Exroot config issues


I’ve just recently purhcased a GLInet GL-MT1300 and I wanted to update AdGuard but the internal storage isn’t big enough so I’ve added in a SanDisc High Endurance 32GB. When I attempt to perform the Exroot config I run into issues with the sd card its self.

The Sd card it’s self doesn’t show as /SDA/ or /SDA1/ as the guide shows instead I get with block info

/dev/mtdblock5: UUID="f28f0cac-34e0f290-926ce6bd-8164daa0" VERSION="4.0" MOUNT="/rom" TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/mtdblock6: MOUNT="/overlay" TYPE="jffs2"
/dev/mmcblk0p1: UUID="62F9-1705" LABEL="UNTITLED" VERSION="FAT32" TYPE="vfat"

Any solutions to fixing this would be greatly appreciated

I think SD must be formatted as EXT4 to work as /overlay.
Also last firmware recommended.

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Just worked on this (for a few hours over several days using GL.iNet and CLI!!) and found the way to reliably access the SD card was to use the procedure here, but on a clean firmware install. Yes, partition for overlay needs to be formatted to ext4


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I know, old thread, but it appears that the opkg package parted is missing from the updated GL.iNet list for Openwrt 19.07. Is this so? (V3.215)


Edit: Need this package to enable Exroot.

Now trying to Extroot on 3.217 and still I get

opkg install block-mount kmod-fs-ext4 e2fsprogs parted
Package block-mount (2020-05-12-84269037-1) installed in root is up to date.
Package kmod-fs-ext4 (4.14.241-1) installed in root is up to date.
Package e2fsprogs (1.44.5-2) installed in root is up to date.
Unknown package 'parted'.
Collected errors:
 * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package parted.

How do I get this installed??

basically you need to format the SD card before putting it into the router

Can someone from gl-inet comment on why parted package is missing?

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Yes, I have installed on several devices before, it is just that it has been missing since at least June 2022!!

Hopefully, when V4 becomes stable, we will not have this problem!!


Is there any workaround for this? Also want to enable Exroot and need parted.

I updated the router to V4 as I got frustrated waiting for parted to be in V3.217.

I have run the Extroot procedure OK in V4.3.6.