Is there an alternative way of setting it up, maybe without using the command-line as well? Just trying to see all the options I have.
Well, there isn't much to 'setup' but going back to your second post and the screen dump you showed, if you bring this up again and just leave it at 'Connect anonymously' and press 'Connect' the drive should be automatically mounted and you should be able to read and write to it.
If you want to change settings or create new users, new shares etc, you can do so using your web browser by entering the IP address of the MYBOOK device as the web address. This will bring up the MYBOOK configuration.
You can use this to also manage the media server that comes with the box ('Twonky' on my box).
(I have tested this and it works fine).
You can get its IP address either by connecting to your router and listing the connected devices,
or, as you say, after it's mounted...
Assuming your router has similar ip address
Change 105 to 100, 101, 102 ......etc until GUI comes on in the browser
Assuming its plugged in to the router
Cd only works on pc and mac
But the cd does not do much anyway as set up is mainly through browser the cd just helped detect the drive and mounts it on windows
If your Linux does not detect it
Change the workgroup name in the GUI
Mine is working on Ubuntu 10.4 in places network ........
In mac puppy on my netbook used pnethood. Then entered workgroup name and password
Posted to help anyone who cannot get it working
So it does work on Linux it's just not immediately obvious how to access it.
Thanks for the help. It's working! I was wondering, what's the fastest way to transfer files to the My Book Live? I have a 1 TB HDD that I would like to transfer the files to the My Book Live. I imagine that would take forever.
Thank you for the post, wallaroo
I grabbed a 3TB mybooklive earlier today, my important stuff is moving over - using rsync - to a share mounted exactly as you described.
Last edited by bayvista; December 1st, 2012 at 05:54 AM. Reason: Covered by previous note
Just think how boring life would be without Ubuntu
In case you want to mount the Shared Music folder, it can also be done as a CIFS mount:
1) Create a mount point e.g. mybookmusic
2) Mount the shared folder with:
sudo mount -t cifs -o username=anonymous,password=,rw,users,uid=1000 '//MyBookLive.local/Public/Shared Music' /mybookmusic
[Use the IP address instead of 'MyBookLive.local' if you want.]
3) You can move your music over with rsync:
rsync -avv /home/yournamehere/Music/ /mybookmusic
You might need to login to the MyBookLive to nudge the server up to date:
Once done, the music you sync'd over will be available to all through the public music share.