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GeneralRe: Most probably a repetition. Posted I think in soapbox that time by me ;) Pin
Richard MacCutchan4-Dec-23 3:00
mveRichard MacCutchan4-Dec-23 3:00 
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trønderen4-Dec-23 8:19
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dandy724-Dec-23 7:34
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GeneralRe: Most probably a repetition. Posted I think in soapbox that time by me ;) Pin
dandy725-Dec-23 9:26
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trønderen5-Dec-23 7:32
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dandy725-Dec-23 9:27
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GeneralLinux, why do you keep disappointing me? Pin
dandy723-Dec-23 5:12
dandy723-Dec-23 5:12 
I thought I'd finally have a reason to have a machine running some version of Linux on bare metal, and not in a VM. But nope, still found some show-stopper that sent me right back to Windows.

I bought a 5-bay USB-C hard drive enclosure. I thought I'd dedicate a machine to run TrueNAS, and put some of my smaller(-ish)/retired drives to use again in a software RAID configuration.

Apparently I had silly expectations. Software RAID over a USB connection is "just not reliable enough", so TrueNAS doesn't support it. Only one of the drives is showing up in the web-based admin UI. Supposedly you can drop to a command prompt and build the drive pool from there, but (a) they strongly recommend against it and (b) if you subsequently keep using the admin UI to manage it, you risk breaking things. And "breaking things", when it comes to a RAID configuration, usually means very, very bad things. So that's a non-starter for me.

I thought I had done my homework; people rave about TrueNAS; it's described as professional-grade, yet user-friendly and (bonus) open-source. I had come to the understanding you could throw just about anything at it, and it'll work. But reality is, 10 minutes after a fresh install, this is where I found myself.

Yet puny, crappy Windows sees all drives, and its decades old Disk Manager will dutifully create a software RAID out of them without a complaint, or warning.

I want to like Linux. I really do. I want to run it on a system and have it be useful. I've installed dozens of distributions on VMs, but still haven't found enough of a use for any of them to have an actual physical machine committed to running it natively. I thought this would be my way in. But no, it knows better than me and won't let me do it. I thought that was Apple's thing.

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