Re-install OS using source code


My NAS recently got borked (see thread here), and because I’d already opened the case once in order to fix a SSH problem, I figured my warranty wouldn’t be honoured.  So, I removed the 1TB drive, popped it into my desktop PC, and would now like to use a spare, compatible 250GB drive in the NAS instead.

It turns out WD have provided the source code for the OS, here.  However, I have no clue how to use it in order to prepare the drive I have for use in the NAS enclosure.  Could someone help me out here?  I’m running OS X 10.6.8, but have Parallels running Windows XP SP2 if that helps.  I also have VMware Fusion 4 if running a Linux distro makes things easier.

On a side note: does anyone here have good experiences of using other Linux OSes in this NAS?  I notice that Debian has been used—any others?


I don’t think that would be easy to do. You really need to know what you are doing to make it work.

have not tried this

try going to this web for people that have done a lot of tweaking arround with MBW

MBW Wiki