Originally Posted by sukumar
Thanks a lot for detailed explanation on creating system storage and other partition. I never thought about using SD card as system storage. Since, I never use this slot, it is good to consider for it.
It is also clever technique to partition in windows and reinitialize from Dune. Thanks for letting know that class 6, 8gb is worked fine. Not sure if you tried 16gb one.
I am helping friend to setup his NAS and will pass this info to him. Unfortunately, I have movies in mulitple hard disks that I connect through hub. It seems only option is to index on each hard drive itself. So, 6gb may be unused for me until I get NAS.
You said you can access sd card from windows using //Dune/sd. Is Dune inserted SD card visible from windows. How do you map?
I tried a 16 GB Class 10 card and I could not get the Dune to initialize the system storage, even before partitioning it. I tried a .dsf file that was suppose to format it and it also did not work. I was able to initialize a 32 GB Class 6 card but it would lock up my Dune. If I run across a 16 GB Class 6 cheap I may try it. For now, the 6 GB NTFS partition is big enough. I have 321 Movies and 489 TV Show Episodes. Most are blu-ray iso's. Zappiti currently uses 865 MB out of the 6 GB NTFS partition on my SD card. yaDIS used 1.5 GB (see my posts on pg 268 about that).
Yes, all DUNE attached drives are viewable from Windows except for System Storage. With your drives (hard drive, ext hard drive, usb, SD) connected to the Dune and the Dune powered on, under Windows, open Computer or Windows Explorer. On the top line, type:
You will see all of the attached drives including Hard drives, SD and/or USB. If you do not create the 'dune_folder.txt' on the root of each partition (except System Storage), you will have very long default share names. For example my internal hd default share name was "2TB_GPT_64K_7a389b73892723d". It is much easier to open notepad and add one line to the top:
storage_name = SD
Save the file as "dune_folder.txt" and copy it to the root of the SD card. I have the same file copied to my internal hard drive and it has
storage_name = HD
To connect to it from Windows, in Computer at the top line, type \\\\DUNE\\HD or map a network drive to this location and you now have read/write/delete access to this parition. If you have multiple external USB hard drives name each one HD1, HD2, etc. Zappiti and yaDIS will use this shorter share name also.