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No usb with 380.68_2

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by joeejo, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. joeejo

    joeejo New Around Here

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    Asus RT-AC66U

    Installed 380.68_2 and no longer would recognize my USB stick.

    I downgraded to 380.68_0 and USB returned.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Or is it just me?
     
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    Unrelated to the firmware, there's been no change to the USB code between the two.
     
  3. joeejo

    joeejo New Around Here

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    Thank you for the prompt response. Any suggestions on what I might check to correct this?
     
  4. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    Look at the system log for any error message at mount time.
     
  5. Trebuin

    Trebuin Regular Contributor

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    The newer NTFS drivers cause some serious issues so if you're using that, I suggest avoiding it like the plague & migrate to EXT3. I've corrupted every NTFS drive I've attached to the router. The NTFS drivers on John's build are legacy & don't have the corruption issues.
     
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  6. Csection

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    When I reboot and then run "Health Scanner". I get :
    Sep 14 08:44:00 Samba_Server: daemon is started
    Sep 14 08:44:00 smbd[7145]: [2017/09/14 08:44:00.029384, 0] lib/pidfile.c:146(pidfile_create)
    Sep 14 08:44:00 smbd[7145]: ERROR: smbd is already running. File /var/run/samba/smbd.pid exists and process id 2010 is running.
    Sep 14 08:44:00 rc_service: disk_monitor 1398:notify_rc start_mt_daapd
    Sep 14 08:44:00 rc_service: waitting "start_dms" via disk_monitor ...
    Sep 14 08:44:01 disk_monitor: done
    I get an error. If I run it again. It works okay and says the USB disk is okay!
    I use NTFS so I can transfer files from my pc to the router.
    I don't have a Linux pc.
     
  7. Jack Yaz

    Jack Yaz Very Senior Member

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    If you use EXT and router is OK with it, use WinSCP to copy between PC and router.
     
  8. Csection

    Csection Senior Member

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    Thanks, Jack!
    I will try to implement that if I can. I have WinSCP set up and use it occasionally. Just easier(Lazyness) for us dedicated Windows users to use NTFS I guess.
     
  9. Jack Yaz

    Jack Yaz Very Senior Member

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    I'm primarily a Windows user, but NTFS is Microsoft tech that doesn't always play nice in Linux.
    If anything copying across the network is easier than having to physically move the drive between router and PC!
     
  10. Csection

    Csection Senior Member

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    That is very true! I never thought of it that way.
    Thanks again!
    Hey, Jack!
    I have a question.
    Which format do you recommend(i.e. EXT 2, EXT 4)?
     
  11. Diamond67

    Diamond67 Regular Contributor

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    My usb flash drives work OK. No problemo whatsoever.
     

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