The PogoPlug is a network-attached storage device that by default runs busybox. By installing archlinux you gain access to a larger set of installable packages.
Power up the PogoPlug and attach it to your LAN via an ethernet cable.
Go to pogoplug's site and activate it.
Once you activate the device click on your login name at the top left of the screen and choose:
- Settings > Security > Enable SSH access for this PogoPlug device
SSH into your device (the password is what you set it to in the previous step):
ssh root@<IP address>
Kill the PogoPlug software:
Download and install a bootloader:
chmod +x install_uboot_mtd0.sh
Insert a USB drive into the PogoPlug
Start fdisk on the PogoPlug:
At the prompt enter the commands to create a partition:
Accept all the defaults after entering 1 and the exit when you reach the prompt Command (m for help)::
Create the filesystem on the USB:
chmod 755 mke2fs
mount /dev/sda1 usb
Download and install Arch Linux:
tar -xzvf ArchLinuxARM-armv5te-*.tar.gz
Clean up and reboot:
The new SSH login and password are root, root