I've followed the "Upgrade 500GB Blue Ring Single Disk To 1,5TB Using WD15EARS" instructions which by the way are fantastically clear and once finished and the MBWE is reassembled I am assuming it does not boot:
I hear the drive spinning up and I feel it click every now and again, but no matter how long I wait blue lights don't come on and MBWE is not accessible via ethernet by either ssh or http. The unit originally had a fixed ip address and to make sure I assigned the same ip address to its MAC address on my DHCP server, it will not respond to PING. It also does not respond to the button on the front.
This is what I did the first time:
(note I use Linux Mint on a separate PC instead of Debian on a VMware session)
Followed the instructions step by step exactly as listed except for step two where I edited the part_sdb.img file manually because sed complained about something being unterminated. Got to step nine MBWE is assembled and I get nothing.
I put back the original 500Gb and it booted fine, so hardware is ok.
This is what I did the second time:
This time on the linux PC I cloned the original 500Gb onto the 2Tb using clonezilla, and then picked up the instructions at step 4. Where we grow the last partition using gparted. Got to step nine MBWE is assembled and I get nothing.
I put back the original 500Gb and it booted fine, so hardware is still ok and 500Gb is still ok too.
This is what I did the third time:
On the linux Pc I again cloned the 500Gb onto the 2Tb using clonezilla but when it finished (9hrs later) I put the 2Tb as is without expanding the last partition into the MBWE and it boots fine. Now I took the 2Tb out gain plugged back into PC and expanded the last partition with gparted & checked them, Put drive back into MBWE and now it will not boot.
Step 4. growing the last partition seems to be the step that screws up.
Q1. Is the WD20EARS not compatible with MBWE compared with WD15EARS ?
Q2. Is Linux Mint 6 / gparted not compatible with WD20EARS ?
Any Ideas ?
(note I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to Linux so keep any answers real dumb)