In the thread “Cannot access the dashboard on Mybook Live 1TB Nas drive” on Sun 11 Dec 2011 you said that, at one time, you had a dead UI problem and that by applying a firmware update via SSH you were able to bring the Dashboard UI back to life. Since I haven’t loaded any WD software to my PC (no SmartWare or QuickView nor is auto updates enabled) I am at present entirely dependent on the manual Dashboard UI for firmware updates. At present everything is working fine (after the resolution of my Sleep/Standby problem) and I have performed 3 firmware updates via a Dashboard update (all from a previously downloaded file) with no problems. However, if the Dashboard UI goes down (as it seems to be prone to do for many users) then it would be useful to be able to revive it via an SSH firmware update. Thus it would be nice to have the SSH Firmware Update procedure in my arsenal of tools. So I was wondering if you would be willing to share the procedure that you used. If you don’t feel comfortable reporting the procedure on a public forum (and possibly incuring the wrath of WDTony) then, if you would still be willing to share the procedure, then perhaps you could email me the procedure at “jvyyvnzunjrfNGebtrefQBGpbz”. If you don’t want to share the procedure I understand why you might not want to and am happy with that.
Although I haven’t yet loaded a single file to my MBL, I’m still having lots of fun with it as I try to get back up to speed with Linux/Unix. Like you, I find the inner workings of this special purpose device most fascinating.
P.S. Thanks to my rotten 13 year old for the email address.