On 26 October 2010 13:31, Frank Murphy <frankly3d at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi list,
>> Have discovered with the help of the tog hackerspace group
> that my StorCenter ix-200 http://tinyurl.com/27tegxl> has Debian 5 under the hood,
> with some Vendor firmware bits invloved.
> Only have a lan connection to it. No other useful ports.
> Have enabled ssh (root access the only moment)
>> Normally reflashed using web-browser
>> # uname -smr
> Linux 184.108.40.206 armv5tejl
>>>> Would it be possible to modify for normal Debian updating\use?
> without borking, from a Fedora Client
>> Or even a minimal Fedora non-x install?
>> Frank Murphy
> UTF_8 Encoded
> Friend of Fedora
I have a Qnap TS-109 Pro II which looks to be pretty similar spec to
your StorCenter, apart from having only a 500MHz cpu compared to 1GHz.
I contemplated putting Debian on it
(http://www.cyrius.com/debian/orion/qnap/) when I got it 18 months ago
but figured a) I should try the qnap firmware first and b) I had
enough Debian based things, it was time to try something different. It
looks like Open Protium is the equivalent for StorCenters,
I ended up installing OptWare
(http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Optware/Packages) on top and most of
the software I use on it now comes from that. I use mine mainly as an
IMAP server and bittorrent client and it works great. I've also got
Screen, Mutt, ELinks, OpenSSH, Transmission, Spamassassin and they
work great on it. I also use mplayer from SSODS to record radio
streams every day.
The only performance issue I remember having was when I tried to use
the included MySQL as the server for Amarok with a collection of
30,000 songs. I've ended up using the NAS and netbook a lot more and
the desktop got left to when I needed decent processing power.
I've only come across the Open Protium project today but it looks like
you should be able to have lots of fun with your StorCenter.
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