Can't enable root - Home Media CE 2TB

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mspector
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Can't enable root - Home Media CE 2TB

Post by mspector » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:07 pm

Hello all,

I want to install a better torrent client in my HMCE, and I understand I need to enable root access for that.

However, I've tried following the steps in this post http://iomega.nas-central.org/wiki/Root ... _Media_CE) and I can't upgrade the firmware - it just says "The software could not be updated." (I'm using the file enable_telnet.tgz.encrypted provided in that link; renamed it to enable_telnet.tgz.

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So, can someone please help me with that (without disassembling the drive)?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Cheers!

seidler2547
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Re: Can't enable root - Home Media CE 2TB

Post by seidler2547 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:56 pm

That wiki page is a bit of a mess. Here's the only relevant part:

- Go to http://<IP ADDRESS OF NAS>/diagnostics.html
- Tick checkbox to enable SSH.
- Upon restart, login with username 'root' and password 'soho<admin password>' (All one word. Example:'sohoabc123'. If no admin account is set- just 'soho')

mspector
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Re: Can't enable root - Home Media CE 2TB

Post by mspector » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:33 am

Hello seidler2547,

Cheers! It worked like a charm!

However, after that, instead of trying new torrent clients, I'm giving OpenMediaVault a try. Seems good so far.

Thanks and happy new year! :)

ocie
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Re: Can't enable root - Home Media CE 2TB

Post by ocie » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:12 pm

Sorry if this is now dead....

I can access via putty, however the file structure is read only.

I must be missing something obvious. Any suggestions welcomed.

Thanks

seidler2547
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Re: Can't enable root - Home Media CE 2TB

Post by seidler2547 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:35 pm

ocie wrote:Sorry if this is now dead....

I can access via putty, however the file structure is read only.

I must be missing something obvious. Any suggestions welcomed.
No, the system files are indeed read-only. The data partition is, of course, mounted read+write.

Stefan

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