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Install Feature Pack Manager

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The following procedure explains how to install the Feature pack manager (V2.X) : This installation is needed to be able to install any feature pack.

Installation Procedures;

1) launch internet Explorer on your Windows XP/Vista computer ( please start from a fresh internet explorer by closing all IE and launching a single new one.)
2) Copy paste the following url by changing with your Mybook IP Address :

(Mybook-IP-Adress should be something like 192.168.X.X )
You will be redirected to the Western Digital "Shared Storage Manager" interface :

Click the button "Click to Download and install"
wait a few minutes without touching the interface ( typically 2-3 minutes) :

the following message is displayed :


CLOSE the Shared Storage Manager Internet Explorer.

Connect to your PUBLIC share and check the log file \\Mybook-IP-Adress\PUBLIC\MBWE-WebServer.log
This file should contain " Now Installing Web Server —- " and the installation logs.


Now, you can start using the Mybook Core features by connecting to the following url  :



Use the same user and password as for the standard Western Digital Admin interface to connect.




Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:49  
Comments (26)
Firmware update not working
26 Sunday, 25 October 2015 17:57
Ricardas Sauciulis
Firmware failed to download - try later ?

MyBookWorld BlueRing 1 HDD
Firmware 02.00.19
Error after installing
25 Wednesday, 16 January 2013 10:14
It seems that after a few tries I managed to "download new firmware " and install it. It reports the failure after a while and in the Public Directory there is a fie named MBWE-FPMGR-stup.log.
Among the others, the file reports that it couldn't find some files. For example it looks for the file in the /shares/internal/PUBLIC/WWW/Admin/Mybook_Mgr/ directory but it is located in the Admin directory.
Can I send you the file to see what is wrong? Thank you
PS: I did not mention that the manager dos not work (Mybook:3210)
Thank you
Cannot install
24 Tuesday, 15 January 2013 21:20
Hi there
I have the bluerings MyBook and it works fine. The network configuration is OK (Static IP with gateway and DNS corectly setup). When I try to setup it says that there is no new firmware available. This hapens even if I set the network to Auto. Any sugestions?
Thank you
Can't install the feature pack manager
23 Monday, 31 December 2012 16:37
Ken Smith
I can't install the feature pack manager. It says no upgrade available. I can check that Mybook can be upgraded with link you provide. Can't find any log entry's at all either. Really need SSH. I am a member:

Ken Smith
teinturman :
this si usually due to the fact that you may have configured the mybook with a static ipaddress, bnut the dns and gateway have not been defined.
can you check your mybook network configuration?
Still works?
22 Friday, 30 November 2012 16:59
I have both a bluelight and a whitelight My Book World Edition drives. I am curious to know if this hack is still viable.
broken permissions for lighttpd
21 Tuesday, 01 November 2011 07:44
James Verity
somehow i have completely broken all the web interfaces, the WD one and the featurepack manager & cups etc. etc.
when trying to start lighttpd i receive this error message:
/etc/init.d/ start
Starting lighttpd
2011-11-01 07:42:39: (mod_auth.c.500) opening auth.backend.htdigest.userfile: /var/private/lighttpd.htdigest.user failed: Permission denied
2011-11-01 07:42:39: (server.c.673) Configuration of plugins failed. Going down.

any ideas anyone?

teinturman :
hmm does not look familiar to me...
maybe the best options would be to upgrade firmware, then reinstall all feature packs...
Failed to download
20 Tuesday, 29 March 2011 13:37

I'm having "failed to download - try again later" message too. I read the comment below that this is due to incorrect network settings.

