LOL! Made my day, although I think you were being quite a d*k for no real reason after this. There's a reason this software is made so easy to use. It's so that people with little to no idea about what's seriously going on behind the scenes are able to use, spread it's name, and maybe learn a little development on the side.. please take it a little easier, and actually answer questions when you include stuff like that. Even if it's a short yes, or no. I totally get what you mean. Just saying.
ttocsic wrote:Yes you can, picard boy. You can make an attempt to read more carefully in the future.
1) My initial question asked whether there were linux builds. Obviously I'm well aware that nas4free is x86 only.
2) 256mb is more than sufficient to get the system up and running. A setup with a solid state drive to hold the swap file should realize some very decent performance. I'm currently running a system via a USB external drive. So far the only downfall is that the power daemon does not support USB connected drives. There has been no issue with transfer speed that isn't attributed to my network setup (but I'm working to optimize that).
3) Since the RPi allows you to boot from a flashcard then switch to a USB drive (i.e. solid state) there's no reason why a full install of N4F with a solid state swap would have issues, that is, only if there is a ARM compatible build.
4) freeBSD is currently developing an ARM port for the OS. Since freeBSD supports ZFS its reasonable to assume it will remain part of that port. There currently isn't enough information on the project site about which features will and will not be included.
5) As i said, my question asked if there were other builds of this project. Nowhere does it state that this project is and always will be x86 only.
It is quite obvious that you cannot be bothered, which is the perfect reason for you to keep your mouth shut in the first place. The real reason this forum (and the previous version which didn't have much more to offer) are slow and unhelpful is because the people who "contribute" are slow and unhelpful. A forum is a community for sharing ideas and offering advice. If you don't have anything constructive to offer, keep your hands off the keyboard and let someone else answer.
Please stop trying to make something work that wasn't intended to ever be used as such. The Pi was meant mainly as a client user machine, and really doesn't have what it takes to operate as a legit NAS for many reasons. HDMI alone should be a convincing enough idea towards it being a client machine, not to mention having all these things connected to a board with limited CPU like it has just makes things so much harder. I feel bad enough with the performance I've got running my NAS4Free system on a Pentium 3 era Celeron Laptop with a USB Thumbdrive for boot.. My desktop computer without it's Graphics card booting from a thumb drive only consumes 90 Watts with an i7 2600k, so electrical consumption is a moot point when it comes down to the board itself. In a NAS most of the electrical goes towards the HDDs in most situations anyway IMO. So getting away with a 3-10 Watt system is like impossible. There are plenty of ATOM boards that are roughly the same price as the Pi as well, which are a far better alternative.
ttocsic wrote:I wouldn't have asked the question unless I had already done some research. Aside from the ghost-town of a forum (this one and the archive) and a very incomplete user guide, there isn't a whole lot to find. I know that freeBSD has a ARM porting project but I don't really want to start from scratch and build features that are already implemented in nas4free.
Why don't you show me how smart you are, picard boy.
You really didn't look into either your hardware or software in a very deep fashion. I definitely had a much harder time DEVELOPING AN ENTIRE EXTENSION WITH NO FOREKNOWLEDGE OF ANY LINUX/UNIX SYSTEMS IN A VERY SPECIFIC AND PRE-CUSTOMIZED BUILD ON FreeBSD WITH SOFTWARE I BARELY KNEW WHEN I STARTED WITH NO HELP EXCEPT LURKING FORUMS THE WAY YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE.
Wow, is this the way to make and keep users? I admin an aquarium forum and dead serious, I would have sent you a warning for BS like that. Be constructive or helpful, or leave it alone.
In looking at Nas4Free as an option for my home needs, I've read a few of your posts in specific on this forum... if this is the support I can expect (or at the very least the TREATMENT I can expect) as I learn a new system, well I guess it won't be with Nas4Free.
I Registered for this post only. THAT'S how upset I am.
A) Aquariums? Did you seriously compare a forum on software development to a forum on aquariums? Wut? 0.o
B) If you're truly an admin then you understand how to quote, correct? I think you're a liar, and the kind of person who's just looking to prove a point the only way that's honestly arguable. If that's your attitude then I'm sure you're retail's best example for training on what their employees have to cope with. There is no reason at all to neglect excellent, capable software because of a silly bias you got from a single user on a forum filled with other people. I'm sure that if this is the way you're going to act you would just wind up being a headache for someone else on this forum anyway..