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Check it out, over on the WD My Cloud forum…

…some one has got Linux Debian working on the My Cloud with lots of features.

* OpenMediaVault and Debian Wheezy 7.6 new kernel includes: NTFS, USB-Sound, CIFS, Autofs, ISCSI-Target, Ramlog, mdadm and some tweaks for work), Quota and more.
Yes, you can upgrade to Jessie or "Sid" - All works fine.
And you can use "Clean debian" - Its run faster. (And install under that - WebMin or Newer version of OMV (1.0.8))
My "FirmWare" does not modify anything. (Used original layout - easy to install)
OMV = OpenMediaVault - Its free NAS OS, include CIFS/Samba shares, FTP, SMART monitoring, E-Mail notifications, Sync (Backup) services and more stuff in addition repository from commynity - Transmission, Web server (NGinx, PHP5, MySQL5), BTSync, OwnCloud!, ISCSI Target, MiniDLNA and lots of other stuff!

He is working a full How To at this time but has posted enough to get it installed and working. Even though he is translating from Russian, his Google drive is accessible with all you need to make it happen. Head over and check it out and report your results!

Dear Blip : May you tell me how to manually upload the firmware that I've downloaded to my MBWE?

Re: Manual firmware upgrade! by tommy1965tommy1965, 26 Aug 2014 02:11

done, but it doesn't work =(
I've installed twonky 7, and after reinstalling latest firmware and restore factory setting I still have twonky 7 and everything else I've done in system folders and init.d '-.-

Re: Restore original MBWE by hojowshojows, 25 Aug 2014 08:31

Well, did that, it keeps asking me for the root password. I guess the instructions provided are for issues related to connections keys whereas what I need is to reset the root password. Thanks for the help anyway

You will need to login to the web gui and create a new key for the My Book. Look in the advanced settings. Once that is done try reconnecting via ssh again.
If you attempt to login to an SSH server, and receive a message simliar to the following, that means your server host key has changed:

Add correct host key in /home/jdoe/.ssh/known_hosts to get rid of this message.
Offending RSA key in /home/jdoe/.ssh/known_hosts:19
RSA host key for *** has changed and you have requested strict checking.
Host key verification failed.

On most Linux and Mac clients, you will need to manually remove the host key in order to reconnect. Take note of the following line in the warning output:

Offending RSA key in /home/jdoe/.ssh/known_hosts:19

Offending key in /home/mike/.ssh/known_hosts: 6
You have to remove the key to proceed further. Use the following command to remove the offending key.,
##Note: Change the line number from 6 to appropriate line number.

sed -i '6d' ~/.ssh/known_hosts


perl -pi -e 's/\Q$_// if ($. == 6);' ~/.ssh/known_hosts

Open the file manually in your favorite text editor (it is a hidden file), and remove the offending line. In this example, the user would open the /home/jdoe/.ssh/known_hosts file and remove line 19.

Save the file and attempt to reconnect. You will need to manually approve the new host key the first time you connect:

ssh ude.usf.cph.timbus|eodj#ude.usf.cph.timbus|eodj
The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is a4:d9:a4:d9:a4:d9a4:d9:a4:d9a4:d9a4:d9a4:d9a4:d9a4:d9.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes

You should be now connected via ssh.

Remember you can use Google if you need more help.

Check to make sure you only commented out the lines that include:

  1. if [ -z "${update_container}" ] && [ "${vnew}" -lt "${vnow}" ]; then
  2. error="failed 200 \"invalid firmware package\""
  3. pre-update_error $error
  4. fi

so it looks exactly like this.
Starting at the "if" statement and ending at the "fi" statement.

Re: Optware on My Cloud by tdmiketdmike, 24 Aug 2014 21:49

Upgrading or reinstalling firmware will set the my book back to almost a factory state. Then you will need to reset the web settings.

1 upgrading or reinstalling firmware
2 login to web gui
under advanced settings choose restore factory settings
Or press and hold the reset button on the back of the My Book for 30 seconds then release. The My Book will clear all web setting back to their default.

I hope this helps.

Re: Restore original MBWE by tdmiketdmike, 24 Aug 2014 21:46

Hi all,
is there a way to restore everything (not only config option) to the factory default without dismantle it?

Restore original MBWE by hojowshojows, 24 Aug 2014 12:16

/usr/local/sbin/ line 283: syntax error: unexpected end of file


Also my line numbers were a little more

Great to hear you had a successful upgrade
Would your updated packages work on a white light?


  I've lost the root password for SSH. I can acess the web UI as admin without a problem. How can I reset the SSH password without loosing data?


As the optware repo versions of ffmpeg and minidlna were ancient and not working on mbwe-bluerings I did ffmpeg 0.5.14 (stable) and minidlna 1.1.3 and thought about getting them uploaded to NSLU2 after testing but none of the stuff under submitting packages seemed online anymore a while ago and now the site is down completely for maintenance or something. Is it even possible to submit to optware for mbwe-bluerings? Will it become possible? Anyone in the loop?

Both ffmpeg and minidlna works great now so if anyone (using optware) is interested in trying them out I can probably upload them somewhere.

I updated ffmpeg and minidlna by khampfkhampf, 20 Aug 2014 17:43

Unable to post links but:
http /pub/nslu2/feeds/optware/cs05q1armel/cross/unstable

Looks like the website is under maintenance or down. Site returns a blank page and the source of the main page returns:

<!DOCTYPE html><body style="padding:0; margin:0;">
<iframe" style="visibility: visible;height: 2000px;" allowtransparency="true" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="100%">

Possibly a problem with GoDaddy?

(Just add in the http and .com for actual iframe link)

The error is

]# ipkg update
Downloading URL ipkg.nslu2-linux. org/feeds/optware/cs05q1armel/cross/unstable/Packages
An error ocurred, return value: 1.
Collected errors:
ipkg_download: ERROR: Command failed with return value 1: ‘wget —passive-ftp -q -P /opt/ipkg-7nE9af URL ipkg.nslu2-linux. org/feeds/optware/cs05q1armel/cross/unstable/Packages’

I can not update my packages mybookworld with ipkg command. It seems as if the repository "nslu2-linux. org" no longer existed. Does anyone know if there are any available mirror ?.

Waiting for an answer, receive a warm greeting. And thank you very much

I'm writed small script for making backup, published on github (github .com/tarampampam/scripts/blob/master/nix/

I don't have a My Book bluering but I think you can select factory restore from within the web giu under the advanced system settings.

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