amijim hat geschrieben:
Dear Dave , raqcop is still active on our cobalts.In fact my disk just crashed and i need a copy of the win images .Do you by any chance uploaded the images to any server?I still have the kernel images that i used to update manually but i am missing the installation images.Your effort has to revive as there is the only way to keep a raqcop active and the raqs were built to run for a bery big period of time.Also the forum used to be a great source of knowledge.You have to include the forum as well.
thank you .
I still have them. I'll have to think on where to upload them. I would imagine you would want the 2.1.8 image along with the 2.1.9 update? You will have to manually update via browser upload as the built in mechanism points to an inactive domain. I was making some headway on the 3.10 kernel as far as the patch goes.
It's too bad that previous efforts to get a kernel sponsor for the real Cobalt drivers was largely ignored. Still, the Qube 3, Raq3 and Raq4 and likely the XTR will boot and run the 3.10 unpatched kernel (except for the e100 checksum patch) quite well. I have not been able to get the 550 to boot from the unpatched kernel but I need to look into this. Any Cobalt should be able to at least boot a gzipped or bzipped elf binary kernel as long as the ide controller and filesystem modules are built into the kernel and the rom can find at least a boot partition with ext3 containing said zipped image. There exists an XFS version of the roms as well but it is not worth redesigning IPCop just to run XFS.
I'm keeping my eye on F2FS for flash devices though and the possibility as to whether this would ever make sense for IPCop in the future, I've had no problems with it running the OS itself on SSD drives on my Mythtv Box or my Intel Xeon socket 1155. I use few spinning platters these days except for a 8 disk ZFS raidz2 pool on said xeon server only for storage and NFS share and a four disk ZFS raidz1 pool on my Mythtv box for storing recordings. The OS runs on SSD mirrored raid on SSD drives. Two m.2 sticks for the OS on my file server, eight 2.5" 2TiB spinning drives in trayless hot swap bays. The ZFS is to prevent bit rot. BTRFS does not handle raid 5 and 6 well yet, in both cases you do not use hardware raid or MDADM since they have their own built in and are in tune with what the hardware is doing. I love ZFS regardless of license.