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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:11 pm 
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Hello everyone,

At the moment I already have my LaCie Network space for 2 years.
I find that the possibilities of the network space are very very limited so I like to expand it.
Is it right that you first have to root the network space before you can do anything? Is rooting something to be able to install other software on it??
It would be nice if the network space could do following things. Are these things possible?

A webserver so I can put a website on it?
A surveillance station with a webcam in the usb port? The video should be saved on the harddisk when the webcam detects movement.
Putting a hub in the usb-port to control more usb devices?
A usb stick in the usb port with the possibility to have access to the files on the usb stick all over the world?
A fileserver for documents, music, video, ... ?

If this things are not possible. What are all possibilities??
Is there a website with many tutorials to reach all these things?

Thanks a lot!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:36 pm 
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Is it right that you first have to root the network space before you can do anything? Is rooting something to be able to install other software on it??
The verb 'to root' means getting root access, which means you'll have a command line, and 'root rights', the right to access anything. So that is the first thing you need to be able to install extra software, the second thing is the software itself.
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If this things are not possible. What are all possibilities??
*All*? I'm sorry. The storage capacities of this forum won't suffice to list them all. Your networkspace is 'just another Linux server'. But it's limited by it's memory and processing power. (Especially the memory. Only 16MB, which is very low for a NAS).
Have a look here, about what people did with their NSLU2, which has comparable possibilities.
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Is there a website with many tutorials to reach all these things?
I think it's a good idea to have a look at fvdw's firmware.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:43 pm 
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Are there also other firmwares that have not to be installed from linux?
Is this a good tutorial for rooting the network space?
http://blog.hendricksen.eu/2009/07/29/g ... he-device/


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:32 pm 
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Are there also other firmwares that have not to be installed from linux?

I'm afraid not. The box itself runs Linux, which means that the firmware has to be installed on a Linux filesystem. Only Linux (and other Unix-like operating systems) can write to such filesystems.

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Is this a good tutorial for rooting the network space?

If it works for you, it's good. I've written this one myself.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:49 pm 
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Then, I have to install Linux on a computer.
Which Linux based firmwares are there for the Network space? :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:25 pm 
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All of them are Linux based. And I'm only aware of fvdw's version as a complete alternative firmware. Another option is to use optware to expand the possibilities of the stock firmware.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:17 pm 
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When I follow this tutorial: http://lacie.nas-central.org/wiki/Categ ... work_Space

It blocks when I do this:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
# Begin $rc_base/init.d/
# Based on sysklogd script from LFS-3.1 and earlier.
# Rewritten by Gerard Beekmans  - gerard@linuxfromscratch.org
# changed a bit by Juergen Hench to run sshd, made from httpd
# changed a bit by Jimmy B. to create the ssh keys if they do not exist already
. /etc/sysconfig/rc
. $rc_functions
. /etc/packageversion
case "$1" in
    start)
        echo "Starting OpenSSH sshd..."
        # Start OpenSSH server
        if [ ! -r /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key ]; then
            /usr/bin/ssh-keygen -t rsa1 -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key -N ''
        fi
        if [ ! -r /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key ]; then
            /usr/bin/ssh-keygen -b 1024 -t dsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key -N ''
        fi
        /usr/sbin/sshd
        evaluate_retval
        ;;
    stop)
        echo "Stopping sshd..."
        killproc sshd
        ;;
    restart)
        $0 stop
        sleep 1
        $0 start
        ;;
    status)
        statusproc sshd
        ;;
    *)
    echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|status}"
    exit 1
    ;;
esac
# End $rc_base/init.d/


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:05 pm 
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What do you mean by 'do this'? That's a script. Does your NS block when putting that script on the box, or when you execute it, and if yes, with what parameter?

Did you provide *nix line endings?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:58 pm 
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When I put the script in telnet. It says "The connection with the host was lost".


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:07 pm 
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You're not supposed to 'put the script in telnet'. You should create the script on a share, and then copy/move it to /etc/rc.d/init.d/


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:17 am 
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The wiki is not complete and users without linux knowledge will have problems.

I registered but still I can't edit the wiki to add/improve things, How can gain edit permissions on the wiki? Please help.

Ringmaster
http://miqueridopinwino.blogspot.com
My tutorial for changing hard disk on the Lacie Network Space in spanish


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Ringmaster wrote:
The wiki is not complete
No. When is a wiki ever complete?

Ringmaster wrote:
I registered but still I can't edit the wiki to add/improve things,
Strange. AFAIK everyone with a login is allowed to edit the wiki. Did you also login on the Wiki? Does it show you as being logged in?


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