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post Jan 26 2007, 05:37 AM
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QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Jan 26 2007, 10:18 AM)
and before you ask, yes putting windows on this machine is a pain, it is not easy at all and not because i have linux on there already (althogh compatibility can be an issue. might see if my

install vmware player, and I can cook up the files for you to install windows 2000 or xp into the virtual disk.
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post Jan 27 2007, 06:49 AM
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actually i was trying to get xen with the hvm up and running, perhaps i should just compile a custom kernel with kvm built in

windows boots at the moment under xen but i am having what appears to be hardware problems (takes 5 mins to get past post and then 3 to get past grub, belive its a hard drive problem). but i must admit i havent stress tested it or booted it more than a handful of times

i am also trying to do somthing that seems very very wierd, this is for 2 reasons:
1: i want to play games, 2 in paticular that are comming out this year. i havent been into gaiming in a long time but these look to refresh my intrest in it (dont worry its never been somthing i spend all my time on)
2: it needs to be able to use both monitors (makes this project easier, even better if i can have linux on one monitor and windows on the other then switch to linux/linux or win/win smile.gif)

my current setup has 2 video cards in it that are both dual head, one on the mother board and another as a pci-e card, linux will get the onboard mobo one and windows the other.

a kvm switch for each monitor will allow me too switch between linux and windows and my other server (more an that later). keyboard and mouse sharing will be done in softmwrae (cant remeber the name of the package but there is one that works with windows and unix)

the computer will have no drives in it at all smile.gif

sounds wierd but i am building a mini-itx computer with about 6 - 8 drives in it (running linux wink.gif) my main PC will netboot and get its images from this server and use iscsi for the drives, it boots a minimal xen build that then grabs the images of iscusi and boots them. this means windows can boot off a network drive with no local drive smile.gif

i cant wait to set it up, this is actually a test setup for someone else and a proff that this type of setup actually works. all the hard work is done i am just waiting on the motherboard for the server. once that comes then i should have much much easier acsess to windows.

all this will be using lvm for partioning (so i can create a partion without taking the array offline) and all devices are serverd using ethier iscsi or ata over ethernet, if i want somthing like smb or nfs then i create a dowain to server files and give it an exported partion instead of doing it direct from dom-0 (security risk)

now all i need is a filesystem that has ecc built in and use a FUSE module for versioning on the file server domains and i will have one server that will be very good at preventing me from losing files (i have had alot of data go missing in the past year, 600GBs this year)

so security first then this project. lukily this will sort out alot of the problems i have been having (alot of distros really dont like to boot off of an all sata machine) (no more bios harddrive problems smile.gif, also means i can put the pc in a much smaller case)

thoght you might like to know. i expect it to take a bit of time but i will try and get some work done in the mean time, i have been doing some high level connection diagrams and it all seems to be going smoothly, at this point however an asic or cpld would be nice and i see why htc uses them, the audio routing scheme and the serial ports are what i keep running out of (things like the 3 axisi accelerometer get connected to the audio port and require 1 mono channel x3 per chip) so i am working around taht at the moment

good news is that even if we change chips at this point most of the work still applies (remeberer "high level") so if freescale brings out a new chipset it shouldnt be too hard to move to the next one ( i hope they bring out a faster version)
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