On Thursday 15 March 2007, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
It is probably time to dig out the CD that came with the drive, and
read the manual.
No CD - and no manual!
But looking at the reviews, Linux will probably
only be able to use it as a USB drive, and not a network drive. I
find it interesting that only one machine can have write access at a
I don't think you screwed too badly - the firmware is probably not
on the drive, so the unit should still work. You may be limited to
accessing the VFAT partition over the network from Windows, and you
may end up having to make the VFAT partition the first partition. (I
read that for MAC access, you need to use a FAT32 partition, and not
a NTFS partition.) But unless someone decides to create a Linux
driver for it, you are probably not going to be able to do network
access from Linux.
It's not a waste of money. It does work as a usb drive, and I can samba-share
it, I would think - though I'll have to check that. If not, being usb, we
can physically move it around.
Serves me right. I looked briefly at a drive that said it was set up to be
used as NAS, but I feared having to spend a lot of time to get it to work
with linux. It never occurred to me that this would be at least as bad :-)
Ah well - lessons learned.