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Running Freebsd 9.0 on Asus C60M1-i motherboard

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As my file and backup system pluto died i’m building a new one.

This system will run Freebsd mainly for the ZFS filesystem.

The motherbord will be a Asus C60M1-I. The cpu may not have not enough horsepower for deplucation at full speed but it has 6 sata ports which is not common on a mini ITX motherbord. I will reuse my old harddrives and add or replace them when I need more storage.

The freebsd 9.0 installation with ZFS root went well but the network adapter a Realtek 8111F isn’t supported by Freebsd 9.0. After checking google I found this on the freebsd-net mailinglist.

The realtek f8111F is supported in the latest driver code, after rebuilding my kernel the network adapter works fine. Very useful on a NAS ;-)


RIP: pluto

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RIP After 10 year, my fileserver pluto died. Pluto was a AMD64 had 1GB RAM and 4 too loud samsung drives (160GB).

( 1 minute silence …. )

I take backups of course ;-) I already ordered the parts to build a new pluto.

Pluto still hosted some CSV repositorties like CGIpaf. But it’s time to move the source to a safer place. This will be github.

I also decided to create a blog and I wanted something that integrated well with github. Octopress seems to be the most logical choose. It’s written in ruby which is a nice bonus.