Archive for February, 2008

menu.lst issue with Nexenta and ZFS root

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

The grub menu in Nexenta is modified thought editing the menu.lst file. However the menu.lst file in question resides in the syspool file system (the root file system is syspool/rootfs-nmu-000. This is accomplished by: mount -F zfs syspool /media/temp vi /media/temp/boot/grub/menu.lst umount /media/temp/mount -F zfs syspool /media/temp vi /media/temp/boot/grub/menu.lst umount /media/temp/

Nexenta SATA ACPI woes

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

About 2 weeks a go I bought my self a Syba 4 port PCI SATA controller based on the sil3144 chip. I then spent a week trying to figure out why, while working perfectly in Linux and FreeBSD, I couldn’t get it to work in Nexenta. After flashing the card with the non-raid version and […]

Conspiracy theories emerge after internet cables cut

Monday, February 4th, 2008

The Egyptian ministry released a statement saying: “A marine transport committee investigated the traffic of ships in the area, 12 hours before and after the malfunction, where the cables are located to figure out the possibility of being cut by a passing vessel and found out there were no passing ships at that time”. After […]

Egypt’s Loses Internet Connectivity

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Not 100% mind you, but something like 70% after 2 undersea cables were damaged due to ship anchors. I phoned my Family in Alexandria, Egypt and they tell me that the Internet is so slow it is unusable. I can’t imagine living without broadband let alone without Internet at all.