Re: SlugOS 5.3 / Samba / Roaming profiles
- Yeah its useful because I dont sweat it to leave the slug running all day since it consumes so little power. I also like the fact that I can create custom logon.bat scripts for each user so my wife/folks each have a nice network mapped drive as soon as they logon to Windows and their bookmarks, desktop customizations transparently move to any machine they log onto just like an office network. I re-image my desktop/laptop often and its a royal pain to re-setup browser bookmarks, app customizations, etc.
The only downside I've got right now is, my 1TB FreeAgent that I plugged into it is getting some serious read errors. First I thought it might have been a spindown problem but it turns out there are 2 issues at play here:
1. The drive automatically spins down to save power/wear every 5 mins but this can be switched off with a seagate utility [Fixed]
2. The USB controller itself causes frequent I/O errors on my configuration. Apparently this is a problem common to Linux distributions in general according to this : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/61235/. Theres a block device parameter called 'max_sectors' that appears to influence the problem (works for some people). I tried it but it only delays the problem on my slug and doesnt quite fix it. If anyone has a solution to point 2 I'd really appreciate some insight into it.
From: Mai Kee Reis <maik_nospam_reiss@...>
Sent: Mon, 26 April, 2010 4:16:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nslu2-general] Digest Number 1571
"harshbaste" harshbaste@... wrote:
> ________________________________________________________________________Primary Domain Controller with Slug?
> 1a. Re: SlugOS 5.3 / Samba / Roaming profiles
> Posted by: "harshbaste" harshbaste@... harshbaste
> Date: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:24 am ((PDT))
> Just an update on this. I managed to get this to work :)).
> I also happened to get another slug off the local online market - turboslugged it and its now my new PDC.
> Performance with roaming profiles seems quite alright as long as one doesnt clutter the Windows desktop directory with too much garbage.
> The instructions here were rather handy:
> They get you about 95% there - just a little more play involved after to get it to work perfectly.
I never tried this, but cool idea to give it a try ...
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