Archive for the 'OpenSolaris' Category

OpenSolaris Automagic homedir Creation

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Often with LDAP setups a user will log into a box where his home directory doesn’t exist. Linux provides us with a pam_mkhomedir.so module that automagically creates missing home directories for you. No such module exists for opensolaris. This bug report offers an alternative using autofs. #!/bin/bash # if the filesystem is available under /export/home, […]

Home ZFS NAS Upgrade

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Ever since I put together my low budget NAS, I have been wanting to upgrade it. Initially it was a proof of concept, now it needs to be low power and functional. The old NAS was a 32-bit system (32-bit makes ZFS crawl). I wanted a low power and cheap 64 bit system and so […]

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/

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 […]

NAS based on Nexenta and ZFS

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

For some time now I have been flirting with the idea of getting myself a Network Attached Storage (NAS). I get excited about the idea of having all my important files and stuff on a single device that supports raid 1. I can then reinstall Ubuntu on my laptop as many times as I want […]