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Adorama via eBay has Pogoplug Classic Media Sharing Device (P21 Black or B01 Pink) for $17 with free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

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Edited December 28, 2012 at 01:46 PM by widgit

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#181
Quote from pankajdarure View Post :
Thanks Smilie.

So half of the battle seems to be complete...Wink
The ArcLinux is installation done and in the new SSH window the prompt is now Pogoplug:~s Smilie

So for that Samba installation I use the same (putty) technique correct ?,
Also, which config file should I use? The one mentioned on this page?
http://archlinuxarm.org/support/g...ions/samba

My requirement is only for sharing my standard/USB HDDs on local/home LAN for media sharing and nothing else. So do I need to edit the sample config file they have provided?
Pogoplug prompt is wrong..u r not booting from your ArchLinux..it should be something like root/alarm..otherwise u r still in Pogoplug Linux, not in ArchLinux..

Yes, you do need to edit smb.conf file to make sure your Samba mounts are accessible thru the network.
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#182
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Pogoplug prompt is wrong..u r not booting from your ArchLinux..it should be something like root/alarm..otherwise u r still in Pogoplug Linux, not in ArchLinux..

Yes, you do need to edit smb.conf file to make sure your Samba mounts are accessible thru the network.
Thanks buddy for all the help Smilie
FINALLY I managed to get this whole thing working... (OMG, it took almost 4 hrs of tonight to learn these damn linux commands and concepts...lol)
Anyway,

Here are the tips for others...

1. Installing ArchLinux is straight forward...Smilie Just follow (copy-paste) each step here [archlinuxarm.org]

2. The messy part is that bloody Samba installation...lol
Just follow this article [archlinuxarm.org]
In that config file, use the path = /mnt/ (if you use xyz instead of mnt, use xyz instead of mnt in the below commands in step 3)
Once you reach "Starting the Server" section. To start the Samba server you need to run /etc/rc.d/samba restart and not rc.d [start|stop|restart] samba as it says...!!!

3. Mounting the USB storage devices like flash drives/HDDs etc
- attach the storage device
- run blkid -o list -c /dev/null command
Now you should see a list all the USB devices attached. From the label field/column identify the one which is your storage device. let's say it's /dev/sdb1
- Finally just run these commands for mounting it
mkdir /mnt/usbstick
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbstick
That's it...!!!
Now if you go to any other computer on your home LAN and type Pogo's ip e.g. \\192.168.x.x, you should see the devices... Smilie

PS: Hi Bagira, pls correct me if I did/said something wrong... Smilie
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#183
Quote from Bagira View Post :
Pogoplug prompt is wrong..u r not booting from your ArchLinux..it should be something like root/alarm..otherwise u r still in Pogoplug Linux, not in ArchLinux..

Yes, you do need to edit smb.conf file to make sure your Samba mounts are accessible thru the network.
Hi Bagira,
By any chance do you know how to get the Plex Media Server installed/running on this Pogo/ARM ? This way I want to stream local media on my Roku Smilie

thanks again for everything.
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#184
Quote from pankajdarure View Post :
Hi Bagira,
By any chance do you know how to get the Plex Media Server installed/running on this Pogo/ARM ? This way I want to stream local media on my Roku Smilie

thanks again for everything.
try the Linux server, if u wish so.
I have never tried it though.
It is a headless machine, with no input except SSH and no video.
It might work, Plex team has Linux app, look for it.


But I use PMS on Windows and use Pogo drives for media.


P.S. Actually there is no support for PMS on ArchLinux. only Ubuntu, Fedora and CentOS.

To stream your local media to Roku you need to install Plex channel on your Roku.
http://plexapp.com/roku/
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#185
Quote from pankajdarure View Post :
Thanks buddy for all the help Smilie
FINALLY I managed to get this whole thing working... (OMG, it took almost 4 hrs of tonight to learn these damn linux commands and concepts...lol)
Anyway,

Here are the tips for others...

1. Installing ArchLinux is straight forward...Smilie Just follow (copy-paste) each step here [archlinuxarm.org]

2. The messy part is that bloody Samba installation...lol
Just follow this article [archlinuxarm.org]
In that config file, use the path = /mnt/ (if you use xyz instead of mnt, use xyz instead of mnt in the below commands in step 3)
Once you reach "Starting the Server" section. To start the Samba server you need to run /etc/rc.d/samba restart and not rc.d [start|stop|restart] samba as it says...!!!

