Re: Type of file system for the internal harddisc
- The first partition contains all the data / programs the Linkstation
needs to start up (after the kernel has been loaded). So you should
definitely copy it. The second partition is simply swap space so in my
opinion it should be enough to simply create a partition with the
But this is all theory, didn't try it myself. But I think there should
have been others to change the internal disc so perhaps google will help.
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "poetting2001"
> Hello balimbabullabe,
> at first I´d like to thank you for your quick answer. Is it only
> necessary to create those partitions mentioned or do I have to copy
> them from the original harddisk (with the help of an imaging tool
> like Norton Ghost or something like that)?
> --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "balimbabullabe"
> <balimbabullabe@y...> wrote:
> > Try the program fix_ext2_magic that can be found in the files section.
> > It will change a magic signature of the drive (or better partition) so
> > that the linkstation recognizes the file system. If you plan to
> > replace the internal hard disc you have to mimic the layout of the
> > existing partition layout (three partitions, first boot, second swap,
> > third data)
> > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "poetting2001"
> > <poetting@g...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Trying to upgrade the harddisc of my Linkstation I was wondering, in
> > > which kind of file system the harddisc should be formated. My new
> > > harddisk already contains about 100 gigs of data(ext3-file
> > > it would be nice if I could convert the disc to a matching filesystem
> > > without having to backup and restore all data.