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01-06-2007, 07:44

I ordered a WL-500g and am doing some research.

I'm thinking of using this guides:


But I have a question about the 'Prepare USB-HDD' part.
Can't I do this on my computer using a partition tool?

Are there any things I need to keep in mind?
Because i'm thinking of just creating a swap and the ext3 partition on my computer instead of using the router to do it.

But where do i pick up again in the guide then? At the 'create filesystem' part?

I hope you guys can help me out.

02-06-2007, 15:56
I'm referring to http://www.wl500g.info/showthread.php?t=5909

Fdisk is self-explaining, type m to view the help-page. When you are finished, don't forget to save changes with the w-command before you exit fdisk.
After partition your disk, it's time to create filesystems

mke2fs -j /dev/discs/disc0/part1
mkswap /dev/discs/disc0/part2

Can I do the fdisk stuff on a computer (using another tool)?
Can I make one big partition (ext3) and the swap in the end?

I'm guessing that the wl-500g will pick the ext3 partition when I run "mke2fs -j /dev/discs/disc0/part1" ?

Or do i need to skip that step as well? (i'm guessing no)

05-06-2007, 14:52
I've tried to prepare partitions on an external USB stick on my linux notebook, but the router didn't mount the partitions. When I prepared the partitions exactly as stated in the tutorial, it worked fine. So my advice is to follow exactly the steps in the tutorial.