GoFlex Home: replace broken HDD

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GoFlex Home: replace broken HDD

Postby malapascua » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:50 am

Hello everyone,
for quite some time I ran my GoFlex Home with Archlinux to host a smb server for pictures and a resilio(bittorrent)sync instance. Everything worked out quite well, I followed the instructions given here:
https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv5/seagate-goflex-home
Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago, the HDD broke down. I put it into my desktop to check its health status and it turns out that it is completely wasted. I can not even copy a single file without getting errors.
Today I bought a replacement HDD but as I can not start over from the beginning of the instructions because obviously the stock seagate firmware is not on the machine anymore, I am struggling to find the starting point for reinstalling Archlinux.

Can someone point me to the correct step from where I can resume the installation instructions?
From my understanding, I would start at point 10 where they format the drive. Is that correct?

I can prepare the new hdd on my desktop machine if necessary (and probably the faster way?) .

Cheers!
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Re: GoFlex Home: replace broken HDD

Postby moonman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:43 am

That would be correct.

You already have U-Boot installed on the device. So the idea is to format the drive and extract the rootfs tarball onto the first partition and that's it.
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Re: GoFlex Home: replace broken HDD

Postby malapascua » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:43 am

moonman wrote:That would be correct.

You already have U-Boot installed on the device. So the idea is to format the drive and extract the rootfs tarball onto the first partition and that's it.


Thank you for your answer!
I will try to follow the steps as soon as possible.

Cheers,
Sebastian
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