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  • Stream entire libraries of music, movies and photos to an iPhone, iPad, or Android device
  • No storage limits
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  • Permanent storage and backup of all photos and videos taken using the mobile device. Content trickles back to Pogoplug Mobile in the background with no action required by the user
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  • Compatible with: iPhone iPad: OS 4.2 or later; Android: OS 2.1 or later
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#91
Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
I got the E02 and still am trying to learn to put Arch, Samba, NTFS, Sickbeard, Sabnzbd on it. The reason why is it uses less electricity than my laptop.
Thanks, Thats what I found doing a bit of research a lot of guys for a long time now been using this to save power and hacking it to do other stuff also. Seems like there is a market for a stand alone plex device with the power usage of a pogoplug device. (unless something is already doing that)
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#92
Quote from eibgrad View Post :
Yeah, we're all out a whopping $15. I think I'll risk it. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
Mee too.
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#93
Quote from eibgrad View Post :
Yeah, we're all out a whopping $15. I think I'll risk it. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
I look forward to your review and comments
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#94
Quote from bkdg100 View Post :
love to hear what cams you got going and what drivers you dug up . i have a c310 i was hoping to configure with a pogo.
I have one that is the Logitech C310, I also have tried the C270, it worked, but it met an early death when I tried to remove the glass IR filter from atop the CCD.. R.I.P.

Also, I have gotten a couple Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000 cameras on clearance for like $15 from staples, those seem to work great. Archlinux has the UVC drivers built in, using commands dmesg or lsusb will show you if it is detected or not (After you have installed archlinuxarm, that is).
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#95
For iOS would it work like Apple TV air play?
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#96
Quote from Elpee View Post :
If if the Pogoplug cloud goes offline , doesn't matter.Smilie
If the Pogoplug goes out of business, we who bought Pogoplug are screwed. Mad
Or you can put on Samba which I did and I can control all USB drives to any computer or media device.
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#97
Could I access my movie collection from friends/families houses?
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#98
3tb drives ok on this? Ntfs? It can work like a simple nas server too right?
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#99
Got one of these hoping to use Samba with my NTFS formatted drive. Then install Sickbeard, Sab, CP on this.

I am a Noob at linux and let me tell you that if you get this you better be able to spend some time with this to get it setup. I have been on the forums trying to get issues worked out. The Samba wiki has been deleted from ArchLinux and it seems everyone uses a different method to get Samba. So each time you ask for help it is like a different method.

Can anyone here tell me how to get Samba on this? I installed Samba with Pacman and tried figuring out the conf file. Then how do I mount my NTFS USB Hard drive to be seen in Samba and written to?

Anyone here have a step by step how they got Samba working with NTFS? The old wiki from SD had a method but the link to Samba install has been taken off of ArchLinux.

Thanks.
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#100
Quote from yazyazoo View Post :

Anyone here have a step by step how they got Samba working with NTFS? The old wiki from SD had a method but the link to Samba install has been taken off of ArchLinux.

Thanks.

So here's the method I used to get my Pogoplug E02 to read NTFS drives.

[Installation Process]

1:Install ArchLinux from Site
Pogo E02 pink [archlinuxarm.org]

2:Install Samba
pacman -Sy Samba

3:Install NTFS Support
pacman -Sy ntfs-3g

4:Configure a folder in which anyone on my hardwired network/lan can access
IE: (making a public folder) all I did was copy any paste this "rty" instructions
Making a public folder [archlinuxarm.org]

5: After making the directory and configuring that folder I mounted the created folder to my NTFS HD.

#Get drive list by doing the following command
lsblk

#Mount directory onto External
mount /dev/sdXN #X=the drive letter and N=The drive number

#for example when I did the command "lsblk" my drive where listed below
/dev/sda1 #this was my thumb drive
/dev/sdb1 #this was my NTFS drive

#therefore I mounted my "Public" folder to my NTFS HD by the following command
mount /dev/sdb1 /public

6: Once you do that you have to run this command to restart samba

#Restarting Samba run these commands
systemctl restart smbd
systemctl restart nmbd

The only annoying thing is that doing this when I have to power down the whole thing, I have to disconnect all my drives from the pogo and only leave the Archlinux thumb drive in or it will not boot. Im a noob also at linux so its better than nothing lol! After letting the "ALARM" Boot, I just go back into it, I reconnect my drives and mount the drives again. Its takes like 10 mins to remount the drives but beats banging my head to try to do a work around and have it fail and dont know what to do. PM me if something doesnt work out.

Remember to do these commands to reboot/poweroff pogo or you will have to reinstall it over agian (found out the hard way couple times)

#if you just want to reboot
reboot

#if you want to unplug your pogo
poweroff


#Little Cosmetic commands in which you can run to change the orange led back to green with these two commands
echo none > /sys/class/leds/status\:blue\:health/trigger

echo default-on > /sys/class/leds/status\:green\:health/trigger
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Last edited by ls5280 March 3, 2013 at 11:32 PM
#101
Quote from ls5280 View Post :
So here's the method I used to get my Pogoplug to read NTFS drives.

