The page describes the proceedure for performing firmware upgrades on an already hacked WD MyBook World.1
- Please note that the upgrade process will first wipe clean the root partition of the device before installing the new system. All modifications to the MyBook's operating system will be lost. Things like nfs and gcc will have to be restored from backup fles which can be downloaded from this site. Things like optware will best have to be installed anew.
- Make sure that you fully understand the upgrade process and how it might affect you before upgrading. While you can reinstall nfs and gcc from backup files located here, you must make backups for your own changes on the root partition yourself.
- The data partition will be left untouched
- Read this page thoroughly for further information
Check for (a possible) Official WD Firmware upgrade (and get the .wdg file)
If you have firmware = 01.01.1X
and if you have firmware = 02.00.1X (maybe there is a newer one)
[root@MyBookWorld tmp]# uname -a Linux MyBookWorld 18.104.22.168 #1 PREEMPT Fri Jan 18 10:40:25 GMT 2008 armv5tejl GNU/Linux
Preconditions for upgrade process
- Firmware upgrades must be performed with no shares logically attached to the computer. Essentially, WD Anywhere Access must be stopped through the Shared Storage Manager utility before a firmware upgrade can occur. If there are any shares mapped to the WD My Book World Edition hard drive on the computer system, they must be disconnected in Windows Explorer or My Computer.
- During the firmware upgrade process, the WD My Book World Edition hard drive will reboot itself twice. In this process, access to the Shared Storage Manager utility will be unavailable. If your web-browser indicates a "Page Not Found" error, wait a few minutes and then manually refresh the page to see the status of the firmware upgrade.
Contents of the Upgrade Files
|File Size||File Name|
|gcc - GNU Compiler Collection||Can no longer compile programs natively||Recover from backup images|
|NFS - Network File System||Can no longer share files using NFS||Recover from backup images|
kevku has kindly provided two files in this thread: http://mybookworld.wikidot.com/forum/t-44139/mbwe-new-firmware-release#post-125139
One file contains a listing of all files existing on /dev/sd1 before the firmware upgrade and one after the upgrade.
I have done a diff on both files and also uploaded the result. All three files can be viewed at the bottom of this page after clicking on the "files" button