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Windmill



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:06 am    Post subject: Build a NAS to run from a Live CD... Reply with quote

Hi.

Is it possible to make a Raid 5 sata that will act a a file server on a network, and have everything you need to manage it run from a bootable Linux Live CD ( Possibly Knoppix ) ?

I am thinking along these lines since a lot of the affordable NAS devices don't allow you to tinker with the embeded OS that comes with the unit.
For exemple, if I wanted pre built NAS to use a firewall and one didn't come with it, I'm stuck. If it was run from a Live CD, you would never have to worry about it getting hacked since the OS is run from the CD.

Any thoughts much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:16 pm    Post subject: RE: Build a NAS to run from a Live CD... Reply with quote

While not a live cd there was a story on slashdot, just yesterday, about installing Debian on a Linksys NSLU2

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:20 pm    Post subject: RE: Build a NAS to run from a Live CD... Reply with quote

ps. Those NSLU2's are only 56 quid on amazon! I think you need a seperate hard disk though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:49 am    Post subject: RE: Build a NAS to run from a Live CD... Reply with quote

The NSLU2 isn't a storage unit. its a adapther for connecting usb drives.
FYI NSLU2 is abreviated from Network Storage Link for Usb 2
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:48 pm    Post subject: RE: Build a NAS to run from a Live CD... Reply with quote

Our company has sold a few SFF servers running Suse and samba with mirrored drives as NAS, they work very well.
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