Mount NAS200 Drive to my windows pc

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by benraines, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. benraines

    benraines Addicted to LI Member

    I am trying to mount my dirve to my windows pc.

    I tried Ext2 IFS, but when I goto access the drive it says it is unformatted.

    I know the drive is good, because I accessed it via Ubuntu with no problem.

    Could the file structure be in another format.


  2. jackito

    jackito LI Guru Member

    Did you take the drive from the NAS200 and put it on your desktop PC? Or you are trying to access it using some SAN protocol like iSCSI or AoE?

    If the answer to the first question is affirmative, when you create the volume with NAS200 web gui, did you choose "Journaled FS" or "Non-Journaled"?
    If you choosed the first option or you are using firmware R62 (journaled fs was the only choice with that firmware) then ext2-IFS is not going to work for you since NAS200 is using other kind of filesystem (XFS if I can remember).
    But if you choosed "Non-Journeld" (you can choose between "Journaled FS" or "Non-Journaled" with R75 firmware or Jac´s one) then ext2-IFS should work.
  3. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    In addition: The NAS200 partitions the disk into 3 partitions:
    - The data partition, this is where your data is stored
    - The config partition, where it stores settings that you normally can't access directly such as shared directories and access rights
    - A swap partition.

    Furthermore, if you use anything other than Separate Disk mode, you will have to take appropriate measures (using the mdadm program) to make use of the data.

  4. benraines

    benraines Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for the info...

    My two disks are separated.

    I am pretty sure I formatted these while it was R62, which means it is in XFS mode.

    Are there any apps or drivers for Windows to view the drive if I take it out of the NAS200 and place it in a USB drive.
  5. jackito

    jackito LI Guru Member

    There is something from crossmeta for Windows. Is a XFS/Reiser/ext2 driver. It seems to work with Windows XP anyway try it on your own risk.

    You can get it from here.
    Hope it helps.
  6. benraines

    benraines Addicted to LI Member

    This application is just an add-in for XFS...

    I installed the Crossmeta NFS with not issues.

    But when I install the Add on software it cannot start the services up.

    Any ideas on how to get this to work..

    I have found an application that looks like it may work, UFS Explorer, but I don't want to really shell out the cash unless I have to.


  7. jackito

    jackito LI Guru Member

    Sorry Dave I never used the crossmeta drivers for Windows.
    But I read in some places that they work OK in Windows XP.
    So maybe you need to google a little bit about them.
    Let me tell you that the company website is not available anymore so probably you will find an answer only through forums.
    My advice, try to move the data to a temp place, and reformat the drive with ext2. It´s a one time effort.
    Good luck! :)
  8. EgyptianPrince

    EgyptianPrince Addicted to LI Member

  9. psychowood

    psychowood Network Guru Member

    Have a look here. ;)
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