Re: How to format the HDD as EXT3 so that it works?
Why is that, do you have some interest in promoting the brand? Who volunteers to work all day every day for free for a private company? It doesn't make sense. Feel free to explain.
Ha, what did I tell you? "Telnet is the only way". I guarantee you I could do it in Debian, regardless of what files need to be created, so it isn't the only way. Very predictable though.
I couldn't care less if you try to help or not. Most of the moderator comments on here are routine responses rather than actual help, no doubt provided to give the impression that help is at hand when in fact AC Ryan are next to powerless because many of the bugs are down the choice of chipset. Choosing Realtek just shows AC Ryan puts purported features ahead of actual functionality.
In my opinion the device is terrible, and the NTFS bug alone makes it unfit for purpose. Two evenings testing it is more than enough. I'm not spending another one just to test Samba on an EXT3 drive. I'll get a PCH, Dune, WDTV or Egreat. They all work as advertised and are only a fraction more expensive, not to mention far quicker and more capable. Thanks for helping me make that decision.
You already moved the review out of the way, but don't worry. It's already the number one hit on Google over on AVForums. I expect Google is what people will use before they find and search these forums: http://www.google.co.uk/search?sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=ac+ryan+first+impressions&btnG=Search&pbx=1&oq=&aq=&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=