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December 30, 2011, at 01:17 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Note: See below addendum for QUICK INSTALL.

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Note: See addendum below for QUICK INSTALL.

Detailed installation instructions:

December 30, 2011, at 01:12 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Note: See below addendum for QUICK INSTALL.

December 30, 2011, at 10:28 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Note: Pogoplug Pro/Video/V3(P21/B0xs/Series4) (basically, models with BusyBox? newer than 1.7) has a different setup:\\

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Note: Pogoplug Pro/Video/V3(P21/B0xs/Series4) (basically, models with BusyBox newer than 1.7) has a different setup:\\

December 30, 2011, at 10:27 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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(None of the modifications here are advocated by Cloud Engines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloud Engines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (V1, V2, Pro, Video, V3(P21), and Biz), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars/GoFlex or any other device that can load Optware. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)\\

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(None of the modifications here are advocated by Cloud Engines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloud Engines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (V1, V2, Biz, Pro, Video, V3(P21), and Series4), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars/GoFlex or any other device that can load Optware. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)\\

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Note: Pogoplug Pro/Video/V3(P21) (basically the PLX OXNAS Family) has a different setup:\\

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Note: Pogoplug Pro/Video/V3(P21/B0xs/Series4) (basically, models with BusyBox? newer than 1.7) has a different setup:\\

November 23, 2011, at 09:54 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Addendum: Quick install files:\\\

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Addendum: Quick install files:\\\

November 23, 2011, at 09:52 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling. You can also "roll" your own kernel, direct your root file system to usb, and build your own Busybox, so in essence creating your own "PlugOS" like the NSLU2 "SlugOS".

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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling, and How To do Stuff. You can also "roll" your own kernel, direct your root file system to usb, and build your own Busybox, so in essence creating your own "PlugOS" like the NSLU2 "SlugOS".

November 23, 2011, at 09:51 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling. You can also "roll" your own kernel, direct your root file system to usb, and build your own Busybox, so in essence creating your own "PlugOS" like the NSLU2 "SlugOS".

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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling. You can also "roll" your own kernel, direct your root file system to usb, and build your own Busybox, so in essence creating your own "PlugOS" like the NSLU2 "SlugOS".

October 25, 2011, at 06:40 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Forums for the NSLU2-General/Optware can be submitted to:

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Questions can be submitted to the NSLU2-General/Optware Forum (not only for the NSLU2 platform but also for other platforms - see targets at left sidebar):

September 09, 2011, at 11:08 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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SlugOS - SlugOS/LE 5.3 Beta (Other Targets) at http://www.slug-firmware.net/ can actually be adapted to run on Plug Computers. You can use the CloudEngines? stock kernel and point root (using blparam) to the usb drive. Since it is also a Busybox based system it works pretty well. You can then install Optware on top of it. Needless to say, you will need to use the stock CE modules by transferring the contents of /lib/modules on to the usb drive. See note below.

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SlugOS - SlugOS/LE 5.3 Beta (Other Targets) at http://www.slug-firmware.net/ can actually be adapted to run on Plug Computers. You can use the Cloud Engines stock kernel and point root (using blparam) to the usb drive. Since it is also a Busybox based system it works pretty well. You can then install Optware on top of it. Needless to say, you will need to use the stock CE modules by transferring the contents of /lib/modules on to the usb drive. See note below.

September 09, 2011, at 11:06 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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SlugOS - SlugOS/LE 5.3 Beta (Other Targets) at http://www.slug-firmware.net/ can actually be adapted to run on Plug Computers. You can use the CloudEngines? stock kernel and point root (using blparam) to the usb drive. Since it is also a Busybox based system it works pretty well. You can then install Optware on top of it. Needless to say, you will need to use the stock CE modules by transferring the contents of /lib/modules on to the usb drive. See note below.

September 02, 2011, at 07:10 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Note: It is also possible to place kernel in NAND and point to rootfs on USB. See "http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,2124,5537#msg-5537" or "http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/arm/2011-July/001622.html" (assuming these links still exists). Just like SlugOS, you can also install Optware on top of some of these distributions by using the quick install on the opt directory (no need for the wget hack) and linking to /opt/bin/ipkg from /usr/sbin ("ln -s /opt/bin/ipkg /usr/sbin/"). Launch the optware apps using that start files in /opt/etc/init.d with a call from /etc/rc.local. If you are using a PLX Oxnas platform, installing optware usbutils may resolve some of the segmentation faults that occurs if certain devices requiring an ohci driver are plugged in and typing "lsusb".

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Note: It is also possible to place kernel in NAND and point to rootfs on USB. See "http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,2124,5537#msg-5537" or "http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/arm/2011-July/001622.html" (assuming these links still exists). Just like SlugOS, you can also install Optware on top of some of these distributions by using the quick install on the opt directory (no need for the wget hack) and linking to /opt/bin/ipkg from /usr/sbin ("ln -s /opt/bin/ipkg /usr/sbin/"). Launch the optware apps using that start files in /opt/etc/init.d with a call from /etc/rc.local.

September 01, 2011, at 08:26 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Note: It is also possible to place kernel in NAND and point to rootfs on USB see "http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,2124,5537#msg-5537" or "http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/arm/2011-July/001622.html". Just like SlugOS, you can also install Optware on top of some of these distributions by using the quick install on the opt directory (no need for the wget hack) and linking to /opt/bin/ipkg from /usr/sbin ("ln -s /opt/bin/ipkg /usr/sbin/"). Launch the optware apps using that start files in /opt/etc/init.d with a call from /etc/rc.local. If you are using a PLX Oxnas platform, installing optware usbutils may resolve some of the segmentation faults that occurs if certain devices requiring an ohci driver are plugged in and typing "lsusb".

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Note: It is also possible to place kernel in NAND and point to rootfs on USB. See "http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,2124,5537#msg-5537" or "http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/arm/2011-July/001622.html" (assuming these links still exists). Just like SlugOS, you can also install Optware on top of some of these distributions by using the quick install on the opt directory (no need for the wget hack) and linking to /opt/bin/ipkg from /usr/sbin ("ln -s /opt/bin/ipkg /usr/sbin/"). Launch the optware apps using that start files in /opt/etc/init.d with a call from /etc/rc.local. If you are using a PLX Oxnas platform, installing optware usbutils may resolve some of the segmentation faults that occurs if certain devices requiring an ohci driver are plugged in and typing "lsusb".

September 01, 2011, at 08:22 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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The Pogoplug and Dockstars natively use Busybox Linux in different versions. Optware is used to add extra packages to supplement the Busybox Linux environment (or others such as ArchLinuxARM?, Debian, etc.) and as such targeted for embedded systems with limited storage/memory capabilities. To install Optware, you need to install ipkg. IPKG is the installer for Optware. This guide will describe how to install ipkg (preferably to an external drive). For the Pro, wget also needs to be installed since it has an older Busybox version. If you have access to a non-Pro version, you can copy its Busybox in place of the Pro Busysbox to get added functionality.

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The Pogoplug, Dockstars, and other ARM devices based on Pogoplugs natively use Busybox Linux in different versions. Optware is used to add extra packages to supplement the Busybox Linux environment (or others such as ArchLinuxARM, Debian, etc.) and as such targeted for embedded systems with limited storage/memory capabilities. It is not an OS! It is a supplemental package distribution system which employs a package manager, repository, and packages, similar to aptitude (on which it was based on), pacman, and opkg (which was base on ipkg). To install Optware, you need to install ipkg. IPKG is the installer for Optware. This guide will describe how to install ipkg (preferably to an external drive). For the Pro, wget also needs to be installed since it has an older Busybox version. If you have access to a non-Pro version, you can copy its Busybox in place of the Pro Busysbox to get added functionality.

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Note: It is also possible to place kernel in NAND and point to rootfs on USB see "http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,2124,5537#msg-5537" or "http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/arm/2011-July/001622.html". You can also install Optware on top of some of these distributions by using the quick install on the opt directory (no need for the wget hack) and linking to /opt/bin/ipkg from /usr/sbin ("ln -s /opt/bin/ipkg /usr/sbin/"). Launch the optware apps using that start files in /opt/etc/init.d with a call from /etc/rc.local. If you are using a PLX Oxnas platform, installing optware usbutils may resolve some of the segmentation faults that occurs if certain devices requiring an ohci driver are plugged in and typing "lsusb".

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Note: It is also possible to place kernel in NAND and point to rootfs on USB see "http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,2124,5537#msg-5537" or "http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/arm/2011-July/001622.html". Just like SlugOS, you can also install Optware on top of some of these distributions by using the quick install on the opt directory (no need for the wget hack) and linking to /opt/bin/ipkg from /usr/sbin ("ln -s /opt/bin/ipkg /usr/sbin/"). Launch the optware apps using that start files in /opt/etc/init.d with a call from /etc/rc.local. If you are using a PLX Oxnas platform, installing optware usbutils may resolve some of the segmentation faults that occurs if certain devices requiring an ohci driver are plugged in and typing "lsusb".

