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R7800 usb drive with ext4/xfs not working

Discussion in 'NETGEAR AC Wireless' started by fallenlad, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. fallenlad

    fallenlad New Around Here

    Jul 15, 2019
    i'm not able to use external hard disk formatted to ext4 or xfs however ntfs is working fine. since i dont have any windows machine, didnt see a point in using ntfs.

    Im using R7800 with firmware. PFB df command output, its listing only the 32gb pen drive formatted to ntfs but not the other 320gb ext4 external drive connected to usb1. please help
  2. Voxel

    Voxel Very Senior Member

    Dec 9, 2014
    How did you format your ext4? There is note in my README:

    1) Example to create ext4 filesystem with label “optware”:

    mkfs.ext4 –L optware /dev/sda1

    (or mkfs.ext4 –L optware -O ^metadata_csum /dev/sda1
    for routers with kernel < 3.6, such as R7500/R7800)

    i.e. use mkfs.ext4 with option above for R7800, in red color. It is because of changes in e2fsprogs package.

  3. fallenlad

    fallenlad New Around Here

    Jul 15, 2019
    It works now. i didn't disable metadata checksum. thanks a lot for the quick help.
    Voxel likes this.