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Cannot find TFTP Boot Recovery software for TS-HTGL-R5
« on: February 14, 2020, 11:40:25 pm »
I have recently inherited an old NAS and would like to get up and running so I can use it at home. Digging around I have been unable to access the following link:

ftp://24.153.165.234/array1/share/nas-recovery/TFTP%20Boot%20Recovery%20TS-HTGL-R5%201.20.exe

Based on searching the forums, other people are having this same problem.

Is there any archive link available for this software? It's the last piece of the puzzle I need to get this thing working :(.

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Re: Cannot find TFTP Boot Recovery software for TS-HTGL-R5
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 02:58:37 am »
you can find the information on how to get those files here

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Re: Cannot find TFTP Boot Recovery software for TS-HTGL-R5
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 01:04:12 pm »
you can find the information on how to get those files here

Thank you for your reply. The OP in that post lists the method in that topic only works for:

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TS3000
TS5010, 3010
LS220DE (Not 220 or 210)
LS421D (Not 420 or 410)
LS441DE
LS-WVL/E

In addition, TS5000 has a documented, simple method to reinstall, as does TS-xVL as these are Intel processors capable of USB boot. Any Windows Storage Server unit is provided with reinstall media in the box.

All other NAS units use an ARM processor and the firmware is factory installed on the provided drives, and has no simple way of being reinstalled; as you will see in his links.

It does not seem to apply to my model?

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Re: Cannot find TFTP Boot Recovery software for TS-HTGL-R5
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 01:17:27 pm »
The post lists devices that have an easy way to install from the built-in NAND. That method just involved inserting blank drives and pressing a button.

If you read further it links to methods for installing on devices that donít have that option.

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Re: Cannot find TFTP Boot Recovery software for TS-HTGL-R5
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 05:49:31 pm »
The post lists devices that have an easy way to install from the built-in NAND. That method just involved inserting blank drives and pressing a button.

If you read further it links to methods for installing on devices that donít have that option.

Using the following:

http://buffalo.jp/support_ap/support/products/ts_htgl_r5.html

I extracted the firmware, created the ext3 partition as asked, reinstalled, and checked again. Nothing. Everything was done to spec and it is still booting E06 instead of EM mode and so nasnavi does not work. I used uImage.buffalo as the boot image since its what it was named in the download - I didn't need to extract any image I think.

I used GPT as my partition table (ubuntu didn't allow me to partition as MBR from gparted) and used a 512MB partition to store the images. It is also drive 1.

Is there another source of drivers or should these work? If so is it possible the terastation is too old to recognize GPT?

Thanks.

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Re: Cannot find TFTP Boot Recovery software for TS-HTGL-R5
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 07:38:51 pm »
For this older model it needs to be an MBR, Ubuntu should come with fdisk which can be used for this. Also, the inode size needs to be 128 rather than 256 for older devices. When formatting pass the following option:
Code: [Select]
mkfs.ext3 -I 128 /dev/sdx
Youíll need uImage.buffalo and initrd.buffalo

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Re: Cannot find TFTP Boot Recovery software for TS-HTGL-R5
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 10:30:18 pm »
For this older model it needs to be an MBR, Ubuntu should come with fdisk which can be used for this. Also, the inode size needs to be 128 rather than 256 for older devices. When formatting pass the following option:
Code: [Select]
mkfs.ext3 -I 128 /dev/sdx
Youíll need uImage.buffalo and initrd.buffalo

This worked! Thank you! I thought I was a goner!

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Re: Cannot find TFTP Boot Recovery software for TS-HTGL-R5
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 10:44:12 pm »
Nice!

You can use the same method to boot into a modern Debian installer if you prefer. Information about that can  be found here:
https://github.com/1000001101000/Debian_on_Buffalo