Re: [nslu2-linux] Formatting problems when unslinging with 1GB USB2 key
- I also had problems formatting a drive in uNSLUng...
My NSLU seems to be hanging or not accepting incoming connections, which I assume was because of my installation of Samba, Apache, Asterisk, thttpd, etc... so I proceded to do redboot and reinstall unslung firmware. My mistake was I didn't remove the 4GB USB Flash drive and my 500GB USB HDD drive upon reboot, so I had problem signing in. I thought it was because of the config in the USB Flash drive (plugged in Disk 1 port) so I went to the NSLU web interface and proceded to format DISK 1. It took a long time, and I was beginning to worry... a few more minutes later I realized that it was formatting my 500GB drive instead of the 4GB USB Flash drive..
The web interface indicated that DISK 1 was a 4GB drive while the DISK 2 was the 500GB drive... how come it formatted the 500GB????
Also anyone knows of a good utility to UNFORMAT my 500GB drive? I had lots of data in there.... I've tried Disk Internals, but it only recovered some useless files....
email@example.com wrote on 06/13/2008 11:04:31 AM:
> Moreo Davide wrote:Rev: 1100
> > Vendor: S31B0711 Model: USB DISK
> >using the
> > But this time, every time I try to format the key in EXT3, by
> > web page of the Linksys, I always receive the following errormessage:
> >browser cache
> > “Disk 2 isn’t HDD, cannot format it!”
> > And I can’t go on the “unslinging” process. I’m sure the
> > is empty and cleaned and the NSLU2 bootstrapped properly.or the
> This message is commonly associated with the stock Linksys firmware,
> which refuses to format anything smaller than 10 GB in size. The
> Unslung firmware has disabled this check, so you should not be seeing
> that message. Are you using the Unslung firmware to format,
> Linksys firmware to format?key
> > I also tried several times starting both from a formatted (FAT16/32)
> > and a non formatted key, but none of them work. No way! In themeantime
> > I had no problems to repeating the unslinging with the 512MBkey…it
> > works! I’m using Windows XP Professional and Internet Explorer7.0.
> >plug the
> > What’s wrong with my 1GB key
> No idea... you haven't provided enough information! When you
> key in, what messages appear in the output from the "dmesg"command?
> What is the output from the "mount" command? Also,have you checked
> some of the things on the wiki -- for instance, are you sure thatyour
> 1GB key is not a U3 device?of
> > Should I move to the Debian firmware for
> > native C/C++ development purposes?
> Now this is an interesting question. Did you review the description
> the firmwares when you downloaded to ensure that the one you downloadedLinux
> will meet your needs?
> Linksys' firmware is a NAS application that uses parts of an older
> environment. Unslung is Linksys' firmware opened up so thatyou can add
> software to it. Now you are indeed able to add a C compiler,and you
> can do software development on the device (limited by the abilitiesof
> the hardware, of course), but it is not, strictly speaking, a properwould
> Linux environment -- meaning that you just won't find all the system
> files in the standard places, and they may not behave the way one
> expect. For basic C development, this may not be an issue foryou. But
> if the code you are working on is intended to run on a standardor
> environment, or uses newer kernel interfaces, you may need to consider
> the use of a standard Linux environment on the NSLU2, such as SlugOS
> perhaps even Debian.
> Mike (mwester)