WRT350N and USB disk, System attribute set on all files?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by larsras, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. larsras

    larsras LI Guru Member


    I have just recently bought a WRT350N (V2). I moved my 320 GB NTFS formattet USB disk from my PC and to the WRT USB connection. When i access the files on the disk now over the network, then all files have the System attribute set. This is quite anoying as i can't overwrite files now (e.g. backup scripts). I have to delete existing files before i can copy the new ones.
    Linksys support have no cure for this. They say that this is just the way it is with NTFS formatted disks!

    Anybody observed this also, and is there any solution for this problem (using FAT32 = NO).

    br Lars
  2. Aratar

    Aratar LI Guru Member

    I have the same problem.... what a joke, all files have +S set. When you remove it, it's just put on again on reboot.
  3. Aratar

    Aratar LI Guru Member

    hmm does the Router support EXT3 FS? Some forum references say yes but then the V1 is not supposed to do it. Could be an alternative. If it works fine, that is.... FAT32 is no option for me because of file limitation. By the way, I tried a newer firmware (2.00.16) which didn't solve the Problem either.
  4. bstthe

    bstthe Guest

    Same problem with Fat32

    I have the same problem with a Freecom external drive formatted with FAT32 (a WRT350N V2).....
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I have no idea how the WRT350N and the USB stuff works. However, I imagine the 350 runs Linux, and I also imagine it entails a mount command something like this:

    mount -t xxxfs /dev/sdx /WRT350directory

    If so, options could be passed to the mount command to make the NTFS or FAT32 (or MSDOS) fie system *nix like:

    something like (for a FAT32 USB drive):

    mount -t vfat /dev/sda /WRT350directory -o dmask=777,fmask=666

    The 350N may have a "Mount options" or maybe a "File/Directory attributes" menu item somewhere in the GUI - that's where you will add the "dmask=777,fmask=666".

    NTFS can be a problem, as writing to NTFS file systems is not well defined, although I think it is supported in the newer Linux kernels.

    I may be way off here, so do check the 350's help or manuals or something for mounting FAT or NTFS file systems.
  6. Aratar

    Aratar LI Guru Member

    at least in the GUI there's no such option. Unfortunately.
  7. mcleaver

    mcleaver Network Guru Member

    Nothing seems to help on the issue of the system attributes. It seemed somehow related to the fact that an unknown user owns the files and whenever you try and replace this user with yourself, it still gets reverted to the original ( in my case it's S-1-5-21-etc)

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