[Samba] exam projects

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Sep 25 11:52:43 UTC 2015

On 09/25/2015 03:48 AM, buhorojo wrote:
> 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?

I don't have any times.  You would have to ask on forums where the 
builders live.  But note that one of the comments I have seen is to have 
'as big of a swap partition as you can'.  Again that means disk.  SSD is 
faster than HD.  sata SUPPOSEDLY faster than USB 3.0 (though I have seen 
claims of seening the opposite due to driver issues).

So even with your RPi, put a swap drive on a usb HD or SSD should speed 
things up noticably.

> 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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