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Freenas

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Matt_Hirst, 14 May 2010.

  1. Matt_Hirst

    Wise Guy

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    Am trying to set up a cobbled together sever, what I am wanting is just somewhere I can either backup to or have it auto create a backup of certain files from my main machine, act as a media store and I think thats about it.

    Hardwarewise I have a 1TB wd gree a Samsung 2tb green disk and a Intel D945GUCLF2.

    Reading up on a few forum everyone seems to reccomend freenas, so I duly downloaded made an install disk and tried to install it, this is where the problems start. It appears to be going through the process of id'ng hardware, etc, etc but after a few minutes the screen goes blank, it's as though the monitor looses connection. Pressing a key on the keyboard the screen comes back on but goes to like a console where you can type - the way I understood it is that it should come up with a menu system and install options, etc, etc. So what am I doing wrong? This is the file I downloaded reeNAS-i386-LiveCD-0.7.1.5127.iso and then burnt the iso to disk.

    what other software could I use to do what I have mentioned above, ideally free. Am totally new to Linux.

    regards,

    Matt
     
  2. Matt_Hirst

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    Have just downloaded Fedorra 12 and tried this, this also fails to load but gives the message:

    [drm:drm_mode_rmfb] *error* tried to remove a fb that we didn't own boot has failed, sleeping forever

    It starts to boot and gives a blue screen, but then fails.

    Anyone got a clue as to what it all means?

    regards,

    Matt
     
  3. Methanoid

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    Fb is framebuffer - sounds like it isnt recognisng the VGA.

    Not such a great buy ;) ?
     
  4. craptakular

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    Try the latest Ubuntu 10.04 or Fedora 13 beta.
     
  5. Matt_Hirst

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    Annoying thing is Feddora 11 is recognised, just 12 fails. Will try 13 and see where that leads me.

    Alternatively is there anything I can do to get Freenas working with the graphics on this board?


    regards,

    Matt
     
  6. MasterPlan1

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    This may sound odd, but have you tried burning the ISOs at a slow speed? i.e. 4x? Just I know linux distros can get a bit odd when they're burnt at full speed.
     
  7. jennidc

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    Have you gone to the freenas homepage and looked at there supported hardware list to se if your hardware is supported?

    Check you have the latest distro of FreeNas also.
     
  8. jennidc

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  9. Matt_Hirst

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    Burning at a slow speed sorted this one out!

    Thanks everyone for their help.

    regards,

    Matt
     
  10. craptakular

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    so everything is setup and working?