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How to move Linux Home to ZFS

( Linux Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced ) Linux OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-Bit // VM Environment: Virtualbox for Linux v5.1 Recently, I had an issue with a P2V VM (physical PC converted to virtual machine) where /home was running out of space and needed to be expanded. My /home in this case was a completely… Read more »

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Old Vista Laptop Into A Linux ZFS File Server Part 3

In the previous article, I showed you how to install Lubuntu 14.04 64-bit and install the important bits of Samba and the ZFS filesystem. In this article, I will give you the interesting details on how to get your Probox-connected disks up and running as a ZFS RAID10, starting with (1) disk and growing to… Read more »

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Old Vista Laptop Into A Linux ZFS File Server Part 2

In the previous Linux ZFS File Server article I put forth a list of parts that allowed me to utilize an old Vista laptop as a Linux+ZFS fileserver. In this article, I will detail how to put all the pieces together, from installing the Linux OS to connecting all the hard drives. First, we need… Read more »

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Old Vista Laptop Into A Linux ZFS File Server

You might be surprised at how much potential for usefulness still remains in older equipment. My wife’s old laptop originally booted with Windows Vista, which (apart from being a generally substandard OS – Microsoft employees ran into so many problems with it, they reportedly didn’t even use it internally*) is no longer supported*(2). Mainstream support… Read more »

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P2V: Debian Testing PXE server and Vmware Workstation 11

MARCH 2017 – so I’ve had an old PXE an ASUS Spresso (S-presso) with a Pentium-4 sitting around for the last few years, and got a wild hair to do a P2V (Physical-to-Virtual) installation on it. First, I had to make sure it still works right after attempting an OS upgrade of Debian Testing (in… Read more »