WarheadsSE wrote:The simple answer is format & extract the latest rootfs tarball, as root (not! sudo, but sudo su if necessary), onto your USB drive. Save anything you want from it, of course, and especially your configuration files.
That's what I suspected, somewhat. I say "somewhat" because I don't understand the steps involved in doing (most of) this. Obviously, I understand formatting the drive. However, "extract the latest rootfs tarball" is a BIT foreign to me. (See the 'noob' comment in my original post
) I understand HOW to extract a tarball, but where do I find a rootfs tarball? And WHERE do I extract it? (Just in the root of the drive?) I mostly use Ubuntu and have had little exposure to this stuff.
Also, when you say to save anything I want especially configuration files, which folders contain the appropriate config files? I am only running samba, Subsonic and Transmission on this unit.
Not that I expect you to hold my hand, but maybe pointing me towards a how-to or some such if you can would be great help, if such things exist.
I am running Arch on a USB hard drive rather than a flash drive. Aren't there bootloader files or something that I need to be careful of, or are those written to the NAND on the Pogoplug?
Sorry to sound so helpless, but I simply followed the original install instructions and everything pretty much worked from the get go and I haven't had to do much outside of some pacman and/or yaourt updates...thankfully!
Thanks much for your help.