September 01, 2011, at 08:07 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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The Pogoplug and Dockstars natively use Busybox Linux in different versions. Optware is used to add extra packages to supplement the Busybox Linux environment. To install Optware, you need to install ipkg. IPKG is the installer for Optware. This guide will describe how to install ipkg (preferably to an external drive). For the Pro, wget also needs to be installed since it has an older Busybox version. If you have access to a non-Pro version, you can copy its Busybox in place of the Pro Busysbox to get added functionality.

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The Pogoplug and Dockstars natively use Busybox Linux in different versions. Optware is used to add extra packages to supplement the Busybox Linux environment (or others such as ArchLinuxARM?, Debian, etc.) and as such targeted for embedded systems with limited storage/memory capabilities. To install Optware, you need to install ipkg. IPKG is the installer for Optware. This guide will describe how to install ipkg (preferably to an external drive). For the Pro, wget also needs to be installed since it has an older Busybox version. If you have access to a non-Pro version, you can copy its Busybox in place of the Pro Busysbox to get added functionality.

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To install other flavors of Linux and are willing to change the stock u-boot (naturally eliminating my.pogoplug.com functionality - although one can unplug the OS usb). It is also possible to place kernel in NAND and point to rootfs on USB:

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To install other flavors of Linux and are willing to change the stock u-boot (naturally eliminating my.pogoplug.com functionality - although one can unplug the OS usb, except for NAND installations, see below).:

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Note: It is also possible to place kernel in NAND and point to rootfs on USB see "http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,2124,5537#msg-5537" or "http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/arm/2011-July/001622.html". You can also install Optware on top of some of these distributions by using the quick install on the opt directory (no need for the wget hack) and linking to /opt/bin/ipkg from /usr/sbin ("ln -s /opt/bin/ipkg /usr/sbin/"). Launch the optware apps using that start files in /opt/etc/init.d with a call from /etc/rc.local. If you are using a PLX Oxnas platform, installing optware usbutils may resolve some of the segmentation faults that occurs if certain devices requiring an ohci driver are plugged in and typing "lsusb".

August 19, 2011, at 01:42 AM by OddballHero -- Plug Optware.
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          "http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/arm/2011-July/001622.html"
July 22, 2011, at 08:24 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling. You can also experiment with the Busybox pivot_root command to switch your root file system. You can also "roll" your own kernel, direct your root file system to usb, and build your own Busybox, so in essence creating your own "PlugOS" like the NSLU2 "SlugOS".

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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling. You can also "roll" your own kernel, direct your root file system to usb, and build your own Busybox, so in essence creating your own "PlugOS" like the NSLU2 "SlugOS".

July 22, 2011, at 06:54 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling. You can also experiment with the Busybox pivot_root command to switch your root file system. You can also "roll" your own kernel, direct your root file system to usb, and build your own Busybox, so in essence creating your own "PlugOS?" like the NSLU2 "SlugOS".

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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling. You can also experiment with the Busybox pivot_root command to switch your root file system. You can also "roll" your own kernel, direct your root file system to usb, and build your own Busybox, so in essence creating your own "PlugOS" like the NSLU2 "SlugOS".

July 22, 2011, at 06:53 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling.

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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling. You can also experiment with the Busybox pivot_root command to switch your root file system. You can also "roll" your own kernel, direct your root file system to usb, and build your own Busybox, so in essence creating your own "PlugOS?" like the NSLU2 "SlugOS".

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 ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux by PlugApps - "http://plugapps.com/" 
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 ArchLinux - ArchLinuxArm - "http://archlinuxarm.org/" 
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             "http://www.archmobile.org/"
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May 27, 2011, at 11:51 PM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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 6.  Due to older busybox, would be a good idea to install "procps", "coreutils", "bash", "findutils", and "psmisc".\\
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 6.  Due to limited busybox, would be a good idea to install "procps", "coreutils", "bash", "findutils", and "psmisc".\\
May 27, 2011, at 11:47 PM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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BEFORE you start modifying the system and once you get telnet or ssh access - Please verify your version of Busybox by typing at the Plug command line "busybox | more". If it says something like "BusyBox? v1.7" on the first line, then follow the standard installation instructions. If it says something like "BusyBox? v1.16", then use the Pogoplug Pro installation.

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BEFORE you start modifying the system and once you get telnet or ssh access - Please verify your version of Busybox by typing at the Plug command line "busybox | more". If it says something like "BusyBox v1.7" on the first line, then follow the standard installation instructions. If it says something like "BusyBox v1.16", then use the Pogoplug Pro installation.

May 27, 2011, at 08:01 PM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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BEFORE you start modifying the system and once you get telnet or ssh access - Please verify your version of Busybox by typing at the Plug command line "busybox | more". If it says "BusyBox? v1.7" on the first line, then follow the standard installation instructions. If it says "BusyBox? v1.16.1", then use the Pogoplug Pro installation.

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BEFORE you start modifying the system and once you get telnet or ssh access - Please verify your version of Busybox by typing at the Plug command line "busybox | more". If it says something like "BusyBox? v1.7" on the first line, then follow the standard installation instructions. If it says something like "BusyBox? v1.16", then use the Pogoplug Pro installation.

May 27, 2011, at 07:59 PM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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BEFORE you start modifying the system and once you get telnet or ssh access - Please verify your version of Busybox by typing at the Plug command line "busybox | more". If it says "BusyBox? v1.7" on the first line, then follow the standard installation instructions. If it says "BusyBox? v1.16.1", then use the Pogoplug Pro installation.

May 17, 2011, at 10:31 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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 Ångström - OpenEmbedded - "http://wiki.openembedded.org/index.php/Angstrom"
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 Ångström - OpenEmbedded - "http://wiki.openembedded.org/index.php/Angstrom"
May 17, 2011, at 10:29 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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 Debian? - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/"
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/"
May 17, 2011, at 10:27 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/"
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 Debian? - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/"
May 17, 2011, at 10:21 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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 Fedora - "http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM"
          "http://www.plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Fedora-ARM_Plug_Computer_Distribution"
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               Can be installed on Pogoplug/Dockstar derivatives.

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               Can be installed on Pogoplug/Dockstar derivatives.
Ubuntu - "https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/"

May 17, 2011, at 10:02 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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To install other flavors of Linux and are willing to change the stock u-boot (naturally eliminating my.pogoplug.com functionality - although one can unplug the OS usb):

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To install other flavors of Linux and are willing to change the stock u-boot (naturally eliminating my.pogoplug.com functionality - although one can unplug the OS usb). It is also possible to place kernel in NAND and point to rootfs on USB:

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               Best resource for NAND Kernel replacement and USB rootfs installation.\\
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               Can be installed on Pogoplug/Dockstar derivatives.
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               Can be installed on Pogoplug/Dockstar derivatives.

May 17, 2011, at 09:57 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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                 Can be installed on Pogoplug/Dockstar derivatives.
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               Can be installed on Pogoplug/Dockstar derivatives.
May 17, 2011, at 09:54 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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 Slackware - "http://www.armedslack.org/" - Sheevaplug, Guruplug.

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 Slackware - "http://www.armedslack.org/" - Sheevaplug, Guruplug.
"http://www.armedslack.org/doku.php?id=installation"
Can be installed on Pogoplug/Dockstar derivatives.
May 17, 2011, at 06:58 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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            "http://www.archmobile.org/"
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             "http://www.archmobile.org/"
May 17, 2011, at 06:57 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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                 "http://www.archmobile.org/"
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            "http://www.archmobile.org/"
May 17, 2011, at 06:56 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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             Large repository for Plug Computers and Resources.
"http://www.archmobile.org/"
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               Large repository for Plug Computers and Resources.
"http://www.archmobile.org/"
May 17, 2011, at 06:55 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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                                                 "http://www.archmobile.org/"
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                                  "http://www.archmobile.org/"
May 17, 2011, at 06:53 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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                                                 "http://www.archmobile.org/"
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          "http://dev.gentoo.org/~armin76/arm/sheevaplug/install.xml"
"http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-arm.xml"
May 17, 2011, at 12:22 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Additional Credit to bturrie.\\

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Additional Credit to bturrie.

May 17, 2011, at 12:21 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou (Brian Zhou - Optware Feed Manager)
Additional Credit to bturrie

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Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou (Brian Zhou - Optware Feed Manager).
Additional Credit to bturrie.\\

May 17, 2011, at 12:19 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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          "http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/
             Specifically SheevaPlug.
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          "http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/"
Specifically SheevaPlug.
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Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou (Brian Zhou - Optware Feed Manager)

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Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou (Brian Zhou - Optware Feed Manager)\\

May 17, 2011, at 12:17 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 Gentoo - "http://ahsoftware.de/dockstar/"+]
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          "http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/
             Specifically SheevaPlug.

