Before you go any further...
You will need either an unslung-able-2.x release or an unslung-3.x release to get the required USB support in firmware.
The unslung-3.x release is available as a binary beta release for public download. Please visit the SourceForge download page at https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=116564 to obtain the firmware image and the relevant instructions for installation. Please make sure that you follow the instructions precisely. Do not skip any steps, and do not skip ahead thinking you know what you are doing and don't need to follow instructions step by step.
First you need a working Internet connection to download and install any software.
Upgrading the NSLU2 to handle large files and making new files accessible to everyone.
Once the above completes without errors, put the following lines into a file named
The umask line makes sure that all users are granted full access to any new files created. This is normally considered insecure, but it will make life easier for those who don't understand any Linux.
Now change the permissions of the shell configuration file.
Now log in from another shell to verify that there are no problems with your ~/.profile and that you can still access your NSLU2 over the network. If things are working correctly, you should issue this command:
and see this response:
If everything looks good at this stage, close the old shell and keep using the new shell with the updated environment. If things are not right, use your original shell to fix things up before you close that shell.
Mounting a share from a network connected PC
This command will create a mount point, mount the network drive and create a link (shortcut) to the network drive in your current directory.
Obviously you will need to replace computername, sharename, myName and myPassword with values that are appropriate for your configuration.
Transfering files from the Toppy directly to a network share on another PC.
Once you have mounted the netowrk share as detailed above, you can transfer directly to the remote PC.
Changing file permissions
The following will grant both read and write permissions for the named file to all users:
Installing secure shell
Rather than manually enabling telnet on every reboot, you can install a secure shell, which will be enabled on every reboot.