[Samba] exam projects

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Sep 24 16:16:01 UTC 2015

On 09/24/2015 09:44 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 24/09/15 14:18, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> On 09/23/2015 03:30 PM, buhorojo wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> A question came today about appliances. We had a look here:
>>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/VirtualMachines
>>> but that seems to be for setting up a machine. We would still need 
>>> to install it. What we want to do is have an appliance so we don't 
>>> have to install to just play around to see if we can get a project 
>>> out of it. We don't know if it's possible to have a AD setup as an 
>>> appliance. Lots of other unknowns too such as how would we change 
>>> the domain name and ips. Anyway, if anyone has any experience of 
>>> this that would be great. Thanks.
>> For an appliance, consider an armv7 board.  Some like Raspberry, I do 
>> not.  I use the Cubieboards.  The Cubieboard2 can be had for $65 and 
>> is better than a RPi2.  With Sata etc.  Fedora22 is available; F23 in 
>> beta as is Centos7.
>> I have a Cubieboard with the Centos7-arm beta.  I have a special 
>> build of the sernet 4.2 for it.
>> You can run your armv7 completely on a 16Gb mSD card.  With the 
>> Cubieboards, you can easily use sata by putting all your partitions 
>> on the sata (connect it to your installation system with a USB/sata 
>> adapter to do this), and ONLY have uboot on a 4Gb cheap mSD (do the 
>> install on the mSD, then delete all partitions).
>> Have fun!  I am.
> Seeing as he was trying to get someone to do half his home work for 
> him, I don't think he will want to spend money buying something. I 
> also don't think he has realised that he will probably lose marks, by 
> not being able to show how and why he decided to go the way he did.

And that is why all I provided was some hardware and distro tips.

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