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insane_alien
December 30th, 2007, 12:15 AM
so... after completely filling 1.5TB worth of RAID 5 with various videos i've been cutting together i've bought 3 1TB drives and RAID5'd them into my file server.

So, i'm staring into a 2TB void of freshly formatted space. my question to you people is, what to do with it(while i have plenty of free space, i got an HD video camera for christmas its going to go pretty fast). anything cool but utterly pointless i could do with it? i've already made win98 'splode with the sheer size of it.

Rebel Dragon
December 30th, 2007, 12:19 AM
frostwire every song known to man

bobbocanfly
December 30th, 2007, 12:21 AM
(WINE + uTorrent) + The Pirate Bay = 2tb filled diskspace

LaRoza
December 30th, 2007, 12:22 AM
Create four partitions, and create as many logical drives in the extended partitions (64 each).

Now, see how many distros you can multiboot.

On a 160 GB hard disk, I had 14.

insane_alien
December 30th, 2007, 12:40 AM
as for the torrents(deluge > utorrent) and frostwire, i don't think so.

1/ crappy connection(this is the biggest reason)

2/ i'm not pirating anything, i haven't actually pirated anything since i switched to linux, i've never needed to.

the ultra multi boot thing sounds good. i might try that, also give me a chance to put torrent into use.

any more suggestions before i partition the hell out of this thing?

Pethegreat
December 30th, 2007, 12:51 AM
Do you have all your CD's, ripped into flac?

I have about 40 hours of music right now that takes up 15gb. You get about 2.66 hours of music per GB in FLAC. You can have about 5400hours of music in FLAC.

I plan on trying to get to 1tb of stuff on my computer. I am only using 37.4gb out of 300. My family has 300 records, and I have a nice sound card. I may try ripping them at DVD quality.

timpino
December 30th, 2007, 12:53 AM
Try to create a HUGE raw image of like 100x100 pictures taken with a high def camera and then upload it to some photsharing site :)

Mateo
December 30th, 2007, 12:54 AM
brag about it on an internet forum ;)

-grubby
December 30th, 2007, 01:01 AM
give it to me? :)

smartboyathome
December 30th, 2007, 01:07 AM
Create four partitions, and create as many logical drives in the extended partitions (64 each).

Now, see how many distros you can multiboot.

On a 160 GB hard disk, I had 14.

With that much space, he could probably multiboot every linux distro known to man. :lolflag:

FurryNemesis
December 30th, 2007, 01:08 AM
Torrent every free ebook and out of copyright classic known to mankind. Make your own virtual library.

Same thing for music.

Umm.

The mind boggles.

insane_alien
December 30th, 2007, 01:20 AM
give it to me? :)

no, because it will be used eventually.



Torrent every free ebook and out of copyright classic known to mankind. Make your own virtual library.


sounds like the kind of thing i'd like to keep and would thus result in me buying an even bigger set of drives(should be up to 4TB SSD's by then hopefully).

sigh, i remember when 10GB was an unfillable void. should probably sue the company that sold me that PC, salesman said 'i guarantee you'll never use this much space' now i've filled it 200 times over and going for 400 :P

oh, wait, it went bust 5 years ago.

Lostincyberspace
December 30th, 2007, 02:53 AM
How much did the hardware cost?

fedex1993
December 30th, 2007, 05:39 AM
what kinf of hardrives are they like sata or ide

pmgr33r
December 30th, 2007, 06:03 AM
Rip All Cd's to FLAC, that'll get rid of a decent chunk of space

LaRoza
December 30th, 2007, 06:06 AM
what kinf of hardrives are they like sata or ide

SATA or PATA, technically, they are all IDE.

Tundro Walker
December 30th, 2007, 09:28 AM
2/ i'm not pirating anything, i haven't actually pirated anything since i switched to linux, i've never needed to.
OMG! You mean by GIVING someone a free OS and software...it PREVENTS pirating! That goes against all logic and reason!

heh

Bllasae
December 30th, 2007, 09:46 AM
brag about it on an internet forum ;)

Lol.

insane_alien
December 30th, 2007, 10:35 AM
They cost about 500 along with however much the RAID card was but i had that around anyway from a recent cannibalization.

they are all SATAII's these in fact (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135132) but from different stores to reduce chances of consecutive failures.

and yes, the only reason i pirated with windows was because some of my legitimately purchased software(microsoft flight simulator's 1,2 and 3, MS office and occasionaly windows itself) refused to work and i was denied a refund. so i pirated a copy and it worked perfectly so i used that.

if i want to see a movie i go to the cinema, if i like a band, i'll buy their CD.

if it became insanely expensive to do either(i'd say its borderline just now) i would consider pirating again but then i'm adicted to Jamendo just now.

so, i got 30 torrents running just now, a mixture of oggs from jamendo, distros and some free ebook collections.

my net is crawling and the void still looms.

samjh
December 30th, 2007, 10:42 AM
Create four partitions, and create as many logical drives in the extended partitions (64 each).

