OK, completely new to Linux but I have been playing with the Sheeva plug for a few months.
I am logging into the plug via hyperterminal in XP (please refrain from booing!).
I successfully set up Samba and mounted a 750 gig USB drive only to discover that I don't have access to the drive from my windows network (I mounted a FAT SD card and could access it, so I am pretty sure NTFS is a problem). As far as I can tell, I need to get ntfs-3g or ntfs-progs onto the Sheeva plug, which I don't think anyone had done successfully on rc1 (I certainly wasn't able to, was told that the "Armel" processor was not compatible).
Regardless, I think I need to 're-flash" the sheeva device in order to get everything working. I downloaded the three files necessary for rc7 (says there is ntfs-3g support on it) and now I have no idea how to get these onto the device. I can load them on the SD card and access the Sheeva plug, but something tells me that I need to "push" everything onto the plug from my laptop. Is there a step by step tutorial somewhere that I can use? I looked at the wiki post (http://www.openplug.org/plugwiki/index.php/Flashing_an_Operating_System_onto_the_Plug) and thought I was reading another language. I'd rather not load Ubuntu onto this computer to make this work, so I plan on using VMware. Whatever that means.
I am posting as a last resort, I have managed to get this far by leeching off everyone else's posts.