So I SSH'ed into the box and made resolve.conf/resolv.conf files into etc/ directory with following lines:
nameserver x.x.x.x (1st ISPs nameserves)
nameserver x.x.x.x (2nd ISPs nameserver)

Is this the correct way of doing it?
Also, my log file for Features Pack Manager installation displayed the following. The log is from time beofre I created the configuration files:


WELCOME : This file is generated by the Automated installation procedure of WebServer Hack
Connecting to[]:80
-SSH Activation before Installing WebServer (Security measure) ! --------------
netbios-ssn stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd smbd -s/etc/smb.conf -l/var/log -d0
#swat stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/samba/sbin/swat swat -a -d 1 -l /var/log
#tftp dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/in.tftpd in.tftpd -c -s /tftpboot
ssh stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/sshd sshd -i
#telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/telnetd telnetd
-SSH SSH will be activated at next reboot... --------------
- Now Installing Web Server -------------------------------------------------
It seems to me that the procedure completed just fine even thoug I got an error message. How does this seem like to you?

Thank you for your great work! World (edition) needs people like you. :)


teinturman : hi, to configure dns server, you must not edit any file,
you must connect to the Western digital native interfacen , go to the Network configuration option.
then, enter the ipaddresses for dns servers and for Gateway...

The log file looks OK...

==> sometimes, you get the Firmware download failed, but in fact it has succeeded,
what happen when you try to connect to the feature pack manager ?
Firmware failed to download - try later
19 Monday, 14 March 2011 20:04
service is still alive? I am registered user. I forgot my password on the web admin interface. What should I do? I'm trying to update the firmware on this link - but I get an inscription Firmware failed to download - try later. What a fuck?

teinturman :
the Firmware failed to download error is due to a wrong configuration in your Network settings :
please, review your network settings, and ensure that you have defined a correct DNS address and a correct Gateway ipaddress.
as soon as your Mybook will have correct network access to internet, it will work.
No access to PUBLIC folder
18 Tuesday, 28 December 2010 18:48
Hi Teinturman,

I have Windows computers, they see and can open Mybookworld, even seeing the Public folder, but can not open it. I can create more shared folders, and open them, but still no access to Public folder. Created shares are of cif type, Public is a type cifs.

I do not know linux commands, to see about access. I have ssh via PuTTY, but again, no knowledge of how to use it fully.
Thank you for your time.
Got it working
17 Saturday, 27 November 2010 22:35
Sorry about that. I was doing http and not https :(

Seems to be working well atm.

Questions for you. I filled my 1Tb book with DVDs. I purchased a USB 1.5 Tb drive but when I plug it in the web interface for the WB slows to a crawl. If I remove the USB drive the web interface works perfectly. Have you had this issue?
Is it smart of me to expand with a USB drive ?
No connection 3210
16 Saturday, 27 November 2010 21:57
I get a message connection was reset when I try to browse to mybookIP:3210

I looked in Public for the webserver log and i do not see it. I do have a MBWE-FPMGR-setup.log
teinturman : can you send me the content of the log file via the contact form ?
are you using https://ip:3210 ( please, note the 'https' instead of 'http' ) ?
Firmware failed to download - try later
15 Friday, 26 November 2010 17:44
I have tried and tried again. I cannot get this to work.

My setup is correct, I can PING your Domain Name from within MyWorldBook (Blue Ring) using PUTTY
teinturman :
Hi, you must ignore the message "Firmware failed to download - try later" this message will appear wether the installation is a success or not.
Please, simply try to connect to https://IPaddress:3210
and check the log file in your Public folder.
No packages
14 Sunday, 14 November 2010 02:37
Hi... I installed the Feature Pack Manager on my bluering, but when I go in, there are no packages to install. Any suggestions?
teinturman : Hi,
please check your Mybook Network configuration, and ensure that you have defined a default gateway and a dns server. ...

as a test, you can try the following command in a putty session :

if this command fails, your network configuration is not correct...
if it succeed, your network configuration is correct, and everything should work as expected...
Feature Pack manual install
13 Sunday, 24 October 2010 19:23
I read above that Damien "I managed to install the Feature Pack Manager, with your help (using the "manual" procedure)"

What is this procedure? I also have 'drive is currently busy' problem and cannot upgrade using web interface.

