Sorry if this is not the appropriate subtopic to post in - before I install mods I want to get a couple of kinks ironed out.
First - I have firmware 01.01.18 on a 1TB WorldEdition I (not II) - this is a single drive model. What are the advantages of upgrading the firmware? I know it will get rid of gcc and NFS but that there are backup files here. I just have had many bad experiences with upgrading firmware, so I guess I'm wondering what are the fixes and if people generally have good luck with upgrading the firmware. I've been losing the connection to the WorldBook frequently so a new firmware would be nice if it helps with this or other issues.
After some online research I answered my second question. I am leaving it here in italics in case this helps anyone. Apparently files put on the drive with MioNet are only accessible read-only when accessed as a mapped drive. If it is still possible to chmod this somehow by sshing in, I would appreciate a nod, but for now I'm going to start re-backing up my files through the drive letter.
//My other question involves mapping the MyBook as a network drive in Windows Vista. I logged into the MyBook and created a user account with full permissions. Then I mapped the drive with Vista and used the "log in with a different username" link and entered the account info from the MyBook. I am able to access the drive though the mapped drive letter in Vista (I also tried from an XP computer with the same results) but only in a read-only capacity. I tried un-setting the read-only designation in Vista, but was only successful with some of the files. Anyhow, I'm not sure how that maps to the chmod permissions of the MyBook, so my questions are:
Does the MyBook Shared Storage Manager properly set the chmod permissions, or do I need to ssh in and set them myself?
Am I logging in wrong to the drive through Vista?
Is there some crazy permission scheme I need to set in Vista (i.e. create a superuser with the same login info as the account on the MyBook)? //
Also, I wasn't able to find a forum search function, so I apologise if this has been visited before.