I have acquired a used LinkStation Quad which I have begun to work on using the guides here. My intention is to enable NFS to so that I can use the NAS as storage for an ESXi lab that I am building. Here is what I have done so far:
Gained root access with ACP Commander using http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Open_Stock_Firmware
. I also configured SSH to start at boot-up.
Attempted to set up NFS following the guide for the LS-VL (http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Enable_NFS_for_LS-VL
) based on the this forum topic http://forum.buffalo.nas-central.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=25667
. I know that the LS-QVL and LS-VL use a different processor, but I hadn't seen anything relating directly to the LS-QL (and maybe that is my own failure to use google/forum search)
Installed Optware (as required by the above guide for portmap and e2fslibs). I used these directions: http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Ipkg_on_the_Linkstation_(for_end-users)
. I also realized that I don't have a ipkg.conf file in /etc or in /opt/etc (the two places that the guide references), though I was able to install ipgk packages, so the file must be somewhere, using whatever defaults it has.
So right now I am a bit stuck. I'm not uncomfortable with Linux, but my knowledge is spotty (I describe it as "knows enough to be dangerous), and I'm a bit out of my element with NFS (I've never set it up before).
Some of the NFS services are starting:
root@BROKENAS:~# /etc/init.d/nfs.sh status
portmap is running.
mountd is running.
nfsd is NOT running.
But I know that I am missing some critical piece, and need some assistance in identifying and fixing it.
The Linkstation's current firmware is 1.11, according to the Web Interface.
My ideal is just enabling some additional services (NFS, and a Backup service) on the already running system. I am not, however, adverse to starting over with a new firmware to get the features I want.
Any help or suggestions you can provide would be most helpful!