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Actually it's quite simple. You can use the following: screen -S sessionname -X stuff 'command'`echo -ne '\015'` echo -ne '\015' emulates pressing the Enter key. NOTE: that 'stuff' is a screen command. http://www.gnu.org/software/screen/manual/screen.html#Stuff


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You are correct; Oracle is no longer contributing to OpenSolaris (reference). Oracle Solaris 11 Express releases more often than the standard build of Solaris and includes newer technologies. It may be used free of charge for development and testing, but not for production. Production use requires purchasing some form of Oracle Premier Support (reference)....


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The ZFS filesystem in OpenSolaris was the deciding factor over Linux/BSD for me when I recently built a file server. Some compelling ZFS features for me were: RAID-Z redundancy Data integrity checksums fundamental to the design Snapshots Simple command line tools Sure, ZFS can be bolted on to Linux with FUSE but in OpenSolaris it is standard and (so far ...


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x86 is their way of stating it is for both the x86-32 and the x86-64 architectures; in other words, it supports both 32-bit and 64-bit in the same install package. According to this, it actually installs both kernels: If you choose Solaris, the system will boot the 32-bit kernel. If you choose Solaris 64-bit, it will choose the 64-bit kernel. ...


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Some things you need to worry about are: The architecture. Pools created on x86 wont be importable by SPARC and reciprocally unless you are using whole disks (EFI labels) as vdevs instead of slices. The OpenSolaris release. If the destination server is using an older release of OpenSolaris, it will likely be impossible to successfuly import the pool and/or ...


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FreeBSD and OpenSolaris seem to be the best choices for hosting ZFS With OpenSolaris, ZFS is usually versions/features/bug-fixes ahead. OpenSolaris' hardware support is nowhere near as good as e.g. Ubuntu Hardware support is getting much better with recent OpenSolaris builds but as long as your hardware is supported that shouldn't really matter. ...


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Use format to get a list of the available harddisks. rpools are special. Their disks must not have an EFI label. You can delete the EFI label with format/fdisk. You don't have to format the drive before adding it to a zpool. But in case of rpools you need to copy the partition layout from the first to the 2nd disk. The commands you've mentioned are correct ...


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Both. Solaris 10 and later has both 32-bit and 64-bit binaries. On boot the CPU is detected and a 32-bit or 64-bit kernel is automatically chosen. When you run a program, similar detection occurs as to whether to use the 32-bit or 64-bit (if available) binary.


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An update for mid-2012: OpenIndiana/Illumos (essentially a community fork of OpenSolaris) continues to use the same approach, but I found a few differences in the setup and a very useful tip from DAMIAN WOJSŁAW at http://trochejen.blogspot.com/2011/11/openindiana-and-ntfs-3g.html. The following recipe, which includes initial steps for identifying an ...


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That's it, assuming you exported the pool. If not, you'll need to force and export than import as normal.


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Based on the description of what you do, I would also recommend Ubuntu. There is little difference in the software available for Debian, gNewSence, & Ubuntu as they are all debian or debian branches. Personally, OpenSolaris would be my last choice, due to limitations on support and package availability. It uses a unique package management system. Yes,...


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You're going to have to tell one OS or the other not to automatically clobber the GRUB boot sector. All Linux distros that I've seen have some way to prevent their installation CD from clobbering the boot sector, but it's often in some obscure advanced option. The majority of GRUB's configuration data is not stored in the very small boot sector, which just ...


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Debian is also totally free. Ubuntu comes in a totally free flavor, for that matter. What gNewSense seems to do is make it hard to install non-free (as in freedom) software, where Debian and Ubuntu make it easy. Are you meaning "Free" (as in freedom) or "free" (as in free of charge)? None of them cost money. I'm deducing you're new to Unix-like operating ...


