HDD format

Cubietruck related support

HDD format

Postby floyd » 31 May 2015, 06:57

Hi gang,

firstly, thanks so much for your amazing work with this software. great stuff

Yesterday I got 0.3 running on my new cubietruck. I have a 2.5 hdd installed via the cubies sata connection.

What disk format do you recommend for this application? I had it running fine with fat32 but thought ext4 would work better....but I cant get the ext4 to show up in runeUI's source page.....


cheers,

floyd
floyd
 
Posts: 17
Joined: 31 May 2015, 06:54

Re: HDD format

Postby hondagx35 » 31 May 2015, 23:05

Hi ,

What disk format do you recommend for this application?

I use ext4 and i think it's a good choice.

I had it running fine with fat32 but thought ext4 would work better....but I cant get the ext4 to show up in runeUI's source page.....

Where did it show up (USB)?

Try to mount your hdd under /mnt/MPD/LocalStorage
You have to edit the file /etc/fstab
Code: Select all
#
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
# <file system>   <dir>   <type>   <options>   <dump>   <pass>
logs   /var/log   tmpfs   nodev,nosuid,noatime,mode=1777,size=5M   0   0
rune-logs   /var/log/runeaudio   tmpfs   nodev,nosuid,noatime,mode=1777,size=5M   0   0
/dev/sda1   /mnt/MPD/LocalStorage   ext4   rw,noatime   0   0


I recommend to mount it via its UUID
Code: Select all
UUID=df11c704-1523-4838-892a-32afca68c667   /mnt/MPD/LocalStorage   ext4   rw,noatime   0   0

The reason is, if you use an usb stick for example the device name (/dev/sdX) may change.

You can get the UUID with:
Code: Select all
blkid


Frank
User avatar
hondagx35
 
Posts: 3039
Joined: 11 Sep 2014, 22:06
Location: Germany

Re: HDD format

Postby floyd » 01 Jun 2015, 22:13

Thanks a lot Frank.

The UUID tip is a great one.

I used the terminal commands to mount the disk and also added it to fstab with both fat32 and ext4 formatted drives, connected to the sata port. (This was before you recommended it btw)

Neither drive shows anywhere in 'sources' but once ive mounted it and refresh the mpd library the fat32 drive would then display all its content in the 'Library' but the ext4 formatted drive never would.

Perhaps Ill try again with the ext4 but with the uuid like you suggest.....

NB. Fat32 is working well so far. But it would be convenient to be able to transfer files over wlan to the cibietruck's hdd - and in macosx I can not d that. The drive shows as only having 198mb remaining - and I have read this is an artefact of fat32. Interestingly, linux mint allows me to copy files to the drive regardless of the fact it shows as not having enough free space.

cheers,

Floyd
floyd
 
Posts: 17
Joined: 31 May 2015, 06:54

Re: HDD format

Postby JeffD » 26 Oct 2015, 22:22

Hi Frank,

Ext4 is the way to go to copy files over the Ethernet? Or can I achieve the same with ntfs?

Regards Jeff
JeffD
 
Posts: 19
Joined: 30 Jan 2015, 23:30

support RuneAudio Donate with PayPal


Return to Cubietruck

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests