6926Re: sda1 on flash, not hdd - should I restart unslinging?
- Nov 21, 2007--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike \(mwester\)" <mwester@...>
> > I succesfully flashed my slug with unslung but ran into problems
> > unslinging to a hard disk, a new Iomega Desktop 500GB
> > I formatted the disk in the web interface, was reported as formatted
> > as ext3. Removed it and rebooted, telnet in, changed password.
> > Reconnected disk, unsling to disk and reports OK.
> > Restart and the disk is seen as unformatted. unslung is running from
> > flash, not disk. Tried reflashing, reformatting etc a few times, no
> > joy, except the disk was recognised at full capacity so I think
> You've probably run afoul of the issues that unslung is known to
> larger disks. We've never been able to determine the problem, or a goodcheck it
> workaround, probably because none of the development team have large USB
> devices to test with. :(
> > df reports that /dev/sda1 is mounted as /share/flash/data rather than
> > hdd and this seems to be the crux of it.
> Yes. We think that the Linksys code to mount the device attempts to
> for errors, and runs out of memory (or something). The result isthat it
> unmounts the disk, and what you are left looking at is themount-point on
> the flash . This is just theory, and no workaround has been developed,is the
> > I'd like to start again, i.e. reflash to Linksys firmware but it seems
> > the reflash leaves some config info intact, e.g. password, device
> > name, workgroup etc.
> I'm not sure what drives you to the conclusion that the config info
> problem? It certainly won't make any difference in the problem you'veeither. You
> outlined above, and it won't help or hinder you in reflashing
> can reflash Unslung, and it will continue to fail just as it didbefore. :(
> > - Should I reset sysconf > flash with Linksys and restart?
> > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/ResetSysConf
> > - or is there a less drastic solution?
> There really is no good solution at this time. Some large disks seem to
> work, others seem to have this problem. Debian or SlugOS are options to
> consider. You can also consider unslinging to a smaller disk, or to
> device, and mounting the large drive as an add-on disk (not nativelyThanks Mike, I read this just after resetting sysconf, reflashing and
> > Thanks for your help,
> > Ben
> Mike (mwester)
getting to the same point again, i.e. hdd doesn't mount.
I'll look into alternatives - might be an excuse to get my head round
some more Debian.
Thanks for your help,
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