Best regards,
teinturman : the best would be that you unmount, on all your client computers the network drives, then reboot the Mybook,
then retry to upgrade firmware.
manual procedure requires that you already have installed ssh access, which is done via a firmware upgrade...
where to get
12 Monday, 18 October 2010 09:34
for some reason, web server on my MBWE does not work.
so i try to install feature pack manager through SSH
can you tell me full address for wget the file
teinturman :
you can get the script at the following address :
Changement de HDD par un seagate
11 Tuesday, 21 September 2010 08:41
J'ai toujours ce problème d'arret au bout de 5 min avec toutes les Leds qui clignotent.
J'ai remplacé le WD 500Go par un Seagate 160 Go. Le format se passe bien, la taille du nouveau disque est bien reconnue, le Rescue se passe nickel mais malheureusement toutes les 300 sec, le nouveau disque s'arrête et le Leds se mettent à clignoter toutes les secondes.
Le timing d'arrêt est toujours le même. J'ai vraiment l'impression que le Mybook se met automatiquement en pseudo-veille avec pour seul moyen de le réveiller qu'est celui d'appuyer sur le bouton :-s

teinturman :
Maybe it is an issue with the temperature monitor :
you could disable it by commenting a line in the following file :

do you have time to connect via ssh ?
pasting the following 2 commands in a putty session would do the job.
cat /etc/init.d/S15wdc-heat-monitor > /tmp/S15_heatmonitor.back
sed "s/\$HEAT_MON \&/# \$HEAT_MON \&/g" /etc/init.d/S15wdc-heat-monitor

Let me know if it solves the issue..
Post install problem
10 Thursday, 02 September 2010 11:03
Hi Teinturman,
I asked you about this problem in the "test if you MBWE can be upgraded" page, however, I think this page should be the right place to ask, since I managed to install the Feature Pack Manager, with your help (using the "manual" procedure)

This is my problem. I installed everything from SSH (wget the file and run it), I get the manager page in 3210 port, but everything I click does nothing (except for the register button and the flower, that shows me the list of packages to install, but when I try to install it, it returns me to the manager page)

I tested the scripts from terminal (run all the scripts in System_Configuration folder and also a few I wrote). They all work fine in terminal, but have no result from the web interface.

Since I couldn't find any log error files, I run all the lines in one-by-one in terminal hoping for errors, but found none.

I'm lost. Please Help.

teinturman :
this is a very strange issue.
can you try to ping external ip addresses from your mybook ?

try the following command line :

does it work correctly ?
(Please, use the contact form to answer )
Impossible to install "Firmware failed to download - try later"
9 Monday, 16 August 2010 10:35
Hi, I have a static dns and i can ping very well all servers:
[root@MY_BOOK_WORLD ~]# ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=58 time=6.3 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=6.2 ms

However, whenever i try to install the firmware, i get this error
"Firmware failed to download - try later"

I checked in public folder, there is no log file but:
and a folder WWW with a few files
The log file is as following
WELCOME : This file is generated by the Automated installation procedure of WebServer Hack

And nothing else,
I waited a few hours thinking its still working, but nothing :(
Please help
What can I try ?

can you try to connect to https://ipaddress:3210

is the Feature pack manager displayed ? if yes, then everything is fine...
Reconfiguration du systeme en cours
8 Thursday, 12 August 2010 01:21
J'ai dû changer mon disque dur sur mon mybook blue ring 500Go. Après avoir utilisé le Format /Rescue pack, mon mybook redémarre.
Cependant, toutes les leds se mettent à clignoter au bout d'environ 3-4 min, le disque dur arrête de tourner et ca reste dans cet état jusqu'à ce que j'appuie 3 sec sur le bouton au centre des leds bleues.

