I have just installed a replacement 3tb drive in a v2 MyCloud, using the “alternative” method of this guide. If anyone else has a gen 2 MyBook, this may come in handy
Before starting, download these 2 files:
Format a usb stick as fat32. Not NTFS or exFat. Fat32.
Copy the 2 files to the fat32 formatted usb stick
Insert the usb stick in your pc
Do what it says here:
Use Debian/ubuntu or any other linux distro (USB/CD Live image)
All “/dev/sda” change to your disk! (List disks in system: “parted -l”)
If this is new disk or damaged (formatted) old, recreate partitions first:
mkpart primary 1049kB 2149MB
mkpart primary 8591MB -1MB
mkpart primary 7517MB 8591MB
mkpart primary 2149MB 3222MB
mkpart primary 3222MB 4296MB
mkpart primary 4296MB 6443MB
mkpart primary 6443MB 7517MB
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/boot
cp uImage-wdrecovery /mnt/boot/boot/uImage
cp uRamdisk-wdrecovery /mnt/boot/boot/uRamdisk
Done. Connect disk back to WDMC and turn on.
After few minutes WDMC boots to “WD Recovery”. Go to webgui and upload official firmware.
Thanks to whoever wrote the guide. It just needed updated a little bit. I hope this helps some of you have a successful outcome.