[Installation Process]

1:Install ArchLinux from Site

2:Install Samba
pacman -Sy Samba

3:Install NTFS Support
pacman -Sy ntfs-3g

4:Configure a folder in which anyone on my hardwired network/lan can access
IE: (making a public folder) all I did was copy any paste this "rty" instructions
Making a public folder [archlinuxarm.org]

5: After making the directory and configuring that folder I mounted the created folder to my NTFS HD.

#Get drive list by doing the following command
lsblk

#Mount directory onto External
mount /dev/sbXN #X=the drive letter and N=The drive number

6: Once you do that you have to run this command to restart samba

#Restarting Samba run these commands
systemctl restart smbd
systemctl restart nmbd
So on step 4 is that creating a folder on my NTFS drive for the network PC's can see? You just copied rty settings into your own? Did you make a Unix and Samba password?

So do you when do you plug the external hard drive into the Pogo? After install Samba and NTFS support?

Then once I plug it in I should see the drive under network in my windows pc, correct?

Also will this mount automatically if the Pogoplug gets unplugged so when it starts up everything will be working?

when I do lsblk command I get this
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda 8:0 1 7.5G 0 disk
??sda1 8:1 1 7.5G 0 part
sdb 8:16 0 1.4T 0 disk
??sdb1 8:17 0 1.4T 0 part

How do I fill in missing information for the drive for the mount command?

mount /dev/sb??


Thanks for the reply
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Last edited by yazyazoo March 3, 2013 at 11:32 PM
#102
Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
So on step 4 is that creating a folder on my NTFS drive for the network PC's can see? You just copied rty settings into your own? Did you make a Unix and Samba password?

So do you when do you plug the external hard drive into the Pogo? After install Samba and NTFS support?

Then once I plug it in I should see the drive under network in my windows pc, correct?

Thanks for the reply
Yes, a shared folder on the linux box actually but yup, essentially a folder that will be shared. You can put a drive in after "ALARM" has boot, even with nothing installed into the linux box, having anything plugged in, other then the linux boot thumb will not let the thing boot.
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Last edited by ls5280 March 3, 2013 at 11:20 PM
#103
Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
So on step 4 is that creating a folder on my NTFS drive for the network PC's can see? You just copied rty settings into your own? Did you make a Unix and Samba password?

So do you when do you plug the external hard drive into the Pogo? After install Samba and NTFS support?

Then once I plug it in I should see the drive under network in my windows pc, correct?

Also will this mount automatically if the Pogoplug gets unplugged so when it starts up everything will be working?

when I do lsblk command I get this
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda 8:0 1 7.5G 0 disk
??sda1 8:1 1 7.5G 0 part
sdb 8:16 0 1.4T 0 disk
??sdb1 8:17 0 1.4T 0 part

How do I fill in missing information for the drive for the mount command?

mount /dev/sb??


Thanks for the reply
Looks like you only have one drive in along with your thumb drive. Dont mind those funky aa, just the 4 letter/number after it. Do this command:

mount /dev/sdb1 /(whatever you created as a folder here)

IE I created a folder named fishes I did this:
mkdir /fishes

I would mount it like this:

mount /dev/sdb1 /fishes
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Last edited by ls5280 March 3, 2013 at 11:48 PM
#104
Quote from ls5280 View Post :
Looks like you only have one drive in along with your thumb drive. Dont mind those funky aa, just the 4 letter/number after it. Do this command:

mount /dev/sdb1 /(whatever you created as a folder here)

IE I created a folder named fishes I did this:
mkdir /fishes

I would mount it like this:

mount /dev/sdb1 /fishes
Thanks I am getting much better help here than the Arch forums!!

I tried with a thumb drive and I can see the folder from my windows PC so I am getting much closer. However I couldn't move any files to it. It would show the tranferring box but would never progress. Any suggestions?

What if I have a NTFS hard drive already with movies? The drive names is media and the folder is movies.

Would I do this? I want to make sure so I dont delete my movies


mkdir /media/movies
chmod -R 777 /media/movies
nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

Change my path in conf file to /media/movies

mount /dev/sdb1 /media/movies
systemctl restart smbd
systemctl restart nmbd


Also that poweroff command will let me unplug the Pogo and move it and then when I replug it in it should be working?
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Last edited by yazyazoo March 4, 2013 at 09:49 AM
#105
ls5280

So I am using my Newly formatted NTFS drive with drive name media and folder on the drive named movie.

I followed 'rty' instructions for public

I then mounted my drive with

mount /dev/sdb1 /public

I can now see my from my Win 7 PC the Pogoplug. When I go to map the drive I see a public folder and within the public folder I see movies. I am guessing that when I used mount/dev/sdb1 /public that it didn't care my drive was named media?

So how would I connect another NTFS drive that has old movies on root folder?

Would I just just add another drive to conf file in samba similar to the other one and just change the directory? Could I use a different mkdir line to differentiate the drives or would I use public again?

Thanks
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