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elaerion
11-06-2006, 21:25
Hi folks,

I wonder if anyone tried to connect a USB HD thats neither NTFS nor ext2.
I am running the preinstalled fw 1.9.6.7 from ASUS.

I am using a WD HD mounted in a trekstor USB case. The fs is ext3.

It seems that the router does not recognize my HD at all. A USB Printer attached to it works fine though.

Any ideas would be welcome.

Cheers,

C.

britnet
12-06-2006, 07:09
I am using a WD HD mounted in a trekstor USB case. The fs is ext3.

It seems that the router does not recognize my HD at all. A USB Printer attached to it works fine though.


Is the HD listed in the USB -list in the router?

elaerion
12-06-2006, 10:01
Nope, it is not.
You are talking about the section in the 'Status' menu where you can choose to 'eject' either the upper or lower usb port, right?

I also tried upgrading the fw to the latest one (1.9.6.9), but that didn't improve the situation.

britnet
12-06-2006, 13:12
Nope, it is not.
You are talking about the section in the 'Status' menu where you can choose to 'eject' either the upper or lower usb port, right?


Right.

hmm.
That's strange.

the HD, i connected is partitioned like this:
1. 100 Gb NTFS
2. 20 GB FAT32
3. 100 Gb NTFS

and this works fine for me.

Perhaps the chipset is not supported by the router?!?:confused:

elaerion
12-06-2006, 22:58
I tried now with another HD.
It has two NTFS partitions on it, and it wasn't recognized either. It even crashed my router so that I had to reset and start my config again from scratch. :mad:

Teaches me to backub a working config for the future. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I keep trying.

elaerion
13-06-2006, 13:19
Update:
After properly resetting/restarting my router I managed to successufully connect my NTFS USB HD. I also put an ext2 partition onto the same HD. So the setup was an NTFS folowed by an ext2 partition.

Those worked fine in every possible way.

Then I tried my luck connecting my ext3 HD, with the no success whatsoever. I conclude that the current fw just has no support for journalling filesystems. Can anyone confirm that?

So I guess, I am just converting my HD back to NTFS or ext2. :(

Totalrecall
21-06-2006, 19:19
Initially my Toshiba Ext. 250GB was NTFS, this resulted in a writing failure, I only could read the files on the HD. The connection was also unstable.

I converted my HD to FAT32 and all my problems where over. The only problem with FAT32 is that it can handle partitions not bigger than 200GB. So I made a second partition of 50GB.