I did the same thing, with the exact same results! I have been
fighting with the NSLU2 for months, found this group, read how to
unsling my setup, and I haven't had a problem in over a month. My
drives were recognized, all the data I had put on them before the
problems started was still there, and it rocks!
Thanks for all the helpful hints in this group and a great piece of
code in the beta 2 of unslung.
--- In email@example.com
, "K. Carter Sr."
> I finally got the new unslung version, Beta 2. I've been waiting for
> it, not so much for the unslinging capabilities, but for the patch
> in it that fixes the USB chipset problems. Heck you don't even need
> to unsling it for that. But for the 'many' of us who have harddrives
> in enclosures (or direct USB to IDE converter cable, as in my case)
> that refuse to work, giving "Not Formatted" messages, locking up, or
> poor network performance. "IT WORKS>>"
> I purposefully (is that a word?) didn't reformat my drives and
> instead let them sit, waiting, non functioning, until I could get my
> hands on this release when it was ready.
> ALL you have to do is flash the NSLU2 with beta 2 and don't bother
> with unslinging it(Unless your going to be developing for it or
> using stuff developed by others).
> The 2 "Non Formatted" hard drives on mine - came to life! All my
> files are back, I can even stream videos simutaneously from it!
> Where is Linksys? Do they even know that they are selling thousands
> of NSLU2's to non-savvy consumers that for a HUGE percentage of them
> won't even work. Filling the stores return desks with believed to be
> broken units that have a simple bug in their driver that Linksys
> should have not missed in the first place? Then they ignore the
> cries from their customers and pass them on to India somewhere. WHY?
> Many Thanks to the Unslingers
> K. Carter