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Old 12-17-2011, 03:57 PM   #16
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I did try a new usb stick (the same one I used to make a Linux live usb stick so I could try and format the drive on another machine as per kamaradski1 comment)
but no change.

I shut down the router and did a clean boot I then plugged in the USB driver here is the dmesg output

root@MusicMan:~#  dmesg                        
CPU revision is: 00029029
Primary instruction cache 16kB, physically tagged, 4-way, linesize 16 bytes.
Primary data cache 16kB, 2-way, linesize 16 bytes.
Linux version ( (gcc version 3.4.6 (OpenWrt-2.0)) #33 Mon Oct 31 19:36:25 CET 2011
Setting the PFC to its default value
Determined physical RAM map:
 memory: 01000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
On node 0 totalpages: 4096
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock2 rootfstype=squashfs,jffs2 init=/etc/preinit noinitrd console=ttyS0,115200
CPU: BCM5354 rev 3 at 240 MHz
Using 120.000 MHz high precision timer.
Calibrating delay loop... 238.38 BogoMIPS
Memory: 14240k/16384k available (1447k kernel code, 2144k reserved, 100k data, 84k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Checking for 'wait' instruction...  unavailable.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: no core
PCI: Fixing up bus 0
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
Registering mini_fo version $Id$
devfs: v1.12c (20020818) Richard Gooch (
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
JFFS2 version 2.1. (C) 2001 Red Hat, Inc., designed by Axis Communications AB.
squashfs: version 3.0 (2006/03/15) Phillip Lougher
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0xb8000300 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0xb8000400 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
b44.c:v0.93 (Mar, 2004)
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:01.0 to 64
eth0: Broadcom 47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet bc:ae:c5:a7:8e:0f
Physically mapped flash: Found an alias at 0x400000 for the chip at 0x0
Physically mapped flash: Found an alias at 0x800000 for the chip at 0x0
Physically mapped flash: Found an alias at 0xc00000 for the chip at 0x0
Physically mapped flash: Found an alias at 0x1000000 for the chip at 0x0
Physically mapped flash: Found an alias at 0x1400000 for the chip at 0x0
Physically mapped flash: Found an alias at 0x1800000 for the chip at 0x0
Physically mapped flash: Found an alias at 0x1c00000 for the chip at 0x0
 Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query Table v1.1 at 0x0040
number of CFI chips: 1
cfi_cmdset_0002: Disabling fast programming due to code brokenness.
Flash device: 0x400000 at 0x1c000000
bootloader size: 131072
Physically mapped flash: Filesystem type: squashfs, size=0x1a811d
Creating 5 MTD partitions on "Physically mapped flash":
0x00000000-0x00020000 : "cfe"
0x00020000-0x003f0000 : "linux"
0x0009c000-0x00250000 : "rootfs"
mtd: partition "rootfs" doesn't start on an erase block boundary -- force read-only
0x003f0000-0x00400000 : "nvram"
0x00250000-0x003f0000 : "rootfs_data"
sflash: found no supported devices
Initializing Cryptographic API
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 1024 bind 2048)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Ethernet Bridge 008 for NET4.0
802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <>
All bugs added by David S. Miller <>
VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly.
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 84k freed
diag: Detected 'ASUS WL-520gU'
b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.
roboswitch: Probing device eth0: found a 5325! It's a 5350.
mini_fo: using base directory: /
mini_fo: using storage directory: /overlay SIZE compression mode activated.
b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
eth0.0: add 01:00:5e:00:00:01 mcast address to master interface
eth0.1: add 01:00:5e:00:00:01 mcast address to master interface
eth0.0: dev_set_promiscuity(master, 1)
device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
device eth0.0 entered promiscuous mode
br-lan: port 1(eth0.0) entering learning state
br-lan: port 1(eth0.0) entering forwarding state
br-lan: topology change detected, propagating
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:05.0 to 64
wl0: wlc_attach: chiprev 3 coreunit 0 corerev 13 cccap 0x104007ea maccap 0x30482205 band 2.4G, phy_type 5 phy_rev 0 ana_rev 6
wl0: Broadcom BCM4318 802.11 Wireless Controller
CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
SB USB20H init
SB USB20H resetting
USB20H fcr: 0x64
USB20H shim cr: 0x8f7
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:03.1 to 64
ehci_hcd 00:03.1: PCI device 14e4:471a
ehci_hcd 00:03.1: irq 6, pci mem b8003800
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ehci_hcd 00:03.1: illegal capability!
ehci_hcd 00:03.1: USB 0.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2003-Dec-29/2.4
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
ip_conntrack version 2.1 (5953 buckets, 5953 max) - 352 bytes per conntrack
uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
usb.c: registered new driver acm
acm.c: v0.21:USB Abstract Control Model driver for USB modems and ISDN adapters
usb.c: registered new driver serial
usbserial.c: USB Serial support registered for Generic
usbserial.c: USB Serial Driver core v1.4
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
device wl0 entered promiscuous mode
wl0: attempt to add interface with same source address.
br-lan: port 2(wl0) entering learning state
br-lan: port 2(wl0) entering forwarding state
br-lan: topology change detected, propagating
hub.c: new USB device 00:03.1-1, assigned address 2
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
  Vendor: USB0605B  Model: Flash Disk        Rev: 2.00
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 1007929 512-byte hdwr sectors (516 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
Partition check:
 /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 2


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