Can the NSLU2 format the drive I've unslung to ?
- I'm having some problems and I'd like to re-format the drive I
originally unslung to, is this possible/advisable ?
I new to this and I bought the slug to unsling it and run media
servers on (twonky and kissdx).
It has unslung fine (to a 500G Seagate Freeagent). So far I've got
kissdx on it.
I've been connecting to it from my Mac (OSX 10.4.11) which I assume is
using a SMB share (because I'm too thick to have set up anything useful)
I was having some problems with files dissappearing or not showing up
on the kiss player.
Having logged into the slug an "ls -a" revealed that for each file
called "blah" there was an extra file called "._blah". I thought these
may have been created by kissdx and thought that deleting them
wouldn't hurt (assuming kissdx would recreate them and get it right
this time). It didn't help, and then the files "blah" also appeared to
go missing. Some Google searching reveals that the extra file may be a
feature of using SMB from a Mac (serves me right for using a Mac I guess)
However I can't recopy those files to the device and if I ls the dir
they were in I get a series of the following errors:
ls: public/Pictures/IMG_1118.JPG: Input/output error
ls: public/Pictures/IMG_1119.JPG: Input/output error
ls: public/Pictures/IMG_1120.JPG: Input/output error
nor can I rm -rf the directory as it reports being not empty.
I'm left thinking the best way to clean up would be to reformat the
drive and start again. But selecting format on the web interface
doesn't seem to achieve anything, plus would I have problems unslining
an unslung slug to a clean drive ?
Also, if you've got links for how to set up a Mac to work better with
a slug, then I'm all ears.