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General Discussion / ArcaOS 5.0.1
« on: September 18, 2022, 10:57:43 am »
Started "collecting" my downloads from 5.0.4 but missed out on the start - any one willing to share this particular early iso?
Arca Noae should have made a physical big box release too ::)

Hardware / Affordable Mini PCs
« on: September 16, 2022, 04:24:03 pm »
Got myself two more thin clients ;D

The first is the HP T5740, an Atom N280 based machine which was very easy to get running 100% with ACPI too. The only pitfall was choosing the right USB port (one on the back) for the ArcaOS installer drive unless you wanted the 'can't find ARCAINST.ISO' error message. A nice feature is the rather loud internal speaker for system sounds.

The second is the Dell/Wyse Z90D7 sporting an AMD G-T56N processor (not hyperthreaded?). Haven't had much luck with this one as it seems to be a UEFI machine (with CSM though), very limited BIOS options and buggy ACPI - even in linux as it won't soft power off! After disabling AHCI and P-states I start the ArcaOS install but the filesystem gets corrupted in phase 2...

Attached hw info from the HP.

Storage / Sharing drive between OS/2 and linux
« on: December 14, 2021, 08:39:16 pm »
Small external drive formatted as JFS on ArcaOS (not with mkfs.jfs -O on linux, did not work) ends up no named in linux and cannot even be mounted manually:
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wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
A filesystem check shows no errors:
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fsck.jfs version 1.1.15, 04-Mar-2011
processing started: 12/14/2021 21:25:25
The current device is:  /dev/sdb1
Block size in bytes:  4096
Filesystem size in blocks:  7679996
**Phase 1 - Check Blocks, Files/Directories, and  Directory Entries
**Phase 2 - Count links
**Phase 3 - Duplicate Block Rescan and Directory Connectedness
**Phase 4 - Report Problems
**Phase 5 - Check Connectivity
**Phase 6 - Perform Approved Corrections
**Phase 7 - Verify File/Directory Allocation Maps
**Phase 8 - Verify Disk Allocation Maps
 30719984 kilobytes total disk space.
        0 kilobytes in 1 directories.
        0 kilobytes in 0 user files.
        0 kilobytes in extended attributes
    37792 kilobytes reserved for system use.
 30682192 kilobytes are available for use.
File system checked READ ONLY.
Filesystem is clean.

 ??? I would rather not format the drive as FAT32, is network sharing my only real option then?

Hardware / GeForce AHCI
« on: January 07, 2021, 11:07:57 am »
Got myself an older Shuttle socket AM2+ barebone and no harddrive is detected even when adding the PCI ID to the AHCI driver at boot. The connected optical drive is regular ATA. Any experience with this SATA controller?

SATA controller [0106]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] AHCI Controller [10de:0ad4] (rev a2) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
        Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer MCP78S [GeForce 8200] AHCI Controller [1297:3139]

IDE interface [0101]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE [10de:0759] (rev a1) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
        Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE [1297:3139]

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