How can I recover a bad conf parition when the web interface says my HD is "not formatted"?
If you have erased your conf parition but you have a made a backup of the files (by a simple tar czf /share/hdd/conf/*), when you restore the files, the HD won't be recognized anymore...
The solution is to recreate the two hidden files that you haven't saved...
If your conf parition isn't mounted yet, mount it (mount /dev/sda2 /share/hdd/conf)
The commands are:
touch /share/hdd/conf/.dongle chmod 0666 /share/hdd/conf/.dongle touch /share/hdd/conf/.htpasswd chmod 0644 /share/hdd/conf/.htpasswd
Now you must fill the .htpasswd file by a password generated by the htpasswd provided by Apache... search for htpasswd on Google for more information...