Bref, pendant cet intervalle des 3-4 min, j'essai d'installer le Feature Pack Manager. Le test du Firmware se passe bien, j'ai bien le fichier /PUBLIC/MBWE-Get-In-test.log

Par contre, pour l'install du Feature Pack Manager V2.X j'ai ce message qui apparait et rien ne s'installe:

Reconfiguration du système en cours...

Veuillez patienter pendant la reconfiguration du système.

Veuillez redémarrer votre ordinateur afin de garantir la mise à jour des paramètres

(au bout d'une minute, je retrouve mon écran d'accueil WD)

Avez-vous une idée?


teinturman : Vous avez probablement mal copié l'url , ou appuyé par mégarde sur le bouton refresh d'internet explorer entre le moment où vous avez tapez tapé l'utl du feature pack manager et le moment ou vous avez cliqué Install.

En effet, je pense que c'est un firmware upgrade western digital que vous avez réalisé, il faut réessayer la procédure.
Ce qui est plus inquiétant est le fait que votre mybook cesse de fonctionner correctement après 3-4 mn...
avez vous pu vérifier la taille du disque? avez vous un disque Western digital ou un disque d'une autre marque ?

un reboot ne règle pas le problème?
Uninstalling Feature Pack Manager
7 Tuesday, 27 July 2010 21:22
Hello, installing Features Pack Manager was easy to do. Now I want to revert mybook back to where no FPM was installed. How can I do that? Can it be done without reinstalling the old firmware?

teinturman : I have a uninstall procedure for the Whitelight ( see at bottom of installation page) , not yet for the blue ring...
Firmware failed to download - try later
6 Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:33
Tried different configuration (full auto, as pc, as pc + google) without success

teinturman : Hi,the only cause i can find for this is a network issue :
- do you have normal access to your Mybook ?
- you have configured Full Auto for ip addressing ? this is normally the safest configuration...

also, be sure to configure the DNS and the default gateway correctly if you configure a static ip address..
optware ipkg down and mbwe_bluering feed
5 Tuesday, 06 July 2010 22:04
When installing the Feature Pack Manager I noticed that the optware ipkg is down (seem to have been down for several days), i.e. can't be downloaded.

While investigating I noticed thar there now is a feed available for mbwe_bluering at:
Shouldn't the feature pack use this feed instead?

teinturman :
the Feature PAck Manager V2.0 allready use the mbwe-bluering/ feed,
but if you upgraded from a previous version to the Feature pack manager V2.0, then you have kept the original feed (gumstick)

it looks like the optware servers are encountering some issues these days, but it should come back in a few days...
Firmware failed to download - try later
4 Sunday, 20 June 2010 16:08
i got this message
teinturman :
Please, check you Network configuraiton of your Mybook,
especially, the dns and the default gateway.
(use the same as on your wiondows computer)
if it still does not work, try with the google dns server :
There is no new firmware available
3 Sunday, 06 June 2010 17:28
When redirected to the Western Digital "Shared Storage Manager" interface it says:
There is no new firmware available.

Firmware: 02.00.18
teinturman :
Hi, this error occurs when the dns is not correctly configured on the Mybook

do you use dynamic ip address or static ip address?
if you use static, be sure that you entered the correct dns server in the interface :
to know the dns server, launch ipconfig /all on your windows computer...
the dns server will be displayed...
you can also try with the google dns :
new features pack manager - doing upgrade
2 Thursday, 29 April 2010 13:14
If i try to upgrade the Features Pack Manager on my Blue Rings to your latest release, will the upgrade process impact any of my other hacks?
teinturman :
no, there will be no impact.
detailed instruction to perform the upgrade are available here :
1 Monday, 11 January 2010 07:14
I have problem with acces to web page https://MybookIpaddress:3210. Wrong username and password. What is default password and username?

Teinturman : the default password is admin/123456

if you have forgotten the password after a change, you can reset it by installing the following firmware Hack : (launch the url in your browser and use your Mybook ip address )

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