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hjhhjh
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Registered: ‎12-23-2010
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My Book Live and Linux

These are my experiences setting up the WD MyBook Live up using Linux (Ubuntu).

 

Only trouble was to locate the device (IP-address). I could not figure out what default IP-address it uses

when no dhcp-server is available. I use static IP adresses.

So I set up my router as dhcp server and user "nmap x.y.z.c/24" to scan for the device. I think that it might have shown up under "Network" if I had just waited.

Once the IP address is known - use a webbrowser (Firefox/Chrome) and the IP-address. From here just follow the manual about configuration "Dashboard". I did not have any trouble setting up the device or connecting.

 

Read/write speed using Ubuntu graphical filebrowser nautilus I have got 43-50/37-40MB/s - (Pentium E6300 pc). This is fine for me and I have not tried any optimization. 

 

WD - You do not advertise that it works with Linux? Or write anything in the manual? 

 

 

Best regards,

Henrik

 

 

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Nathan_H
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Registered: ‎08-23-2010
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Re: My Book Live and Linux

We don't, because we don't support Unix or Linux.  But our products tend to be standards-compliant and Linux is quite nice at handling that for most cases.

We don't, because we don't support Unix or Linux.  But our products tend to be standards-compliant and Linux is quite nice at handling that for most cases.

 

 

By default, you can access your drive in the same way a Mac would: you can go to http://mybooklive.local/ to configure your brand new My Book Live, for example.

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