Author Archives: taliz

Increasing the size of the boot partition of FreeBSD with root on ZFS

In a previous article I migrated my system to root on ZFS, that it also boots from. When I did that the recommended size was 64K, however with FreeBSD 11 that is too small so to be able to upgrade … Continue reading

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Automate UCS firmware upgrade for VMware vSphere clusters

I found plenty of posts with scripts that automated the firmware upgrade for UCS servers running VMware ESXi. I did however not think they were “safe” enough, so I wrote my own. It will update the firmware of all the … Continue reading

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Making Mosh work for OSX and FreeBSD

Like many others, it seems, I got the dreaded “mosh-server needs a UTF-8 native locale to run.” when trying to use mosh from my OSX laptop to my FreeBSD server. I tried the stuff google suggested, but nothing worked. What … Continue reading

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FreeBSD and Intel Bay Trail

My old Core 2 Duo server from 2007 has been with me for a little too long now. Its an old workstation from a previous job. But I haven’t really found any alternatives that fit both my requirements and budget, … Continue reading

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Binary telldus-core packages for OpenWRT

Here I will post ipk packages of telldus-core built for various OpenWRT architectures(they are built for Attitude Adjustment 12.09). I have detailed how to build it yourself in a previous post, but it is a bit complicated to do. Especially … Continue reading

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Migrating an existing FreeBSD installation to root on ZFS

There are plenty of guides and howtos on how to install FreeBSD onto a ZFS root. It’s on the wiki at https://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS for example. But I could not find any guides on how to migrate an existing installation to a … Continue reading

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FreeBSD boot stuck on “trying to mount root from”

When I tried to boot into my new ZFS root, the boot went fine up until it was going to mount the root filesystem. It just stuck on “trying to mount root from zfs:twotb/root” and then absolutely nothing happend. I … Continue reading

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Plugging a Tellstick directly in a (OpenWRT) router

If you have a Dovado router you can supposedly plug in a Tellstick from the get go. But for any other router, some work is required. This is another post mostly for my own reference, but hopefully it’ll be useful … Continue reading

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EMC SRDF SRA 5.1(& 5.5) install issues – solution

Tried installing EMC SRDF SRA 5.1 on my new VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.1 server. It installed fine, but apparantly didn’t create an EMC Symmetrix folder under the sra-folder as it should. After a bit of googling and searching the … Continue reading

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Hiding Apple-folders from XBMC

I’m browsing my mediashare via CIFS/SMB, and also from my Mac. The Mac creates some temporary folders and files everywhere, which aren’t visible on the Mac but are there when I browse in XBMC. Quite annoying. Removing them won’t help … Continue reading

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