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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:07 pm 
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I'm hoping for a little help with this -



I have a KURO-HG running the stock install, set-up as a Slimserver. I've been busy re-ripping many hundreds of CDs into FLAC format, and realizing how much time it's taken, decided I wanted a way to backup my KURO -



I bought a Seagate external USB 300g drive, reformatted it to NTFS, and I can access it from XP easily. When I plug it into the KURO, the set-up web interface shows me that the drive is recognized, but I cannot find a way to access it -



I would like to backup from my KURO directly to the external drive, and possibly even use it for additional music storage if I run out of space on the internal drive in the KURO. Copying from the Kuro to the USB drive when it is mounted on my XP machine is painfully slow - I'm hoping it would be much faster hooked directly to the KURO.



Can ayone suggest how I identify and access this drive from the KURO? I can figure out how to copy and backup my music, but I cannot figure out how to access the drive - very annoying -



FYI - I am a Linux newb, reading manuals as much as possible, so please don't assume I know much -



Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:55 am 
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Hi,

I’m not sure exactly how the web GUI works, but I can offer some advice if you’re willing to break out a terminal.

Although, given that your using NTFS you will only get “Read only access ” to the disk by default. Without loading extra software (google for NTFS-3g)
Read only might be ok for extra storage perhaps, but not good for your backup.

For a KuroBox backup disk you might be better off using fdisk to format your external disk to ext3 (cfdisk on Debian)
Then following these instructions in the wiki to automount your ext3 disk
http://www.kurobox.com/mwiki/index.php/Debian_usbmount
(But I'm not even sure if those instructions will work with the stock image?)

Plan B is to attach your NTFS disk manually in read only mode, you can follow the instructions below:
There might be an eaiser/faster/smarter way to do this. But the following works for me.

Plug your USB disk into one of the kuro’s usb ports, and wait a sec as the disk spins up.

Open a terminal to you kuro and type:
Code:
dmesg

This will spit out some information from the kernel, looking something like this:

Code:
usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 3
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
usb-storage: device scan complete
scsi 1:0:0:0: Direct-Access     SAMSUNG  HM120JC          YL10 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
SCSI device sda: 234441648 512-byte hdwr sectors (120034 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 14 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 234441648 512-byte hdwr sectors (120034 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 14 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
 sda: sda1
sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda


you can see that the usb disk has been found and has been named sda. (Unlike windows in *nix all devices decend from the root) You need a mount point for your device (disk) these are usually kept under /mnt

So for example make a new directory for your device

Code:
mkdir /mnt/USB


Then run the command to mount your disk to that directory

Code:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/USB -t ntfs -r

check that you can see your stuff on that disk.
Code:
ls -l /mnt/USB

If mount complains about NTFS not being supported you may not have NTFS support in your kernel.
if support happens to be available as a module you can try loading it like this.
Code:
modprobe ntfs


hope this helps!

Cheers,
Stonie.


Last edited by Stonie on Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:21 am 
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oops, bit of a dual post, there is also post about this here:

http://www.kurobox.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=852


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:48 pm 
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See also:

Linux NTFS project: http://www.linux-ntfs.org/


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