Your post of NFS server setup did a great help.
I wrote down what I did in http://dplaycc.tumblr.com/post/2655354541/pogoplug-and-wdtv-sharing-via-nfs.
Thank you very much for your help.
You are welcome!
You are welcome!
Have you tried installing optware-devel and then compiling the Ruby source on the Pogoplug?
You mean you want to connect to the Pogo from Windows? You can ue telnet or better yet PuTTy.
Sorry I have no clue why the HOME key behaves that way. I never use PuTTy; always use ssh via a Linux host.
I would like to use the pogoplug as a full blown NAS. This means obviously getting to my data as well as downloading torrents, running a plex server or connect raspbmc to it… Is it possible to run all these types of services at the same time, since the processor is not that fast and the memory isn’t that much…? Especially torrent clients can be processor- and memory hungry… And are the services stable?
I run transmision. Works fine.
The Pogoplug V2 has a serial header on its printed circuit board. It sits on the edge of the board, next to the JTAG header. The serial header is labeled CON3. I already had to use it once when I locked myself out of the device by screwing up some symbolic links in the file system. The net result was that although the system booted, it did not execute some of its startup scripts and hence I was locked out because the dropbear ssh server and also the telnet daemon were not running. The cloudengines daemon was also not up. Bringing up a console via the serial cable allowed me to quickly fix the problem because it puts you in a root login shell.
I had used a home-brew serial cable with an RS-232 (15V) to 3.3V level shifter IC.
Recently I bought a Nokia CA-42 USB serial cable off eBay for only $1.99 with free shipping. Since most desktops (let alone laptops) don’t have serial D-9 connectors anymore, using serial over USB is to be preferred. The cable I received is probably a clone and not an official Nokia product. Be careful in identifying the wires. I followed a scheme outlined here
Best is to use an Ohm meter and measure which wire connects to which pin on the original connector after cutting the cord. My cable has three wires, colored blue, white and yellow. Clearly, the +3.3V has been omitted and therefore we can assume that the electronics build in the oversized USB A plug are powered via USB.
Seen from top (component side of the board):
------------------------------------------Edge of board------------+ --+---+---+---* *---+---+---+---* | | | | | | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | | --^---^---^---* *---^---^---^---* | J1 (JTAG) CON3  | My cable RS-232 cable Nokia USB 1: 3.3V black red - 2: TXD white brown white 3: RXD black (white) white yellow 4: GND blue black blue
I used minicom on Linux to connect.
If your are mounting NFS then that should work. I do pretty much the same thing: I mount my NSLU2 drive over NFS on the my Pogoplug. My mount command is:
mount -t nfs -o hard,udp,nolock nslu2:/share/hdd/data /mnt/nslu2
Some previous blogs assumed that you know how to “open up your Pogoplug” to allow for additional installation of ipkg packages, a simple package manager used in many embedded Linux systems, notably the Linksys NSLU2.
Since a lot of the original web pages on the subject have disappeared with the move to plugbox and ArchLinux installs, I thought it useful to summarize the process here.
Openpogo is just the name for opening your Pogoplug to install more useful software. The main idea is to create a symbolic link /opt which will point to a directory .opt on a hard disk or any suitable USB mass storage device like a USB thumbdrive. The .opt directory will be populated with several files and directories that make installing ipkg packages possible.
We also add /opt/bin and others to the global PATH variable in /etc/profile. A start up script (/etc/init.d/mount_opt) will find the first device in the list /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdc1, /dev/sdd1 that holds a .opt directory and mount it on /tmp/mnt_opt. From then on, the root user can run the ipkg package manager and install lots of Linux programs and utilities, even
a complete development system with make, compilers, linker etc. Like I said, all this has been described before and hence all credit goes to the original authors, see for instance:
The one requirement is that you have a spare disk or memory stick that you can
experiment with. This USB disk must have a EXT2 or EXT3 Linux file system on
it. (Easily created with fdisk and mke2fs tools on a Linux host).
Here are the steps to follow:
Dear dplaycc, let me know if it works and whether you had to make any changes. It might be interesting if you posted a brief tutorial on connecting WDTV to the Pogoplug.
nmon is a nifty little system monitor that uses the ncurses library to display its output in your terminal window. I natively compiled version 14e for the Pogoplug. It depends on libncurses.so.5 so you better install ncurses via ipkg.
Here it is: nmon. Put it in /opt/bin and make sure it is executable.