Samstag, 24. März 2012

OpenIndiana on my Desktop

I did a fresh install of openindiana on my Desktop. First of all it worked with no problem.

So, if you want to install it too you should download the livecd first (here). If you boot the livecd you will see the Gnome Desktop (The old Version 2) There is a little helperprogram which shows you the setup of your computer and if the components are supported

In German it is the "Gerätetreiber Dienstprogramm" never saw the english name for it, but its right on the desktop.

So if everything works you can start the installer. There are no problems, choose a disk (i have choosen my sda) and set user and admin. What really sucks (!!!) is that your root passwort is expired right after you start your pc again, so maybe choose a weak one first, you need to change it anyway.

Thats the reason why your prog manager does not start :-) The password is expired.

I would recommend to go to the console, become root ("su -") and install a new pkg version by
  • pkg install package/pkg
and do a
  • pkg update


Montag, 19. März 2012

Openindiana 151a on a server

I just played around and did a reinstall of openindiana on a virtual server. It works fine, so far. I will run an webserver (Apache and MariaDB) on it. So some usefull steps to go there:

  1. Setup the networking, that is quite easy.
    dldadm show-link
    this identificates your network adapter
    Now we need to disable the nwam on your physical networking
    svcadm disable network/physical:nwam
    and enable the default config
    svcadm enable network/physical:default
    i have an rtls0 netwok card which was shown by the dldadm command so i setup the ip address like
    echo > /etc/hostname.rtls0
    with an
    svcadm restart network/physical:default #restarts the adapter and sets the ip
    route add default # adds a default route should also be working via
    # echo '' > /etc/defaultroute
    mv /etc/nsswitch.dns /etc/nsswitch.conf # some changes to the nsswitch, which are not default
    echo 'nameserver' > etc/resolv.conf # setting a nameserver , here google
    So thats it
    ping is alive
  2. So now we need ssh, okay i need it
    svcadm enable ssh
    svcadm restart ssh

    This two commands start the ssh server, NOTICE (!) Iam using OpenSUSE , and if you try to connect via ssh from openSUSE it does not work, strange
  3. Now we should install Apache
    pkg install pkg:/web/server/apache-22
    pkg install pkg:/web/server/apache-22/module/apache-php5

    These are the packages we need basically to get apache an running it, you can find packages via
    pkg search <string>
    and you should the the whole package path
    Now, MariaDB, there is a prebuld solrais11 package around at  you just can download it and follow the INSTALL-BINARY guide, i will do the same and write an little howto on that topic in an later post
So, thats it

PS: What i really forgot is setting the netmask, so i have problems on my teste
ifconfig rtls0 netmask fixed it

Dienstag, 3. Januar 2012

OpenIndiana 151a

Today i give it a try. Today i start working with OpenIndiana. Where should it run?
  • On my Desktop
  • On one of my virtual servers
 The first part was very easy. I downloaded the OpenIndiana Live DVD
and booted the System. The Device-Manager showed me that there is nor Probelm with my used hardware, so i installed it using the whole first harddisk.

Maybe (!!) here a very tiny problem, or bette, something what could be better. When you select a harddisk and tell to use the whole disk, this display does not change if you select an other harddisk.

But so far no problems, it runs great and stable that far.

The server is a bit of another problem, the installation was quite easy, just download the server DVD and go for it. It is just the same procedure as above, only in text mode :-)

But now, we are running into problems. I had, a lot of. I will give you an short overview and i guess its the best way , by cvreating several posts on each topic

  • 151a has a firewall which is on by default
  • setting up the network isnt that easy to an linux guy :-)
So, see you soon

Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2011

Mein Lenovo Versuch #1

Nachdem openSUSE auf meinem Lenovo Thinkpad T410i nicht mehr läuft habe ich es mal mit OpenIndiana versucht.

Release Version war development 151a, das booten ging soweit ganz gut, ich musste einmal rebooten da sich die Grafik wohl etwas zerlegt hatte. Beim zweiten Versuch (bei dem ich dann auch anwesend war :-) sah es ganz gut aus, die Treiperunterstützung ging soweit.

Einziges Problem, der WiFi 1000 Intel Chipsatz wird nicht unterstützt. Dies war auch leider der O-Ton des OpenIndiana Wikis.

Schade, der Versuch stoppt an dieser Stelle, da es für ein Notebook schon schön wäre WiFi zu haben.

Freitag, 26. August 2011

(OpenSUSE) Repos die man vielleicht mal sehen sollte

So, ich bin immer noch auf der Suche nach einer stabilen Serverinstallation von OpenSuse. Nun bin ich auf folgendes gestossen:

Donnerstag, 21. Juli 2011

(FreeBSD) Ein Einstieg

Warum betreibe ich FreeBSD?
Das wäre die passende Frage. Auch wenn die Antwort schwer fällt. Ich kam damit in Berührung da ich schon immer exotische/alte Hardware hatte. Sowas wie Sun Sparcstation 2 oder halt wie heute einen Toshiba Satelite PIII 128 MB Ram. Auf diesen Systemen ist sogar ein Linux schwer ertragen.
Also kam ich vor Jahren (dank Thomas :-) ) mit NetBSD in berührung, blieb dann aber doch bei FreeBSD hängen.

Doch nun zum eigentlichen Thema, ein kleiner Einstieg: