Joined: Mar. 2005
||Posted: Aug. 27 2008,08:31
First, how did you install it to the system? Harddrive/Debian install? Frugal? CD drive? Persistant home or opt?
sdb1, so scsi device (USB is emulated through scsi) B (Second scsi/usb device found), partition 1. This might change sometimes, depending on what drives you have connected, and random chance of which order the computer scanned them during the hardware recognition part of booting.
The quickest way to add the local usb drive is by adding a new entry into the /etc/fstab file for the drive similar to:
/dev/sdb1 on /mnt/usb1 type vfat (rw)
or to the current auto-configure entries that are already in that file. Now add this file to the backup filelist. Then you need to add the nofstab cheatcode to your boot loader/method. Finally, add
"mkdir -p /mnt/usb1; mount /mnt/usb1"
to one of the startup scripts,
which will only try mounting the drive once, after booting, and not every time X is started. See http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Bootlocal.sh
As for the Linkstations, I assume they are network harddrives? If so, and can only be accessed by Samba, you would need the samba extension every time (As Far As I Know, since I have not used it at all), so you would need to save the samba.dsl extension somewhere where it can be loaded locally. Since you have a harddrive, on there works. After downloading it, just
"cp /tmp/mydsl/samba.dsl /mnt/hda1/"
Then just add
"mydsl=hda1" (Or whatever your harddrive is) and the samba.dsl should be loaded. Add the linkstation entries to fstab accordingly, and mount commands to /opt/bootlocal.sh like you did for the local usb one.
For sharing, I have no idea.
PS, you mentioned embedded pc? What type/model/make?