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RE: BLODA nominee: Seagate GoFlex Home file server
- From: Matt Seitz <mseitz at mhseitz dot onmicrosoft dot com>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: Earnie Boyd <earnie at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 02:25:09 +0000
- Subject: RE: BLODA nominee: Seagate GoFlex Home file server
- References: <CA+sc5m=VfDS7071yd8Nd0kbpfbhuWobDXUSrz1o3kRd=i3CaNA@mail.gmail.com>
> From: Earnie Boyd
> Is it possible to convert to NTFS?
Not easily. The GoFlex Home is an appliance that doesn't seem to have a documented way for users to reformat the file system. But even a FAT file system supports FAT file attributes, so reformatting to NTFS shouldn't be necessary.
I have found a back door that gives me ssh access to the GoFlex Home. However, it appears the GoFlex is running Samba 3.0.x on Linux. I haven't looked into how Samba handles running on NTFS, so I don't know if that would help. Also, Seagate distributes source for the Linux NTFS-3g driver as part of their GNU Source Code distribution the server. So the disk might actually already be formatted using NTFS.
I found the apparent smb.conf file the server uses, and it looks like it fails to enable Samba's support for FAT file attributes. If I don't get an official solution from Seagate, I may try modifying the smb.conf file and see if that fixes the issue.
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