3. Mounting the USB storage devices like flash drives/HDDs etc
- attach the storage device
- run blkid -o list -c /dev/null command
Now you should see a list all the USB devices attached. From the label field/column identify the one which is your storage device. let's say it's /dev/sdb1
- Finally just run these commands for mounting it
mkdir /mnt/usbstick
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbstick
That's it...!!!
Now if you go to any other computer on your home LAN and type Pogo's ip e.g. \\192.168.x.x, you should see the devices... Smilie

PS: Hi Bagira, pls correct me if I did/said something wrong... Smilie
If you see the computer named "ALARM" from your Windows machine in the Network window, can double-click on it and access attached to Pogo USB drives - congratulations, you have done it!
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#186
Quote from Bagira View Post :
try the Linux server, if u wish so.
I have never tried it though.
It is a headless machine, with no input except SSH and no video.
It might work, Plex team has Linux app, look for it.


But I use PMS on Windows and use Pogo drives for media.


P.S. Actually there is no support for PMS on ArchLinux. only Ubuntu, Fedora and CentOS.

To stream your local media to Roku you need to install Plex channel on your Roku.
http://plexapp.com/roku/
By PMS do you mean
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index....ediaserver
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#187
Quote from teetee1 View Post :
By PMS do you mean
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index....ediaserver
No, Plex Media Server - http://www.plexapp.com/getplex/
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#188
Quote from Bagira View Post :
No, Plex Media Server - http://www.plexapp.com/getplex/
So even though I got my whole Arch Linux + Samba thing working, I can't get this PMS working. If I want to run PMS, I need to get rid of this whole thing and install Linux server?

Or do I just keep the whole thing as it is and install Linux server on top of existing setup?
Edit: Sorry, I see that you already mentioned "no PMS on Arch Linux, only Ubantu"
Do you think this [archlinux.org] or this [archlinux.org] will work?
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#189
Quote from pankajdarure View Post :
So even though I got my whole Arch Linux + Samba thing working, I can't get this PMS working. If I want to run PMS, I need to get rid of this whole thing and install Linux server?

Or do I just keep the whole thing as it is and install Linux server on top of existing setup?
Edit: Sorry, I see that you already mentioned "no PMS on Arch Linux, only Ubantu"
Do you think this [archlinux.org] or this [archlinux.org] will work?
Interesting stuff. I might try it and buy another Pogo just for this.

But as of now,
Pogoplug w/ArchLinux is nothing but poor mans NAS - at least in my case.
Plex Media Server is running on Windows machine, just an old m1210 Dell.
Plex channel is installed on my Roku XS, so I can watch all my media on the screen w/Roku attached.

But if Pogo can run Plex server, it would be great.

I'll investigate.
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#190
Quote from pankajdarure View Post :
Thanks buddy for all the help Smilie
FINALLY I managed to get this whole thing working... (OMG, it took almost 4 hrs of tonight to learn these damn linux commands and concepts...lol)
Anyway,

Here are the tips for others...

1. Installing ArchLinux is straight forward...Smilie Just follow (copy-paste) each step here [archlinuxarm.org]

2. The messy part is that bloody Samba installation...lol
Just follow this article [archlinuxarm.org]
In that config file, use the path = /mnt/ (if you use xyz instead of mnt, use xyz instead of mnt in the below commands in step 3)
Once you reach "Starting the Server" section. To start the Samba server you need to run /etc/rc.d/samba restart and not rc.d [start|stop|restart] samba as it says...!!!

3. Mounting the USB storage devices like flash drives/HDDs etc
- attach the storage device
- run blkid -o list -c /dev/null command
Now you should see a list all the USB devices attached. From the label field/column identify the one which is your storage device. let's say it's /dev/sdb1
- Finally just run these commands for mounting it
mkdir /mnt/usbstick
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbstick
That's it...!!!
Now if you go to any other computer on your home LAN and type Pogo's ip e.g. \\192.168.x.x, you should see the devices... Smilie

PS: Hi Bagira, pls correct me if I did/said something wrong... Smilie
Thanks for the write up, I am stuck at starting samba, /etc/rc.d/samba restart gave me a lot of errors:
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 3: /etc/rc.conf: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 4: /etc/rc.d/functions: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 3: /etc/rc.conf: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 4: /etc/rc.d/functions: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 30: stat_busy: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 42: rm_daemon: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 43: stat_done: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 3: /etc/rc.conf: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 4: /etc/rc.d/functions: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 12: stat_busy: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 24: add_daemon: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 25: stat_done: command not found


The samba install itself went fine.
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#191
Quote from Bagira View Post :
Interesting stuff. I might try it and buy another Pogo just for this.

