Re: Adding HD to USB port
- --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "bluemax_101"
>Since I didn't use the original OS on my LS for very long, somebody
> 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.
please correct me if I'm wrong: Can't you format the external hard
drive as FAT32 in something (other than the LS), and then have both
WinXP and the LS be happy with it?
> Will try fitting a larger IDE drive but I hope I don't need toJust run the "firmware installer" program to put the OS on the new drive.
> program anything!
> Whilst it is all in pieces, I will also try cleaning and lubricatibgYea, cramming either heavy silicon based grease, or even automotive
> the bearings and quiten that noisy fan.
wheel bearing grease into the hub (pull off the sticker and rubber cap
to access it) seems to do the trick. Not a perfect solution, I'm
actually in the market for a new fan: Anyone have some good sources
and or models these days? I want an especially quiet one.
- 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
>first and install it. Then plug in the USB drive
> You can still use a an ext3 drive with Windows, just download this
> http://www.fs-driver.org/download.htmlrecommend Debian, easy to learn and the number of precompiled
> As for internal HDD, I know up to a 750 GB drive works. I would
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.
>Thanks Paul. I fitted an old 40GB into a cheapo case and hooked it up
> ----- 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
to the USB port and formatted it. Was done automatically in the ext.3
>this file system worked with XP also; but never mind.
> file system without any prompt from me. Would have been nice if
>program anything! Any limit on the size of the HD ?
> Will try fitting a larger IDE drive but I hope I don't need to
>lubricating the bearings and quiten that noisy fan.
> Whilst it is all in pieces, I will also try cleaning and
>capabilities if it's formatted in the ext3 file system.
> 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
>supports 3.5" IDE drives and not SATA drive. If you want Debian on
> > You can also install a new internal hdd as well. The LS2 only
your LS2, then do it when you buy the new drive (you can do it on
>Convert_your_ MIPSel_LinkStati on_into_a_full-blown_Debian_ system
> your existing drive as well). http://nas-central.org/ index.php/
>and plug in another external USB drive at the back or it is only
> > ----- 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
for backing up?
>so, where can I get more info on suitable drives and what needs to be
> Also, is it possible to replace the HD inside for a bigger one? If
> Many thanks...