[Discuss] Next SIG meeting on February 7
wmstrome at shaw.ca
Tue Feb 3 04:00:40 PST 2015
I am assuming that the next SIG meeting will be this coming Saturday.
I still do not have my NAS server set up. I tried to install Free-BSD,
then later I tried Free-NAS. Both of these had the problem that once
installed, they would not connect to my LAN either through the on-board
Ethernet connection or a separate card I installed. For now, at least, I
have given up trying to get either of these variants of Free-BSD (I also
tried PC-BSD with same problem). Since all of these are based upon
Free-BSD I assume that there is something fundamental that it lacks to
support my Ethernet devices.
My next step was to try to make the NAS-Server using Ubuntu Server
following the directions at:
At least Ubuntu-Server, once installed, has no problem with either of
the Ethernet connections, and it is very easy to install. However, I get
to the point where I am supposed to Install Webmin; when I try to
download it according to the instructions, I get a 404 error (page not
When Cy set up a temporary NAS server at a club meeting (I think it was
December), he set up my disks as LVM. I watched all the tutorials on
setting up Free-NAS but could not get very far as the system would not
connect to the LAN. However, throughout the tutorials and
documentation, they tout ZFS for the file system.
I have looked at some comparisons of LVM vs ZFS but still am not clear
on which would be best for this purpose.
If I don't succeed in getting this to work, I will probably bring the
computer to the Club on Saturday and see what help I can get with it.
It is a newer computer than the one I brought last time. I have a small
(16G) IDE HD for the OS and four 3TB SATA drives for the data storage.
After the previous session (the OS was XUbuntu, I think) I thought I
would be able to recover the list of steps that we took by simply typing
"history" in a terminal -- but it gave nothing so I really cannot
remember all the steps we took.\
I am starting the installation of Ubuntu-server over again (I forgot the
password I used when I first installed it). I will look at other sites,
and if anyone can give me any suggestions in the meantime, I would
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