First off, thanks for making OI.
I have successfully installed Hipster 18.04 on my home serve, a Xeon D-1520
with 32GB RAM, 4x1TB HDD in raidz and dual 1Gb Intel NICs (It's an ASROCK
D1520D4I motherboard, just for the record). I also have an Nvidia
GTX750-ti card in the PCI-e slot. The only hardware in the system that
doesn't have a working driver is the Intel Management Engine. Since this
is a home server, I never use it anyway. In order to install the operating
system I had use the text installer via the LiveUSB image because the
TextInstaller image flooded the console with kernel messages like these:
in.ndpd: [ID 302683 daemon.error] incoming_ra: SIOCSLIFLNKINFO
(interface igb0): Invalid argument
in.ndpd: [ID 102006 daemon.error] prefix_update_k(igb0, igb0:6, ::/64)
from to ONLINK name is already allocated
This meant that the text installer was scrolling off the screen faster than
I could read and respond to it. Having to download the installer twice was
a minor thing for my part, but might mean that the project is spending more
on bandwidth than it needs to so I thought I should bring it up. I had
read a bit before trying the install and I knew that I wouldn't be able to
install OI onto striped mirrors (raid10) like *BSD so I chose raidz
instead. I had to reboot and restart the the installation once because I
had created the zpool manually, but when I tried to install to an existing
zpool the installer didn't prompt me to create a user account. I can see
the logic behind this if one is upgrading or recovering an existing
system. Anyway, the text installer had trouble overwriting the zfs info I
had added to my disks and when I rebooted the OI bootloader couldn't mount
the zpool. Knowing that this was above my pay grade I just installed again.
After the install:
The MATE desktop looks and acts almost just like Linux. There were a few
cosmetic glitches when changing themes, but logging out and back in
The messages from ndp are still coming fast and furious but I am closer to
finding out how to disable them. I am currently reading about man pages
about service management and trying to do my homework before I make any
The sshd daemon works great out the box and I was able to return my server
to it's normal headless state. So now a few questions:
Is there a preferred VNC server I should install or will ssh be "good
enough" for remote administration of the system?
When I do 'pkg search libvirt' and 'pkg search virt-manager' I can see:
pkg.fmri set openindiana.org/system/library/libvirt
pkg.fmri set openindiana.org/desktop/virt-manager
However I think that these are pkg categories since I can't install them.
Are there other packages I should be searching for in order to get libvirt
up and running for remote KVM management or will I have to do everything
via command line?
Thanks for reading this and have great day!
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