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n66u - USB harddrive problems

Discussion in 'ASUS N Routers & Adapters' started by 0c7or0k, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. 0c7or0k

    0c7or0k New Around Here

    Jan 28, 2013
    just setup my rt-n66u, updated firmware - everything working fine.


    I've connected a Seagate Backup+ for mac 2TB USB harddrive, and there are some strange problems...

    ~ The disc mounts on the router, but the router indicates my HD has only 0.192GB of storage (HD currently has 1.87TB available when connected to my PC)
    ~ the HD (conected to the router) doesn't readily appear anywhere via my PC or network - I cant see any of the pre-existing files.
    ~ I created a shared folder on the HD via the ASUS software, and I can access that folder on my PC via 'adding a network location' and navigating to the folder I created - I can r/w to this folder.
    ~ I am unable to install the Download Master software, because when I select the USB storage device I want to access, the router is telling me the disc quota cannot be less than 1GB, and that my HD has only 0.192GB of storage... wtf?!

    please HALP!! :confused:
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

    Apr 14, 2012
    Check if you disk has more than one partition.

    Also keep in mind that the router cannot mount HPFS+ partitions - it must be formatted as NTFS, or Linux ext2/ext3.

    it's possible that it's mounting a very small system partition, and isn't mounting the main partition at all because it's in a MAC format.
  3. tausche

    tausche New Around Here

    Nov 5, 2013

    I got a similiar problem and hope you can help...so I appended myself to this thread. ;)

    behind the asus I already have a webserver (apache) running.
    But in case this server is completely down (eg. for maintenance), I want to display some error message to the users.

    So I put an old USB drive to the asus and tried to set up cherokee (instr. from SNBforum),
    but the install of the downloadMaster won't start because of the posted error:

    Available space: 0.943 GB (Disk quota can not less than 1GB)
    Total space: 0.944 GB"

    The kingston stick only has 1GB of total memory (formatted ext2). :(
    I only need a few KB from that for my error-Page, I am sure it would fit in the JFFS without any USB drive.

    Do I need to buy myself a new 8GB+ usb stick to make this possible?
    Could I borrow some stick for installing download master and cherokee, and after that the cherokee would run out of the device itself or has the usb-stick be plugged in all the time?

    thanks for answering!

    best regards

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