 Gentoo - "http://ahsoftware.de/dockstar/"
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Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou (Brian Zhou - Optware Feed Manager)

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Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou (Brian Zhou - Optware Feed Manager) Additional Credit to bturrie

May 13, 2011, at 07:27 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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(None of the modifications here are advocated by Cloud Engines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloud Engines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (V1, V2, Pro, Video, V3(P21), and Biz), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars/GoFlex? or any other device that can load Optware. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)\\

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(None of the modifications here are advocated by Cloud Engines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloud Engines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (V1, V2, Pro, Video, V3(P21), and Biz), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars/GoFlex or any other device that can load Optware. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)\\

May 13, 2011, at 07:19 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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(None of the modifications here are advocated by Cloud Engines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloud Engines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (V1, V2, Pro, and Biz), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars or any other device that can load Optware. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)\\

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(None of the modifications here are advocated by Cloud Engines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloud Engines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (V1, V2, Pro, Video, V3(P21), and Biz), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars/GoFlex? or any other device that can load Optware. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)\\

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Note: Pogoplug Pro has a different setup:\\

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Note: Pogoplug Pro/Video/V3(P21) (basically the PLX OXNAS Family) has a different setup:\\

April 21, 2011, at 08:08 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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Note: Seagate GoFlex? Net:\\

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Note: Seagate GoFlex Net:\\

April 21, 2011, at 08:06 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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So why you may ask do I need packages for? Improved connectivity and control is one issue. With Optware, you can install Samba, NFS, or AFP. You can select your own shares (a subdirectory instead of a whole drive if you want), and administer passwords locally. Turn you Plug into a PBX and configure it anyway you want. Whether you want one package or multiple packages, you are in control. Best of all, your resources (drive space and memory) used are proportional to how many package you choose, so just adding a few packages does not consume much drive space unlike a full OS replacement.

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So why you may ask do I need packages for? Improved connectivity and control is one issue. With Optware, you can install Samba, NFS, or AFP. You can select your own shares (a subdirectory instead of a whole drive if you want), and administer passwords locally. Turn you Plug into a PBX and configure it anyway you want. Whether you want one package or multiple packages, you are in control. Best of all, your resources (drive space and memory) used are proportional to how many package you choose, so just adding a few packages does not consume much drive space unlike a full OS replacement.

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Note: Seagate GoFlex? Net:
1. Same as a Dockstar. Has to be activated at the pogoplug website for SSH access.
2. Since Optware installation does not modify boot, can access the sata interfaces directly. They seem to load first in drive order.
3. Able to plug in practically any 2.5" sata drive directly to top interfaces without any problem.


February 23, 2011, at 01:10 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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Forums for the Pogoplug (Cloud Engines) based computers are at:

 "http://www.pogoplugged.com/forums"
February 09, 2011, at 11:58 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou (Brian Zhou - Optware Feed Manager)

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Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou (Brian Zhou - Optware Feed Manager)

February 09, 2011, at 11:55 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou

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Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou (Brian Zhou - Optware Feed Manager)

January 31, 2011, at 10:20 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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           "http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html"
           "http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/seagate/dockstar"
January 31, 2011, at 10:20 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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             "http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/seagate/dockstar"
January 29, 2011, at 09:49 PM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/Plug%20Files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro. For Linux users, just format the drive as ext2 or ext3 and install the tar file.

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In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/Plug%20Files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro. For Linux users, just format the drive as ext2 or ext3 on your Linux machine and install the tar file.

January 28, 2011, at 06:00 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/Plug%20Files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro. For Linux users, just format the drive as ext2/3 and install the tar file.

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In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/Plug%20Files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro. For Linux users, just format the drive as ext2 or ext3 and install the tar file.

January 28, 2011, at 05:52 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/Plug%20Files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro. For Linux users, just format the drive and install the tar file.

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In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/Plug%20Files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro. For Linux users, just format the drive as ext2/3 and install the tar file.

January 28, 2011, at 07:38 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 http://www.pogoplugged.com/forums
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 "http://www.pogoplugged.com/forums"
January 28, 2011, at 07:37 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Credit for original Optware Installation initially to bzhou and this page http://forums.slimdevices.com/archive/index.php/t-62273.html

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 http://www.pogoplugged.com/forums

Credit for original Optware Installation and Repository for Plugs to bzhou

January 28, 2011, at 07:34 AM by OddballHero -- Pogoplug and Dockstar Optware resources.
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 http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/
January 26, 2011, at 06:10 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro. For Linux users, just format the drive and install the tar file.

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In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/Plug%20Files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro. For Linux users, just format the drive and install the tar file.

January 26, 2011, at 06:05 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro.

 http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/wget
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/plug.tar.gz
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In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro. For Linux users, just format the drive and install the tar file.

January 26, 2011, at 06:03 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware. It would be good to change your root password with "passwd" command. Main take home message of this page, to get optware packages, you need to install ipkg (and better wget for the Pro).
Addendum: Quick install files:
In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro.

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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware. It would be good to change your root password with "passwd" command. Main take home message of this page, to get optware packages, you need to install ipkg (and better wget for the Pro).

Addendum: Quick install files:

In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro.

 http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/wget
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/plug.tar.gz
January 26, 2011, at 06:00 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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So why you may ask do I need packages for? Improved connectivity and control is one issue. With Optware, you can install Samba, NFS, or AFP. You can select your own shares (a subdirectory instead of a whole drive if you want), and administer passwords locally. Turn you Plug into a PBX and configure it anyway you want. Whether you want one package or multiple packages, you are in control. Best of all, your resources (drive space and memory) used are proportional to how many package you choose, so just adding a few packages does not consume much drive space unlike a full OS replacement.

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So why you may ask do I need packages for? Improved connectivity and control is one issue. With Optware, you can install Samba, NFS, or AFP. You can select your own shares (a subdirectory instead of a whole drive if you want), and administer passwords locally. Turn you Plug into a PBX and configure it anyway you want. Whether you want one package or multiple packages, you are in control. Best of all, your resources (drive space and memory) used are proportional to how many package you choose, so just adding a few packages does not consume much drive space unlike a full OS replacement.

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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware. It would be good to change your root password with "passwd" command. Main take home message of this page, to get optware packages, you need to install ipkg (and better wget for the Pro).

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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware. It would be good to change your root password with "passwd" command. Main take home message of this page, to get optware packages, you need to install ipkg (and better wget for the Pro).
Addendum: Quick install files:
In http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/files/ you can now download mke2fs to format your usb drive and plug.tar.gz to install Optware into your /opt directory. But you have to create your /opt directory first. It includes ipkg, nano, and wget-ssl. So it has everything you need, even for the Pro.

January 26, 2011, at 05:27 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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So why you may ask do I need packages for? Improved connectivity and control is one issue. With Optware, you can install Samba, NFS, or AFP. You can select your own shares (a subdirectory instead of a whole drive if you want), and administer passwords locally. Turn you Plug into a PBX and configure it anyway you want. Whether you want one package or multiple packages, you are in control.

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So why you may ask do I need packages for? Improved connectivity and control is one issue. With Optware, you can install Samba, NFS, or AFP. You can select your own shares (a subdirectory instead of a whole drive if you want), and administer passwords locally. Turn you Plug into a PBX and configure it anyway you want. Whether you want one package or multiple packages, you are in control. Best of all, your resources (drive space and memory) used are proportional to how many package you choose, so just adding a few packages does not consume much drive space unlike a full OS replacement.

