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My new lease (for 2009-2011) starts in three weeks; I’m really excited about it. It’s always really fun for me to move around, since it’s an opportunity to cut off all the old cruft that’s collected both in my room and in my lifestyle. And the new house has an extra bedroom which I’m going to fill with bookshelves to store manga and shit (because holy shit I seem to be building up a lethal amount of the shit).
I did some more work on the fucking fileserver-to-be which has been sitting on my bench for weeks. Finally got around to updating the BIOS on the DG33TL that it’s using (so now it can actually read from all of the on-board SATA ports). And scrapped the old flaky PSU. And extracted at least 10 loose screws that were jangling around in the Chieftec case I dug out of my closet (seriously where the fuck did all those screws come from?).
I threw the FreeBSD 7.2-BETA1 iso in there and it didn’t boot for some reason. The hardware I’m using is shitty as hell; it booted and installed ArchLinux just fine so I’m going to give it a shot with a 6.4-RELEASE disk I have at work. Linux is great and all, but I just don’t understand it. I mean sure, I understand the basics. I just have no idea how I’d set up an encrypted, software RAID5 data volume next to a RAID1 system volume in Linux.
Also thought about installing something like FreeNAS but hahaha no1.
 The old vinum doesn’t actually write parity data for RAID-5 configurations. This has been fixed in -CURRENT, and I doubt that FreeNAS is going to work 100% on -CURRENT. Otherwise, fuck I’d probably run it.
Tagged with: broken hardware, freebsd bullshit, freenas, vinum
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