i have the same problem with the Samba server and have searched various forums without any answers.
all in all the Toshiba Stor.E TV plus is a great device but i hate purchasing a unit that has limitations.
1. The wireless dongle is intermittent and often looses it's connection. Any suggestions?
2. The large File & Directory icons are rather annoying and make it difficult to quickly locate a file when you have several thousand music and video files stored. Any suggestions?
3. Samba Server not working?
1. Excellent digital sound output (The best out of several units tested).
2. Large number of file formats supported.
3. Great looking unit.
Hope Toshiba rectify their firmware quickly to maintain a good quality media player.
It looks like our HDD has similar firmware as some other multimedia HDD.
We need to start two services in the HDD linux (BusyBox) in order to see the web page correctly. In this web page we will see not only the access to the HDD file system, but we have a nice BitTorrent client.
So, just when we connect to the home network, we need the HDD ip. With this information, from a pc in the same network, we can get a TELNET to the HDD. Then, we will see something like a "Venus Login", we access with 'root' user and no password.
Now we are in the HDD BusyBox linux. We have to move to '/user/local/bin/package/script' directory (cd /user/local/bin/package/script ). Within this directory we have several scripts, and now we have only to:
Start the webserver ( ./unicgi start)
Start the BitTorrent client ( ./bt.script start /user/local/bin/package/btpd /tmp/usbmounts/sdc1/)
Now, just open the web browser in your pc with th HDD ip, and voila!!!
The only problem is that we have to start this services everytime we turn on the HDD
Rubbish. This firmware upgrade does not solve the problem. Samba does not work; probably doesn't exist. It would help if real facts based on experience were presented here rather than suppositions and opinions which are then anointed as answers to the problem.
Fantastic! We are now into Unix and Visual Editors!
This is supposed to be a consumer product for pete's sake.
How many people out there have a vi editor or even know what it is?
If it is so simple to add code to the box to make it work why didn't Toshiba add it in the first place?
Why don't we start a software development group - call it Toshzilla? Maybe we could develop a decent media interface, make the unit work properly and keep geek nuts in ecstasy for years to come. I am lost for words.