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In-reply-to » Today's project: Put 2 failing hard drives in RAID 0 and boot from it. What could go wrong?

@prologic No pain here. There’s no important data on them, and the first portion of the drives work reliably enough that there weren’t any issues before I had to shelf it. This is just for fun. I don’t even think I’d consider it a war game.

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In-reply-to » Today's project: Put 2 failing hard drives in RAID 0 and boot from it. What could go wrong?

@mckinley@mckinley.cc It booted. I was going to do more but I had actual work to do so I shelved it. Maybe I’ll come back to it another time. These drives are in really bad shape, though. They hold up udev by 30-60 seconds on every boot, even when booting the Arch install ISO, covering the console with lots of SATA errors and timeouts I don’t really understand.

Badblocks via mkfs.ext4 -cc was taking too long on the full 1+1 TB array so I made new 250 GB partitions and neither drive had bad blocks in that range so it was just a waste of time. Maybe if I come back to it I’ll do the full array and have the EFI system partition in RAID 1 just for fun. I didn’t know that worked with software RAID.

The key part is to use –metadata 1.0 in order to keep the RAID metadata at the end of the partition, otherwise the firmware will not be able to access it.

I had the ESP on a USB stick for simplicity’s sake.

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In-reply-to » Oh dear, I got plenty of spam – if not even worse – on one of my jabber IDs. One sender JID was on exploit.net or exploit.im or something like that (I already forgot).

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I don’t know. I thought that I had to accept beeing added to the contact list before somebody could message me, but apparently, that’s not the case. Let’s see how that unfolds.

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In-reply-to » Two mates and I went on a 25km hike yesterday to the Wasserberg (lit. Water Mountain) and Fuchseck (lit. Fox Corner) on the edge of the Swabian Alb. They arrived by train and of course it was delayed by half an hour, "due to limited availability of tracks". That was a first one, I never heard that reason before. Another train had a breakdown in a train station and later my mates' train had to be rebooted, too. That restart alone took 10 minutes. O_o Software problem, it can't be helped.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Ah ja, der Holgi. ;-)

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In-reply-to » Two mates and I went on a 25km hike yesterday to the Wasserberg (lit. Water Mountain) and Fuchseck (lit. Fox Corner) on the edge of the Swabian Alb. They arrived by train and of course it was delayed by half an hour, "due to limited availability of tracks". That was a first one, I never heard that reason before. Another train had a breakdown in a train station and later my mates' train had to be rebooted, too. That restart alone took 10 minutes. O_o Software problem, it can't be helped.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org

O_o Software problem, it can’t be helped.

https://movq.de/v/961aef2366/nsfw068-willkommen-im-kapitalismus.ogg (This was originally about an iPhone, IIRC, but it fits many situations. 🥴)

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Oh dear, I got plenty of spam – if not even worse – on one of my jabber IDs. One sender JID was on exploit.net or exploit.im or something like that (I already forgot).

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In-reply-to » ... So it's gonna be either a:

Holly insert inappropriate word here ! 🤣 I have finally done it !!!

FreeBSD 14.0-RELEASE (GENERIC) #0 releng/14.0-n265380-f9716eee8ab4: Fri Nov 10 05:57:23 UTC 2023

Welcome to FreeBSD!

% pkg update
The package management tool is not yet installed on your system.
Do you want to fetch and install it now? [y/N]:


A freshly installed #FreeBSD Over SSH, thanks to mfsBSD !

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In-reply-to » Quite proud of what we built :) I really like the result. Media

@stigatle@yarn.stigatle.no Oh cool, that looks nice! Great job. Would he be able to jump the fence when standing on his hut’s roof? How does the door lock work? Also, that’s some giant bone. :-) I bet he loves that one.

I couldn’t help myself but notice that it appears your stairs and the left of the deck need some countersinks for the screws. 8-)

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