Zyxel Nsa325 brick
April 12, 2021 08:10AM
Its my first NAS repair

at first I replaced U38 (DDR3 Vcc) and two DDR ICs.
NAS began to turn on but reboot every 35sec
I have no idea how to fix it


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 ** MARVELL BOARD: DB-88F6282A-BP LE 

U-Boot 1.1.4 (Nov 23 2012 - 14:38:22) Marvell version: 3.5.9

U-Boot code: 00600000 -> 0067FFF0  BSS: -> 006CFB00

Soc: 88F6282 A1CPU running @ 1600Mhz L2 running @ 533Mhz
SysClock = 533Mhz , TClock = 200Mhz 

DRAM (DDR3) CAS Latency = 7 tRP = 8 tRAS = 24 tRCD=8
DRAM CS[0] base 0x00000000   size 512MB 
DRAM Total size 512MB  16bit width
Addresses 10M - 0M are saved for the U-Boot usage.
Mem malloc Initialization (10M - 7M): Done
NAND:128 MB
Flash:  0 kB

CPU : Marvell Feroceon (Rev 1)
Kernel address is 0x4640000.

Streaming disabled 
Write allocate disabled


USB 0: host mode
  [BlueDBG] reseting SoC Pex[0]  0 ...
PEX 0: PCI Express Root Complex Interface
PEX interface detected Link X1
  [BlueDBG] reseting SoC Pex[1]  0 ...
  [BlueDBG] reseting SoC Pex[1]  1 ...
  [BlueDBG] reseting SoC Pex[1]  2 ...
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  [BlueDBG] reseting SoC Pex[1]  10 ...
PEX 1: interface detected no Link.
Net:   egiga0 [PRIME]
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0 

NAND read: device 0 offset 0x4640000, size 0xa00000


Reading data from 0x4640000 --   0% complete.
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 10485760 bytes read: OK
## Booting image at 02000000 ...
   Image Name:   Linux-2.6.31.8
   Created:      2017-06-21   8:44:30 UTC
   Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
   Data Size:    5796368 Bytes =  5.5 MB
   Load Address: 00008000
   Entry Point:  00008000
   Verifying Checksum ... OK
OK

Starting kernel ...

Uncompressing Linux.........

invalid compressed format (err=2)

 -- System halted
Re: Zyxel Nsa325 brick
April 12, 2021 04:48PM
Wladislaw,

We have moved on to the new u-boot and rootfs/kernel for this box a long time ago.

For this NSA325 box, the reboot every 35 seconds is the HW watchdog in action. When the system is stalling for a while, the watchdog kicks in and restart the box.

In the new u-boot, I've turned off the watchdog so it will not interfere with the system booting.

My suggestion: boot the box using UART booting using my u-boot image uboot.2017.07-tld-1.nsa325.mtd0.kwb to see if you can.

An example of UART booting with kwboot:

https://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,51739,51919#msg-51919

And perhaps create the rootfs Debian-5.2.9-kirkwood-tld-1-rootfs-bodhi.tar.bz2 on USB, and from the kwboot session, boot into Debian (no need to adjust any envs).

If you can do the above, then you'll know your hardware is OK. And then consider running Debian permanently (forget about stock).

-bodhi
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