Re: [nslu2-general] 2 ext3 formatted drives on usb hub on port1 using unslung 6.8
- The wiki is the definitive reference on the behavior of the Linksys R63 firmware. There's even a page dedicated to the out-of-the-box disk and partition support for that firmware somewhere on http://www.nslu2-linux.org/
It is *NOT* possible to have more than a single natively-formatted ext3 device per USB port with the Linksys firmware. Since Unslung is based on that firmware, it too suffers from the limitations of that firmware.
In terms of work-arounds, if you are willing to arrange to mount the partitions and handle the shares (i.e. Samba configuration) yourself, the device can handle multiple ext3 (but not *natively-formatted* ext3 -- see the wiki for how the Linksys firmware defines *natively-formatted*) drives on a hub on Port 1.
> I have been reading the wiki and the different posts for information on
> connecting 2 ext3 drives on a hub thru port 1 and it seemed that it is
> not possible to have more than 2 ext3 drive per port using linksys
> frimware. Is this still the case if I use unslung 6.8? Or is there a
> work around?
> Thank you
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bayard_e" <bayard_e@...> wrote:
> I have been reading the wiki and the different posts for
> connecting 2 ext3 drives on a hub thru port 1 and it seemed that itis
> not possible to have more than 2 ext3 drive per port using linksysa
> frimware. Is this still the case if I use unslung 6.8? Or is there
> work around?With Unslung I had 4 drives connected to a hub on port 2.
> Thank you
2x 2.5" 80GB EXT3 - powered by hub
2x 3.5" 300GB NTFS - externally powered
The only thing you have to check is which disk it seen first by the
NSLU2 when you startup/reboot as they will be assigned names
accordingly. e.g. connect all 4 drives and startup the NSLU2, type
fdisk -l and check which drives have been called /dev/sda1,2,3,4 then
mount/edit your entries in /etc/fstab to match.