Yesterday I bought a 1TB Seagate GoFlex (with USB3 since it was the only one they had). But apparently the SheevaPlug cannot deliver enough power to spin-up the disk.
I have tried the disk on a couple on other computers and it seems to be a problem on half of them...
Does anyone have a better suggestion for a new disk to try?
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2011-02-05, 04:21 #21
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Which external 1TB 2,5" USB disk works with the SheevaPlug?
2011-02-05, 15:19 #22
Loaded the 3.50 image onto my eSata Sheevaplug, and I can confirm that it works perfectly. Just remember not to update U-boot, otherwise it won't boot. You'll have to use this version from New IT: http://www.newit.co.uk/u-boot/uboot-sata-090903.bin.md5. This is only for the eSata version.
Another thing to remember is to back up your favourites - I didn't....
Again, thank you, Thomas.
2011-02-05, 15:45 #23
2011-02-06, 01:08 #24
2011-02-06, 01:48 #25
SP_Sheeva_Installer_V3.50 is released now! Please visit my download site. This version works with the ESIA installer. The result is the same like the image version (SP_Sheeva_Image_V3.50). Use this version if your SheevaPlug don't support booting from SD-Card. you can also choose to renew the u-boot bootloader. Please visit my wiki to see how it works exactly.
2011-02-06, 12:42 #26
SqueezePlug_Dockstar_Image_V3.50 released now! Please visit my download site.
Please visit my wiki to get more information.
2011-02-07, 14:18 #27
first step was successful, PlugBox is on the Goflex an works!
Now I'm creating the USB stick. I took an Ubuntu VM to manage that. I've made the partitions as you mentioned. Now I'm bit unsure which exact files belong in which partition.
If I untar the boot.tar.gz in the boot partition there are:
2.6.37-ubit-01711-g50c16ad (a directory)
boot (a directory)
Is this right?
For the rootfs you tarred my image (the hole root partition) and untarred it to sda3, right?
The modules.tar.gz from the UBIT installation also to /dev/sda3?
5. The ramdisk uInitrd from the DEBIAN rootfs /dev/sda3 ("your image") should be copied to the root folder of /dev/sda1 is this right???
Maybe you could explain for a dummy (me) what to place where.
Thanks a lot!!!
2011-02-07, 15:27 #28
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Squeezplug on Seagate Go Flex
I'm really new to this and want to use my GoFlex with a Boom. Sorry to be so niaive.
I have windows machines (vista) and the Goflex is attached to my router. If I want to use this software, Do I need to attach a computer to the GoFlex directly or can I get moving through the network.
I have played around with Mandriva in the past but I'm not too confident that I won't ruin my Goflex and this piece of software uses a slightly different approach to mandriva I think. What's best for me (other than forgetting the whole idea) The bits of information seem to be on different sites and assume a bit of knowledge. Where am I best to start?
I understand the need to use a USB stick but not too sure how to prepare it from a windows platform.
I apologise if the answers are obvious to others but some gentle guidance would really be appreciated
2011-02-07, 15:37 #29
2011-02-07, 16:17 #30
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Lots of questions from a newbie
Been looking into getting a NAS, however i am now very tempted to try going down the squeezeplug route instead.
I've got an external 3.5 usb disk, which holds all my music and other files.
Looking at the wiki and the images available, would i be right in thinking for a linux newbie like myself a Sheevaplug from NewIT would be the way forward? Or are there better and cheaper options that i should be considering? If the sheevaplug is the way forward would the sd card they supply with it be enough for me to get SqueezePlug installed, or would i need to purchase another card/usb stick?
As well as using the plug for my squeezeboxes, i'd also like to use it as a server for my other media. Would it simply be a case of installing webmin and creating a samba server with this? And how easy is it to do this?
Another thing i wondered was how long a rescan of the squeezebox music library takes, taking into account the low power of these plugs?
Sorry for all the questions, but i am totally intrigued by this, as i've been desperate for a low power solution!