[GTALUG] War story: OpenWRT USB access

Kevin Cozens kevin at ve3syb.ca
Wed Jan 7 19:17:28 UTC 2015

On 15-01-07 01:52 PM, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> | From: Giles Orr <gilesorr at gmail.com>
> | I'm willing to try anything by this point, so I installed:
> |
> | kmod-nls-iso8859-1
> | kmod-nls-cp437
> |
> | Test again, and ... I can mount USB storage devices!
> Wow.
> I wonder how you could have figured this out (except via folklore).

I've configured and built Linux kernels many times, although not in recent 
years. The reference to NLS reminded me that I saw references to NLS in 
connection with filesystem support. If I didn't include the right NLS 
support in a kernel I couldn't mount any (V)FAT/NTFS partitions. I had 
completely forgotten about this until now.



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