Re: [nslu2-linux] root disk recommendations needed for a new user
- On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 02:28 +0000, tangbotu wrote:
> It seems that every time I do a clean firmware upgrade I would need toThe only tested methode is a complete install. We are a small team so
> reformat the root disk.
we are not able to test all the possible upgrade scenarios.
But is possible to do a "dirty upgrade":
> I want to avoid reformatting this 500GB HD because I have no otherDon't trust your data to any single device.
> place to backup the data.
Sooner or later this disk will break.
> So, is it recommended that I use this HD as the root disk, or I shouldI don't see a direct advantage for using a extra flash drive.
> use a USB flash drive instead?
> If the later is the way to go, I'm also debating whether to put nativeThe ntfs driver is broken by design. Don't use it.
> ext3 or foreign NTFS on the HD.
> Another consideration is that I might occasionally unplug the HD toThere are ext3 drivers for windows.
> use the USB2.0 bandwidth directly (I don't have a esata interface