I have a WRT1900ACS and a 2tb WD hard drive plugged in via USB 3.0.
I have been able to use dmesg to see it mounts fine in the kernel and is assigned sda2
[ 451.747514] usb-storage 2-1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[ 451.753759] scsi host2: usb-storage 2-1:1.0
[ 452.786371] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access WD My Passport 07B8 1007 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[ 452.794989] scsi 2:0:0:1: Enclosure WD SES Device 1007 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[ 452.803232] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] 3906963456 512-byte logical blocks: (2.00 TB/1.82 TiB)
[ 452.811304] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 452.816137] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 47 00 10 08
[ 452.816362] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] No Caching mode page found
[ 452.821698] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 452.831834] sda: sda1 sda2
[ 452.835857] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
using lsblk it shows up normally
sda 8:0 0 1.8T 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 200M 0 part
└─sda2 8:2 0 1.8T 0 part
but when looking at mnt using ls /mnt/ it shows nothing and if i give the SMB server /mnt/sda2/ as the directory to share nothing can touch it.
Im at a loss anyone have any ideas where to go from here?
Would itbe better to use ExFAT? have some windows boxes and a roku tv that it needs to work with.
or could i run a plex server from the router and have it formatted exfat for everything else? It seems roku can only support DLNA shares
By work with do you mean to connect the disk directly to windows and roku devices
Access over the network as Samba share or dlna shares
what do you mean? i would like to have the drive be able to be accessed via windows/mac/linux and be able to stream to the Roku TV?
Then use a native Linux file system such as ext4.
The samba server and dlna server will handle the file access from devices on the network.
Will Windows be able to interpret the filesystems?
You didn't answer the earlier question.
If you are physically going to move the disk from PC to Mac to Roku for example by connecting to each device using a USB cable, then NO, ext4 won't be work you should use exFat in that case.
If the disk is only connected to the router, then ext4 would be a better choice.
Your other network devices will not see whatever filesystem you use, the Samba server will share the files, as long as your devices support windows shares which Window/Mac/Linux do.
For the Roku you will need to setup a DLNA server on your router to share media files.
Yes. Windows will be able to read the ext4 file system. I have a drive mounted on OpenWRT in ext4 format and have no issues with either Windows or macOS.
Yeah it would be connected to the router 24/7 would copy new files/movies to it via the network
ext4 or exfat same thing kernel mounts it its in dev but i cant mount it and pointing samba to /dev/sta1/ doesnt get me anywhere
i use ntfs-3g and no problems MBR or GPT
i have it set up Ext4 and have it mounted to /mnt/Storage/ and windows can see it with \ and rou ses theDLNA server but says there are no compatible files
fixed DLNA windows still wont connect The troubleshooter in Windows claims the remote device wont accept the connection
This can't be right. I'm having the same issue with my WRT32X and I keep getting "write protected" on my 3TB USB 3.0 NTFS drive. Reading from it is fast and reliable 80-110MB/s.
There has gotta be something missing or horribly convoluted with OpenWrt right now because the stock Linksys firmware it worked perfectly with 1 mouse click and that's based off of an older build of OpenWrt on Linux kernel 4.4.14. It literately worked for years reliably reading-and writing to and now I switch to OpenWrt 19.x and get nothing but "write protected" errors.
I just can't figure this out it's drive me nuts, don't want to have to switch back to stock but there is something majorly missing on these new openwrt builds if this is happening.
Are you referring to the writable ntfs doc? It was working fine on my ntfs drive in 19.07.* with my wrt1200 (recently switched to exfat), just to check, you’ll need these packages -
and possibly -
Your ntfs drive should only be in mounted file systems, if you see an entry in mount points it should be deleted and your wrt32x rebooted. Also, make sure browsable is checked in network shares > shared directories.