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  1. #1

    Question how to mount hard drive connected to usb port network server on LAN ?


    I bought 4 port usb network server and I connected 1 external usb hard drive to usb 2.0 port.

    I can see configuration on my local LAN web page

    Server Information Server Name USB Server
    Manufacturer Generic
    Model Network USB Server
    Firmware Version V. 2.027.000
    Server UP-Time 0 days, 8 hours, 19 minutes, 1 seconds.
    Web Page Version 003
    Device 4 Information Device Name Verbatim Desktop USB Drive
    Link Status Online
    Device Status Ready

    How can I mount this hard drive ?
    Do I need to install something else ?

    Thank you very much for any clue.
    Kind Regards,

  2. #2
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    If the drive has been partitioned and formatted, then it should automatically be mounted by the operating system. If it is unformatted, then disconnect it from the USB port, run the command "ls /dev/sd?", reconnect it, and rerun the command. You should see what device it is registering as. At that point, you can run (as root or sudo) the fdisk command to create a partition on the drive, and then create a file system on it with the mkfs command. In any case, once you know what device it is (assume for argument sake it is /dev/sdb), then the command "fdisk -l /dev/sdb" will show you any partitions that may be already installed on the drive.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

  3. #3

    Thanks fo helping me.

    Disk is already formated and encrypted with truecrypt. Automatically will not be mounted. I prefer mount any drive manually from terminal/truecrypt.

    Problem is that I do not see that disk by "fdisk -l" not even by "ls -l /dev/sd*" at all.

    I do not know if it has something to do with driver - according to documentation it is using:
    " For the Linux GPL and support question, we would like to clarify as following. EST uNET TM Technologies". There is some uNET driver supported on windows but not on linux. ... The USB over Ethernet is based on EST’s proprietary protocol so called “UNTP”. UNTP TM makes USB devices are able to be accessed remotely over LAN. "
    They say more information is on web page.
    I do not know if linux needs to support this by driver but I have thought it is not necessary.

    So, I have no idea where to look or what to look for to make that disk visible to linux.
    (In windows it works fine)

    Kind Regards,

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  5. #4
    Linux Engineer rcgreen's Avatar
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    Did you have to install software on Windows to see
    the drive, or did it show up as an ordinary network share?

  6. #5
    It was not visible by network share - I had to install software on Windows.

  7. #6
    Linux Engineer rcgreen's Avatar
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    Then you will have to research to find out if there
    is a linux program that supports the same protocol.

  8. #7
    Hm, that what I have been trying to do within couple of last days without any kind of useful information.
    I believe that somebody has experience with LAN network usb server in linux to share some usefull information ... ?

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