Thanks Paul. I fitted an old 40GB into a cheapo case and hooked it up
to the USB port and formatted it. Was done automatically in the ext.3
file system without any prompt from me. Would have been nice if this
file system worked with XP also; but never mind.
Will try fitting a larger IDE drive but I hope I don't need to
program anything! Any limit on the size of the HD ?
Whilst it is all in pieces, I will also try cleaning and lubricatibg
the bearings and quiten that noisy fan.
Didn't know about Debian; will check that out.
Thanks again :-)
--- In LinkStation_ General@yahoogro ups.com, Paul Henderson
<phenders21@ ...> wrote:
> You can plug in an external hdd and have read and read capabilities
if it's formatted in the ext3 file system.
> You can also install a new internal hdd as well. The LS2 only
supports 3.5" IDE drives and not SATA drive. If you want Debian on
your LS2, then do it when you buy the new drive (you can do it on
your existing drive as well). http://nas-
central.org/ index.php/ Convert_your_ MIPSel_LinkStati on_into_a_ full-
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: bluemax_101 <bluemax_101@ ...>
> To: LinkStation_ General@yahoogro ups.com
> Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:59:28 PM
> Subject: [LinkStation_ General] Adding HD to USB port
> I have a 160GB HD-HLAN MIPSel (LS2). Running out of space. Can I
and plug in another external USB drive at the back or it is only for
Also, is it possible to replace the HD inside for a bigger one? If
so, where can I get more info on suitable drives and what needs
to be done?