Open Disk Utility and make sure any volumes on the USB stick (not the disk) are unmounted.
Use dd select the target disk:
dd if=/path/to/your/downloaded.img of=/dev/disk5 bs=1024
My desktop system is a Mac and I use VMware Fusion to test operating systems and cluster configurations. Oracle sometimes delivers the Oracle Solaris Cluster software in a tarball so here’s how to burn it to an ISO image which can then be mounted inside the virtual machine:
hdiutil makehybrid -iso -udf -joliet -o solaris-cluster-3_3u1-ga-x86.iso solaris-cluster-3_3u1-ga-x86
In a medium size saucepan, combine the “Step One” ingredients. Bring to a boil over a medium to medium-high heat.
In another container, such as a Pyrex measuring cup, combine the salt and butter. Microwave the mixture to melt the butter and dissolve the salt before adding the baking soda and vanilla.
Cook the sugar mixture around 20 minutes until it changes color slightly and the mixture will stream from your spoon around a foot when raised above the pan. The string should be as fine as a hair and will string a foot before breaking. Add peanuts and cook until peanuts are browned (around 3-8 min). Don’t over-cook the peanuts as they will brown a little more after the mixture is poured out to cool.
Get a long spoon! I like to use a long wooden spoon for this next step. You want a long spoon because you will burn your hand from the steam when the “Step Three” ingredients are added.
Stir the “Step Three” mixture well and pour into sugar mixture. STIR LIKE CRAZY (with long spoon) and remove from heat. Stir briskly for 30 to 60 seconds or so.
Pour out into 9×14 pan. I suggest a new “Bakers Secret” pan because I’ve never had any problems with the candy sticking. Cool as fast as possible! A snow bank works well for this.
In an effort to mend our broken hearts after losing our last Bichon Frise, I came across a dog breed which I’d not heard of before. The breed is called Cavachon and is a mix of two different pure breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise. I found her on the web while searching for another Bichon Frise and after seeing her, I knew she must be a part of our family. I drove to the pet store, Town & Country Pet Center, to pick her up before the store closed and made it with a few minutes to spare. It’s a nice little pet store and the animals seem to be well cared for.
I just finished my server migration and am now serving up CIFS shares from a 4TB RAID1 zpool. This site is served via a native FreeBSD jail which also handles my email. It was a bit of a bumpy migration as I suspected my hardware had gone bad. My original ‘plan’, was to install two new 4TB NAS disks, install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, install ZOL, and transfer the data to a shiny new zpool before my existing raid died (spinning for 4+ years). Things went fine until a few hours after the transfer completed and then the box started locking up. I assumed it was a hardware problem as I had rewired all the SATA connections and swapped some memory.
I tried swapping the memory back, moving it to a new bank, fiddled with the bios, but nothing fixed the problem. Then I thought I’d try the latest FreeNAS just to see if it truly was the hardware and besides… It has zfs and the zpool format should be compatible so why not? I threw in a FreeNAS-220.127.116.11 CD and booted it up. I manually imported the zpool, fixed up the mountpoint’s, then exported and imported using the GUI. That was 3 days ago.
I think I’m going to like this FreeNAS.
Update: Sat Apr 26 09:12:16 MDT 2014
I thought I’d throw in this snapshot for a bit of humor… Back in 2010 when I was putting this box together, I didn’t have any drive rails and it was late on a Sunday so I manufactured my own drive rails out of some scrap oak I had in the garage. I had totally forgotten about these until I did this migration.