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Dunno if this is still active or not.. But, I cannot update or install software. I get an 404 when trying to get response from repositories. I would like to help with maybe trying to get Wheezey or newer going, I'm no whiz at linux, but I would be willing to try and report back.

I have tried 8.0.1, 8.0.2 and now 8.1.2, all with the same result. I have also tried later versions of v7, including the last, 7.2.8, and have the same problem with that one. I have tried both clean installations of each version and installing 7.0.8, having the license accepted, and then upgrading. Every other version I've tried rejects the license but as soon as I go back to 7.0.8 it is accepted again.

I got in touch with Twonky support to confirm that my license key should work with v8 (it should, and it works on my PC if I install the Windows version of Twonky). They told me that it sounds as though Twonky is unable to update its configuration files and that I should check the folder permissions (I have and I've tried resetting them). They also said to keep in mind to use the right umask value so that Twonky Server can access / modify files it creates, although I'm not sure what that means.

Hi everyone,

By using some of the available guides on the internet, I was able to install Open Media Vault onto the MBL.

This is a very useful, because WD is pretty much refusing to update the OS. This leaves us with an outdated OS which is a security risk to say the least.
Open Media Vault can do anything that the WD UI could do. The OMV plugin system allows you to add a lot of functions to the device.

You can find my experiences with OMV on the MBL here (it's work in progress):


If anyone want's to join in with testing and tweaking, feel free to!

Oops - had forgotten to create the /var/twonky temp directory. There were no diagnostic messages about that, but when I created it and tried again, it seems to be working just fine. Thanks for excellent instructions and for the script.

Update - no access from my IP here, but I was able to load the script file through a proxy service in the EU (so my provider must be blocking that IP?) and was able to cut and paste the text into pico in the ssh environment. Clanky fix, huh. Anyway, was able to chmod and the startup seemed to work ("twonky start -> Starting /usr/local/twonky/twonkystarter… 10991: old priority 0, new priority 0 | Daemonizing…", except that I get nothing on port 9000 at the MBLD's IP address. http to that address without the port number loads the MBLD administration UI so I know everything else is OK. I'm going to do some reading around to find out how to check if it's running aside from the port 9000 interface, or if anyone has had a similar issue.

Thanks so much for your reply - I'm not sure I understand though. The MyBook is resolving the IP address from correctly (so it has a DNS available, right?) but the wget is timing out. I also tried the same http address in my laptop browser, both the name and the IP address, and they time out. And the ping to that name address and IP address also fail, from my laptop's terminal window (not from the ssh session to the MBLD).
So from that, I conclude there's, what? some kind of router table failure somewhere? Other internet aspects are working normally.
I can tell you the IP it's resolving, but obviously I didn't want to post that on a public forum.

Hi, don't forget to put a dns in your mybook config.

My website is ok :)

You can try from your laptop for example.

I just put the address into my browser and it loaded just fine. Something is wrong on your end.

MyBookLive Duo 4T
FeaturesPacks, Twonky, ownCloud

Hi all - am trying to install 8.0.3 on my MyBookLive Duo and all is going well, except when I try to wget the twonky script - I'm resolving the but the wget is timing out on port 80. It's tried about 60 times in the last hour. Are there any mirrors for the script?

don't worry about MBL settings under Media Server. It's not important. All that matters is the configuration on the Twonky setup page. http://IPAddressofMBL:9000

MyBookLive Duo 4T
FeaturesPacks, Twonky, ownCloud

Thank you for all your help.

I restored my MBL and reinstalled Twonky 8.1.2. It works now but I am confused because when I go to MBL setting page under Media Server I just get that the server is running but not number of videos or Twonky version. They show on Web interface for Twonky (server version, number of videos and other stuff.

Videos also play on my WD TV Live

Any idea what is wrong?

to delete and start fresh

rm -r /usr/local/twonky
rm -r /var/twonky
rm -r /twonky

MyBookLive Duo 4T
FeaturesPacks, Twonky, ownCloud

Try it without deleting the directories. Just reinstall the latest version (8.1), and then you should be prompted to enter the license key. See if that solves your problem. If not, then you will have to find the directories and delete them. Work backwards through the guide and you will see what directories to delete.

MyBookLive Duo 4T
FeaturesPacks, Twonky, ownCloud

Thanks for the FAST reply!!!!!

Yes I do have serial. I would really appreciate if you tell me in more details with commands for putty (like you did in your excellent manual). I am not familiar with Linux commands so I do not know how to remove it and in what folder.

When i log and do ls-la command I get this:

drwxr-xr-x  5 root root 4096 Jul 30 14:21 .
drwxr-xr-x 26 root root 4096 Jul 30 21:43 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 May  7 20:47 .aptitude
-rw-------  1 root root 2128 Jul 31 07:17 .bash_history
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  463 May  7 20:52 .bashrc
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 May  7 20:47 .debtags
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  140 Mar  4  2010 .profile
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 May  7 20:47 .ssh
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2276 May 12  2010 .vimrc

Do you have a license key? if so, write it down. Then delete all the twonky directories where you did the install. Then do the install fresh from the beginning.

MyBookLive Duo 4T
FeaturesPacks, Twonky, ownCloud

Thanks for excellent manual!

For me it was working upgrade from ver. 5 to 8. BUT somehow at the setting page I put the password and somehow it is not working (I am pretty sure I did not forget but nevertheless the system won't log me in). Now when I want to do additional setting it always asks for password. I Reverted to old version 5 and reinstalled again ver. 8 but when i want to go to http:\\MyIPNumber:9000/webconfig it asks me for the password.

Can you PLEASE help me to retrieve password using putty or to completely delete ver.8 and reinstall it fresh hoping it will not ask for the password

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