NAS with 320GB HDD connected with TCP/IP or USB only shows 190GB !

Richard Mancusi vrman49 at
Wed Feb 27 17:07:12 UTC 2008

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 12:56 AM, SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux
<i-ubux at> wrote:
>  Hi Rich
>  Back again with some test result:
>  Formatting with XFS isn't possible since
>  GParted only shows it "greyed" ...
>  One more thought in preparing this one best:
>  With Ubuntu 8.40 I am considering a complete new (re-) installation !
>  Win XPP as original manufacturer's condition with my current settings
>  and all data in D:
>  Ubuntu will be a new installation from now only with /SWAP & /ROOT to 4
>  partitions:
>  /BOOT /ROOT /SWAP and /HOME and I want to save my current data to
>  transfer back
>  to this new Ubuntu 8.40 setup !
>  What NAS setup would be best and most easiest to do this ???
>  Any advise and guidance is very appreciated, ;-)
>  Cheers, svobi

I wish I could answer your questions - but unfortunately I can't.

You were given excellent advise from another person on this list when they
said it didn't sound like a Ubuntu problem.  You also mentioned that you would
contact Seagate - again an excellent idea.

My only reason for answering your post was to demonstrate that it was not
necessary to have Fat32 to deal with Windows backup on at least some
NAS devices.  To the extent that it even supported Active Directory.  Did
Buffalo do something "interesting" that won't work on your system - I don't
know.  For me, the key to vendor support is to follow their instructions.  Yes,
I have drifted when I thought there was a better way.  But then I don't expect
vendor support.  Your idea to contact Seagate is perfect.  Perhaps you simply
have a bad device.  Failing that, maybe we can get inventive.

good luck

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