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USB invalid partiton

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by Myrddin33, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Myrddin33

    Myrddin33 New Around Here

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    I'm trying to install ENT-WARE on my router. It's an AC2900 running Merlin 382.1_2.
    I'm following the instructions on the wiki https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin/wiki/Entware

    The problem is, when I insert the USB drive the Asus says "Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):"
    In fact, it says that for all partitions. I tried to format the USB drive with the disk manager in the UI. The disk was formatted but it is still listed as invalid partition.

    When I run entware-setup.sh it says it can't find any ext2/3 partitions.
    How do I prepare the USB disk so ENT-WARE can be installed?

    Thanks
     
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  3. nomore4u

    nomore4u New Around Here

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    I had a similar issue with 3 different USB drives. I bought a new one and the partition was recognized correctly with the command "fdisk -l".

    I recommend trying a different (newer) USB.

    Sent from my SM-T817T using Tapatalk
     
  4. Myrddin33

    Myrddin33 New Around Here

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    I've tried several USB drives. I did find one that formats ok but the script still says it can't find a valid drive.
     
  5. Quoc Huynh

    Quoc Huynh Occasional Visitor

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  6. Myrddin33

    Myrddin33 New Around Here

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    Thanks Quoc! I used MiniTool and that did the trick.
    I've still got some reading to do. Ent isn't showing up in the UI but I think it's because I still have to add it to the start up script.
     
  7. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Entware itself does not have a menu or any indication of it's presence in the router Web UI.
    To check if Entware is installed and running, run this in the terminal:
    Code:
    opkg --help
    This should show the man page.
     
  8. Myrddin33

    Myrddin33 New Around Here

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    I got it installed and I installed Transmition. The install went fine but now my router is running out of memory. I had QOS enabled so hopefully turning it off will fix the problem.
    ENT and Trans are nice features if I can get Trans to work.
     
  9. Quoc Huynh

    Quoc Huynh Occasional Visitor

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    You are welcome ;) Actually, I am not familiar with Ent, so good luck with your reading and practice ;)
     
  10. Myrddin33

    Myrddin33 New Around Here

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    Just to update my results and close out the thread. I never got Transmission working on the Asus. I did get it installed but it seemed like the firewall was blocking ports. It couldn't connect to any peers.

    Ironically, the reason I was trying to set this up is because the Asus was blocking Transmission on my QNAP SAN. I tried everything to get the ports open but nothing worked. Then I installed Transmission on the Asus and all of a sudden my QNAP could connect to peers. Since this is working, I uninstalled Transmission from the Asus and abandoned the project.

    Thanks to everyone for your help and comments!
     
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