Re: Disk Status - Not Installed
- I am another with the exact same problem. Using an enclosure based on
a Genesys GL811E chipset and i connect it the nslu2, start the nslu2,
format the disk, and then copy some files into place. As soon as i
try to read a file back (for instance listen to an .mp3 or watch a
.avi) the nslu2 locks up. I restart it and it shows no disks present
though the indicator light on the front for that drive is lit. If i
attach the thing on my windows xp machine i can see 3 partitions, and
using the ext2fsd driver i can mount it under windows and view the
contents of the drive exactly as i copied them into place. If i
delete all the partitions and reconnect it again detects the drive as
present and not formatted and i start the cycle again. Have tried
this with two different drives in the same enclosure an old 80gb ibm
deskstar and a new 250gb western digital caviar both with the same
result using both the disk1 and disk2 connection. Add to this that i
have already had to replace the nslu2 once because of a bad firmware
upgrade (also because of the same problem with the enclosure i think).
I am about to order a bytecc me-740u2 enclosure (hopefully) based on
the cypress chipset. I have read on another list that both this
enclosure seems to have worked to resolve the issue for others.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "pompeysteve2002"
> --- In email@example.com, "hdouglas64" <yahoo@h...>
> > The enclosure(s) are all labelled Travelstar, they are aluminiumno
> > 3.5" USB2 enclosures containing Hitatchi 160GB drives. There is
> > manufacturers details on the enclosure. I originally used thesewith
> > conntected directly to a pc as USB2 storage and they ran without
> > fault for many months. I am therefore confident the problem is
> > the NSLU2(s)-
> I wish I had read your message before buying my enclosure! It's the
> same as yours and I am constantly getting "Not Installed" - every
> reboot it seems. I can plug the drive into my laptop, delete the
> partitions and the NSLU2 will format it again fine, but next reboot
> Looks like dodgy USB->IDE interface we both have.
> I see your message was posted a few weeks ago - did you have any
> success in eliminating this problem?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "panyk" <panyk@y...> wrote:
> I am another with the exact same problem. Using an enclosure basedon
> a Genesys GL811E chipset and i connect it the nslu2, start thenslu2,
> format the disk, and then copy some files into place. As soon as i[..snip..]
> try to read a file back (for instance listen to an .mp3 or watch a
> .avi) the nslu2 locks up.
> I am about to order a bytecc me-740u2 enclosure (hopefully) basedon
> the cypress chipset. I have read on another list that both thisHi,
> enclosure seems to have worked to resolve the issue for others.
I received my new enclosure yesterday - a Metal Gear Box (Silver with
Blue LED) from http://www.specialtech.co.uk which uses the Prolific
chipset, and has been running like a dream so far! Unslung ok, copied
a few gigs across and also run a media server to my DVD player on it!
I was also thinking of getting a Bytecc enclosure (ME-350U2 I think,
it has a rainbow light on the top) but plumped for the Metal Gear as
I knew this used the PL chipset which seems to have the fewest
problems so far.