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    Help Ssods Ds-106

    Hi

    I am struggling to install SS on my DS-106.

    I have downloaded "SlimServer_v6.3.1.tar.gz", and placed on the DS-106, but the install program says: "Unfortunately, no useable tar ball has been found."

    Why?

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    Come on guys, please help :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBP View Post
    Come on guys, please help :-)
    I only got this message when it went unnoticed that windows had changed the file extension during download. Apart from that I have no idea.
    Thorsten

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    What is the filesize of the tar ball? It should be 17 MB.

    Did you use Internet Explorer to download it? It doesn't like tar balls, sometimes (i.e. unzips it on-the-fly and renames it to .tar.tar or .tar).

    Try to download it again from here: http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads..._v6.3.1.tar.gz

    Consider using a decent browser, Firefox for example, to download and install. For the latter it is highly recommended to NOT use IE since it won't let you see what's going on. You'll miss a great part of the fun installing SS on SSODS! :-)

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    Last edited by flipflip; 2006-11-01 at 00:49.

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    That was exactly the problem... Sorry...

    My Windows XP did not show the complete file name, so when i renamed the file, its was all wrong. Now SS is installed, and I am ready to test it tonight. I am currently transferring my 70 GB's og music from my USB1 external HD. D*mn its slow... :-)

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    You're welcome. That's another "problem" with windows, it, by default, doesn't show the file extension. You could turn on the display of full filenames (incl. extensions) in explorer. It's in the menu "extras" (in German windows, maybe it's "tools" in English), "Folder Options" and there uncheck "hide file extensions of known files" (or so).

    Anyway, now it works.. prepare for a long file scanning session :-)

    flip

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    that's why i use the firefox to download the firmware.... IE will convert it to file extension of .tar

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    I am waiting for the new IE7 to be released in my language. If thats not good enough, then I will convert to FireFox.

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    IE is, and will never be, good enough...
    SB3-->Meridian G68-->NuForce Ref8.200W-->Bc Acoustique ACT A3

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommypeters View Post
    IE is, and will never be, good enough...
    Interresting statement :-)

    How does it work? Do I simply uninstall IE and then install FireFox? Everything is the same afterwards?

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