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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #120 on: March 09, 2013, 04:44:11 pm »
can you post the output from:
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mount
and
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ls /media/52d97bc6-18f2-422a-963a-0032f27a2fb3
and
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fdisk -l
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blkid
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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #121 on: March 09, 2013, 05:05:46 pm »
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at least it's a known quantity .. do you really need a fancy webUI ?

OK I understand what you're saying up to a point , and no I don't need a fancy GUI but the point of this exercise for me was to make a comparison with Freenas 8, which I currently use on another NAS,

Freenas 8 like OMV is a dedicated NAS operating system that is designed to be easy to use (or as easy as possible to use) for non computer literate people like me, I will never have the knowledge and ability that you and SeZo have to use a barebones server OS as a NAS Interface, I'm just not smart enough at least not without being on here constantly asking help to do this and do that.

What would be the point of Volker Theile writing OMV if it was just as easy to do in peppermintos server edition or any other server edition, the way I see it is that it must be easier for people like me to use and it must be better or why bother writing it.

The attraction of OMV is it's similarity to Freenas 8, (apparently Volker Thiele previously worked on the Freenas 8 project ) I've use Freenas since version 7 and it's been rock solid for the most part,

I could configure rsync to back up my data and set up a bitorrent server, share all my media to hacked xboxes I have around the house, play video, view photos and listen to music all without any help from anyone.

So it's not the GUI particularly it's the ease of use for someone like me who likes to learn but knows his limitations.

The problem I have with Freenas 8 is since it moved on from V7 I can't get my head around the jail/ports plugins thing and thought with OMV I could have a Linux system that i understood better and OMV from what I've seen looks like it would do that.  :)










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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #122 on: March 09, 2013, 05:12:49 pm »
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root@openmediavault:~# mount
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/52d97bc6-18f2-422a-963a-0032f27a2fb3 type ext2 (rw)
root@openmediavault:~# ls /media/52d97bc6-18f2-422a-963a-0032f27a2fb3
lost+found  OMV1
root@openmediavault:~# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 10.2 GB, 10242892800 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1245 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000ae0a9

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        1189     9541632   83  Linux
/dev/sda2            1189        1246      458753    5  Extended
/dev/sda5            1189        1246      458752   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0000d0ce

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1        9730    78149632   83  Linux
root@openmediavault:~# blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="7c232285-5f5d-4cd5-8657-3b61916e6f16" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="8007befa-416b-4732-a8cf-257b03a2b5a4" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="Storage1" UUID="52d97bc6-18f2-422a-963a-0032f27a2fb3" TYPE="ext2"
root@openmediavault:~# blkid
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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #123 on: March 09, 2013, 05:19:00 pm »
root@openmediavault:~# blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="7c232285-5f5d-4cd5-8657-3b61916e6f16" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="8007befa-416b-4732-a8cf-257b03a2b5a4" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="Storage1" UUID="52d97bc6-18f2-422a-963a-0032f27a2fb3" TYPE="ext2"
root@openmediavault:~# blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="7c232285-5f5d-4cd5-8657-3b61916e6f16" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="8007befa-416b-4732-a8cf-257b03a2b5a4" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="Storage1" UUID="52d97bc6-18f2-422a-963a-0032f27a2fb3" TYPE="ext2"
root@openmediavault:~#
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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #124 on: March 09, 2013, 05:23:56 pm »
I wasn't talking about a server edition .. I was talking about Peppermint.

There is NOTHING OMV can do that Peppermint can't .. it's just trimmed down (no desktop interface, with a webUI in it's place) for lightness,

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Freenas 8 like OMV is a dedicated NAS operating system that is designed to be easy to use (or as easy as possible to use) for non computer literate people like me

YES, as long as you don't stray from the default setup (like adding wireless), then you'd better be comfortable at the Debian Server command line ;)

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What would be the point of Volker Theile writing OMV if it was just as easy to do in peppermintos server edition or any other server edition, the way I see it is that it must be easier for people like me to use and it must be better or why bother writing it.

again, as long as you don't stray from defaults, and again I'm not talking about Peppermint Server (which doesn't exist) .. Peppermint Desktop is light enough and it comes with GUI tools for configuring things outside a default install (such as grsync for setting up rsync, and system-config-samba for setting up shares, etc.) .. it is fully capable of doing what OMV can do .. the only thing missing is the webUI but you could install webmin .. or just remotely control the desktop from another PC using one of many tools (including across the web if you want) .. you can also add a media server etc.

