Networked hard drive
cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 15 17:00:11 UTC 2007
On Thursday 15 March 2007, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I've bought a drive with usb and network connection. I used the usb to
> > quickly transfer a large quantity of data, but intended putting it onto
> > the network after that. The blurb on the box said it would just pick an
> > ip by dhcp. However, it seems to me that I need to know something about
> > it in order to mount it, and I've got a total blank on where to go next.
> > Nothing appears in /var/log/messages.
> > I've told the router to reserve an address for it and made an entry
> > in /etc/hosts. Since I can't see any sign of it being recognised I
> > haven't a clue how to mount it. Any ideas?
> > Anne
> It depends on the drive. You need to know what protocols it
> supports. You may be able to access it using smbclient, and mount as
> a cifs mount. The first thing I would try is to connect to the
> drive's IP address from a web browser, and see it it offers a
> configuration page. You will probably need to set the name and
> workgroup. The drive may also offer NFS mounts. You will probably
> need to do some configuration there as well.
Maybe I've right-royally screwed up here :-) It came formatted as ntfs, so I
removed the partition and created ext3 and vfat partitions. If any software
was on there I'll have lost it.
The browser doesn't see it.
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