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NSLU2 US firmware for European machine?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by Krist, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Krist

    Krist Network Guru Member


    I just bought an NSLU in Europe. I noticed that american firmware upgrades (now V23R63 and V23R72) support FAT and NTFS.

    The latest firmware upgrade on the European linksys website is over 2 years old (V23R29) and there is no mention of NTFS or FAT32 support.

    Is there any reason why i could or shoudl not use the US firmware upgrades?

    Anyone in Europe tried this?

  2. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Be aware that the NTFS support in those firmware versions isn't very reliable. The NSLU2 is prone to dropping the transfer in the middle of a large file write (after hundreds of megabytes) when using NTFS.

    FAT32 works just fine though.
  3. Krist

    Krist Network Guru Member

    thnx for the reply d l

    The problem you are referring to i caused by insufficient memory in the NSLU2. I read that this problem could be solved by installing a second HD formatted in EXT3 enabeling the NSLU2 to use a swap file so it doesnt run out of memory.

    For those intrested in my initial question: linksys support let me know there is no difference between the US and EU hardware. So Europeans can upgrade just like anyone else :)

  4. perak

    perak Network Guru Member

    It is possible with any US or European FW on the slug. It should just be a difference in language support.

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