NSLU2 with LaCie SilverScreen

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by jschall, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. jschall

    jschall Network Guru Member

    (NSLU2Newbie Alert!!!)
    When I plugged my "old" LaCie SilverScreen (http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10481) into the Disk1 port of my BRAND NEW NSLU2, The storage unit wants to reformat it to something called EXT3! I hit the cancel button, because the SilverScreen will only work when formatted FAT32 or NTFS.

    So how do I connect a FAT32 or NTFS USB drive to the NSLU2?

    Is there a how-to elsewhere on this site? If so, just point me to it!

    Please help!

    - Jeff
  2. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    What is the firmware on your NSLU2? It requires R63 to recognize NTFS drives, but it should recognize FAT32 drives on Disk2 with all of the older firmwares. Of the two formats, the FAT32 is much more reliable in R63.

    Because you can't format to the native format, ext3, of the NSLU2, you will be sacrificing many of the password, user groups, and share features of the NSLU2. They only work on ext3 drives.
  3. jschall

    jschall Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply!

    I have 2.3R24. I tried to upgrade but it tells me "No enough free space"

    Waiting for Linksys Live Chat.

    Meanwhile, any idea why I can't upgrade to R63?

    - Jeff
  4. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    I'm not sure why or how the memory get filled up so fast, but it does. Go to the Linksys Knowledgebase for the NAS devices and there is a section about this problem. You will find a program called EraseALL utility.

    I think this is nothing more than a TFTP flashing utility with a fancier front end to clean out the NSLU2's EEPROM first. It will handle the flashing instead of the built-in flash page on the NSLU2's GUI.
  5. jschall

    jschall Network Guru Member


    Thanks, d___l, done that!

    Now I will try to connect a FAT32 drive...

    - Jeff
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