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Because i google this so often:
To add a complete directory to a tar file and compress the tar use this:
tar cfvz NAME.tar.gz [DIRECTORY]
To extract the files use:
tar xfvz NAME.tar.gz
If you have many files in the directory it might be a good idea to leave the v parameter out.
- mknod created a new device.
- -m660 sets the mode to 660 for the filesystem.
- /dev/loop8 specifies the device to create.
- b sets the device as a block device.
- 7 and 8 are major and minor device numbers.
So this creates on a standard Linux the eighth loopback device.
mknod -m660 /dev/loop8 b 7 8 chown root.disk /dev/loop8 chmod 666 /dev/loop8
- Install samba with ‘apt-get install samba’
- Follow the install wizard and enter ‘workgroup’ and if you use a dhcp server
- Add a directory for samba shares. ‘mkdir /samba
- Add a usergroup for samba. ‘groupadd sambauser’
- Give directory to the group. ‘chgrp sambauser /samba’
- Change the rights. ‘chmod 770 /samba’
- Add a user. ‘useradd -g sambauser windowsclient’
- Give the user a password. ‘passwd windowsclient‘
- Add samba password, make it the same as the linux user password. ‘smbpasswd -a windowslcient’
- Enable user in samba. ‘smbpasswd -e windowsclient’
- Add the following to /etc/samba/smb.conf
- path = /samba
- writable = yes
- public = no
- valid users = windowsclient
- force create mode = 0770
- force directory mode = 0770
- Restart samba with /etc/init./samba restart’.
Now you should see your server under network on the windows system and can connect using the account windowsclient / password.
I had this old Cisco NSLU2 around, doing nothing other than bringing an even older USB HDD to the network. And i honestly never really used it, because the truth is, the NSLU2 is slow.
So i found this great site where they explain how to flash Linux on the device some time ago. And now, after having to set up a few Debian server and no reasonable way to hide from it, i decided to put a Debian on the NSLU2.
The instructions are quite simple as the device is supported by Debian 5.0.
Some advice from personal experience:
- Use a singe 2,5” (notebook) USB drive. With 2 drives, powered over USB, you might get problems with the power supply. One works great for me.
- Expect to spend up to 3 hours on this. Without playing, just installing and configuration.
- Do not expect the NSLU2 to perform like a computer or vps. It is slow, but its performance positively surprised me.
- Use the provided unofficial image.