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Thingie

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NAS drive probs
« on: August 31, 2007, 01:24:04 pm »
Hi Everyone,

After a lot of retries I. finally got LinuxMCE working with the new install cd's. So as you may guess I'm a newbie to Linuc(MCE). .I bought myself a WDC Mybook and connected it to the network. It was detectef bij LinuxMCE and asked me for a username and a pw. And there it went wrong, I entered the wrong pw. So now there is no media in my orbitter but there are 3 drives under the 'Manage Drives' button. when I click one of them I. get a new screen but I can do nothing there. I.s there an easy way of reconfiguring the drive? Can I delete it under LinuxMCE and redetect it? I also have 2 network cards, to which one should I connect the NAS drive? The LinuxMCE DHCP (192.168.80.*) or to the other one.

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Re: NAS drive probs
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 04:05:35 pm »
Yes, you can do all those things with the web-admin.  see the "devices tree" and Advanced/Configuration/Unknown devices.

And the NAS should be connected to the "LinuxMCE DHCP (192.168.80.*)" network card.
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Re: NAS drive probs
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 04:34:14 pm »
Ok thx a lot man. The disk works just fine now. Can you maybe tell me how I can connect to the disk from my Windows PC's who are not on the DHCP nic but on the other one. I have a lot of files I would like to copy.

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Re: NAS drive probs
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 04:41:36 pm »
I would if I could, but I don't use windows myself. 

Like that probably involves disabling the firewall (or at least poking holes).  I think it would be easier to put them on the DHCP network as well. 
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Re: NAS drive probs
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007, 12:41:33 am »
What actually is the point of the Manage Drives dialogue??! I, too, have several drives there that once detected they never go away, and clicking the Manage button just brings up a screen with blank panels in it and some buttons that pretty much do nothing. What is this dialogue for?

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Re: NAS drive probs
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 07:49:49 am »
What actually is the point of the Manage Drives dialogue??! I, too, have several drives there that once detected they never go away, and clicking the Manage button just brings up a screen with blank panels in it and some buttons that pretty much do nothing. What is this dialogue for?

Hi, I think this is one of those areas which got started and never completed. Pluto has many of those too. In many ways it would be better if these were not visible in the UI until they worked... but on the other hand it would  make those parts of the system more difficult for anyone wanting to modify or improve them.
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