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nslu2 and vmware

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by Kandifloss, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Kandifloss

    Kandifloss Network Guru Member

    Has anyone experience of unplugging an ext3 drive from an NSLu2 and connecting it to a linux system which is a vmware VM?
    I ask because I'd like to reformat my drive as ext3 from ntfs (for reasons of performance and relibaility) but I only have the one slug, and no physical linux boxes; and i'd hate to be left with a broken nslu2 and no means of getting at the data on the drive.
  2. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

  3. Kandifloss

    Kandifloss Network Guru Member

    well blow me to Bermuda! That is seriously neat...

    (you will note that my sig is well-chosen)

  4. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Before committing large amounts of irreplaceable data to the newly reformattted ext3 drive , you might want to do a failed NSLU2, trial run with that driver just to verify that it does function on your system AND how long it would take to retrieve the files from the ext3 drives.

    Several people here have used the driver with no reports of problems, but it is always better to be on the safe side with your data.
  5. Kandifloss

    Kandifloss Network Guru Member

    Good advice. Yes, it works fine when attached directly and the drivers installed.

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