January 26, 2011, at 12:41 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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January 26, 2011, at 12:37 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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 Ångström - OpenEmbedded - "http://wiki.openembedded.org/index.php/Angstrom"
             "http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/"
             Over 3500+ packages.
January 20, 2011, at 10:38 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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             Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.
             Best resource for uBoot experimentation.
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January 20, 2011, at 10:34 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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4. Now you need to install ipkg manager (and better "wget" for the Pro). Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. For the Pro we need to repeat the same steps for wget just like ipkg, starting with the command "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/wget_1.12-2_arm.ipk". After you have extracted "wget", you need to replace the original wget by type "cd /usr/bin", "mv wget wget.old", then "ln -s /opt/bin/wget /usr/bin/wget". We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.\\\

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4. Now you need to install ipkg manager (and better "wget" for the Pro). Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. For the Pro we need to repeat the same steps for wget just like ipkg, starting with the command "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/wget_1.12-2_arm.ipk". After you have extracted "wget", you need to replace the original wget by type "cd /usr/bin", "mv wget wget.old", then "ln -s /opt/bin/wget /usr/bin/wget". We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.\\\

January 20, 2011, at 10:33 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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4. Now you need to install ipkg manager (and better "wget" for the Pro). Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. For the Pro we need to repeat the same steps for wget just like ipkg, starting with the command "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/wget_1.12-2_arm.ipk". After you have extracted "wget", you need to replace the original wget by type "cd /usr/bin", "mv wget wget.old", then "ln -s /opt/bin/wget /usr/bin/wget". We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.\\\

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4. Now you need to install ipkg manager (and better "wget" for the Pro). Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. For the Pro we need to repeat the same steps for wget just like ipkg, starting with the command "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/wget_1.12-2_arm.ipk". After you have extracted "wget", you need to replace the original wget by type "cd /usr/bin", "mv wget wget.old", then "ln -s /opt/bin/wget /usr/bin/wget". We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.\\\

January 20, 2011, at 10:31 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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4. Now you need to install ipkg manager (and better "wget" for the Pro). Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. For the Pro we need to repeat the same steps for wget just like ipkg, starting with the command "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/wget_1.12-2_arm.ipk". After you have extracted "wget", you need to replace the original wget by type "cd /usr/bin", "mv wget wget.old", then "ln -s /opt/bin/wget /usr/bin/wget". We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.\\\

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4. Now you need to install ipkg manager (and better "wget" for the Pro). Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. For the Pro we need to repeat the same steps for wget just like ipkg, starting with the command "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/wget_1.12-2_arm.ipk". After you have extracted "wget", you need to replace the original wget by type "cd /usr/bin", "mv wget wget.old", then "ln -s /opt/bin/wget /usr/bin/wget". We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.\\\

January 20, 2011, at 10:28 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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The Pogoplug and Dockstars natively use Busybox Linux in different versions. Optware is used to add extra packages to supplement the Busybox Linux environment. To install Optware, you need to install ipkg. IPKG is the installer for Optware. This guide will describe how to install ipkg (preferably to an external drive). For the Pro, wget also needs to be installed since it has an older Busybox version. If you have access to a non-Pro version, you can copy its Busybox in place of the Pro Busysbox to get added functionality.

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The Pogoplug and Dockstars natively use Busybox Linux in different versions. Optware is used to add extra packages to supplement the Busybox Linux environment. To install Optware, you need to install ipkg. IPKG is the installer for Optware. This guide will describe how to install ipkg (preferably to an external drive). For the Pro, wget also needs to be installed since it has an older Busybox version. If you have access to a non-Pro version, you can copy its Busybox in place of the Pro Busysbox to get added functionality.

So why you may ask do I need packages for? Improved connectivity and control is one issue. With Optware, you can install Samba, NFS, or AFP. You can select your own shares (a subdirectory instead of a whole drive if you want), and administer passwords locally. Turn you Plug into a PBX and configure it anyway you want. Whether you want one package or multiple packages, you are in control.

January 20, 2011, at 09:57 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux by PlugApps - "http://plugapps.com/" 
             Large repository for Plug Computers and Resources.
Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository. Best resource for uBoot experimentation.
Gentoo - "http://ahsoftware.de/dockstar/"
OpenWrt - "http://wiki.xkyle.com/Install_Openwrt_on_a_Pogoplug" "http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html" Slackware - "http://www.armedslack.org/" - Sheevaplug, Guruplug.

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 ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux by PlugApps - "http://plugapps.com/" 
             Large repository for Plug Computers and Resources.
Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" [+Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository. [+Best resource for uBoot experimentation.
Gentoo - "http://ahsoftware.de/dockstar/"+]
OpenWrt - "http://wiki.xkyle.com/Install_Openwrt_on_a_Pogoplug" [+"http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html" Slackware - "http://www.armedslack.org/" - Sheevaplug, Guruplug.

January 20, 2011, at 09:39 AM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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January 20, 2011, at 09:37 AM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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 5.  Due to older busybox, would be a good idea to install "procps", "coreutils", "bash", "findutils", and "psmisc".\\
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 5.  Has internal Sata connector, can use external power supply such as those that come with some usb to sata converters.
6. Due to older busybox, would be a good idea to install "procps", "coreutils", "bash", "findutils", and "psmisc".\\
January 20, 2011, at 09:34 AM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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The Pogoplug and Dockstars natively use Busybox Linux in different versions. Optware is used to add extra packages to supplement the Busybox Linux environment. To install Optware, you need to install ipkg. IPKG is the installer for Optware. This guide will describe how to install ipkg (preferably to an external drive). For the Pro, wget also needs to be installed since it has an older Busybox version.

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The Pogoplug and Dockstars natively use Busybox Linux in different versions. Optware is used to add extra packages to supplement the Busybox Linux environment. To install Optware, you need to install ipkg. IPKG is the installer for Optware. This guide will describe how to install ipkg (preferably to an external drive). For the Pro, wget also needs to be installed since it has an older Busybox version. If you have access to a non-Pro version, you can copy its Busybox in place of the Pro Busysbox to get added functionality.

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For original users of Openpogo:

 "http://plugapps.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=17"
January 20, 2011, at 02:18 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.

           Best resource for uBoot experimentation.
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/"
             Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.
             Best resource for uBoot experimentation.
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             "http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html"
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 ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux by PlugApps - "http://plugapps.com/" Large repository for Plug Computers and Resources.
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 ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux by PlugApps - "http://plugapps.com/" 

             Large repository for Plug Computers and Resources.
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.  Best resource for uBoot experimentation.
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.
           Best resource for uBoot experimentation.
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.  Best resource for uBoot experimentation.
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.  Best resource for uBoot experimentation.
January 19, 2011, at 08:33 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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The Pogoplug and Dockstars natively use Busybox Linux in different versions. Optware is used to add extra packages to supplement the Busybox Linux environment. To install Optware, you need to install ipkg. IPKG is the installer for Optware. This guide will describe how to install ipkg (preferably to an external drive). For the Pro, wget also needs to be installed since it has an older Busybox version.

January 12, 2011, at 08:10 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 Slackware - "http://www.armedslack.org/" - Sheevaplug, Guruplug

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 Slackware - "http://www.armedslack.org/" - Sheevaplug, Guruplug.

January 12, 2011, at 08:09 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 Slackware - "http://www.armedslack.org/" - Sheevaplug, Guruplug

January 12, 2011, at 08:02 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 Slackware - "http://www.armedslack.org/"
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 Slackware - "http://www.armedslack.org/"

Forums for the NSLU2-General/Optware can be submitted to:

 "http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-general/"
January 12, 2011, at 07:54 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 Slackware - "http://www.armedslack.org/"
December 29, 2010, at 12:46 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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(None of the modifications here are advocated by cloudengines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloudengines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (Pink, Pro, and Biz), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)\\

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(None of the modifications here are advocated by Cloud Engines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloud Engines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (V1, V2, Pro, and Biz), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars or any other device that can load Optware. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)\\

December 29, 2010, at 11:11 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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For original users of Openpogo:

 "http://plugapps.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=17"
December 29, 2010, at 11:06 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.  Best resource for uBoot.
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.  Best resource for uBoot experimentation.
December 29, 2010, at 11:00 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.  Best resource for uBoot
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 Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository.  Best resource for uBoot.
December 29, 2010, at 10:54 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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To install other flavors of Linux and are willing to change the stock u-boot (naturally eliminating my.pogoplug.com functionality):

 ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux - "http://plugapps.com/"
Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/"
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To install other flavors of Linux and are willing to change the stock u-boot (naturally eliminating my.pogoplug.com functionality - although one can unplug the OS usb):

 ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux by PlugApps - "http://plugapps.com/" Large repository for Plug Computers and Resources.
Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/" Over 25,000+ packages from the Debian repository. Best resource for uBoot
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Forums for the Pogoplug (Cloud Engines) based computers are at:

 "http://www.pogoplugged.com/forums"
December 29, 2010, at 10:17 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 [+ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux - "http://plugapps.com/"
Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/"
Gentoo - "http://ahsoftware.de/dockstar/"
OpenWrt - "http://wiki.xkyle.com/Install_Openwrt_on_a_Pogoplug" "http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html"+]
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 ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux - "http://plugapps.com/"
Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/"
Gentoo - "http://ahsoftware.de/dockstar/"
OpenWrt - "http://wiki.xkyle.com/Install_Openwrt_on_a_Pogoplug" "http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html"
December 29, 2010, at 10:15 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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 [+ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux - "http://plugapps.com/"
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           "http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html"
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           "http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html"+]
December 22, 2010, at 11:50 PM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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 5.  Due to older busybox, would be a good idea to install "procps", "coreutils", "bash", "findutils", and "psmisc".\\
December 22, 2010, at 12:56 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d". First, make a backup by typing "cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such ss "mount /dev/sda1 /opt" (use this for the Pro). You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/opt/bin:/opt/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin". Exit the editor. Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement, then exit the editor.\\\

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6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d". First, make a backup by typing "cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such as "mount /dev/sda1 /opt" (use this for the Pro). You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/opt/bin:/opt/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin". Exit the editor. Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement, then exit the editor.\\\

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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware. It would be good to change your root password with "passwd" command. Main take home message of this page, to get optware packages, you need to install ipkg.

