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How To install a FeaturePack

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In order to install a Feature Pack, connect to the Feature Packs Manager.

Then click the "Flower button" :

You can see the list of installed feature packs in the first part of the window.

if a new version is available, an "upgrade" button will be displayed.


You can see the list of Available Feature Packs in the second part of the window.

Simply click the Install button to install the Feature pack.

Note that some FeaturePacks are only available to donators and the Install button will only be displayed on registered versions.

If a new Feature Pack is available , the interface will display it  automatically. ( the interface will download the list of available FeaturePacks each time  you click the "Flower button".






Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2009 08:12  
Comments (26)
Since switch to https theres no Webinterface any more...
26 Wednesday, 30 November 2011 22:33

I installed the Feature Pack and then the Web-Server with it. After the MBW (White Lights 1Disk) reboots, I entered the Original Webinterface to activate HTTPS (from HTTP). But since then i cannot acces the original Webinterface any more... Only "Hello World" and the "Web-Server" via admin.

SSH via Putty is still possible.
What can I do to get access to the Webinterface of the MBW?

Thank You!
teinturman :
Hi, you must keep http for the western digital interface, not https...
/opt/etc/init.d/S80lighttpd stop

then you shoul dbe able to connect to the standard Western digital interface
please, reconfigure the web interface to use http.

then, you can launch the following command :
/opt/etc/init.d/S80lighttpd start
New feature packs ?
25 Tuesday, 04 October 2011 09:37
any new featurepacks coming out ? or any update for existing packs ?

Any packs for complete backup to remote drive? ?
Feature Pack Creation
24 Tuesday, 28 June 2011 17:06
could you provide a details where to create your own Feature packs and even briefly how details on link below at the bottom of the page seem out of date for old
Firmware 1.02.06 (it works!)
23 Monday, 04 April 2011 19:12
Yes! I did as suggested below and it now works! Thanks so much for such a quick fix! :)

To clarify (if any other user experiences the same problem), Transmission did start before, but was interrupted after a few seconds. I even tried using a fresh firmware update without FeaturePacks installed, runnings transmission-daemon on Terminal, but that was also interrupted after seconds of activity (or, in best cases, when trying to establish a connection to a tracker on any torrent). I'm a layman, but it seemed to me that something was monitoring transmission-daemon and shutting it down, or a conflict of some sort...
Firmware 1.02.06
22 Monday, 04 April 2011 08:11
I did the same upgrade as the comment below. I reinstalled the FeaturePack, but now Transmission won't start...

i have recently updated the Transmission feature pack,
it now needs to have latest version of the System Configuraiton Feature pack before you can upgrade to latest version.
upgrade the System Configuration feature pack to latest version,
then uninstall /reinstall Transmission.
IUt should install transmission 2.22.
firmware 1.02.06
21 Friday, 18 February 2011 15:47

I have a My book Whitelight. I had a Feature Pack working fine, but when I upgrade the firmware to 1.02.06 the Feature Pack was lost and the don't work.

What is wrog ?


teinturman : it is normal that the feature pack managerdisappear after a firware upgrade.
you should reinstall the feature pack manager from the beginning.
Will this work on a WD ShareSpace?
20 Monday, 14 February 2011 04:28
Just wondering given the apparent ease of this install ( and wanting to use Transmission rather than cTorrent. )

I received , a long time ago , a request from a sharespace user and i made , at this time a separeaate installer
to install the feture pack manager on the Sharespace...

BUT : i do not support this device as i do not own any.
i have never tested the installation myself, the script could even Brick your DEvice...

I will not publish this link here, if you absolutely want to try it anyway, please send pme a private mail to the contact form.
Remember : in case of issue, i cannotgive support...
Optware offline?
19 Sunday, 13 February 2011 12:17
Hi teinturman,

Do you perhaps know if nslu2 server is down today?
It was working fine just yesterday, no changes in the config or anything...

teinturman: this occurs sometimes...
be patient...
18 Sunday, 05 December 2010 22:51
Should i disable ssh after the feature pack manager installation ?
teinturman :
i personnally have chosen to let it run. it can be usefull if one day something goes wrong.
just be sure that your network is secured (use WPA strong wifi key, Wep is not secure)
Mybook White Light 2TB RAID
17 Thursday, 28 October 2010 17:28
hello my Mybook 1TB White Light is dead and I wanted to buy one from
2tb with 2 disks but your software is compatible?
teinturman : Sorry, i do not have any format tool for the Double Drive Whitelight mybook, only for the single drive...
Firmware upgrade (configuration backup/restore)
16 Friday, 27 August 2010 13:48
Sérgio Mafra
Do you have a procedure to backup/restore the configuration of the FeaturePacks apps?

I guess that after firmware upgrade of WDBE, all the new setup will vanish the parameters set after.

This could be a very hot tutorial.

i never had time to provide this,
but as a helpfull info, you could backup the following files before you upgrade,
then restore the files after the upgrade .

this will save most of the critical info you might have entered.

MybookClone :


WebServer+AccessBook :

transmission :

System Configuration :

for all feature packs, but only if you reinstall exactly the same feature packs:

i hope this info will be usefull, but i understand that this info can only be used for linux aware people...
15 Wednesday, 18 August 2010 19:50

I can't find the index.php.ori file, when i go to my webinterface i see this
I think i found a index.php file on the internet. But how can i get it on to my Mybook. without SSH because that is disabled.

