NAS200 & jac questions...

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by infernal, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. infernal

    infernal Network Guru Member


    I have my nas200 with firmware V3.4R75 with one 300 gb harddisk.

    I dono if when i upgrade the jac firmware have any problem with files in my harddisk.

    i need to format again the hd? ( i've a lot of files in that harddisk)

    the Gui interface of jac firmware have more options or only in ssh mode?

    when i upgrade to jac firmware i gonna lost any kind of features in v3.4R75.

    sorry about that questions :S

    if anyone can help
    best regards;
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    If your harddisk is formatted in journaled mode, you won't need to reformat if you downgrade to the Jac0 firmware. If you used the faster non-journaled mode, the older firmware won't see the files on your harddisk so you would have to reformat.

    The web pages in the Jac0 firmware are unchanged. The extra features are the possibility of running scripts at startup time and telnet and ssh shell access.

    The most important feature you will lose when you downgrade from R75 to Jac0 is the non-journaled ext2 file system; Jac0 supports ext2 as file system but if your hard disks are formatted in ext2 by R75, the Linksys software won't recognize them and will show them as unformatted in the web GUI. You can still use scripts to mount the disk manually and share it via SMB, but it will be a lot more cumbersome.

    Hope this helps!

  3. lceron

    lceron Network Guru Member

    Clear your browsers cache.

    It occurred to me that since it was an upgrade to something new that browser's cache would need clearing. IE for example clear everything and it solved my problem in ie and firefox. hope it works...
  4. infernal

    infernal Network Guru Member

    thanks for your help.

    i'm now upgrading my nas200 to nasi200 :)

    but ... i have uploaded the firmware about 15 minutes ago and still upgrading msg.

  5. infernal

    infernal Network Guru Member

    hi again:)

    Firmware Version: V3.4R62 is installed now :)

    It's all ok :)

  6. bucks65

    bucks65 Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Jac.
    Installed your firmware, I can now ssh, its great, thanks for all the work.

    I am having trouble mounting the drives across the network.
    I have a Gentoo system. I want to use the NAS200 as its new home drive.
    I am currently trying a test mount with no success, using variations of parameters with the mount command.
    I keep getting:
    mount: RPC: Remote system error - Connection refused
    mount: unknown filesystem type 'xfs'
    if I try to specify xfs as the file type.

    I hope this is not too mcuh of a newbie question but can you offer any insight?
  7. bucks65

    bucks65 Addicted to LI Member

    Putting this in a different post as it is not as critical as my first enquiry.

    You stated not to install your firware with the drives setup in Raid 1 config.
    I have yet to try this but before I did I just wondered if you could add any more to your apprehension at using your firmware in conjuction with a Raid 1 mirror, which is my desired setup.
    Since my drives are currently blank, I have no problem trying it, BUT if at some future point on a reboot for example, there is a danger of the raid and firware not gettting along then I would not leave this setup.
    I saw in an earlier thread that rsync will not work either so this makes my enquiry more apt, as that would have been my fallback solution. (Nightly rsyncing of both drives)

    Thanks again, sorry for pratling on.......
  8. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You should use the "cifs" filesystem to mount the network share, instead of xfs.

    I believe the mount command would look something like:

    mount -t cifs -o username=admin,password=secret "// 1" /path_to/mount_point
    Hope this helps...

  9. bucks65

    bucks65 Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for that, its sent me the right direction anyway, my (old)kernel does not supposrt cifs :( so more thinking to do...... thanks for getting back to me.... don't like messing with a "good" "production" server, so trying a new kernel is something I would like to avoid.
    Thanks again.
  10. leveup

    leveup Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for all your post
  11. alejandro_liu

    alejandro_liu Addicted to LI Member

    You should be able to load a cifs module (assuming your kernel support loadable modules).

    $ modprobe cifs

    should do it...
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