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Postby liquidsnake » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:12 pm


is it possible to boot into the linux comandline from the WDTV, and issue commands from a USB keyboard?

i saw a guide here:

it says, "You now need to log into your WDTV using the root login", but doesn't explain how to do that.

any help would be great!
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Re: boot into comandline   

Postby KAD » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:51 pm

actually, it clearly states to use an ssh client on a PC

no there's no option for a cmd line gui displayed on your TV by the WD
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Re: boot into comandline   

Postby liquidsnake » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:35 am

thanks, kad.

i guess i thought that this "had" to be an option, so i was desperately looking for some article to support it. :(
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Re: boot into commandline   

Postby kroetkroet » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:19 am

Why would someone to attach a physical USB keyboard? You can install tons of ssh clients even on android tablets and issue command from your sofa on your WDTV.

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