[Samba] exam projects

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 10:36:12 UTC 2015

By software installation you should mean software compilation I suppose.
These board are not so power-less that they need 24h to uncompress several

You could try cross compilation in that case.

And once more: off topic.

2015-09-25 9:48 GMT+02:00 buhorojo <buhorojo.lcb at gmail.com>:

> On 24/09/15 20:29, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> And take this to the proper mailing list(s) to choose your hardware and
>> distro.
> Yes, of course. We're on the ubuntu and opensuse forum. BTW, it's not a
> cop-out. It's what we're supposed to do. It's a subject where one does not
> get information from books.
>> Then come back here (as I have done) for the specific Samba questions.
> There was the point we were concerned about: the long install time on pi.
> Time is another limitation as we have to give approximate timings for the
> project and break it down into components. Software installation is one of
> them. What could we expect for the boards you suggest?
> Thanks
>> 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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