The "introduce yourself" thread

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Re: The "introduce yourself" thread

Postby Ian » December 29th, 2014, 9:53 pm

Hi there,

The abandonment of KVM for the guest/host configuration was more a "temporary" thing than a permanent thing. I got stuck trying to share hardware across guests, specifically a TV Tuner. It also transpired that guests saw the main storage as being "on the network" as opposed to being local although from memory someone on here had a solution for that.

My whole family are totally addicted to streaming from the server and I get moaned at for rebooting it let alone taking it all apart and starting from scratch. The last time I rebuilt the server I stayed up all night and did it whilst they were asleep! :?

I'm still a firm believer that KVM is the "right" way to do things (we have hundreds of guests running without issue on a single box at work) but getting it all working again on my home setup is something that I've simply not got round to trying again. I've long since thrown that TV tuner away and got myself a funky new one so maybe I will not hit the same issue as before.

I've got virtualbox running on my windows NUC and try stuff out on scratch copies of Linux there so the main server, I guess, is now classed as my production box and I tend not to fiddle with it like I used to.


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Re: The "introduce yourself" thread

Postby pauldmallett » December 30th, 2014, 9:37 am

Thanks for that and the hardware post, seems I have Identified the a knotty problem and will keep you all posted on my progress or otherwise. As for storage, to allow universal accesss and avoid knotty problems of ownership I have created a specific account, on both current computers, and setup the access through Samba but I have glanced at a few posts around here on the networking question which I am not ready to deal with just yet.
And a Happy New Year

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Re: The "introduce yourself" thread

Postby danceswithcats » May 11th, 2015, 2:31 pm


I'm new here. The best guide I've found so far. I got much further than I thought I would before hitting a snag. Problem posted.

I've bought an old TranquilPC server box from a friend and am trying to get it up and running. Ubuntu's on, and was doing okay; we'll see how it goes. I've been running Ubuntu as my main desktop OS since 2007, but I'm very much one of those enthusiasts for the idea more than the technical stuff and this dns and dchp and netgate loopback business hurts my head.

It'll be lovely when it's finished though.

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Re: The "introduce yourself" thread

Postby desertranger » November 29th, 2017, 2:44 am

I've been on this forum for a few years and always done this build on Ubuntu, Now I'm gong to see if I have problems with it on Mint. I don't really expect any since both Ubuntu and Mint are Deb kernels but oyu never know. Any input would be appreciated. The main reason for usng Mint is better use of resources and the fact there will actually be a dozen servers working this box including the media server, SAMBA, Apache, SQL, a cloud and print servers. The box itself is a 7 year old i7 core CPU with 12bg of ram running overclocked by 30%, Nvidia 640 video card and more TB of storage than you can imagine. We'll see whathappens

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