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 Post subject: Beginner with LS-XL
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:14 am 
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I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but can I put openlink on a LS-XL?

The first step says:
Find out which version is the latest for your LinkStation
, but I'm not sure how...

Any ideas?
( I don't have any idea about servers or ssh, just installing regular Linux distros)

Thanks,
Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Beginner with LS-XL
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:33 am 
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No you can't.
OpenLink was a development for PowerPC and Mipsel based boxes.
To my knowledge, there is no Orion5 or even Kirkwood version
available.
There are some guides for such boxes, to get on plain Debian.
But if you are not dauntless and not used to work with Linux, you
should think twice before starting such a task. It is NOT click and go.

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 Post subject: Re: Beginner with LS-XL
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Ok, thanks, good to know.

Off the top of your head, is there a comparatively priced similar product that you can easily put Unison on, or should I be rather looking at Owncloud to do a "personal dropbox" on a regular PC?


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 Post subject: Re: Beginner with LS-XL
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:48 am 
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Take a look at the Synology or QNap products.
They offer unrestricted access to the command line and
there are Cloud Applications available, which you can install
via their own paket repository.
I already read some posts describing successful owncloud
installations on Sysnologies.
You will pay the price for this kind of "convenience" (around
50 to 100 bucks additionally compared to Buffalos boxes),
but the focus of this companies are small offices and bigger
stuff, where I see Buffalos focus on private usage and small
home offices and NOT bigger.
My point of view:
If you have GOOD Linux knowledge, some of the Buffalo boxes
can't be beaten in price/performance ratio. But you will have to
pay the tradeoff of being responsible for security updates on
your own, building your own "OS" out of the Debian/Linux stuff
and compile all the good stuff on your own.
If your Linux knowledge is poor, buy one of the boxes of NAS
specialists like Synology or QNap, when you are interested in some
of the fancy stuff like Cloud, home automation, video surveillance,
etc.
The stock firmware of Buffalos boxes is just enough to show you,
what would have been possible, if one would have made up his mind,
before selling this stuff to the public (a lot of good ideas, but an
poor execution).
Ymmv.

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 Post subject: Re: Beginner with LS-XL
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:28 pm 
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thanks! :)


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