I originally unslung to a 500GB disk on port two (sda) and have now
plugged in a 4-port USB hub into port 1 on the NSLU2. On an Ubuntu linux
system I created two primary partions on a thumb drive. One an ext3
filesystem (sdb1 on the NSLU2) and the other, a swap partition (sdb2 on
I get the swap partition mounted properly and it works as expected. It is
with the ext3 partition that gives me fits.
I created a share through the Linksys web interface and put it on
/share/USB1. I then mounted /dev/sdb1 at /share/flash/data/share/USB1
(which appears to be a mirror of /share/USB1 on the actual file system).
The out put from df -h is the following:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs 459G 51G 404G 12% /
/dev/root 6.4M 6.2M 188K 98% /initrd
/dev/sda1 459G 51G 404G 12% /
/dev/sda1 459G 51G 404G 12% /share/flash/data
/dev/sda2 114M 4.1M 109M 4% /share/flash/conf
/dev/sdb1 1.5G 33M 1.4G 3% /share/flash/data/share/USB1
So /share/flash/data/share/USB1 appears to be mounted correctly with the
correct file-size attributes.
Unfortunately when I create a file through SMB (Windows) and then from an
interactive shell the two directories listed above are not in synch. For
example, I can not see the file through SMB that was created from the
I have also tried mounting with the same file system that was created with
the share (/share/USB1), but the results are the same.
So the question is how do I set up share that works though SMB that also
works from the command line (Just like the "default" shares that are
configured for disk 2)
I am wondering if it has something to do with the fact that the Linksys
GUI does not give me an option of creating a share on DISK 1.
I tried to create the share manually by editing the smb.conf file, but the
contents of smb.conf are re-created (from the Linksys Gui config) after a
I think I am confused about the file system pivot and the "root" file
system. Why does the /share/flash/data mirror the "root" file system.
Whenever I create a file in either directory structure it shows up in the
other, but when I try to mount an different physical device to one of
these directories they don't appear to synch with the SMB share.
It is just one more thing that is stumping me that might be a limitation
Anyone have any suggestions?