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You'll need the ntfs-3g driver just like on GNU/Linux systems. You can grab it here from sunfreepacks.com as ASntfs-3g-2009.4.4. Install the 3 packages on the top first though, GNUBase, ASgettext, and ASlibiconv-1.12. You can then mount them like so: pfexec ntfs-3g /dev/dsk/c5t0d0p1 ~/Desktop/mount Of course, change the disk and partition accordingly.


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Wait for Opensolaris 2010.04 to be released. You'll have the deduplication feature available, a more advanced OS than Solaris 10 (next Solaris release will be based on OpenSolaris) and an environment less disruptive than Solaris 10 as you are coming from Gnu/Linux. If you can't wait, just use the dev build 132, which is the latest 2010.04 beta. Although ...


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If you're interested in ZFS, then you might want to try FreeBSD. The software selection is better than OpenSolaris.


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If you want Flash on OpenSolaris, the easiest way to get it is to go to pkg.sun.com and sign up. That will get you access to a precompiled Flash which fits right in the Firefix Sun distributes. Thre reason it isn't in the default distribution is that Sun can not redistribute Flash.


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To install the non-free Adobe Flash Player under Debian you can follow these insructions: http://www.debianadmin.com/how-to-install-adobe-flash-in-debian-etchlennysid.html For QuickTime, you have several choices. Notably, you can install mozilla-plugin-vlc, xine-plugin, or mozilla-mplayer. Can't help you with OpenSolaris, but I suspect at least some of ...


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Also: DTrace support, a very powerful tracing framework. Availability of Solaris Containers, an os-level virtualization technology. ZFS


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I'm quite sure it's a Finder issue. Indeed, you can access your share using a terminal or another file manager. To use Finder, you can try the solution reported here and here. It is a temporary fix, but it works as in any previous versions of OSX (i.e. it survives the sleep mode etc.). I recap the solution here for the sake of documentation. Mount CISF/SMB ...


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Based on some testing I just did myself, the problem appears to be keys with sizes other than 2048 bits. When I generated a new key that was 2048 bits (the default), everything worked just fine.


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Three days later, the zfs scrub is finished. No progress was indicated until about 24 hours into the process. # zpool status pool: foo state: ONLINE scan: scrub repaired 0 in 79h37m with 0 errors on Tue Nov 29 07:48:43 2011 config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM foo ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz1-0 ONLINE ...


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You could try ctrl-alt-tab until you select 'top expanded edge panel' then navigate with the arrow keys. (You may have to press the arrow a couple of times before it actually selects a dropdown menu.) Also, if you want to use multiple virtual desktops use ctrl-alt-left/right arrow key to navigate the workspaces. Good luck.


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The OpenSolaris LiveCD always installs exactly what's on the LiveCD, including the GUI environment. There is a text-mode installer under development for headless servers, which does not use a GUI to install, nor does it install the GUI - a prototype is available to download now. You can also use the Automated Installer, which is more like the traditional ...


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Without a graphical environment, installing over SSH would be a little difficult as OpenSolaris doesn't have a text-based installer at this time (if I recall correctly). You could always boot the installation into text mode, then just enable SSH. If you want to do the installation over SSH, you'd have to use the graphical install with ssh -X. Once logged in ...


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I went with FreeBSD, ZFS Antec P183 case, 400W Silverstone ST40EF PSU, ASRock A330ION ION Atom 330 mini ITX motherboard, LSI SAS3081E 8 port sas/sata pci-e 8x card, 4GB ram 6 2TB WD Green drives, 5 drive raidz, when that's full, buy another 5 drives (3GB will be cheap enough by then hopefully) When that's full, replace the old 2TB drives with 4TB drives, ...


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I've recently built a system that has some of the mentioned features. It's based on an Atom Supermicro-System: www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/5015/SYS-5015A-H.cfm?typ=H One 2-eSata-Port SIL3132-based PCIe-SATA Card like this one: www.cooldrives.com/2poespcrasai.html One (2 can be connected) SATA Port Multiplier for 5 Disks (Sil 3726) like this one: ...



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