It was running fine and I enabled SSH and let it restart. Now it stays in flashing-power-button-land forever. If I try to hold down the reset button on startup, the unit powers down before resetting.
Yes. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't see how that is relevant to my problem.
I cleared the MBR of a couple of disks that I had that were on the approved list and installed them. The unit ran fine for about a day. I added a couple of new disks, rebuilt the array and updated the firmware. It ran fine for another day or so. I enabled nfs and all was OK. I enabled ssh and attempted the required restart. It never successfully booted again.
I also find it troubling that the reset button no longer seems to work. As I mentioned above, if I hold the reset & power buttons down, it comes up and then after a second or so powers back down.
Thanks for your response. I can pull the disks and wipe them again, if that's really the problem but I don't see why that would be the case.
One thing I forgot to mention is that when it is failing to boot the drive lights are dark when the power button is flashing. When I naively installed disks without erasing their mbrs, the disk lights were steady while the power button flashed.
Only the Power/Status Pushbutton LED is Flashing blue?
I have seen reports where the power button stays flashing blue, but still becomes accessible across the network. Have you tried letting it sit there for a couple minutes, then pinging it?
If not, you can try using the recovery firmware at
Possibly - if it's shutting off like that, there might be a power supply issue. Does it do the same thing with all the HDs temporarily removed?
About the only other thing I can think of, to get more information, is to use the RS-232 (serial) cable connection to watch the boot process, see if there's another clue in there.