Help. Solid yellow LED. (but can be pinged and gives me ssh login)


I was trying to install the ‘at’ command on my MBL.
so I tried (using ssh)
apt-get update
apt-get install at

Installation was ok along with some other libraries files.
Then I felt the MBL seems slow and slugish, so I thought
I’d restart it. Which I did using the ‘reboot’ command on SSH.

But after that, Something wrong with my 3TB Mybooklive. The led light just stays yellow solid. Even after 20minutes waiting.

I’ve been using MBL for months without problems. I don’t have to tell
you the importance of my data. (I know it’s my fault that I don’t have backup).

Here’s what I have now:

I can’t login using web.  
gives me:
          Unable to connect.  Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at

Ping mostly works,  I got a reply (some timeout though, not 100% reply).

SSH gives me login prompt, but the usual root/welc0me is not accepted. (I haven’t change it, and I have always use that password).

All this while the LED light stay solid yellow all the time, no blinking.

So it’s not completely bricked because still respond to ping and gives me login prompt. But nothing else.

Please please help…

Unfortunately, in certain conditions, apt-get will break functionality, and brick your drive. This page has more information. Also see the first step of my OwnCloud install guide.

nfodiz has a great article on unbricking the MBL (I have had to use it on occasion). That’s going to be your best bet.
After that, he also has an article on assigning the reset button to do a recovery.

Best of luck to you!

EDIT: You may also be able to remove the links and re-install at. It could work, since you still have ssh. Worst case: it doesn’t work.

rm -f /var/lib/dpkg/info/wd-nas.*apt-get update
apt-get install --reinstall -y at

EDIT2: You may also want to edit your repository list, as discussed in the OwnCloud setup guide. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

 Comment out the indicated lines:

deb squeeze main 
deb-src squeeze main 
#deb wheezy main
#deb-src wheezy main
#deb sid main

 And try again:

apt-get update
apt-get install --reinstall -y at

Thank you addchild314

Turns out I don’t have ssh, I only have the login prompt, but I can’t login using the usual root/welc0me account. That username password is not accepted.

And pinging MBL also doesn’t always work. Sometimes it works, sometimes just time-outs. I’m pretty sure network is not the issue. Both network LED lights on the back (on RJ45 plug) works fine.

Before I try your suggestion to debrick. I’m going to try copying the files using LinuxReader first, I’m going to buy a backup hd first. Is there anything I should now using LinuxReader, any difficulties? Can I just copy the whole content of Shares directory to a new drive without problem ? I think I have total about 2TB of files on my MBL.

Thank you,