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I've used Linux for a little while now for desktop use, starting with Slackware9 and currently still using primarily my old and trusty Vector5.1.1SOHO install, but now I'm venturing into ...
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- 06-08-2008 #1
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- Mar 2004
Setting Up Slackware 12.1 for NAS duty -- Any advice?
I'm setting up SW12.1 for NAS duty, but with the future goal of additional internet server use. I tried FreeNAS, but it doesn't seem to like my AHCI/SATA-only setup, and after a trying but educative session with OpenBSD I decided to just go with the more familiar Slackware.
My Hard Drive Setup:
1 x Laptop HD for OSes (planning on moving to CompactFlash at some point)
3 x WesternDigital GPs for data
I currently have a full SW12.1 installed and have the 3 WD's setup as a JFS formatted /dev/md0 via mdahd which I learned about in the official documentation here. I'm about to hit the web tomorrow for a way to authenticate both WinXP and Linux users for r/w access to /dev/md0 over the network, but I'd figure I'd see if anyone here has any any advice for a setup like this. Any sage counsel? I have zero Linux file sharing experience.
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S-12 430W, HR-05, Scythe Mime, VF900 modded with Scythe 80x25mm, D12SL-12
WD1200JB, WD3200JB, HD501LJ
Dual,independant WinXP installs via Grub hiding, VectorLinux 5.1.1SOHO, 5.8SOHO.
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P180B, GA-P35-DS3L, E8400, 4GB(2x2GB) Mushkin, MSI 8800GT
S12 EP SS-550HT, HR-05, TRUE, Accelero S1, Scythe Slipstreams
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P150, GA-EP35-DS3P, E7200, 4GB(2x2GB) Mushkin, ATI 3450
S12 II SS-380GB, Triton 75, Scythe Slipstreams
AddronicsSATAtoCF, A-Data 266x 2GB CF, 120GB 2.5" HD (temp), 3 x WD7500AACS GPs
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MacBook Pro Santa Rosa, 2.2GHz, 250GB Scorpio, Ceramique compound
MBRed Hard Drive with: OSX, WinXP, Vista (MSDN), Vector 5.8 SOHO, Sidux 2007-03