Extern USB HDD with Thibor 17rc3 on WRTSL54GS

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by spepi, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. spepi

    spepi Network Guru Member

    How do I setup my external drive to my WRTSL54GS...I create a partition, but I only want to see the shares I create...not the All Partitions. How can I setup multiple partitions for different access?
  2. zerosc

    zerosc LI Guru Member

    Under Storage->Administration, there should be an option for "All Partition Shares", disable it.

    The way I set up my extern HDD is this,
    1. connect it to a PC, formatted it through my computer, NTFS
    2. connect it to router, create share for each of the partitions
    3. to set access, make sure you create users under the admin tab, go back to the "Share" tab, click "modify" under the "Share Access" column

    Note: if you're running Windows Vista, you won't be able to access the HDD due to an outdated version of SAMBA running on the router. currently there is no way to fix it until Linksys comes out with a newer version of the GPL codes and Thibor release a new version of HyperWRT based on those codes. Until then, just wait.
  3. spepi

    spepi Network Guru Member

    thanks..I'll give that a try. Did you say Vista....I just got a new Acer 6460 Laptop, with Vista business on it...my AV, VPN client and another work application wouldnt even work on it...Its been downgraded to XP Pro....So much for the Hype of Vista
  4. ttalavage

    ttalavage LI Guru Member

    WRTSL54GS and 1 TB My Book???

    Did anyone ever have success with a (large) My Book?

    I have a 1 TB My Book on which I was going to network store my videos and pictures, but I can't get my WRTSL54GS even to recognize that the drive is connected. Worked fine for a 60GB EXT USB (FAT32) drive, but no dice on the My Book.

    Is there a configuration limitation for the system? In other words, do I have to go RAID 0 or RAID 1? Will it simply not work on something this large?
  5. zerosc

    zerosc LI Guru Member

    does it work when it's connected to a computer?

    I have a 500GB SATA in an external enclosure (NTFS formatted with two partitions) connected to the WRTSL54GS, I had to use Windows Vista to format to NTFS first, then connected it to the router.
  6. ttalavage

    ttalavage LI Guru Member

    Yes, the drive works beautifully when directly attached to any of our
    computers. I can reconfigure RAID, repartition, reformat, move data
    to and fro, etc.

    I upgraded the firmware to 17rc3, reset the NVRAM and factory defaults
    but it still refuses to recognize the drive when connected --- indicates
    that no drives are available. This takes place whether the My Book is
    in RAID 0 (960+GB) or RAID 1 (470+GB) configuration. I tried doing RAID 1
    with 3 partitions (150, 160, 160 GB) but it still refused to recognize that
    the drive was present. Note that the drive has no option other than NTFS.
    All formatting has been done with XP, FWIW.

    As noted, when I plug in my WD Passport drive (60GB, FAT), it recognizes
    it and handles transfers fine, so I know that the hardware is at least
    partially operational.
  7. zerosc

    zerosc LI Guru Member

    Can the drive be set up without RAID? Is the My Book an ext enclosure with multiple internal HDD inside? I don't know how RAID is handled with the SL.

    All I know about RAID is that my old comp required a driver before it would recognize the drive and allowed me to install Win XP on it. And the RAID was a built-in feature of the motherboard.
  8. ttalavage

    ttalavage LI Guru Member

    Can the drive be set up without RAID? Is the My Book an ext enclosure with multiple internal HDD inside?

    The 1TB My Book drive is an external enclosure with multiple internal HDDs
    that can, as best I can tell, only be configured as RAID 0 or RAID 1 and
    can only be formatted as NTFS.

    I don't have a problem accessing it with or without driver installation on my
    XP PCs. Haven't tried accessing it using Linux yet.

    I am suspecting that the RAID factor may be the primary issue.
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