Recently found this site after owning my WD MBWE 1TB white light for a good 6 to 7 years. Recently, I've been investigating how I could get more out of the drive and I have been following the instructions on the site.
Problem is that I thought I had installed bash and stupidly decided to change the root line in my /etc/passwd file to:
Since then, I have been unable to SSH as root, su and sudo are "not found", and so I'm stuck.
So, I've followed the recover scenarios from anpe008's howto on unbrick/reset possible scenarios from the website.
Did 1, 2 & 3, no change.
I can't do 5 or 6 because I can't ssh as root.
So, scenario 7 (Restore Default Configuration) is my next move.
Before I flatten the device completely (scenario 7,) I would like to have a second opinion from someone out there on whether there is anything else i should try before I proceed with the complete wipe (or abandon any hope of doing anything interesting with the device.)
Appreciate any comments :-)