

change hostname with
hostname newname

check new hostname with:

reboot and see if it works


You are sure its a gen2