Flashing LSI 2208 with IT firmware to use as an HBA

Danger Will Robinson!! This page has information which is not substantiated, and certainly not supported by any vendors mentioned on this page.  Any damage sustained to yourself, your equipment, or your data is entirely your own responsibility, and if you break things, whilst I am sympathetic and feel your pain, I am not responsible as…

Setting up a Used Tyan S7012

Used Tyan S7012 How-To Per the title, I bought a used Tyan S7012GM4NR motherboard as the start of my new home server build. They’re super cheap on Ebay, and can be had for less than $US80! And here it is in all its glory: Basic specs are: Dual LGA1366 18 RAM slots (Triple channel config…

OPNsense are looking fairly active

Since the debacle where Electric Sheep Fence made their git repository private and gated access to it, it seems a fork has sprung up.. OPNsense. I found out about it when I was searching for simple firewall alternatives which could run on a wifi/ADSL custom firmware, as I’d like to get some of my less-tech…

iPod 5th gen SSD upgrade

First off, thanks to reader “Goats” for poking me.. I needed a kick up the arse to get back to this blog thing. Background In August of last year I mentioned in passing that I fitted a solid state drive to an old 2006 iPod Video (aka 5th generation).  So I guess the first question…

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Fedora login manager with multiple screen setup

I’m experimenting with making a switch to Linux for my main desktop, mainly driven by wanting Linux as a development environment for python, rather than Windows. After installing Fedora 21 Workstation version, its become annoying that the login manager, gdm, isn’t remembering the display configuration for my multiple-monitor setup.  I run Portrait Landscape Portrait setup…

pfSense 2.2 beta works with Xen

After a quick test install of pfSense 2.2’s beta image (dated 1017 – I see there are two newer builds up since then), I’m pleased to report that Xen support works with pfSense 2.2 without rebuilding it!  yay! iso image here:  http://snapshots.pfsense.org/FreeBSD_releng/10.1/amd64/pfSense_HEAD/livecd_installer/?C=M;O=D I’ve been running a build of pfSense 2.1 I built over a year…

FreeNAS 9.2.1.5 with Xen PVHVM support

So after a couple of comments from readers (what? you mean I’m not just screaming into the void?), I decided to investigate building the latest version of FreeNAS with Xen support. Since my original post about building FreeNAS 9.2 for Xen, the FreeNAS developers released 9.2.1 which added some cool stuff like Samba 4, newer…