Tried this utility a few times now. First thing that happens is that
the mouse stop working. I proceed by using the mousepad on the
notebook. Then this message come up, "Since there is not any
partition of another type than Windows or DOS (FAT or NTFS), nothing
can be configured here".
When plugging in the external HD in to the USB port, I get
"USB PORT NOT RECOGNISED' message
I also noticed that this utility is called "Ext2 Installable File
During installation it refers to ext.2 file system and
Am I using the wrong program? Any ideas on what to do?
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
, Paul Henderson
> You can still use a an ext3 drive with Windows, just download this
first and install it. Then plug in the USB drive
> As for internal HDD, I know up to a 750 GB drive works. I would
recommend Debian, easy to learn and the number of precompiled
packages for the PPC architecture is large. You can do a lot more
with Debian on it. You don't have to flash the firmware so its safe.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: bluemax_101 <bluemax_101@...>
> To: LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 6:20:13 PM
> Subject: [LinkStation_General] Re: Adding HD to USB port
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
lubricating 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-blown_Debian_ system
> > ----- 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 backing up?
> 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
> Many thanks...