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Problems (and Solutions) with Latest FreeNAS 0.7 Nightly Build and ZFS

January 13th, 2009

Version 0.7 of FreeNAS is still in development but there are infrequent snap shot builds available for testing.

The last build was made in early December and is known as build 3953. As with all beta software it can have problems. The major problem with 3953 is that ZFS is broken. Harryd has written about the problems with build 3953 here and about how to resolve the problems here and an update here.

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  1. noel
    December 31st, 2010 at 05:58 | #1

    first of all i want to greet you all a very happy new year!

    i got interested in the freenas box because there are lot of unused old hardware lying around at the office and to minimize office expenditure, it was a very good alternative to buying a dedicated commericial nas box.

    so a couple of days ago i decided to try it out and i downloaded the latest stable freenas iso file for i386 cpu’s. i burnt it into a cd using nero and tried booting it on a nas box i assembled using the computer stuff available on hand which is a pentium 3 mobo’ 256mb ram, 40gb hard drive, cdrom drive and a dlink nic. the hardware seems to be working well and i setup the cmos to boot on the cdrom. when i load the freenas cd that i burnt earlier, it started booting up checking the hardware resources until it was asked to mount the root device. i did what it said and cntinued the ufs and device mounting but to no avail. i didn’t get to the installation console.

    i would appreciate it if you could help with this predicament and kindly point out if i have missed something in the procedure.

    thanks,
    noel

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