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Hi all,

Yes, I'm a newbie, don't pick on me too much.

I have a Wifi Pineapple Nano:


Current version: 1.1.3

I've followed Darren's instructions for setting up USB storage for swap and modules.



My fstab looks like this:


config global automount
       option from_fstab 1
       option anon_mount 1

config global autoswap
       option from_fstab 1
       option anon_swap 1

config mount
       option target   /usb
       option device   /dev/sdb1
       option fstype   ext4
       option options  rw,sync
       option enabled  1
       option enabled_fsck 0

config swap
       option device   /dev/sdb2
       option enabled  1

My resources look like this:


Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs                    2.2M    328.0K      1.9M  15% /
/dev/root                12.5M     12.5M         0 100% /rom
tmpfs                    29.9M    128.0K     29.8M   0% /tmp
/dev/mtdblock3            2.2M    328.0K      1.9M  15% /overlay
overlayfs:/overlay        2.2M    328.0K      1.9M  15% /
tmpfs                   512.0K         0    512.0K   0% /dev
/dev/sdb1                 2.7G     14.9M      2.5G   1% /usb



total         used         free       shared      buffers
Mem:         61204        59112         2092          160         8468
-/+ buffers:              50644        10560
Swap:       974844            0       974844

Here is my package config:


root@Pineapple:~# cat /etc/opkg.conf
dest root /
dest ram /tmp
lists_dir ext /var/opkg-lists
option overlay_root /overlay
dest usb /usb


However, when I select modules to install from available modules, the only option is to "Install to internal storage".

If I try to install modules via the command line using opkg I experience different issues:

1. Modules install but don't appear under Modules in the web interface


root@Pineapple:~# opkg install nmap  --dest usb
Package nmap (6.47-2) installed in usb is up to date.

2. Module fails to install e.g. urlsnarf:


root@Pineapple:~# opkg install urlsnarf  --dest usb
Unknown package 'urlsnarf'.
Collected errors:
 * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package urlsnarf.

3. Module cannot install with a space in the name, e.g. "Evil Portal":


root@Pineapple:~# opkg install "Evil Portal"  --dest usb
Unknown package 'Evil'.
Unknown package 'Portal'.
Collected errors:
 * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package Evil.
 * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package Portal.

The issues seems to relate more the installation of modules than USB storage.

Can anyone provide any assistance with these issues?


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that tutorial is for the Mark IV.  To install modules to the nano just make sure you have ICS and go to the modules tab and when you select one to install it will ask you at the top of the page if you want to install to sdcard or internal.   make sure you format your sd card before you start which is under the advanced tab. click the down arrow and it will show "format sdcard" .

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mine works fine with the sdcard.  make sure you format it from the pineapple under the advanced tab. next to USB at the top rightish it will say usb with a click down arrow.  That arrow when clicked will say format sd card.  Do so and then try again.   if that doesnt work and you have modified the fstab then do a factory reset and try that again.  It should work just fine.  Ive never had a single problem formatting and installing to the sdcard as the internal storage is to small for all the modules and some modules are to big for the internal storage.

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