But as you wish .. we'll stick with this. :)
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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #125 on: March 09, 2013, 05:30:52 pm »
I'm still baffled by these NFS and SAMBA errors/warnings.

I'm also baffled by why adding the nameserver address to /etc/network/interfaces seems to have been what initiated them.

Is this NAS box set up as a DHCP server ?

And can you look in syslog to see if it mentions those errors.
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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #126 on: March 09, 2013, 05:30:58 pm »
I'm open to suggestions Mark, after all this is just an experiment and a learning curve for me anyway, so if your saying I can use peppermint (or some other distro)  to do do what i want I'm happy to give it a go after all there is nothing to lose is there ?

So what do you suggest ? :)

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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #127 on: March 09, 2013, 05:56:55 pm »
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Is this NAS box set up as a DHCP server ?

It was originally but I changed it to a static ip

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And can you look in syslog to see if it mentions those errors.

I'm sorry but I'm not really sure how to do that
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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #128 on: March 09, 2013, 05:57:39 pm »
OK, can you define your needs ;)

The only thing that had me for a while was setting up a web interface for a torrent client in Peppermint .. but I've just set up transmission-daemon and can now access that from a web browser :)
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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #129 on: March 09, 2013, 06:00:33 pm »
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It was originally but I changed it to a static ip


NO, I meant as a DHCP SERVER not client

What's the output from:
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dpkg -i | grep dhcp

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I'm sorry but I'm not really sure how to do that

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nano /var/log/syslog

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Another option to transmission-daemon is utorrent with a webUI
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads/linux
and
http://www.webupd8.org/2010/09/utorrent-is-finally-available-for-linux.html
on peppermint it requires you to install libssl0.9.8 <-- for future reference if needed.
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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #130 on: March 09, 2013, 06:52:18 pm »
OK, can you define your needs

Ok I have a fairly large collection of movies , mainly children's movies I've collected for my grand daughter and perhaps any future grand children (god willing), Around 1200 familyphotographs going back to the 1970's, a fair music and music video collection and other media.

The system I have at the moment is simply an old PC I've converted into a NAS running Freenas 8, there are 5 large internal hard drives each holding different media, Multimedia, Movies, etc, in addition I have an external 1TB hard drive connected to the NAS where I sync all the other drives on a weekly basis via rsync, The NAS is connected to the router via ethernet along with 3 softmodded xboxes running xbmc that I use to view/stream media around the house

For the most part this system works fine for me except for the plugin system (adopted since version version 8  ) which I just can't get my head around, being based on BSD it uses a ports/jail system which is like an operating system within an operating system and to be honest i have a big enough problem understanding one BSD OS let alone 2 or more, in other words things I used to do easily and fully understand in version 7 I just can't get my head around in version 8,

Then i noticed OMV whos author is apparently  an ex Freenas developer and it looked like the perfect solution for me, because on the surface it seemed to have all the advantages of Freenas minus the disadvantages being based on a system I've come at least a little familiar with (Debian Linux)

In spite of it's shortcomings Freenas 8 would be a hard act to follow, but I'm willing to listen, learn and maybe with your help come up with something better

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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #131 on: March 09, 2013, 07:35:56 pm »
What I meant was ..

I need the box to share 5 HDD's over the network using samba (smb/cifs).

I need a torrent client that wlll download to the NAS's shared directories and is accessable (to add torrents) through a web browser from other PC's on the network.

I need my printer sharing through the NAS

I need a media streaming server (such as minidlna) to server media

I need to be able to access the headless NAS's UI (desktop in the case of Peppermint) remotely from other PC's on the network.

etc.

Did I miss anything ?

How much RAM and what CPU is in this box again ?

A Peppermint box can do all of the above, though it will (because of the desktop UI) be slightly heavier than OMV, but you'll have a familiar desktop and a bunch of GUI tools to help with configuration.

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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #132 on: March 09, 2013, 07:52:44 pm »
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Did I miss anything ?

That just about covers it Mark :)
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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #133 on: March 09, 2013, 08:10:29 pm »
What are the machine specs again ?
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Re: Creating Filesystems with Openmediavault
« Reply #134 on: March 09, 2013, 08:16:39 pm »
There's 1.5gb ram but I'm not sure about the cpu, is there a terminal command I can use to give you that information ?
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