I had that issue happen once when I moved my nslu2 around. My guess
was that I bumped a cable or something. I rebooted the nslu2 and it
I actually prefer the assigned IP address instead of it grabbing a
dhcp address. that way, i know exactly how to access it via tcpip.
don't give up on it yet. mine has been operating as a very reliable
file server 24/7 for a couple of months.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dryden_mj" <mont.ube@j...> wrote:
> I am an (averagely technical) home user and bought the NSLU2 plus
> two maxtor 200GB external HDDs because it seemed to offer exactly
> what I needed. However, after experiencing a non-compatible IP
> address issue (why isn't the NSLU2 set to automatically acquire an
> IP address?), not being able to upgrade the firmware (out of
> memory), being variously told that one or either or both of the HDDs
> were not formatted (I know that this is not the case), I am now
> faced with the "HDDs not installed" message, and therefore have a
> unit which is as good as useless.
> I see that there is a workaround to the firmware issue, so thanks to
> you all for that. Would anyone like to reply to this message with
> the current state of knowledge on the "no HDD" problem, and with any
> advice? I don't know Linux or Telnet, but am willing to learn if
> necessary :-).
> I really want to like the NSLU2, but suspect that it is a great idea
> badly executed - at least for the average home user. It should be a
> blockbuster product for Linksys, but other, less-kind descriptions,
> keep coming to mind...