Re: Newbie can't find passwd file...
- --- In email@example.com, "Mike Westerhof" <mwester@d...>
> > Yes, I did run 'sbin/unsling disk1'. I tried very hard to follow the
> > instructions in the README to the letter, but when it got to the bit
> > about changing passwd in /share/hdd/conf/passwd (and /usr/bin/passwd
> > and /usr/local/passwd) I couldn't find the file on my HDD. Which left
> > me a bit confused.
> > Does it matter that all the unix files on my USB HDD are in
> > \\Linksys1\admin 1\ or should they be in a top directory?
> Actually, \\Linksys\admin 1\ *is* the top directory. Or more
> that particular network reference is mapped by the NSLU2 to the top (orcertainly easier
> root) directory of the first drive, so that's no problem.
> > Should I scrap all this and start again (flash back to Linksys image)?
> Yes. It might be repairable at this point, but it's almost
> if you start from scratch. The instructions work if you follow themto the
> letter, so if something is not right - stop right there, search thewiki for
> info on what might have gone wrong, and post a note here if youcan't find
> anything on the wiki. The instructions must be followed exactly,right down
> to the sequence of events -- for example, if you plug in the drivebefore
> you should, you will get different results than you expect.by the
> (Honestly, we'd like it to be better, but we're constrained terribly
> Linksys firmware, and the unsling sequence is really the best we cando in
> the general case. :-)right now,
> You don't have to flash back to the Linksys image -- just flash the same
> Unslung image again. Also, you have no idea what's on the drive
> so it's best to repartition and reformat the drive as an ordinary FAT orMike,
> NTFS drive on a windows machine, and reformat it using the Linksys web
> utility on the NSLU2 - this ensures that the drive starts out correctly
> formatted with the appropriate passwd file (the one that was missing!)
> already written to the disk by Linksys' utility.
> Mike (mwester)
I think you're probably right. I'll re-format my HDD and flash the 5.5
beta again. Will see if I have better luck next time.
Thanks to all responders