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jorosiah
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:13 am    Post subject: Amazing Reply with quote

I ever use a previous version of sms but the new version even better. The problem now is that, before the latest release of sms, I'm using ubuntu server 10.10 and I have a lot of data inside my 333GB server hardisk. Is there anyway I can convert ubuntu server 10.10 to SMS. without hassle. I'm using webmin 1.530. regards
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on the services you are using, if your 333GB are data shared through samba, afp, ftp the you can easily migrate, as easy as installing SMS and move your data on it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:32 pm    Post subject: Amazing Reply with quote

gerasimos_h wrote:
It depends on the services you are using, if your 333GB are data shared through samba, afp, ftp the you can easily migrate, as easy as installing SMS and move your data on it.

gerasimos_h


I don't know. I need to study how to migrate the 3 HDD (2 ext4 & 1 NTFS) from ubuntu server 10.10 AMD64 to sms 64. I appreciate if you could lend to me some guidances. TQ in advance.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming that your data disks are independents and your disk scheme is similar to
1 HDD for system (Ubuntu)
2 HDD ext4 for data
1 HDD ntfs for data
you need to repartition your system disk to either dual boot or delete ubuntu and install SMS.

I need more info on that to guide you safely, for instance if you have users permissions over shared data then, you need to create the same users on SMS for shares to work.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerasimos_h wrote:
Assuming that your data disks are independents and your disk scheme is similar to
1 HDD for system (Ubuntu)
2 HDD ext4 for data
1 HDD ntfs for data
you need to repartition your system disk to either dual boot or delete ubuntu and install SMS.

I need more info on that to guide you safely, for instance if you have users permissions over shared data then, you need to create the same users on SMS for shares to work.

gerasimos_h


dear g_h,
Thanks for your response. Below is the actual situation of my PC.

HDD
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sda1 1 HDD 80Gb for system (Ubuntu) ext2 + LVM (1 folder - samba shared)
sdb1 1 HDD 80Gb ext4 for data (72% usage samba shared)
(sdc1,5,6,7) 1 HDD 200 Gb ntfs (4 partitions NTFS with 80% to 90% usage in 50Gb each) for data (samba shared)

PC (HDD Shared Samba at home by wired LAN 2 Windows XP PC desktop, 1 Compaq notebook via wifi and 1 Macbook via wifi)
--------------------------------------------------------------
OS Ubuntu Server 10.10 with Gnome GUI and access by webmin 1.530
AMD64 Athlon 2800++
512Mb RAM
Mobo - ASUS .....
LAN x 2 (1 PCI card & 1 internal attached with Mobo)
On-board audio
AGP Video card


Internet
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Through modem router sharing

For your information, the server PC is used mainly for home data sharing (something like NAS) and now I'm in the middle of learning to do it as a web server. Then later I will learn MySQL. Laughing

The purpose of replacing ubuntu server 10.10 AMD64 to SMS64 is to stabilise the server. After 2 months of observation, I found ubuntu server system quite regularly 'lagging' when data access by a PC + Macbook at the same time. I have nowhere to retreat all these as all data stuck in the HDD with Ubuntu Server system.

I appreiciate your expertise in this situation as I'm a 'newbie' in Linux based system.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the partition scheme of sda1?
Since you shared a folder on sda1 you must be extra careful.
If you have an old disk you can plug it and install SMS there, so it will be independent and do your testings safely.
Boot from SMS.Native.CD-1.5.4-Install.iso and see if you can see the LVM partitions on sda1, another way is to move your shared data from sda1 and reformat disk.

Once this step is done you need to configure your system.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerasimos_h wrote:
What's the partition scheme of sda1?
Since you shared a folder on sda1 you must be extra careful.
If you have an old disk you can plug it and install SMS there, so it will be independent and do your testings safely.
Boot from SMS.Native.CD-1.5.4-Install.iso and see if you can see the LVM partitions on sda1, another way is to move your shared data from sda1 and reformat disk.

Once this step is done you need to configure your system.

gerasimos_h


Dear g_h,

1) Thanks for the guidelines.

2) Is it possible for sms64 to read, write & share ntfs HDD?;

3) What is the best linux partition format for sms64? ext4 or...?; and

3) One last question before I do revamp exercise to the server:->
Is it possible to install and use webmin 1.530 in sms64? (I use to it but not command line system)

4) Once I got a positive response from your expertise and make me confidence, I will move the shared data in sda1 to other hard disk and reformat sda1 and install sms64 then. I will let you know the result when it complete during this coming weekend.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2. Yes quite easily just mount it with ntfs-3g.
3. I use ext2 for /boot and ext4, ext3 or jfs for root (/).
You can use
100MB /boot ext2
1GB swap
15GB / ext4
~60GB /DATA ext4
so you don't have to repartition every time you want to change OS.
4. Webmin 1.530 is already installed and enabled at port 10000 by default.

You can boot from SMS64.Live.CD-1.5.4.iso and edit /etc/samba/smb.conf or through webmin/samba your shares accordingly to your mount points and take a glimpse.
Of course it will be much faster after installation.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerasimos_h wrote:
2. Yes quite easily just mount it with ntfs-3g.
3. I use ext2 for /boot and ext4, ext3 or jfs for root (/).
You can use
100MB /boot ext2
1GB swap
15GB / ext4
~60GB /DATA ext4
so you don't have to repartition every time you want to change OS.
4. Webmin 1.530 is already installed and enabled at port 10000 by default.

You can boot from SMS64.Live.CD-1.5.4.iso and edit /etc/samba/smb.conf or through webmin/samba your shares accordingly to your mount points and take a glimpse.
Of course it will be much faster after installation.

gerasimos_h


Dear g_h,

thanks for the professional advice and i will do the necessary action to my ubuntu server during the weekend.

happy weekend to you.

regards

J_j
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g_h,

sorry to inform you that the native CD I burned and installed the sms half way completed system. I don't know what to do.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you mean, half way?
Did you choose full installation?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerasimos_h wrote:
What do you mean, half way?
Did you choose full installation?

gerasimos_h

Dear g_h,

While install in full the sms64, half way it just say error of something then came out prompth

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just did a quick install of SMS64.Native.CD-1.5.4-Install.iso and installed alright.
You might wanna try burning it again in slower speed, if you use CD-RW try a CD-R disc or try a different installation method if your CDR Drive it's old.

Also you can use SMS 32bit since your RAM is 512MB there is no need to install a 64bit OS, and might be better for you.

Another thing I notice is that SMS64.Native.CD-1.5.4-Install.iso has kernels 2.6.33.5, something went wrong on making the isos, I'll re upload it today, although this is not the issue in your situation, you should have a system running with a 2.6.33.5 kernel.

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