1. Greg Voris

    Ant replacement for the now unavailable "wget http://download.pogoplug.com/install/linux/pogopluginstall-64.tar.gz && tar -xzf pogopluginstall-64.tar.gz". It only returns:
    "HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
    2016-10-28 10:48:02 ERROR 403: Forbidden."
    I am using MInt 18, unbuntu set up should work.


  2. Oops, apparently (upon bootup this morning) I was mistaken in that last reply:

    - Do not add entries to /etc/network/interfaces, rather just restart the network-manager (e.g. by restarting). The script will be run automatically after restarting if it is in the /etc/network/if-up.d/ directory.

    - If you add entries to /etc/network/interfaces , the network-manager will see those interfaces are already configured... and won't run them for you.

    Sorry :-/


    • Thanks for the update. I'm a bit behind on the upgrade cycle. I'm still using 12.04 as my main system. I had no idea that all those fuse packages had been removed from the default install in 14.04. I have no idea why they would do that. It doesn't make any sense to me.

      I like your solution of placing the script in /etc/network/if-up.d.

    • Alfonso

      Hi Miles,

      I'm not a Linux expert, but I'd like to have my pogoplug mounted after connecting to my wireless network.

      Can you please explain a little bit more the changes you suggest?


  3. Just used this, along with a number of other websites, and here is what is missing:

    1) Fuse needs to be installed (from http://brianhiggins.com/?p=5915 ), as it doesn't come with the default fresh installation. For Ubuntu 14.04 use:
    sudo apt-get install fusedav fuseext2 fusefat fusesmb
    After adding your username to the group, logout/login to activate the permissions.

    2) Set up the mount script to login on network connect (which will fix your delay issue) rather than at boot time, by these simple changes:
    A) Save your script as /etc/network/if-up.d/pogoplugfs_mount rather than in /etc/init.d/
    NOTE: Do not save with the .sh prefix. Also the sleep delay is not needed. The chmod 755 is needed.

    B) Edit /etc/network/interfaces and add the following to the end to mount/dismount based upon network connection:

    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    post-up /etc/network/if-up.d/pogoplugfs_mount
    post-down umount /media/pogoplug

    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    post-up /etc/network/if-up.d/pogoplugfs_mount
    post-down umount /media/pogoplug

    I'm not certain the umount is working right there... but the pogoplug mounts correctly when Internet is restored. Hope this helps!

  4. Denis Rouleau

    Great turorial!

    I added it to my list of highly useful URLs


  5. Herve

    Manual and automatic pogoplug mount work great on Ubuntu 14.04. Thank you very much!


    • Thanks for letting me know it works. I haven't tried it on 14.04 yet.

  6. john

    Tried this on Linux Mint 16 Mate and it worked great.
    Tried it on Fedora and nothing happens. There is not a fuse group, just a wheel group. Tried to mount Pogoplug with mount command and still does not work.
    Thanks for the info, can now access in Mint.
    All of my Linux distros are in virtual drives so if I mess one up I can just copy over a backup and try again. Still have one more to try this on, but it is also Unbuntu based so it should work on it as well.

  7. bob johnson

    100% smooth. I had tried other sites for help, including the one credited here, but this one actually works. Thanks

  8. WacoJohn

    Whoa .. found POGOPLUG folder in /media in file manager. Under that are folders of my two POGOPLUG drives and TEAM FOLDERS!! All expected content is shown in each folder. I guess I can't complain about that. Not exacly the end result I expected, but indeed ... my pogoplug iron does appear in File Manager.

    Thank you ... immensely.

    • Linerd

      Glad you got it working. 🙂

      I pounded my head on the desk for hours trying to get the automatic mounting to work and it was that little sleep command that finally did the magic. I'll have to go through this again soon since I just got another Pogoplug. My E02 is now running Debian with Plex Media Server to feed my smart TV.

  9. WacoJohn

    Everything went perfectly ... until "Mount the Pogoplug on Linux Automatically". I followed instruction 'to the letter' .. and have not seen POGOPLUG in File Manager since. I am on Lubuntu 12.04 using PCManFM. I have increased the sleep time to 15 .. no joy. What is most upsetting is that:

    wacojohn@ubuntuCOMPAQ:~$ sudo umount /media/pogoplug

    [sudo] password for wacojohn:

    wacojohn@ubuntuCOMPAQ:~$ pogoplugfs --user john(xxxxx)@xxxxxxxx.com --password xxxxxxxxxxxxx --mountpoint /media/pogoplug &

    [1] 1964

    (blank lines for clarity)

    does not (now) mount (or at least show in File Manager) either. It did before the 'automatic' step. Hopefully you will get back to me. If not .. hopefully 'reversing' the tutorial will take me back to the beginning. I am not a seasoned Linux user.

    Otherwise .. excellent tutorial. Worked flawlessly until I took that last step. Thank you.


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