[Samba] exam projects

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Sep 24 18:29:07 UTC 2015

And take this to the proper mailing list(s) to choose your hardware and 
distro.  Then come back here (as I have done) for the specific Samba 

Again, I do not like the Raspberry line up.  It requires a special remix 
from any of the distros.  There are armv7 boards out there that are 
being mainlined into the kernel work and each distro has their method to 
drop theirs on a nice list of boards with little effort by the installer.

On 09/24/2015 01:16 PM, buhorojo wrote:
> On 24/09/15 15:44, 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.
>> Rowland
> Hi
> We are supposed to be catering for a computer room with data shared 
> between windows and Linux machines. Well, that's one of the projects 
> anyway. We tried a DC on a pi but 24 hours later it still hadn't 
> installed on their version of ubuntu(?). Does the Cubie go any faster 
> I wonder? If we go ahead the posts here will be used as a feasibility 
> study. Cost is important but not the deciding factor.
> Thanks

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