Randy (
teinturman :
if you do not have ssh, then you have 2 options :
- Rescue your Mybook using the MybookRescue tool ( only if you have the single drive version) : this will completely reinstall
the system, but will not delete the data ( DO NOT LAUNCH THE MYBOOK FORMAT TOOL ! )
- boot on a ubuntu live cd , then plug your mybook drive , then go to the /proto/Sxm.. folder
then launch a wget command :

( note that you should check the content of the index.php after this, because some web server might interpret the index.php, instead of allowing you to download it... if the file is not correct, i will make it available for you. (please use contact form to follow this topic... )

Hoping you will get your mybook back alive soon,
Delete FeaturePack
14 Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:40

When I deleted the feature pack, it deleted also the index.php from te webinterface, Now i can't reach it anymore and the SSH is disabled.
Do you have got any idea to get the index.php back
teinturman :
normally, during the Featurepack installation , a copy of index.php is done to index.php.ori
==> if you can find this file, you can restore it by using the following command :
cp /proto/SxM_webui/index.php.ori /proto/SxM_webui/index.php
chmod a+rx /proto/SxM_webui/index.php

Open SSH
13 Thursday, 22 July 2010 07:06
I have open done open ssh before but when i type in my login and it prompts me for my password it will not allow me to type all i can is right click and click enter and it will just lock me out? any ideas?
teinturman :
Hello, i hardly understand the issue,
please,could you use the contact form and specify your Mybook model ( white or blue) , the feature pack that has an issue,
what you want to achieve, and exactly what does not behave as described in the tutorials ?
firmware upgrade.
12 Saturday, 17 July 2010 11:54
Is it possoble to upgrade the MBWE (white light) firmware with the feature pack installed.

i have the feature pack installed, i hope WD will be releasing a firmware upgrade to fix the standby issues soon. My MBWE do not ever go into standby
teinturman : Hello,
yes, you will be able to upgrade, but then you will have to reinstall the feature pack manager and all feature packs, as upgrading the firmware will reset all the system...
installing optware feeds...
11 Tuesday, 13 July 2010 14:30
Hi im getting the same error as Matteo, (hangs on installing optware feeds...) is the server offline again?

or if not do you know what could be wrong?

teinturman :
Hi, i have just tested , it has been working, have you changed any network settings recently ?
install not working
10 Tuesday, 13 July 2010 11:24
Install not working!
Its getting stuck at the last line:

~ # cd /root;wget -q -O /root/;sh /root/
Installing OPTWARE...
Installing the OPTWARE feed ...

is nslu2 server offline again?


teinturman : hi, i have just tested '22H10' both feeds : gumstick and blue ring and it has been working...
can you try again?
have you cahnged recently some network configuration ? configured as static ipaddress?
server down
9 Tuesday, 06 July 2010 19:35
hi,could it be,that your server for downloding is down?
teinturman : I do not think so :
please, check your network configuration...
Installation problems
8 Saturday, 19 June 2010 17:48
Hi there

I tried to install the feature pack mgr but failed. When I checked the commands issued, I noticed that wget creates an empty file. I then checked your webserver's install file source, which was fine. I copy-pasted the file manually, but couldn't download the resources there either - same problem: no filetransfer.

I assume that my MyBook World Ed. has some settings changed. I might have changed them myself as I configured this a while ago. I have no problems accessing the unit, but can't get any further to download stuff once I have a ssh session to my MyBook. Is there an option that I can de/activate to allow the MyBook to access the needed servers?

(Since everything else is working fine, I'd prefer not to completely reset the whole device)



Your mybook has probably a wrong network configuration :
i guess you have configured static ip address, in this case, please ensure that you also have configured the DNS and defalut gateway.
(use the same information as what is given dynamically to your home computer)
if the dns still does not work , use the google dns :

does this work for the older generation of WD My World?
7 Friday, 18 June 2010 02:53
this is the one with blue RING buttons

teinturman :
YES, the FeaturepackManager V2 ( released in approx may 2010) for the BlueRing Version allows to display all available Feature packs, and propose to upgrade to last version when a new release is available .
Several new updates have also been added, including in AccessBook, which has a better look and very cool new features...

If you have a blue ring and you do not have updated yet to the Feature packs manager V2, you can follow the following tutorial :

Enjoy Your Mybook !
2GB lfs enable
6 Sunday, 02 May 2010 22:55
I need over 2GB files to web server. I found this that says the server lighttpb needs ./configure --enable-lfs but how do I change the settings to enable lfs?
teinturman :
unfortunately, the web server uses the lighttpd version of lighttpd, which is limited to 2GB....
i have currently no solution for this issue...
Possible in terminal?
5 Friday, 26 March 2010 11:32
Hi Is it possible to install the features pack on a mac using terminal? I could get a pc to do this stage but am more comfortable using terminal on a mac?

teinturman :
there is no problem to use terminal instead of putty
Unable to reinstall featurepacks manager
4 Wednesday, 10 March 2010 23:59
Hi!I performed a firmware upgrade,everything is ok,but my featurepacks manager was disappeared and so I follow your instructions in order to install featurepacks manager, but when I copy this line: cd /root;wget -q -O /root/;sh /root/ I see installing optware... installing optware feed... but nothing happened why??!!I nedd your help

Thank you
teinturman :
te nslu2 server has been offline for 24h,
just come back...
could you please retry?
Web Access
3 Saturday, 20 February 2010 22:54
This is exactly what I have been waiting for thank you, Mionet is a total FAIL and disappointed me deeply, I thought my purchase was a waste of time until I found this solution, thank you!
Users On My Server !
2 Tuesday, 24 November 2009 17:01
mohamad abbara

Is there anybody willing to at lest reply to my comment ??? Is there away to know who is on my server or a log file of there activites .
Users On My Server!
1 Monday, 23 November 2009 20:31
mohamad abbara

This feature packs is just amazing , but i think it's missing an important feature which is (users on my server now).
is there a possible way i can know who are on my server or a log file of there activites ?

Thank you.

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