I am trying to use an existing hard disk that is 250gb in size that already has plenty of data on it with my NSLU2. It's formatted in NTFS. I don't have an additional hard disk large enough to use as a backup, so I cannot convert this drive to ext3 right now. I do however have a few usb thumb drives as well as an 8gb flash hard drive, which I would be willing to sacrifice so that I can properly setup the NSLU2 (since it wont let me do anything without a ext3 partition somewhere). But, it wont let me format a flash drive, says I need to use a hard disk drive! Now, in the instructions I got for Unslung firmware, it says you should be able to format a thumb drive or flash hard disk using the NSLU2 web interface, so what gives? Is it the new firmware version that's keeping me from doing this (firmware 2.3R73)?