After reading so much about the "HGLAN-300 unflashable units" and having a serial number that very closely matches the first on the list of the "reportedly unflashable" units, I decided I didnt want to risk it, so after backing up my data, I opened up my HGLAN-300 unit and removed the hard drive, connecting it to my desktop Linux PC.
My first task was going to be backing up the system (boot) partition on the Linkstation to a file, for safe restoring in case anything went wrong.
Unfortunately, I quickly found that either:
1. I must have an ancient version of PartImage (I run Fedora 10 Linux on that system - yea, I know its old, long story)
2. The information on the Wiki seems inaccurate.
I am talking about the info here:http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Upg ... Hard_Drive
"The standard LinkStation setup uses 3 partitions:
hda1 (main ~ 400MB)
hda2 (swap ~ 300MB)
hda3 (mount ~ remaining) "
That does not match what I got into my stock HGLAN300.
Here is a screenshot of what I see from PartImage (drive is "sdbX")http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg692/sc ... res=medium
First I see a 376.49MB "unknown" partiton. (what is this? xfs?)
Then I see a second 517.72 MB "swap" partition. (so much swap, really?)
Then a third partition 278.56 Gigabytes "ext3" partition (must be the "mount", obviously)
Then a 70.2 MB "unknown" partiton at the end of the drive (at this point I have no idea wtf this is about)
Any ideas? And WTF doesnt partimage recognize the partition types if those are xfs?
My main goal, after backing up partitons #1 and #2 to a file, is to upgrade to the latest greatest 2.6 Linux kernel possible, to have -if possible- NTFS-3g support for an external 1TB external drive formatted NTFS and plugged via the USB port.
All help is welcome. TIA