Yippee! I can now write data (manually at the moment!) into MongoDB and read it out into iReport!
Big thanks to @mattdahlman
Tomorrow I’m going to explore unetbootin (thanks to Pete Griffiths) and maybe reformat the old dell to be a Linux machine. I can’t help but think having 3 different O/S in the eventual cluster is going to be troublesome.
I’ve also ordered 2 more @kchodorow books ‘50 Tips and Tricks for MongoDB Developers‘
& ‘Scaling MongoDB’ – which hopefully will help me get my head around clustering/sharding within MongoDB.