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Re: [nslu2-general] Re: Folder and file sharing from NSLU2 to networked PCs.

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  • TinPan Harry
    I found that as well.   I could not however get the ext3 format to share with the NitoTv application in a patched Apple TV.   Thanks though, for
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 16, 2008
      I found that as well.   I could not however get the ext3 format to share with the NitoTv application in a patched Apple TV.  
      Thanks though, for sharing.  I am a linux noob and willing to learn!
      TPH



      ----- Original Message ----
      From: stuart smith <stuart@...>
      To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 11:20:44 PM
      Subject: Re: [nslu2-general] Re: Folder and file sharing from NSLU2 to networked PCs.


      Harry, it doesn't matter what the filesystem type is on the nslu2. They all get shared as SMB. I have 2 ext3 drives on my nslu2 and they share quite happily to my XP ssystems.

      Stuart
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: TinPan Harry
      To: nslu2-general@ yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:05 PM
      Subject: [nslu2-general] Re: Folder and file sharing from NSLU2 to networked PCs.

      I found the solution. There was hint in the FAQ section here.

      The ATV NitoTV to NSLu2 set up I have long been seeking was the
      following: Special thanks to Kelgamal from whom these directions were
      modified from an earler post:
      Be aware that I have just tested this and additional testing needs to
      be done to validate long term stability of the solution.
      This was done with a native ATV ver 1.1 upgraded to ATV 2.1 and then
      patched with ATVflash version 3.2.

      1. Format the external USB device to Fat32 as that is how I set it up
      and it impacts these instructions. Other choices are possible (ext3
      and NTFS) but theyimpact future capabilities. I chose Fat32 for
      compatiblity with XP and it was easier for me.
      2. Attach it to the Linksys NSLU2 as per the device's instructions.
      3. The NSLU2 automatically set up a share of //Devicename/ HDD_1_1.
      4. Be sure to install Linksys NSLU2 firmware version 2.3r63 or later
      as this supports NSF or Fat32.
      5. On the ATV, Go to DVD (which is NitoTV) - Network - Add Manual
      Share Point and enter the following details:
      6. Mount Name: can be anything you like
      7. Mount Type: smb
      8. Mount Address: enter the IP address of the Linksys NSLU2.
      9. Requires Authentication: Yes
      10. User Login: guest (this account is set up by the Linksys NSLU2 by
      default)
      11. Password: none
      12. Volume Path: In this case it was HDD_1_1_1 which was the default
      given it by the NSLU2.
      13. Auto Mount: I have this switched to off which means I must
      manually mount the volume each time I reset the aTV. Haven't tried
      changing this setting yet
      14. Click on Save Changes to store the above settings
      15. Mount the drive. You should then see a pause, then you will be
      brought back to the DVD Nito) Network Menu.
      If you go to DVD - Network on your aTV you should now see the name of
      the network drive you just created. Click on the network drive name
      to mount the drive.
      You should see the same name under the Files Menu or Media - Sapphire
      menu on AtvFlash version 3.2
      To change any of the settings simply select the network drive name
      and then push the right-button on your remote control.

      Thanks!
      TPH

      --- In nslu2-general@ yahoogroups. com, "TinPan Harry"
      <TinPanHarry@ ...> wrote:
      >
      > When I click on a folder on an XP machine, it allows me to
      > choose "Sharing and Security" and from there I can choose to share
      > folders or files on my network..... .
      >
      > On the NSLU2 (firmware 2.3r63), I have a FAT32 formatted external
      usb
      > drive connected. From my network I can get to the drive by
      browsing
      > the Network Neighborhood, but I don't see a way to share a folder
      from
      > the NSLU2 to the network. The firmware would allow me to do this if
      I
      > left it formatted as ext3, but that won't work for me.
      >
      > The practical issue is that I want to mount a folder/share on the
      usb
      > drive from an Apple TV, which mounts afp, nfs and smb shares just
      fine
      > (no option for ext3). I can currently mount my XP box's internal
      hard
      > drive and USB attached drive, but it can't see the USB drive behind
      the
      > NSLU2.
      >
      > Is there a way to share folders behind the NSLU2 to the network as
      an
      > nfs or smb share?
      >
      > Thanks in advance,
      > TPH
      >

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