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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware. It would be good to change your root password with "passwd" command. Main take home message of this page, to get optware packages, you need to install ipkg (and better wget for the Pro).

December 22, 2010, at 12:47 PM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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1. Obtain SSH or telnet access. If you have never connected you pogoplug to the internet, you can possibly just use ssh or telnet to you pogoplug if you know the ip number. You can probably get this from a status page on your router. If you have already connected to the internet, then your pogoplug has already been updated and your ssh/telnet access has been blocked, so you need to go to my.pogoplug.com and register your device and turn on ssh. Once you do have access, the username is root and the password for the pogoplug is ceadmin, while the password for the dockstar is stxadmin.\\\

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Note: Pogoplug Pro has a different setup:
Noteworthy differences:
1. Does not have /dev/mtdblock3 so you need usb drive.
2. Does have mke2fs installed. This will allow you to format the usb drive without having to download it from the repository and also mount the drive onto /opt directly. Would suggest to "killall hbwd", "fdisk /dev/sda" (see instructions below) the drive first, then format "mke2fs /dev/sda1", then "mount /dev/sda1 /opt" before installing ipkg.
3. Can use the same version of repository as the other pogoplugs, but in order to use ipkg, need to install a "wget" with more features (built-in wget does not have enough features due to older busybox).
4. Uses "sh" instead of "bash".
5. Due to older busybox, would be a good idea to install "procps", "coreutils", "bash", "findutils", "procps", and "psmisc".

1. Obtain SSH or telnet access. If you have never connected you pogoplug to the internet, you can possibly just use ssh or telnet to you pogoplug if you know the ip number. You can probably get this from a status page on your router. If you have already connected to the internet, then your pogoplug has already been updated and your ssh/telnet access has been blocked, so you need to go to my.pogoplug.com and register your device and turn on ssh. Once you do have access, the username is root and the password for the pogoplug is ceadmin, while the password for the dockstar is stxadmin. With the Pro, you need to go to my.pogoplug.com and turn on ssh and choose a password.\\\

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3. You need to decide whether you will use the onboard flash or use a usb flash drive to hold you optware/os/packages installation. A usb flash would be desirable to reduce the possibility of wear on the onboard flash. You will have to format the usb flash on a linux computer or use the onboard flash as space to download mke2fs to format the usb flash. Either way, you need to make the opt subdirectory under "/", so "cd /" to get into the root tree and "mkdir opt". Then "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" or mount your usb flash (ext2 or ext3 formatted) on /opt so we can have some space to play with. Use "mount" to confirm that mtdblock3 or usb flash is mounted on /opt.

4. Now you need to install ipkg manager. Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository (Pogoplug Pro can try the cs05q1armel instead). So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.\\\

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3. You need to decide whether you will use the onboard flash or use a usb drive (needed on the Pro) to hold you optware/os/packages installation. A usb flash would be desirable to reduce the possibility of wear on the onboard flash. You will have to format the usb flash on a linux computer or use the onboard flash as space to download mke2fs (already on the Pro) to format the usb flash. Either way, you need to make the opt subdirectory under "/", so "cd /" to get into the root tree and "mkdir opt". Then "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" or mount your usb flash (ext2 or ext3 formatted) on /opt so we can have some space to play with. Use "mount" to confirm that mtdblock3 or usb flash is mounted on /opt.

4. Now you need to install ipkg manager
(and better "wget" for the Pro). Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. For the Pro we need to repeat the same steps for wget just like ipkg, starting with the command "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/wget_1.12-2_arm.ipk". After you have extracted "wget", you need to replace the original wget by type "cd /usr/bin", "mv wget wget.old", then "ln -s /opt/bin/wget /usr/bin/wget". We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.\\\

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6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d". First, make a backup by typing "cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such ss "mount /dev/sda1 /opt". You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin". Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement.

At this point, you are pretty much finished if you used the onboard flash or pre-formatted USB. All you need to do is install SSH with ipkg if this was an install without registering through my.pogoplug.com.

If you installed everything so far on the onboard flash and want to transfer to a usb flash, install the e2fsprogs as above.

1. Then make sure that the only usb flash drive plugged in is where the optware package will reside.

2. Next, we have to turn of the my.pogoplug connection by typing "killall hbwd".\\\

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6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d". First, make a backup by typing "cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such ss "mount /dev/sda1 /opt" (use this for the Pro). You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/opt/bin:/opt/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin". Exit the editor. Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement, then exit the editor.

At this point, you are pretty much finished if you used the onboard flash
(not for the Pro) or pre-formatted USB. All you need to do is install SSH with ipkg if this was an install without registering through my.pogoplug.com (not for the Pro).

If you installed everything so far on the onboard flash and want to transfer to a usb drive, install the e2fsprogs as above.

1. Then make sure that the only usb drive plugged in is where the optware package will reside.

2. Next, we have to turn off the my.pogoplug connection by typing "killall hbwd".\\\

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4. Time to format the usb flash, with "mke2fs /dev/sda1" for ext2 or "mke2fs -j /dev/sda1" for ext3.

5. Now, we can mount the usb flash. Type "mkdir /usb", then "mount /dev/sda1 /usb" (again, assuming you have no other usb flash drives installed). Type "mount" to confirm.

6. At this point, we will transfer the contents of the onboard flash to the usb flash with "cp -PpR /opt/* /usb/".

7. You can then edit the rcS file to mount the usb flash on /opt instead of mtdblock3.\\\

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4. Time to format the usb flash, with "mke2fs /dev/sda1" for ext2 (suggested for the Pro) or "mke2fs -j /dev/sda1" for ext3.

5. Now, we can mount the usb drive. Type "mkdir /usb", then "mount /dev/sda1 /usb" (again, assuming you have no other usb flash drives installed). Type "mount" to confirm.

6. At this point, we will transfer the contents of the onboard flash to the usb flash with "cp -PpR /opt/* /usb/"
(not needed for the Pro).

7. You can then edit the rcS file to mount the usb drive on /opt instead of mtdblock3.\\\

November 06, 2010, at 11:41 AM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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4. Now you need to install ipkg manager. Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.\\\

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4. Now you need to install ipkg manager. Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository (Pogoplug Pro can try the cs05q1armel instead). So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.\\\

October 24, 2010, at 03:36 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation on Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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Credit for original Optware Installation initially to BZHOU and this page http://forums.slimdevices.com/archive/index.php/t-62273.html

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Credit for original Optware Installation initially to bzhou and this page http://forums.slimdevices.com/archive/index.php/t-62273.html

October 24, 2010, at 03:31 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation on Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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           "http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html"
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           "http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html"

Credit for original Optware Installation initially to BZHOU and this page http://forums.slimdevices.com/archive/index.php/t-62273.html

October 15, 2010, at 04:48 AM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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 Gentoo - "http://ahsoftware.de/dockstar/"
October 15, 2010, at 04:07 AM by OddballHero -- Optware Installation for Pogoplug and Dockstar.
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New Optware Installation for Pogoplugs and Dockstars

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Plug Computer Projects

October 14, 2010, at 09:41 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions.

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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions, Kernel and Package Building, Cross-compiling.

October 14, 2010, at 08:08 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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(None of the modifications here are advocated by cloudengines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloudengines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (Pink, Pro, and Biz), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)

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(None of the modifications here are advocated by cloudengines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloudengines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (Pink, Pro, and Biz), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)
**Stock u-boot is not modified by this installation so my.pogoplug.com functionality is preserved.

October 14, 2010, at 08:04 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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(Or how to be able to install software to your Pogoplug or Dockstar but were afraid to ask. Or how to stop worrying and love the plug using slug.)

(Please be aware that you are responsible for any damage to your hardware, software, or files, so use extreme caution when following guides/instructons on this site. NO warranty is explicitly or implicitly provided. It is assumed that you know what you are doing and if not, get assistance from somebody that does, or do not perform the installation.)

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(Or how to be able to install software to your Pogoplug or Dockstar but were afraid to ask. Or how to stop worrying and love the plug using slug.)
(None of the modifications here are advocated by cloudengines/pogoplug.com, see the first quote on opening page of web site. Whatever goes with Cisco/Linksys to NSLU2 modifications goes with Cloudengines/Pogoplug.com to Pogoplug (Pink, Pro, and Biz), also Seagate/Maxtor to Dockstars. Everything is at your own risk. But they do release their sources.)

(Please be aware that you are responsible for any damage to your hardware, software, or files, so use extreme caution when following guides/instructons on this site. NO warranty is explicitly or implicitly provided. It is assumed that you know what you are doing and if not, get assistance from somebody that does, or do not perform the installation.)

