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I'm trying to get my 8 gb Sandisk Cruzer setup for use the MK5 but keep hitting a wall for some reason. While it appears to be mounted properly, I have no option to install to USB from the bar, though swap works correctly.

I formatted and partitioned the drive into two ext4 partitions (one 6gb storage, the other 2 gb swap) and reconfigured my fstab accordingly:

config global automount
       option from_fstab 1
       option anon_mount 1


config global autoswap
       option from_fstab 1
       option anon_swap 0


config mount
       option target   /sd
       option device   /dev/sdcard/sd
       option fstype   auto
       option options  rw,sync
       option enabled  1
       option enabled_fsck 0


config mount
       option target   /usb
       option device   /dev/sda1
       option fstype   ext4
       option options  rw,sync
       option enabled  1
       option enabled_fsck 0


config swap
       option device   /dev/sda2
       option enabled  1

Executed mkswap /dev/sda2, rebooted, and now I see:

Current Disk Usage:

Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs                    3.6M    728.0K      2.9M  20% /
/dev/root                11.5M     11.5M         0 100% /rom
tmpfs                    30.2M    272.0K     29.9M   1% /tmp
tmpfs                   512.0K         0    512.0K   0% /dev
/dev/mtdblock3            3.6M    728.0K      2.9M  20% /overlay
overlayfs:/overlay        3.6M    728.0K      2.9M  20% /
/dev/sda1                 6.0G    217.7M      5.5G   4% /usb
/dev/sdcard/sd1         926.7M     48.2M    832.0M   5% /sd

Current Memory Usage:

             total         used         free       shared      buffers
Mem:         61804        42156        19648            0         6212
-/+ buffers:              35944        25860
Swap:      2580328            0      2580328

Good, right? Nah.

For some reason I have no option to install to USB. I ssh'd to the box and created a test folder in the usb folder. checked /mnt/./sda1 and the test folder was there.

Verified that mount has the device mapped to usb and was formatted to ext4...

root@Pineapple:/# mount
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/root on /rom type squashfs (ro,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noatime)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,size=30904k)
tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,noatime,size=512k,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noatime,mode=600)
/dev/mtdblock3 on /overlay type jffs2 (rw,noatime)
overlayfs:/overlay on / type overlayfs (rw,relatime,lowerdir=/,upperdir=/overlay)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/sda1 on /usb type ext4 (rw,sync,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/sdcard/sd1 on /sd type ext4 (rw,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,relatime)

I'm not sure where I went wrong? I can install to and communicate with the sd card from infusion management without any issue, but I have no option to install to USB.

Did I miss something obvious?

Any input is appreciated

Thanks!

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Sebkinne

I don't follow your response- the original question above was about the MK5 which supports USB storage. The menus indicate that you can install infusions to USB. Have I misunderstood this?

I have the same problem with my new Mk5. I insert an ext4 formatted USB and pineapple does not see it. So much for plug and play USB technology :-(

It would be great to have a definitive guide on adding USB storage to the Pineapple Mk5. It's a fundamental requirement but seems to be absurdly fiddly to to accomplish.

Is there a guide on adding USB storage to the Mk5 anywhere? I've searched but every guide refers to MK4

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Sebkinne

I don't follow your response- the original question above was about the MK5 which supports USB storage. The menus indicate that you can install infusions to USB. Have I misunderstood this?

I have the same problem with my new Mk5. I insert an ext4 formatted USB and pineapple does not see it. So much for plug and play USB technology :-(

It would be great to have a definitive guide on adding USB storage to the Pineapple Mk5. It's a fundamental requirement but seems to be absurdly fiddly to to accomplish.

Is there a guide on adding USB storage to the Mk5 anywhere? I've searched but every guide refers to MK4

Where does it say you can install to USB storage? That information is for the MK4.

MKV Infusions can only be installed to two locations: Internally or onto an SD card. Not onto a USB device.

Adding USB to the MKV is super easy:

Plug it in and set it up like you would on any other linux system (mount it to a folder you want to mount it to).

For more information on OpenWRT's fstab etc, see this link.

Best Regards,

Sebkinne

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Thank you for clearing that up. I know understand :smile:

So, can I insert a new MicroSD card into the Pineapple and format it ready to install infusions? I assume the boot process does not rely on the SD card?

The WiFi Pineapple MKV may not boot without an SD card inserted.

Best Regards,

Sebkinne

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