[Discuss] Next SIG meeting on February 7

Cy Schubert Cy.Schubert at komquats.com
Wed Feb 4 15:15:27 PST 2015

In message <54D0B868.3030607 at shaw.ca>, Murray Strome writes:
> 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:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hFw1YnH9s-1Y9M4VPLgPOOjm1iH6PJOHefg5NhGC4
> oA/edit?pli=1
> 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 
> found).
> 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 
> appreciate it.

I'll see if I can come.

Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert at komquats.com> or <Cy.Schubert at cschubert.com>
FreeBSD UNIX:  <cy at FreeBSD.org>   Web:  http://www.FreeBSD.org

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