October 14, 2010, at 07:33 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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To install other other flavors of Linux and are willing to change the stock u-boot (naturally eliminating my.pogoplug.com functionality):

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To install other flavors of Linux and are willing to change the stock u-boot (naturally eliminating my.pogoplug.com functionality):

October 14, 2010, at 03:01 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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(Or how to be able to install software to your Pogoplug or Dockstar)

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(Or how to be able to install software to your Pogoplug or Dockstar but were afraid to ask. Or how to stop worrying and love the plug using slug.)

October 14, 2010, at 02:58 AM by OddballHero -- Installing Optware on your Pogoplug or Dockstar.
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For new optware installations (Please read all the instructions before attempting to use this guide):

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For new optware installations (Please read all the instructions before attempting to use this guide):
(Or how to be able to install software to your Pogoplug or Dockstar)

October 14, 2010, at 02:34 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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 ArchLinux? - PlugBox? Linux - "http://plugapps.com/"
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 ArchLinux - PlugBox Linux - "http://plugapps.com/"
October 14, 2010, at 02:32 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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To see how to set up some packages, you can go back to the Packages page.

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To see how to set up some packages, you can go back to the Packages page.

To install other other flavors of Linux and are willing to change the stock u-boot (naturally eliminating my.pogoplug.com functionality):

 ArchLinux? - PlugBox? Linux - "http://plugapps.com/"
Debian - "http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/"
OpenWrt - "http://wiki.xkyle.com/Install_Openwrt_on_a_Pogoplug" "http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ecc/dockstar-howto.html"
October 14, 2010, at 12:31 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers Repositry Change.

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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers repository change instructions.

October 14, 2010, at 12:29 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository Optware.PlugComputers. To see how to set up some packages, you can go back to the Optware.Packages page.

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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository PlugComputers Repositry Change. To see how to set up some packages, you can go back to the Packages page.

October 14, 2010, at 12:27 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository Optware.PlugComputers.

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If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository Optware.PlugComputers. To see how to set up some packages, you can go back to the Optware.Packages page.

October 14, 2010, at 12:25 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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7. You can then edit the rcS file to mount the usb flash on /opt instead of mtdblock3 (mount will not complain about non-empty subdirectory).\\\

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7. You can then edit the rcS file to mount the usb flash on /opt instead of mtdblock3.\\\

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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware. It would be good to change your root password with "passwd".

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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware. It would be good to change your root password with "passwd" command. Main take home message of this page, to get optware packages, you need to install ipkg.

If you got to this page and you had a previous installation of Openpogo 1.0 (Optware) then all you need to do is change the repository Optware.PlugComputers.

October 06, 2010, at 07:35 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware.

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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware. It would be good to change your root password with "passwd".

October 06, 2010, at 07:19 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntp, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware.

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Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntpd, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware.

October 06, 2010, at 07:08 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d"=[. First, make a backup by typing [="cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such ss "mount /dev/sda1 /opt". You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin". Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement.\\\

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6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d". First, make a backup by typing "cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such ss "mount /dev/sda1 /opt". You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin". Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement.\\\

October 06, 2010, at 07:06 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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For new optware installations (Please read all the instructions before attempting to use this guide):
(Please be aware that you are responsible for any damage to your hardware, software, or files, so use extreme caution when following guides/instructons on this site. NO warranty is explicitly or implicitly provided. It is assumed that you know what you are doing and if not, get assistance from somebody that does, or do not perform the installation.)
1. Obtain SSH or telnet access. If you have never connected you pogoplug to the internet, you can possibly just use ssh or telnet to you pogoplug if you know the ip number. You can probably get this from a status page on your router. If you have already connected to the internet, then your pogoplug has already been updated and your ssh/telnet access has been blocked, so you need to go to my.pogoplug.com and register your device and turn on ssh. Once you do have access, the username is root and the password for the pogoplug is ceadmin, while the password for the dockstar is stxadmin.
2. You need to access the root partition. The root partition is mounted readonly for protection so we need to issue the command "mount -o rw,remount /" which will remount the root partition as read/write. You can type "mount" to verify.
3. You need to decide whether you will use the onboard flash or use a usb flash drive to hold you optware/os/packages installation. A usb flash would be desirable to reduce the possibility of wear on the onboard flash. You will have to format the usb flash on a linux computer or use the onboard flash as space to download mke2fs to format the usb flash. Either way, you need to make the opt subdirectory under "/", so "cd /" to get into the root tree and "mkdir opt". Then "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" or mount your usb flash (ext2 or ext3 formatted) on /opt so we can have some space to play with. Use "mount" to confirm that mtdblock3 or usb flash is mounted on /opt.
4. Now you need to install ipkg manager. Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.
5. Time to test ipkg setup. Type "ipkg update". If you get an error, check the ipkg.conf file and make sure you placed src cross and the address of the repository. If ipkg works, then you can do "ipkg install nano" to download an easier editor than vi if you need to. You can also type "ipkg install e2fsprogs" so that you can format flash drives.
6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d". First, make a backup by typing "cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such as "mount /dev/sda1 /opt". You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin". Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement.
At this point, you are pretty much finished if you used the onboard flash or pre-formatted USB. All you need to do is install SSH with ipkg if this was an install without registering through my.pogoplug.com.
If you installed everything so far on the onboard flash and want to transfer to a usb flash, install the e2fsprogs as above.
1. Then make sure that the only usb flash drive plugged in is where the optware package will reside.
2. Next, we have to turn of the my.pogoplug connection by typing "killall hbwd".
3. Now we will partition the drive with "fdisk /dev/sda". Notice, no "1" after the sda. To get help then type "m". To display the partition table, type "p". We need to delete the partition if it is not ext2/ext3, so type "d" then the partition number, probably "1". We have to create a new partition "n" and make it a primary partition "p". You will the be prompted for a partition number "1", then everything else is the default. If you are fluent enough in Linux, you can also set up some swap space. Type "p" again to print the partition to make sure everything looks correct, then type "w" to write the partition. If you made a mistake, type "q" will exit fdisk and you can start again.
4. Time to format the usb flash, with "mke2fs /dev/sda1" for ext2 or "mke2fs -j /dev/sda1" for ext3.
5. Now, we can mount the usb flash. Type "mkdir /usb", then "mount /dev/sda1 /usb" (again, assuming you have no other usb flash drives installed). Type "mount" to confirm.
6. At this point, we will transfer the contents of the onboard flash to the usb flash with "cp -PpR? /opt/* /usb/".
7. You can then edit the rcS file to mount the usb flash on /opt instead of mtdblock3 (mount will not complain about non-empty subdirectory).
8. If you think about it, you could have also obtained mke2fs from e2fsprogs the same way ipkg was obtained, and formatted the usb flash before installing ipkg.\\

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For new optware installations (Please read all the instructions before attempting to use this guide):

(Please be aware that you are responsible for any damage to your hardware, software, or files, so use extreme caution when following guides/instructons on this site. NO warranty is explicitly or implicitly provided. It is assumed that you know what you are doing and if not, get assistance from somebody that does, or do not perform the installation.)

1. Obtain SSH or telnet access. If you have never connected you pogoplug to the internet, you can possibly just use ssh or telnet to you pogoplug if you know the ip number. You can probably get this from a status page on your router. If you have already connected to the internet, then your pogoplug has already been updated and your ssh/telnet access has been blocked, so you need to go to my.pogoplug.com and register your device and turn on ssh. Once you do have access, the username is root and the password for the pogoplug is ceadmin, while the password for the dockstar is stxadmin.

2. You need to access the root partition. The root partition is mounted readonly for protection so we need to issue the command "mount -o rw,remount /" which will remount the root partition as read/write. You can type "mount" to verify.

3. You need to decide whether you will use the onboard flash or use a usb flash drive to hold you optware/os/packages installation. A usb flash would be desirable to reduce the possibility of wear on the onboard flash. You will have to format the usb flash on a linux computer or use the onboard flash as space to download mke2fs to format the usb flash. Either way, you need to make the opt subdirectory under "/", so "cd /" to get into the root tree and "mkdir opt". Then "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" or mount your usb flash (ext2 or ext3 formatted) on /opt so we can have some space to play with. Use "mount" to confirm that mtdblock3 or usb flash is mounted on /opt.

4. Now you need to install ipkg manager. Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.

5. Time to test ipkg setup. Type "ipkg update". If you get an error, check the ipkg.conf file and make sure you placed src cross and the address of the repository. If ipkg works, then you can do "ipkg install nano" to download an easier editor than vi if you need to. You can also type "ipkg install e2fsprogs" so that you can format flash drives.

6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d"=[. First, make a backup by typing [="cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such ss "mount /dev/sda1 /opt". You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin". Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement.

