I have added a new feature to use a USB stick to save the configuration when booting FreeNAS from CD. Alternatively a floppy disk can be used also.
I’ve started to compile FreeNSD on FreeBSD AMD64 (my QEMU is still compiling the software used on FreeNAS).
And I found, for the moment, two problems:
===> aaccli depends on executable: aaccli – not found
===> aaccli-1.0 you need the 32-bit libraries installed under /usr/lib32 to use this port..
===> beep depends on executable: beep – not found
===> beep-1.0 is only for i386, and you are running amd64..
And, in my quest for a solution to solve the FreeBSD port of”beep”, I found that this tools can be removed without problem
Here is example of using /dev/speaker device (you need to do a “kldload speaker.ko” before):
echo geL2eL4fdL2dL4cdefggg > /dev/speaker
echo “T250L8CE-GE-C” > /dev/speaker
Then I can remove the ‘beep’ tools now, but I must found the equivalence to this old command:
beep -p 500 75
beep -p 1000 75
beep -p 2000 75
beep -p 3000 75
My actual equivalence is:
echo “O1L15aO2L15bO3L15cO4L15d” > /dev/speaker
Is someone can propose a better equivalence ?
My 4 hours of train today, permit me to work on FreeNAS:
- Replaced the 4 UFS choices for formatting an hard drive, by only one (EFI GPT with soft updates) and add the possibility to choose the minimum free space reserved (between 8% and 1%).
- Rename the Software RAID name on the WebGUI by replace â€œgeom. Mirrorâ€ by â€œRAID 1â€, â€œgeom. Concatâ€ by â€œJBODâ€, etcâ€¦
- Continued to work on the FreeNAS presentation for the BSDCan2007
Iâ€™ve received a new language file: Russian, and a patch that permit to mount an ISO file directly from FreeNAS (But I think that I will add this feature after the 0.684b).
Next feature that I will works on:
Prevent the user to format an hard drive that is using in a software RAID volume.
And good news for blog readerâ€¦. As soon as the openssh-portable port will be fixed, I will release the 0.684b
I will try to prepare and AMD64 release too (but using QEMU64 under a 32bit PC is very slow).