ZFS root using Debian GNU/kFreeBSD

For a while now FreeBSD had ZFS included. Since 8.x, revision 28 is available. The thing is, I don’t really like the FreeBSD package management ; but I love Debian’s one. Here’s the way to provide a stable Kernel with a decent system management on a powerful filesystem.

The installation is done on a virtual machine. The multiple disk configuration has no really use here either than looking at how to do it.
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Booting FreeBSD from ZFS

Here are my notes on how to configure a full ZFS-based FreeBSD system. In this particular case, the system is “FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT #0: Thu May 12 15:34:46 UTC 2011” and it runs on a Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 (Intel Atom N450) with 1GB of RAM. This is just a P.O.C. as it is said that ZFS would required at least 2GB of RAM to perform nicely.

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Access CIFS share on ASUS EeePad Transformer

I have bought an Asus EeePad Transformer to see what Android was (compared to all the iOS I had :). One of the thing I found missing (on 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2) was the ability to access CIFS (AKA SMB ou Windows) share. It’s quite a shame since you know Android and no more than a tweaked Linux kernel…

Anyway, after reading a whole pack of doc, I decided to go “rooting” my tablet. I don’t want to install a fully customized ROM (yet). For now, I will keep the stock Asus firmware but will add CIFS capabilities.

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