I’ve recently purchased an Iomega StorCenter IX2-200 and it’s a great bit of kit. Besides other things it supports RAID-1, TimeMachine, DLNA and iSCSI out of the box.
Like a lot of things, I quickly went from exploring what it does, to trying to figure out how it does it. I discovered it was running a version of Debian and after a few minutes googling I was able to get root access onto the box. Although I went in a very round about way of doing it, I later discovered that SABnzbd+ can be easily installed using the Optware package system.
To allow access via SSH you need to access a secret page used for support access. Point your browser to https://
SSH onto the box. The password for root is “soho” + your usual admin password for the IX2-200, so if your password was bananas, your root password would be “sohobananas”.
The Optware package system was originally developed for the Linksys NSLU2 running the alternative Unslung firmware which has now been updated to work with other platforms and contains various packages that work with the IX2-200.
The IX2-200 ships with ipkg installed which means we can configure it to work with the optware repositories with the following commands
src cross http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/unstable
src native http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/native/unstable
Update ipkg with the new repositories…
You can check which packages are available using…
…and to install one of them…
So lets install SABnzbd+
ipkg install sabnzbdplus
This covers installing sabnzbd+. I’ve also got it starting as an init.d service, but I’ll leave this for another post (the StorCenter overwrites the configuration at startup so you need to allow write access to the xml config file that the SorCenter uses on startup!)
Hope this helps someone so far.