Stefan Seidel

Iomega Storage Manager under Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin 64bit

I recently discovered that Iomega is not dead, but actually alive and kicking. They have this thing called "Iomega Personal Cloud", which allows you to connect multiple of their NAS devices over a VPN. Which sound pretty neat. Now I don't yet have a device, but they advertise Linux support, so I wanted to try it out.


Update: Just open a Terminal Emulator and type:

wget -nc stefanseidel.info/storc.sh
chmod +x storc.sh
./storc.sh

This will download a script I wrote which will do all the steps mentioned below automatically.


Well, the installer didn't work on my 64bit Ubuntu. After a bit of digging, I then came up with this solution:

  1. Download the Storage Manager setup file from here.
  2. Open a Terminal Window, and enter
    cd Downloads
    chmod +x ./setup-1.3.4.19745.bin
    ./setup-1.3.4.19745.bin
  3. When the prompt for the installer language comes up, leave it running, open a second Terminal Emulator and type
    ps faux | grep /temp.lax
  4. It should come up with a length line, having stuff about java and so on, find the one similar to this one:
    /tmp/install.dir.12430/Linux/resource/jre/bin/java -Djava.compiler=NONE -Xmx50331648 -Xms16777216 com.zerog.lax.LAX /tmp/install.dir.12430/temp.lax /tmp/env.properties.12430
  5. (the numbers will be different on your system). Now mark everything after the part /tmp/install.dir........jre//bin/ so that the line reads something like
    java -Djava.compiler=NONE -Xmx50331648 -Xms16777216 com.zerog.lax.LAX /tmp/install.dir.12430/temp.lax /tmp/env.properties.12430
  6. in front of all this, add "gksu --":
    gksu -- java -Djava.compiler=NONE -Xmx50331648 -Xms16777216 com.zerog.lax.LAX /tmp/install.dir.12430/temp.lax /tmp/env.properties.12430
  7. and before com.zerog.lax.LAX add "-cp /tmp/install.dir.12430/InstallerData/installer.zip" (replace the number with "your" number:
    gksu -- java -Djava.compiler=NONE -Xmx50331648 -Xms16777216 -cp /tmp/install.dir.12430/InstallerData/installer.zip com.zerog.lax.LAX /tmp/install.dir.12430/temp.lax /tmp/env.properties.12430
  8. Now press enter. The installer will come up. I recommend to change the install path from /usr/bin/Iomega... to /opt/Iomega...
  9. The installer should run through. Now install the required libraries:
    sudo apt-get install libjpeg62:i386 liborbit2:i386 libgconf-2-4:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libidn11:i386
  10. Accept all questions and wait. Then you should be able to start the Storage Manager via
    /opt/Iomega\ Storage\ Manager/IomegaStorageManager

Of course I don't know if it works, but at least it starts.