Does the WRTSL54GS support EXT3 formatted drives?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by stevenme, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. stevenme

    stevenme Network Guru Member

    It's not in the Linksys docs, but I believe it has been said to support EXT3 formatted partitions. Is this true?

    If so, for us Windows users what's the easiest way to format a drive as EXT3?

    BTW, I'm working on a Fedora VPC image, but I'm running into display isues. I'm hoping for a back up plan. Thanks,

  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    I loaded OpenWRT firmware from developer Kaloz directory, was able to format ext2 and ext3 after adding some modules using ipkg.

    Don't know if it's possible in Linksys firmware, doubt it. First thing I did was replace Linksys firmware :)

    Could be in Tofu firmware though.

    Oh, OpenWRT has XFS format also, but did not personally test that.

    If you want to keep Linksys firmware but test out an ext3 volume with it for experiment, couldn't you just boot a bootable-Linux CD like Knoppix? Those CD are designed to run a full Linux system but only needs CD so no need to wipe hard-drive or anything. Very useful tool for forenscis and other tasks. Perhaps that would let you do the task of formatting your drive and get on with testing the quickest.

    Long thread here:
  3. stevenme

    stevenme Network Guru Member

    I wanted to try OpenWRT anyway to see if I could get the SL into bridge mode to allow the USB drive to be located anywhere within wireless range of my WRT54G.

    I'd be interested in finding out the specifics of which modules need to be loaded with ipkg, and exactly how to do that. Any pointers would be great. Thanks,

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