This is very interesting. I’d really like to support this. I don’t have a gen8 to work on, but happy to work with you on this. I have a few questions.
Can you try installing vanilla CentOS 7 and see if it appears in the installer as an option? My guess is that it will not appear with the minimal install cd but might with the complete dvd iso. If you are able to install CentOS 7 to the microSD, please fully install and provide the following info:
1. contents of /root/anaconda-ks.cfg file
2. output of the command: /usr/bin/lsblk -p -o NAME,MODEL,SERIAL,SIZE,TRAN,VENDOR,HCTL,TYPE,FSTYPE,LABEL,UUID
3. output of the command: rpm -qa
I’ve since gone cool on this approach; apparently running a system out of microSD is a bad plan due to the lack of any kind of wear levelling. It seems it was intended as a provisioning mechanism only.
If rockstor ever supports a ramdisk/jffs style boot tho (ie more ‘embedded device’ style than ‘file server’ style) this might be an interesting option!
Installing on the microSD would be nice as a rescue option, but then you can have any linux distro to do that
Blowback: does Rockstor run well on the HP Microserver ? Just ordered one …
Two of Rockstor developers run Rockstor on HP Microserver. Not the gen8 which looks pretty awesome, but this one: http://www.amazon.com/HP-ProLiant-MicroServer-704941-001-Server/dp/B00AKWUZ58%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q%26tag%3Dduckduckgo-d-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00AKWUZ58
Which one did you order?
I have a few rockstor boxes and most of them are HP or Dell desktop workstation types. But I’ve assembed this one: http://rockstor.com/blog/?p=425 and it runs great!
javahaxxor: no, it doesn’t. I’ve yet to get it to install on a gen8. My last attempt was with a SansDisk Extreme 3.0 in the internal USB slot as the system drive, because it’s got a proper SSD controller. However, grub no-likey.