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NAS-Box SS4000-E ignores partition table of plugged-in external harddrive

2009/05/26 Comments off

Intel’s NAS Box SS 4000-e ignores the partition table of external usb-drives if the latter is connected directly to the NAS-Box. Not nice, because my external USB-Drive is split into two FAT32 partitions.

This is not reflected by the “mount” command:

root# mount
...snipped some lines...
/dev/sdf1 on /nas/usbdisk1 type vfat (rw,nodiratime,gid=11578,fmask=0000,dmask=0000)

I’ll have to copy the data via intranet (slower than via USB).

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Accessing further (Windows) Partitions with Portable Ubuntu

2009/04/19 7 comments

If you’ve followed my blog on how to install Portable Ubuntu to your USB Stick, you might have noticed people asking “how do I access my other Windows partitions by default” or “How do I access partition X?”.

I’ve already answered this question in a reply to a post, but I will describe it here in detail.

Let us assume you have two partitions on your Windows machine: “C:” and “E:”. And you want to have access to both partitions once plugging in your Portable Ubuntu USB Stick.

  1. Add your changes to config\portable_ubuntu.conf by adding a line
    cofs2=e:\
  2. Add your changes to the /etc/fstab file by adding a line which almost duplicates the line containing cofs1:
    cofs2 /mnt/E cofs user,dmask=0777,fmask=0666 0 0

The order in which you do 1. and 2. does not matter: you have to restart your Portable Ubuntu again for it to work.