My NSLU2 (2.3 R.63) behaved strangely in different ways, and since I had also misconfigured it, I decided to wipe everything out and start all over. I also wanted to have a FAT32 partition, so I used the Fat32Format tool (thanks for tips, Frusti!) (http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?fat32format.htm) and formatted my Maxtor 250 GB drive in Windows XP. Worked like a charm, and disk is perfectly readable and writable when attached directly to a USB port in WinXp. The NSLU2 is the problem. It sees the disk, and I can see the files on it. HDD_1_1_1 is defined as a R/W share. Disk is reported as Formatted (FAT 16/32), 100% free space. But that's about all I can do. I can't scan the disk - I get message "No disk found". I can't redefine the password. I can see the NSLU2 in the network neighbourhood in Explorer , but don't get access to the disk. It asks for a password, but whatever I try as a password, it doesn't take it. This is the only disk attached to the NSLU2 (on USB port 1 - I also tried port 2, but no difference). I have resetted and/or restarted the NSLU a lot of times. I reflashed with same firmware version (R.63). No difference. Question is: have I overlooked something obvious, or is the slug a brick??