I recently ran out of room on my NAS and decided to swap out the 1TB with a 1.5TB I have around. I only use this to stream media and temp storage, so it's not critical, AND I have the original HDD that works so I can copy partition info over.
I followed the instructions found here and everything went according to the screenshots.
The HDD is a WD, so no modification needed apparantly.
On boot, HDD spins up, bottom LED turns on and stays on. Approx 30 seconds later, bottom LED turns off, HDD spins down and nothing else.
The LAN lights are lighting up both green and orange, steady with no flicker.
When I check the router to see if it's listed as an active connection or been assigned a DHCP address it can't be seen anywhere. So it's not being assigned an IP (which isn't the routers fault, everything else works fine).
I'm at wits end with this. I was considering copying over the first 3 partitions from my original HDD (And the first 512b that contains the MAC) from my original to the other, and then format sda4 to take up the rest of the drive but I'm horribly confused. I am not familiar enough with linux commands to do this, and was hoping that someone would either have a nice and easy solution to my problem, OR if they know what they're on about and can see nothing wrong with my idea, how to do it?
Edit - Just swapped the original HDD back in and it works fine. Booted, got IP and was accessable so it's definitely the hdd setup that's killing me :-(
Damnit. It boots fine, I get the bottom light on, filling to top. Then I get the 'snake' up and down, then a few seconds later it flashes. Every half second. :-(