The installation is simple, you just connect it to the network, and you can find it when you install the driver.
There is a small CPU inside the box, and it supports simple Web Server, file sharing capabilities. So I was thinking maybe I can get it to do more things, like mysql, php, etc. Then it will be really working as a linux server. Turned out that someone has worked this out at http://openmss.org
OpenMSS is a replacement firmware for the Maxtor Shared Storage. Currently it’s a modified version of the original firmware which includes:
* The same as the original firmware.
* opt directory pointed to your harddrive for local system files.
* ipkg tool to install your own packages.
* Telnet enabled by default (can easly be disabled and replaced by ssh).
Current experimental packages on ipkg server:
In the discussion forum, there is one how-to to explain how to install MySQL, PHP, HTTP.