But as of now,
Pogoplug w/ArchLinux is nothing but poor mans NAS - at least in my case.
Plex Media Server is running on Windows machine, just an old m1210 Dell.
Plex channel is installed on my Roku XS, so I can watch all my media on the screen w/Roku attached.

But if Pogo can run Plex server, it would be great.

I'll investigate.
Sure... thanks in advSmilie.
I am also going to use more or less same like your setup, except that I don't want to keep my Windows machine running only for this...Smilie Smilie. That's why I wanted to leave the PMS running (if possible) all the time on Pogo.
But unless there is a "idiot man's guide" for PMS installation from ArchLinux prompt (same like Arch Linux Installation article we all are referring) I can't do anything as my Linux knowledge is below "zero"...lol.
Damn...!!! even Jailbreaking/unlocking iPhone is easier than these linux commands...lmao
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#192
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Thanks for the write up, I am stuck at starting samba, /etc/rc.d/samba restart gave me a lot of errors:
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 3: /etc/rc.conf: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 4: /etc/rc.d/functions: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 3: /etc/rc.conf: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 4: /etc/rc.d/functions: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 30: stat_busy: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 42: rm_daemon: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 43: stat_done: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 3: /etc/rc.conf: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 4: /etc/rc.d/functions: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 12: stat_busy: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 24: add_daemon: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 25: stat_done: command not found


The samba install itself went fine.
try
systemctl restart smbd
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#193
Quote from cowguy View Post :
Thanks for the write up, I am stuck at starting samba, /etc/rc.d/samba restart gave me a lot of errors:
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 3: /etc/rc.conf: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 4: /etc/rc.d/functions: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 3: /etc/rc.conf: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 4: /etc/rc.d/functions: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 30: stat_busy: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 42: rm_daemon: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 43: stat_done: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 3: /etc/rc.conf: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 4: /etc/rc.d/functions: No such file or directory
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 12: stat_busy: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 24: add_daemon: command not found
/etc/rc.d/samba: line 25: stat_done: command not found


The samba install itself went fine.
Yeah... even I got those... I feel these are due to upates in the installation script or something...!!!

But the thing is, even after these errors, the Samba seems to be working (at least my USB sticks are accessible from \\192.168.1.x path)... Smilie Smilie
But you are right, someone (who knows linux) has to fix the server start script to avoid these errors.

Hi Bagira, any idea why are we all getting these errors above when we run /etc/rc.d/samba restart ? Should we be worried? Smilie

One more thing, once a drive is mounted and is working fine, if you remove/disconnect that drive from Pogo, it gets unmounted (which is expected Smilie). But if you put it back again, it doesn't get auto-mounted again...!!! You have to run the mount command again...!!!
Which means, I think, if you power off your external USB HDDs (which is what I do when I am not using them) and then power those on again when you actually need those, you need to mount all of them back again...!!!
Not so cool but again "beggars are not choosers"... <wink>.
ArchLinux/Samba should automatically detect as soon as a new device is connected to Pogo and mount it back based on the UUID (The way Windows detects a USB device and mounts it automatically).
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#194
Quote from pankajdarure View Post :
Sure... thanks in advSmilie.
I am also going to use more or less same like your setup, except that I don't want to keep my Windows machine running only for this...Smilie Smilie. That's why I wanted to leave the PMS running (if possible) all the time on Pogo.
But unless there is a "edit man's guide" for PMS installation from ArchLinux prompt (same like Arch Linux Installation article we all are referring) I can't do anything as my Linux knowledge is below "zero"...lol.
Damn...!!! even Jailbreaking/unlocking iPhone is easier than these linux commands...lmao
But you learn on the way, don't forget. This is a value by itself.
I am sure now you can do it in your sleep Smilie

The problem with Linux / Unix is there are too many flavors of it. And instructions mostly incomplete. And some commands work in one distro, but don't work in another etc. etc. etc.
But once you know basic concepts of Unix, you can figure the rest easily.
Learning curve is tough, I admit.
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#195
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try
systemctl restart smbd
ran that followed by /etc/rc.d/samba restart and still got the same errors
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