At this point, you are pretty much finished if you used the onboard flash or pre-formatted USB. All you need to do is install SSH with ipkg if this was an install without registering through my.pogoplug.com.

If you installed everything so far on the onboard flash and want to transfer to a usb flash, install the e2fsprogs as above.

1. Then make sure that the only usb flash drive plugged in is where the optware package will reside.

2. Next, we have to turn of the my.pogoplug connection by typing "killall hbwd".

3. Now we will partition the drive with "fdisk /dev/sda". Notice, no "1" after the sda. To get help then type "m". To display the partition table, type "p". We need to delete the partition if it is not ext2/ext3, so type "d" then the partition number, probably "1". We have to create a new partition "n" and make it a primary partition "p". You will the be prompted for a partition number "1", then everything else is the default. If you are fluent enough in Linux, you can also set up some swap space. Type "p" again to print the partition to make sure everything looks correct, then type "w" to write the partition. If you made a mistake, type "q" will exit fdisk and you can start again.

4. Time to format the usb flash, with "mke2fs /dev/sda1" for ext2 or "mke2fs -j /dev/sda1" for ext3.

5. Now, we can mount the usb flash. Type "mkdir /usb", then "mount /dev/sda1 /usb" (again, assuming you have no other usb flash drives installed). Type "mount" to confirm.

6. At this point, we will transfer the contents of the onboard flash to the usb flash with "cp -PpR /opt/* /usb/".

7. You can then edit the rcS file to mount the usb flash on /opt instead of mtdblock3 (mount will not complain about non-empty subdirectory).

8. If you think about it, you could have also obtained mke2fs from e2fsprogs the same way ipkg was obtained, and formatted the usb flash before installing ipkg.

October 06, 2010, at 06:56 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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For new optware installations (Please read all the instructions before attempting to use this guide):

(Please be aware that you are responsible for any damage to your hardware, software, or files, so use extreme caution when following guides/instructons on this site. NO warranty is explicitly or implicitly provided. It is assumed that you know what you are doing and if not, get assistance from somebody that does, or do not perform the installation.)

1. Obtain SSH or telnet access. If you have never connected you pogoplug to the internet, you can possibly just use ssh or telnet to you pogoplug if you know the ip number. You can probably get this from a status page on your router. If you have already connected to the internet, then your pogoplug has already been updated and your ssh/telnet access has been blocked, so you need to go to my.pogoplug.com and register your device and turn on ssh. Once you do have access, the username is root and the password for the pogoplug is ceadmin, while the password for the dockstar is stxadmin. 2. You need to access the root partition. The root partition is mounted readonly for protection so we need to issue the command "mount -o rw,remount /" which will remount the root partition as read/write. You can type "mount" to verify. 3. You need to decide whether you will use the onboard flash or use a usb flash drive to hold you optware/os/packages installation. A usb flash would be desirable to reduce the possibility of wear on the onboard flash. You will have to format the usb flash on a linux computer or use the onboard flash as space to download mke2fs to format the usb flash. Either way, you need to make the opt subdirectory under "/", so "cd /" to get into the root tree and "mkdir opt". Then "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" or mount your usb flash (ext2 or ext3 formatted) on /opt so we can have some space to play with. Use "mount" to confirm that mtdblock3 or usb flash is mounted on /opt.

to:

For new optware installations (Please read all the instructions before attempting to use this guide):
(Please be aware that you are responsible for any damage to your hardware, software, or files, so use extreme caution when following guides/instructons on this site. NO warranty is explicitly or implicitly provided. It is assumed that you know what you are doing and if not, get assistance from somebody that does, or do not perform the installation.)
1. Obtain SSH or telnet access. If you have never connected you pogoplug to the internet, you can possibly just use ssh or telnet to you pogoplug if you know the ip number. You can probably get this from a status page on your router. If you have already connected to the internet, then your pogoplug has already been updated and your ssh/telnet access has been blocked, so you need to go to my.pogoplug.com and register your device and turn on ssh. Once you do have access, the username is root and the password for the pogoplug is ceadmin, while the password for the dockstar is stxadmin.
2. You need to access the root partition. The root partition is mounted readonly for protection so we need to issue the command "mount -o rw,remount /" which will remount the root partition as read/write. You can type "mount" to verify.
3. You need to decide whether you will use the onboard flash or use a usb flash drive to hold you optware/os/packages installation. A usb flash would be desirable to reduce the possibility of wear on the onboard flash. You will have to format the usb flash on a linux computer or use the onboard flash as space to download mke2fs to format the usb flash. Either way, you need to make the opt subdirectory under "/", so "cd /" to get into the root tree and "mkdir opt". Then "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" or mount your usb flash (ext2 or ext3 formatted) on /opt so we can have some space to play with. Use "mount" to confirm that mtdblock3 or usb flash is mounted on /opt.\\

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and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later. 5. Time to test ipkg setup. Type "ipkg update". If you get an error, check the ipkg.conf file and make sure you placed src cross and the address of the repository. If ipkg works, then you can do "ipkg install nano" to download an easier editor than vi if you need to. You can also type "ipkg install e2fsprogs" so that you can format flash drives. 6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d". First, make a backup by typing "cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such as "mount /dev/sda1 /opt". You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin". Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement. At this point, you are pretty much finished if you used the onboard flash or pre-formatted USB. All you need to do is install SSH with ipkg if this was an install without registering through my.pogoplug.com.

If you installed everything so far on the onboard flash and want to transfer to a usb flash, install the e2fsprogs as above. 1. Then make sure that the only usb flash drive plugged in is where the optware package will reside. 2. Next, we have to turn of the my.pogoplug connection by typing "killall hbwd". 3. Now we will partition the drive with "fdisk /dev/sda". Notice, no "1" after the sda. To get help then type "m". To display the partition table, type "p". We need to delete the partition if it is not ext2/ext3, so type "d" then the partition number, probably "1". We have to create a new partition "n" and make it a primary partition "p". You will the be prompted for a partition number "1", then everything else is the default. If you are fluent enough in Linux, you can also set up some swap space. Type "p" again to print the partition to make sure everything looks correct, then type "w" to write the partition. If you made a mistake, type "q" will exit fdisk and you can start again. 4. Time to format the usb flash, with "mke2fs /dev/sda1" for ext2 or "mke2fs -j /dev/sda1" for ext3. 5. Now, we can mount the usb flash. Type "mkdir /usb", then "mount /dev/sda1 /usb" (again, assuming you have no other usb flash drives installed). Type "mount" to confirm. 6. At this point, we will transfer the contents of the onboard flash to the usb flash with "cp -PpR? /opt/* /usb/". 7. You can then edit the rcS file to mount the usb flash on /opt instead of mtdblock3 (mount will not complain about non-empty subdirectory). 8. If you think about it, you could have also obtained mke2fs from e2fsprogs the same way ipkg was obtained, and formatted the usb flash before installing ipkg.

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and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later.
5. Time to test ipkg setup. Type "ipkg update". If you get an error, check the ipkg.conf file and make sure you placed src cross and the address of the repository. If ipkg works, then you can do "ipkg install nano" to download an easier editor than vi if you need to. You can also type "ipkg install e2fsprogs" so that you can format flash drives.
6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d". First, make a backup by typing "cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such as "mount /dev/sda1 /opt". You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin". Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement.
At this point, you are pretty much finished if you used the onboard flash or pre-formatted USB. All you need to do is install SSH with ipkg if this was an install without registering through my.pogoplug.com.
If you installed everything so far on the onboard flash and want to transfer to a usb flash, install the e2fsprogs as above.
1. Then make sure that the only usb flash drive plugged in is where the optware package will reside.
2. Next, we have to turn of the my.pogoplug connection by typing "killall hbwd".
3. Now we will partition the drive with "fdisk /dev/sda". Notice, no "1" after the sda. To get help then type "m". To display the partition table, type "p". We need to delete the partition if it is not ext2/ext3, so type "d" then the partition number, probably "1". We have to create a new partition "n" and make it a primary partition "p". You will the be prompted for a partition number "1", then everything else is the default. If you are fluent enough in Linux, you can also set up some swap space. Type "p" again to print the partition to make sure everything looks correct, then type "w" to write the partition. If you made a mistake, type "q" will exit fdisk and you can start again.
4. Time to format the usb flash, with "mke2fs /dev/sda1" for ext2 or "mke2fs -j /dev/sda1" for ext3.
5. Now, we can mount the usb flash. Type "mkdir /usb", then "mount /dev/sda1 /usb" (again, assuming you have no other usb flash drives installed). Type "mount" to confirm.
6. At this point, we will transfer the contents of the onboard flash to the usb flash with "cp -PpR? /opt/* /usb/".
7. You can then edit the rcS file to mount the usb flash on /opt instead of mtdblock3 (mount will not complain about non-empty subdirectory).
8. If you think about it, you could have also obtained mke2fs from e2fsprogs the same way ipkg was obtained, and formatted the usb flash before installing ipkg.\\

