Monday Mar 09, 2009

InstallFest for Colleges - Beiyou (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications) Station

Last Sunday (Mar. 8) afternoon, Techgirls Group from BLUG and BOSS (Beiyou University OSS society) in Beiyou University (BUPT) co-organizing a Girls Installfest. But this time is NOT girl only activity. ;). I received invistation to be a speaker and help to the participator to install OpenSolaris. It's good opportunity to promote OpenSolaris the community.

Almost all the participants had no any experience of using Solaris. Even it is the first for a lot of them to hear of Solaris. At the beginning,I did a twenty-minutes presentation to introduce the OpenSolaris. Then, Forrest Wu, who have been work on ZFS project as a DP for more than three years, also give a very short presentation to introduce ZFS. I believe the presentations are very helpful to attract the participated students to install OpenSolaris. Especially for ZFS. :)  This afternoon, Forrest and I helped more than ten students installed OpenSolaris (dual boot or in virtualbox) successfully.

This is a successful activity. I summarized some concern of students and issue we encountered. I think these issues/concern deserve our attention and improvement in order to attract more users.

1. Parted disk - Most of student have a WindowsXP/Vista OS, so the first thing to install dual root system is disk partition. It's seems only mast partition could be recognized by installer.

2. How much size ZFS snapshot need? very small, even you can ignore it.

3. Where I can download and upgrade software? Besides default IPS server, IPS server mirror available for China : http://pkg.unix-center.net. Futher more:
blastwave (preferred)               http://blastwave.network.com:10000/
sunfreeware                         http://pkg.sunfreeware.com:9000/

4. Instance message client application: Can I use qq and fetion? Yes, pidgin support qq and fetion protocol modules. But currently, you need compile them by yourself.   I have to say that these two instance message tools are very very popular in China. The office number by Tencent, there are 4 hundred million registered users for qq. And fetion is the fastest-growing instant messaging tools in China currently which delivered by China Mobile. So if these two modules could be integrated by default for China user, it will make OpenSolaris more closed with China user.

5. Driver, as you know this is old problem, we are resolving them step by step. The good thing is that we can see most major device drive we supported. And good news is more and more device drivers will be supported in the future.

Here some pictures I'd like share with you.


Monday Oct 20, 2008

使用Virtualbox的2个小技巧 - Two tips of using virtualbox

Host OS:WindowsXP
Guest OS:  Opensolaris
在使用Virtualbox的时候可能会遇到的两个问题

1.在GuestOS Opensolaris中上网。
如果你在安装时使用的是无线的网卡,安装完成后系统默认将会自动为你配置NAT,这时候你就可以在Guest OS Opensolaris中上网了。但是很多人用的笔记本可能有时候会切换到使用有线的网卡来上网,这时候GuestOS中很可能就不能连接网络了。解决的方法是,禁用无线网卡,然后重新启动Virtualbox里的GuestOS就可以了。

2.Host OS:WindowsXP 与 Guest OS:  Opensolaris之间共享文件夹
虽然VirtualBox自身有共享文件夹的功能,但是不巧的是目前Host OS:WindowsXP 与 Guest OS:  Opensolaris 这种组合还不能支持!。一种方法是,在Host OS WindowsXP 中设置一个共享文件夹,然后再Guest OS:  Opensolaris中使用smb client的服务mount改共享文件夹,以实现文件夹的共享。



  • 在WindowsXP中设定共享文件夹:share,共享名为share。

  • 在Opensolaris中启动smb/client 服务:svcadm enable smb/client

  • 将Windows中的共享目录mount到Opensolaris中:mount -F smbfs //129.158.151.45/share /mnt(129.158.151.45为WindowsXP的IP地址,share为共享名)

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