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    My ideal dream would be convert Linkstation to this :) http://www.iodata.com/usa/products/products.php?cat=HNP&sc=HDL&ts=2&tsc=&sc=HDL&pId=UHDL-300U This HD
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 13, 2004
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      My ideal dream would be convert Linkstation to this :)
      http://www.iodata.com/usa/products/products.php?cat=HNP&sc=HDL&ts=2&tsc=&sc=HDL&pId=UHDL-300U
      This HD looks very similar and has the server already running



      "James Stewart" <wartstew@...> wrote in
      message news:20041214003614.59434.qmail@......
      >
      > I didn't mean to scare or belittle you, but I was just
      > letting you know what you would be getting into. The
      > GNU OS is a tangled web of inter-dependent shared
      > libraries and other executables of conflicting
      > versions. The factory OS on the Linkstation doesn't
      > have any kind of package management database (like RPM
      > or .deb) that helps keep track of all this. It also
      > lacks a lot of tools even to get started on the
      > simplest projects. You will have to learn some of
      > this as well as how to compile programs and maneuver
      > around its cryptic command line shell while using
      > arcane little command line programs. Most of us
      > Linux/Unix geeks think this stuff is well worth
      > learning, but on a LinkStation might be an ugly way to
      > do it. The results you can get with this product
      > originally sold as just a "network hard drive" is sure
      > rewarding however.
      >
      > One hope is that several of us are working on a "user
      > friendly" method of replacing the factory OS with a
      > more standard-featured Linux (in my case Debian) where
      > you can quickly build up an environment where you take
      > on a project like this far easier. I had my
      > LinkStation doing all kinds of crazy stuff after only
      > about 1 day in this direction.
      >
      > Also on the plus side, I did look at OpenShowCenter
      > briefly. It looks like a somewhat simple little web
      > based application server, not unlike the SlimServer
      > application a few people successfully got running. So
      > maybe it won't be as bad as I originally thought.
      >
      > --- "-/\\-" <lifeisfuneh@...> wrote:
      >
      >> I have SG20 ( Toshiba Linux based server) that I
      >> control using webmin
      >> Never had the need to learn Linux since Webmin is
      >> more user friendly :)
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> "Wilson" <sonsondei@...> wrote in
      >> message
      >>
      > news:20041213211620.26322.qmail@......
      >> >
      >> > I agree, as I'm a sys admin in a company..."know
      >> > nothing about Linux" should not even try to access
      >> the
      >> > system as root. I would say it's good for you to
      >> > login as a normal user first, then learn the basic
      >> > linux stuffs..until you really need to do
      >> something as
      >> > root like add/remove/modify users, group, and play
      >> > with the run levels..or even as advance as working
      >> in
      >> > the kernel and the related files...then you can
      >> login
      >> > as root...by that time, you should know and set up
      >> > sudo to root ^^ have fun...
      >> >
      >> > Wilson
      >> >
      >> > --- James Stewart <wartstew@...>
      >> > wrote:
      >> >
      >> >> Probably, but if you currently "know nothing
      >> about
      >> >> Linux" you'll be in for a steep learning curve if
      >> >> you
      >> >> attempt it. We are all working on making all
      >> this
      >> >> sort of stuff easier however, so be patient and
      >> >> start
      >> >> leaning as much as possible about Linux (it's
      >> >> rewarding!)
      >> >> --- "-/\\-" <lifeisfuneh@...>
      >> >> wrote:
      >> >>
      >> >> > Is it possible to install OpenShowCenter on the
      >> >> > Linkstation ?
      >> >> >
      >> >>
      >> >
      >>
      > http://openshowcenter.sourceforge.net/Mambo/index.php
      >> >> >
      >> >> > I know nothing about Linux ( I'm Webmin user :)
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Thanks
      >> >> >
      >> >>
      >> >>
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