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Running off a router centralized by my ISP (Spectrum.com)
Bought Pioneer April 2019
I want to attach a 2TB USB connected drive, to serve as a backup and a website, but Storage does not find any Removable devices. The 2TB drive is currently configured as NTFS. How do I get it to be seen, and re-format it?
Typically, if you attach a USB disk, it should get automatically mounted ready for use and should show up in ‘Storage’ in ‘System’ section.
As far as I understand, FreedomBox comes out of the box with ntfs support, so that should not be an issue. I regularly test USB disks on my development VM and I know some people have attached USB drives.
Could it be that yours is a powered USB disk and you have not provided power?
Could you run the command ‘dmesg’ and ‘journalctl’ and post the output? You can do this by logging in to a web terminal in the Cockpit app.
That was it, Sunil! Thanks! The drive itself derives all power from the USB connection. It had worked before when connected to my desktop PC. But wait, I had it in a (powered) USB hub, not directly attached to the desktop. So I plugged a powered hub into the FBox and the drive into the hub – and there we go!