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18931Re: Disappearing share

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    Jun 4, 2007
      I followed your first suggestion and now see the shares that I had
      originally and the new shares that I created.

      How do I determine whether or not both drives are now necessary?
      Will the new disk have some additional files / folders on it?

      Thanks for the quick and thorough response to my original question.

      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "Mike \(mwester\)" <mwester@...>
      > I think you've fallen victim to the problem outlined here:
      > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Unslung/WhichUSBPortforUnslung6,
      > paragraph after Rule #1 is described.
      > There's no good, easy fix, I'm afraid. The only thing I can
      suggest is that
      > you reformat the new drive with a windows machine (basically,
      return it to a
      > single-partition FAT or NTFS volume). Plug it into the NSLU2 with
      the 20GB
      > drive, boot it up. You should see the shares and drives exactly
      as they
      > always have been. Now format the new drive. See if the share is
      > present in the GUI. If so, do something to the configuration --
      add another
      > share, then delete it, or similar. There's a chance that doing so
      may cause
      > the unit to rewrite the existing data over the newly-formatted conf
      > partition that's hiding your original one.
      > If that doesn't work, you can try to piece it together bit by
      bit. Boot up
      > with the original drive. Login in to the system, and use tar to
      copy the
      > contents of the conf partition (use the mount command to see where
      > mounted) to a safe place on /public. Now plug in the second
      drive. Use the
      > mount command again to see where the second drive is mounted, and
      use the
      > tar command to extract the contents of the tar file you wrote away
      > /public and overwrite the incorrect data. Reboot. If this works,
      > all set -- just remember that you are now dependent on both drives
      for your
      > unit to run properly, if you remove either one, you'll be missing
      some vital
      > bit of information. Also, note that if you do the tar procedure I
      > incorrectly, you may lose all your data on both drives -- use
      > double-check what you're doing at each step, and back up any data
      you would
      > rather not lose.
      > Mike (mwester)
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "MTHEULE" <mtheule@...>
      > To: <nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 10:53 PM
      > Subject: [nslu2-linux] Disappearing share
      > I have been using Unslung for about a year with a 20 GB HDD. I had
      > created 1 share called 'media'.
      > Today I plugged in an additional hdd into port 2 and rebooted the
      > slug. When I looked at the shares, I saw Disk 1, Admin 1, Disk 1
      > (Disk 2), Admin 1 (Disk 2). The 'media' share was gone.
      > could still serve up the files, so they were still there, but the
      > share was not visible.
      > I unplugged the new drive and rebooted the slug. When it came back
      > online with just the original drive, the share 'media' was visible.
      > How do I keep the media share visible when I plug in the second
      > Thanks
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