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Storage / Re: Maximum drive size for Terastation 3400
« Last post by Kane88 on Today at 09:42:39 am »
Python.org provides a windows installer, it should be simple to install.

I'm surprised the java installer wouldn't have handled the PATH setup for you. At least you've got a workaround for that part.
Python.org provides a windows installer, it should be simple to install.

I'm surprised the java installer wouldn't have handled the PATH setup for you. At least you've got a workaround for that part.

Yes for whatever reason, the java installer doesn't handle things, although it is in the path, it is really wierd.

I am getting ready to try working on a 3000 series unit again soon...
I'm going to do it on one that has the latest stock firmware clean installed, and attempt to test the LPAE (using 4x6tb disks for 24tb) if I can get the debian loaded and running...

I'm really stuck with this loading installer files part.

'Copy the installer files from your PC using sftp or wget. You could also copy them to a network share on the device, then copy them to /boot from /mnt/disk.... or /mnt/array....'

I haven't installed python yet.  Is that going to be needed for these commands?
Are the commands from this page to be entered in windows?
I'm confused as to how they are getting from an $ prompt... 
https://github.com/1000001101000/Debian_on_Buffalo/wiki/Example:-Loading-installer-files-using-stock-firmware

thanks
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Sounds like you're getting pretty far.

I think once it gets to the login prompt you're essentially in EM Mode. From that point I usually do the install via TSUpdater rather than use the actual recovery disk as intended. That process may be more forgiving.

In either case you'll want to ensure you have all 4 drives installed and blank (though there is a way around that if necessary).
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the ACP commander GUI version hasn't been updated in a very long time. The enable ssh feature only works for certain devices on certain firmware versions which were standard at the time.

A little while ago I forked the command line version and made some enhancements which allow it to reliably enable a temporary telnet shell on every model/firmware I've been able to test against. that should allow you to make the tweaks you want.

The files and instructions can be found here:
https://github.com/1000001101000/acp-commander

If you're interested you could also install Debian on the device which allows you to install a more modern version of Samba. Information can be found here:
https://github.com/1000001101000/Debian_on_Buffalo
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Help appreciated.  I have an old linkstation I need to be able to access the files on, and I am unable to due to the SMB1 restrictions. 

I can run the acp gui app fine and it says SSH enabled OK. When I use Putty, it does allow me to enter the admin id and password. As soon as I hit enter after the password I get "Remote side unexpectedly closed the connection." If I manually enter the commands and reboot, I get a connection refused when I try to SSH/Putty. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
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Storage / Re: TeraStation™ WS5400 Rackmount - Change to Buffalo OS
« Last post by gingerybuddha on February 27, 2020, 10:34:04 pm »
Option 0 isn't really a option as it's out of warranty by a long shot

Was working on option 1 - got usb recovery key setup on my windows pc - no issues
I used diskpart on one of my 4 hdd to clean any partitions on it
Was able to get the ws5400 to boot from drive
I selected HDDroot during the linux boot, it will get to username/password login, from here, I held down the info button and was able to get the system recovery process to start
Eventually it came back with a disk 1 not on message repeated and then it outputted exiting 0
I have not been able to get past this point, was working on it all night and had to shut it off as my girls went to bed.

is the error I'm getting coming from my Linux inexperience or is there something super simple that I am missing?

I can get better details tomorrow once I get off of work if anybody needs them
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Storage / Re: TeraStation™ WS5400 Rackmount - Change to Buffalo OS
« Last post by gingerybuddha on February 27, 2020, 11:31:00 am »
Thanks for the response.  I'll post back what happens.
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Storage / Re: TeraStation™ WS5400 Rackmount - Change to Buffalo OS
« Last post by 1000001101000 on February 27, 2020, 09:10:35 am »
You have a few options available to you.

0. You could probably talk to Buffalo support about why the fan is running on high inside Windows Storage Server. I've never run Windows on one of these devices but am under the impression fan control is part of the buffalo software.

1. You can install the linux-based Buffalo firmware as you suggested. As far as i know there is no hardware difference between the TS/WS models. I know folks have done this successfully on the earlier V-series WS devices, I'm reasonably confident it would work for the 5000 series as well.

Buffalo provides a "Bootable USB recovery image" you can use for that process:
https://www.buffalotech.com/support/downloads/terastation-5000n-series

Notes on running the install can be found in this post:
http://forums.buffalotech.com/index.php?topic=30419.0

2. You can install Debian on the device using the Custom installer image mentioned by @As3nd0r
https://github.com/1000001101000/Debian_on_Intel_Terastations

The Buffalo firmware should control the fan speed for you based on motherboard and hard drive temperature sensors. This can cause problems if one of your drives is reporting an erroneously high temperature (some SSDs do this). The standard Fan control daemon in Debian sets the fan based whichever motherboard sensor you choose which would allow you to ignore such a drive and just run the fan based on CPU temperature.

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Storage / Re: TeraStation™ WS5400 Rackmount - Change to Buffalo OS
« Last post by gingerybuddha on February 27, 2020, 06:15:43 am »
I found that as well, but github is scary to me.......In other words, i've tried to build a image from it on another project but failed miserably
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Storage / Re: TeraStation™ WS5400 Rackmount - Change to Buffalo OS
« Last post by As3nd0r on February 27, 2020, 06:04:53 am »
You are probably better off installing debian instead of a customized firmware on dissimilar hardware  For fan control check https://github.com/1000001101000/Debian_on_Intel_Terastations - not sure if that was tested with the ws5400R, 1000001101000 can help you out better here

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Storage / Re: TeraStation™ WS5400 Rackmount - Change to Buffalo OS
« Last post by gingerybuddha on February 27, 2020, 05:42:03 am »
Server 2012 is the default image, and it has all of the buffalo extra software that was suppose to come with it.  It looks like on windows server from what I've found online, that when it needs to turn the fan on it will only do it to 100%, and on the buffalo os, it will step up the fan speed, which is what im looking for.
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