Recently got my bricked mbwe 2 1tb working again but it wont let me format drive B or let me change the drive type anyone got any advice on what could be wrong and maybe a quick how to would be brilliant
I'm not sure I understand "format drive B"… Which restore procedure did you follow (there are a couple on this site) to get the unit working again?
One thing I found when restoring the MBWE2 I have is that I had to look into Step 10 under the "Install Clean HDD" link on the left. The UUID of the new md4 array was wrong for me after restoring the images, so I had to update the /etc/mdadm.conf file to put in the new UUID of the 4th raid array. With the wrong UUID in there, the array will not mount.
Did you install the SSH hack after you un-bricked your MBWE2? SSH access makes troubleshooting much easier.
hi first cheers for someone getting back to me. i got my mbwe 2 (1TB) of a friend who had wiped both drives so i followed the restore procedure on the site and downloaded the 2X 500gb drive images and got the my book unbricked. ive not tried the ssh hack yet but i have another question is the boot loader important if so where can i download a copy of it and do i have to setup the raid on each drive indivdualy. i read on the site that i would have to create the partitions on my B disk the same as the A disk is this right. For example when i setup the raid array on drive a do i have both them connected in linux over a raid connection in order to setup the arrays.