October 06, 2010, at 06:53 AM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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For users of Pogoplugs and Dockstars who are running Optware ( defunct OpenPogo ). You can directly link to the original repository by changing the source. To do this:

A. Change to the ipkg configuration directory

 cd /opt/etc/ipkg

B. Check the name of the conf file

 ls

C. Should see some filename with .conf in the ending, then edit this file

 vi or nano filename.conf (probable armel-feed.conf)

D. Comment out current repo

  "src cross http://openpogo.com/repo" to "#src cross http://openpogo.com/repo"

E. Then add the new repo underneath

 src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable

F. Exit from your editor, then reboot your system

 sync
sync
reboot

G. Once rebooted, log back in to your system and do an update

 ipkg update

At this point you are now linked to the main repository and can update packages. If you feel brave enough and have backed up everything, you can do an ipkg upgrade, and follow the prompts.

to:

For new optware installations (Please read all the instructions before attempting to use this guide):

(Please be aware that you are responsible for any damage to your hardware, software, or files, so use extreme caution when following guides/instructons on this site. NO warranty is explicitly or implicitly provided. It is assumed that you know what you are doing and if not, get assistance from somebody that does, or do not perform the installation.)

1. Obtain SSH or telnet access. If you have never connected you pogoplug to the internet, you can possibly just use ssh or telnet to you pogoplug if you know the ip number. You can probably get this from a status page on your router. If you have already connected to the internet, then your pogoplug has already been updated and your ssh/telnet access has been blocked, so you need to go to my.pogoplug.com and register your device and turn on ssh. Once you do have access, the username is root and the password for the pogoplug is ceadmin, while the password for the dockstar is stxadmin. 2. You need to access the root partition. The root partition is mounted readonly for protection so we need to issue the command "mount -o rw,remount /" which will remount the root partition as read/write. You can type "mount" to verify. 3. You need to decide whether you will use the onboard flash or use a usb flash drive to hold you optware/os/packages installation. A usb flash would be desirable to reduce the possibility of wear on the onboard flash. You will have to format the usb flash on a linux computer or use the onboard flash as space to download mke2fs to format the usb flash. Either way, you need to make the opt subdirectory under "/", so "cd /" to get into the root tree and "mkdir opt". Then "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" or mount your usb flash (ext2 or ext3 formatted) on /opt so we can have some space to play with. Use "mount" to confirm that mtdblock3 or usb flash is mounted on /opt. 4. Now you need to install ipkg manager. Make sure you are connected to the internet since, We need to get this from the http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ repository. So still at "/" level, you need to use "wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk" or whatever the current version is in the repository. The package is tar with gz compression so the next step is tar xvzf ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk or whatever version is current. You will end up with 3 files: debian-binary, control.tar.gz, and data.tar.gz. you can delete debian-binary and control.tar.gz. You need to extract data.tar.gz using "tar xvzf data.tar.gz". If all went well, under /opt you will now have a bin, etc, share, and lib subdirectories. We need to set up the config file for ipkg so, "cd /opt/etc" and "ls" to see the config file ipkg.conf. You need to either edit this file with vi, or type "echo 'src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable' >> ipkg.conf", We need to tell the operating system the location of this file so type "PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:opt/sbin". Yes, I threw in /opt/sbin, just in case for later. 5. Time to test ipkg setup. Type "ipkg update". If you get an error, check the ipkg.conf file and make sure you placed src cross and the address of the repository. If ipkg works, then you can do "ipkg install nano" to download an easier editor than vi if you need to. You can also type "ipkg install e2fsprogs" so that you can format flash drives. 6. Time to edit the rcS file under "/etc/init.d". First, make a backup by typing "cp rcS rcS.org". Then use vi or nano to edit rcS and insert either "mount /dev/mtdblock3 /opt" right before the line that says hostname or if you used your flash drive, put in the line to mount that such as "mount /dev/sda1 /opt". You also need to place a "profile" in "/etc" which contains the paths you want to export, so "cd /etc", then "vi or nano profile" and type in "#!/bin/bash" on the first line, then on the second "export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin". Then type "source /root/.bash_profile" and the "vi or nano /root/.bash_profile" and put in the same export PATH statement. At this point, you are pretty much finished if you used the onboard flash or pre-formatted USB. All you need to do is install SSH with ipkg if this was an install without registering through my.pogoplug.com.

If you installed everything so far on the onboard flash and want to transfer to a usb flash, install the e2fsprogs as above. 1. Then make sure that the only usb flash drive plugged in is where the optware package will reside. 2. Next, we have to turn of the my.pogoplug connection by typing "killall hbwd". 3. Now we will partition the drive with "fdisk /dev/sda". Notice, no "1" after the sda. To get help then type "m". To display the partition table, type "p". We need to delete the partition if it is not ext2/ext3, so type "d" then the partition number, probably "1". We have to create a new partition "n" and make it a primary partition "p". You will the be prompted for a partition number "1", then everything else is the default. If you are fluent enough in Linux, you can also set up some swap space. Type "p" again to print the partition to make sure everything looks correct, then type "w" to write the partition. If you made a mistake, type "q" will exit fdisk and you can start again. 4. Time to format the usb flash, with "mke2fs /dev/sda1" for ext2 or "mke2fs -j /dev/sda1" for ext3. 5. Now, we can mount the usb flash. Type "mkdir /usb", then "mount /dev/sda1 /usb" (again, assuming you have no other usb flash drives installed). Type "mount" to confirm. 6. At this point, we will transfer the contents of the onboard flash to the usb flash with "cp -PpR? /opt/* /usb/". 7. You can then edit the rcS file to mount the usb flash on /opt instead of mtdblock3 (mount will not complain about non-empty subdirectory). 8. If you think about it, you could have also obtained mke2fs from e2fsprogs the same way ipkg was obtained, and formatted the usb flash before installing ipkg.

Now you are pretty much done although I would probably install ntp, ntpdate on the Dockstar since it does not have an onboard clock. Again, if you are not using my.pogoplug.com, then you need to install ssh (or at least telnetd if you don't care about security) so you can log back in. When you reboot, you should still have access to my.pogoplug.com and optware.

October 05, 2010, at 11:54 PM by OddballHero -- Pogoplug and Dockstar Optware
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For users of Pogoplugs and Dockstars who are running Optware ( defunct OpenPogo? ). You can directly link to the original repository by changing the source. To do this:

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For users of Pogoplugs and Dockstars who are running Optware ( defunct OpenPogo ). You can directly link to the original repository by changing the source. To do this:

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vi or nano filename.conf (probable armel-feed.conf)

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sync sync reboot

G. once rebooted, log back in to your system and do an update

ipkg update

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 sync
sync
reboot

G. Once rebooted, log back in to your system and do an update

 ipkg update
October 05, 2010, at 10:59 PM by OddballHero --
October 05, 2010, at 08:47 PM by OddballHero -- Pogoplug and Dockstar Optware
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For users of Pogoplugs and Dockstars who are running Optware ( defunct OpenPogo? ). You can directly link to the original repository by changing the source. To do this:

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F. Exit from your editor, then reboot your system

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G. once rebooted, log back in to your system and do an update

October 05, 2010, at 07:52 PM by OddballHero --
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For users of Pogoplugs and Dockstars who are running Optware (OpenPogo?). You can directly link to the original repository by changing the source. To do this:.

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For users of Pogoplugs and Dockstars who are running Optware (OpenPogo?). You can directly link to the original repository by changing the source. To do this:

October 05, 2010, at 07:51 PM by OddballHero --
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For users of Pogoplugs and Dockstars who are running Optware (OpenPogo?). You can directly link to the original repository by changing the source. To do this:

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For users of Pogoplugs and Dockstars who are running Optware (OpenPogo?). You can directly link to the original repository by changing the source. To do this:.

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October 05, 2010, at 07:46 PM by OddballHero -- Pogoplug and Dockstar Optware resources.
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For users of Pogoplugs and Dockstars who are running Optware (OpenPogo?). You can directly link to the original repository by changing the source. To do this:

  1. change to the ipkg configuration directory

cd /opt/etc/ipkg

  1. check the name of the conf file

ls

  1. should see some filename with .conf in the ending, then edit this file

vi or nano filename.conf (probable armel-feed.conf)

  1. comment out current repo
  "src cross http://openpogo.com/repo" to "#src cross http://openpogo.com/repo"
  1. then add the new repo underneath

src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable

  1. exit from your editor
  2. then reboot your system

sync sync reboot

  1. once rebooted, log back in to your system and do an update

ipkg update

At this point you are now linked to the main repository and can update packages. If you feel brave enough and have backed up everything, you can do an ipkg upgrade, and follow the prompts.

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