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I can't help you too much, but noticed your very first Q remains unanswered after three days. Believe it or not, we do try to help...
Disclaimer - I know very little about pogoplug.
1) By doing the above, I installed ArmLinux to the USB drive, and not the Pogo until itself, correct?
2) When I power up the Pogo ..[snip].. is it just what the Pogo device does by default when there is a USB attached?
Looks like it, on both counts.
is the partitioning program
tells the plug the "full path" to the program (ie, it is to be found in the directory /sbin/
). Usually, you do not need to specify the "full path", as the directories to be searched for commands will already be specified by your $PATH
environment variable which was set up when you logged in.
refers to the whole "disk". In linux, "everything is a file", so if you want to find a disk, it's listed in the filesystem.
is the first disk
is the first partition on the first disk
is the second partition on the first disk
is the second disk
Rinse, lather, repeat.
Homework: Read up on
"The structure of the linux filesystem"
"Linux disk partitions"
How does Linux know which drive is A and which is B?
There is no "A" or "B"
You get used to it, and will probably eventually realise that linux has a MUCH better filesystem structure than MS's.
The answer, as it often is with linux, is "by a variety of ways" (and, yes, you
can choose to change the default): Possibly the order in which SCSI / IDE / SATA cables are plugged into the controller, maybe the disk's label, but more often by the drive's UUID.
The kernel asks the drive what its UUID is, and then either knows where to mount it, or creates a sensible default for an 'unknown' drive.
I would not like to learn linux on a pogoplug.
I learnt on a desktop, dual-booting with windows until I was happy. Then win98 went out the window, and I have not looked back.
If you are unhappy with dual-booting, try a Raspberry Pi. It is US$35 or thereabouts, has great support, and has a GUI it can display on your (HDMI) TV. I now have two on my network. Mine have no keyboards, or displays, and I control them over ssh
from a "proper" PC (running linux) with a keyboard and display.
Welcome to linux, I hope you have fun.