Posted Jan 28, 2008 22:29 UTC (Mon) by zooko
Parent article: LCA: The state of Debian
I'm excited about a non-Linux kernel becoming an official Debian port. This hopefully lowers the barriers to my current favorite non-Linux kernel: Solaris. See the Nexenta for a working Debian-derived operating system running on Solaris.
I remember that the Debian Project Leader Sam Hocevar contacts the Nexenta folks a little while back about cooperation between the two projects -- I wonder how that's going.
Just to entice you into being interested in Nexenta, consider the fact that they now have a working apt-clone command which is like apt-get upgrade, except that it uses ZFS snapshots so that you can rewind time to before you did the upgrade. It adds to your grub/menu.lst so that you can reboot into the old pre-upgrade operating system, too.
Is that not way cool?
I've heard of people running Nexenta under qemu, but I personally am running it on real hardware (Athlon64) so I don't know how qemu works.
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