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FreeLink for Linkstation Pro

Install FreeLink per instructions here: http://nas-central.org/index.php/FreeLink_for_the_Linkstation_Pro#Install Follow the steps through "Cleanup", and you do not need to make customized partitions.

ssh into FreeLink configured Linkstation PRO Free-up disk space as the standard / partition is not big enough for MySQL and Slimserver

cp -Rdp /usr /mnt/disk1/
rm -R /usr
ln -s /mnt/disk1/usr /usr

Use apt-get to install the latest Debian updates:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

Install MySQL:

apt-get update; apt-get install mysql-server-5.0
# Do not set a root password.
# select 'No' when asked to support connections from older versions of Debian.

Upgrade MySQL (required for SlimServer on FreeLink, I used 5.0.45). Use apt-get to get the prerequisite packages installed:

apt-get install gcc make libncurses5-dev g++

Download and compile the mysql 5.0.45 source to /mnt/disk1:

cd /mnt/disk1/
wget http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.mysql.com/Downloads/MySQL-5.0/mysql-5.0.45.tar.gz

untar the mysql file:

tar -zxvf mysql-5.0.45.tar.gz

compile and install mysql 5.0.45:

cd my*./configure
make install

NOTE: this set of commands takes >3 hrs to complete

Verify that mysql is running by invoking the following command

ps -ef|grep my

It should return several lines to the console. If not, you probably made a mistake, and you might want to completely start over with the LSPRO firmware and formatting the drive (http://www.nas-central.org/index.php?title=FreeLink_for_the_Linkstation_Pro#Restore_a_FreeLink_configured_Linkstation_Pro_back_to_original_firmware)

Run the following commands to further configure mysql:

mv /usr/sbin/mysqld /usr/sbin/mysqld.old
cp /usr/local/libexec/mysqld /usr/sbin/mysqld
mkdir /usr/local/etc
cp /etc/mysql/my.cnf /usr/local/etc/my.cnf

Remove the mysql installation files:

rm /mnt/disk1/mysql-5.0.45.tar.gz
rm -R /mnt/disk1/mysql-5.0.45

Once you log in again, run 'ps -ef|grep my' to confirm mysql is running (see previous note about starting over if it is not running!).

Download the SlimServer deb files:

cd /mnt/disk1
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libf/libfile-bom-perl/libfile-bom-perl_0.11-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libr/libreadonly-perl/libreadonly-perl_1.03-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libe/libenum-perl/libenum-perl_1.016-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libt/libtie-cache-lru-perl/libtie-cache-lru-perl_0.21-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libt/libtie-llhash-perl/libtie-llhash-perl_1.003-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libt/libtie-cache-lru-expires-perl/libtie-cache-lru-expires-perl_0.54-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libd/libdata-vstring-perl/libdata-vstring-perl_0.000-003-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libx/libxml-simple-perl/libxml-simple-perl_2.15-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libx/libxml-xspf-perl/libxml-xspf-perl_0.5.1-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libm/libmpeg-audio-frame-perl/libmpeg-audio-frame-perl_0.09-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libn/libnet-upnp-perl/libnet-upnp-perl_1.2.1-1_all.deb
wget http://debian.slimdevices.com/pool/main/libd/libdbix-migration-perl/libdbix-migration-perl_0.05-1_all.deb
wget http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/SlimServer_v6.5.1/slimserver_6.5.1_all.deb

Use dpkg to install the SlimServer and related deb files:

dpkg -i libdata-vstring-perl_0.000-003-1_all.deb libdbix-migration-perl_0.05-1_all.deb libenum-perl_1.016-1_all.deb libfile-bom-perl_0.11-1_all.deb libmpeg-audio-frame-perl_0.09-1_all.deb libnet-upnp-perl_1.2.1-1_all.deb libreadonly-perl_1.03-1_all.deb libtie-cache-lru-expires-perl_0.54-1_all.deb libtie-cache-lru-perl_0.21-1_all.deb libtie-llhash-perl_1.003-1_all.deb libxml-xspf-perl_0.5.1-1_all.deb libxml-simple-perl_2.15-1_all.deb slimserver_6.5.1_all.deb

Use apt-get to fix the slimserver dependencies:

apt-get -f install

Once this finishes...wait a ~3 minutes and try to access the webgui http://[linkstation-ip]:9000 from you PC's browser.

If it does not load, then something went wrong!

Remove the slimserver and related deb files:

rm /mnt/disk1/*.deb

Set-up Samba share for music files:

mkdir /mnt/disk1/share/
cd /mnt/disk1/share/
mkdir musiccd music

#make directory for whatever format you use

mkdir mp3mkdir playlists

Open file permissions for the music directories (there are other, more secure options, this is a basic configuration for samba, you can use webmin or swat for more details):

cd /mnt/disk1/share/
chmod -R 777 music

Edit the samba configuration '/etc/samba/smb.conf' (there are other, more secure options, this is the most 'open'). Backup the original file:

mv /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf.bak

Then edit '/etc/samba/smb.conf' as follows (everything between <— SNIP —>):

<--- SNIP --->
# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
workgroup = MSHOME
# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description fieldser
ver string = Samba Server
# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
security = share
path = /mnt/disk1/share
writeable = yes
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
<--- SNIP --->

Save the file. Restart samba: '/etc/init.d/samba restart'

Install NTP:

apt-get install ntp ntp-simple ntpdate

edit '/etc/ntp.conf':

<-- SNIP -->
#restrict default noquery notrust nomodify
#restrict mask
#fudge stratum 3
driftfile /etc/ntp.drift
logfile /var/log/ntp.log
server 0.pool.ntp.org
server 1.pool.ntp.org
server 2.pool.ntp.org
<-- SNIP -->

Save the file. Restart ntp:

/etc/init.d/ntp restart'