Greetings, 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 resolved them. 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 changes. 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:/firstname.lastname@example.org and pkg.fmri set openindiana.org/desktop/virt-manager pkg:/email@example.com 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! Marc Roberts _______________________________________________ openindiana-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://openindiana.org/mailman/listinfo/openindiana-discuss