Now, see how many distros you can multiboot.

On a 160 GB hard disk, I had 14.

You actually tried it? :lolflag:


So, i'm staring into a 2TB void of freshly formatted space. my question to you people is, what to do with it(while i have plenty of free space, i got an HD video camera for christmas its going to go pretty fast). anything cool but utterly pointless i could do with it? i've already made win98 'splode with the sheer size of it.*shrug* Whatever you want. Try archiving Wikipedia:
wget -p -k -r --level=inf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

LaRoza
December 30th, 2007, 11:02 AM
You actually tried it? :lolflag:

*shrug* Whatever you want. Try archiving Wikipedia:
wget -p -k -r --level=inf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Yes, don't anyone complain about grub to me!


Down load the internet: http://w3schools.com/downloadwww.htm

insane_alien
December 30th, 2007, 11:47 AM
wget isn't allowed to do that.

samjh
December 30th, 2007, 12:37 PM
wget isn't allowed to do that.

Ah well, they must have disabled bot access. It is discourteous to wget huge sites anyway. :)

hessiess
December 30th, 2007, 01:16 PM
clean up all the junk on your drives and sell any empty ones

mridkash
December 30th, 2007, 01:28 PM
open terminal, cd to a directory on 2tb drive, and run,


num=0

Then run the code given below 137438953472 times

num=`expr $num + 1` && cp /proc/uptime file$num

Now you open first and last file and subtract values in them, this is the time you spent doing that! enjoy :popcorn:

insane_alien
December 30th, 2007, 01:59 PM
clean up all the junk on your drives and sell any empty ones

err, the drives are clean of junk. thats why i bought new ones.

i delayed buying them for as long as possible but they were full and so was th HD on my video camera so i needed to dump the files before new years.

the new array now has all ubuntu flavours both official and unofficial along with arch, open solaris, mepis, and Fedora core 7.

i tried mint but it didn't work. screen was all screwed up with it.

TidusBlade
December 30th, 2007, 02:01 PM
Fill it up with porn, it's eventually gonna get filled up with that if you dont use it ;)

NovaAesa
December 30th, 2007, 02:23 PM
Yay!! Download the interwebz!!

j/k

Sockerdrickan
December 30th, 2007, 05:15 PM
I don't know maybe xxx code snippets

Sockerdrickan
December 30th, 2007, 05:17 PM
or wget www.*

bobbocanfly
December 30th, 2007, 05:47 PM
or wget www.*


bobbo@tiger:~$ wget www.*
--16:46:48-- http://www.*/
=> `index.html.1'
Resolving www.*... failed: Name or service not known.
bobbo@tiger:~$


:(

LaRoza
December 30th, 2007, 05:53 PM
bobbo@tiger:~$ wget www.*
--16:46:48-- http://www.*/
=> `index.html.1'
Resolving www.*... failed: Name or service not known.
bobbo@tiger:~$


:(



sudo apt-get install internet

bobbocanfly
December 30th, 2007, 05:54 PM
sudo apt-get install internet



bobbo@tiger:~$ sudo apt-get install internet
[sudo] password for bobbo:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package internet
bobbo@tiger:~$


We are gonna have to do some more thinking....

EdThaSlayer
December 30th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Fill it up with a lot of...good stuff. ;)

LaRoza
December 30th, 2007, 06:26 PM
bobbo@tiger:~$ sudo apt-get install internet
[sudo] password for bobbo:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package internet
bobbo@tiger:~$


We are gonna have to do some more thinking....

You just don't the repository enabled.

insane_alien
December 30th, 2007, 08:55 PM
i have decided i want to tryout the ext4 filesystem to see where its at.

how do i format a partition in ext4 (i assume its more complicated than a tune2fs -some_magic_option) thing like it was to go from ext2 to ext3.

and can ubuntu's kernel read ext4 yet?

~LoKe
December 30th, 2007, 09:00 PM
Porn.

insane_alien
December 30th, 2007, 10:07 PM
okay, ENOUGH with the unorigional ideas of porn and 'download the intarwebz' the first i have plenty of, the second is unfeasible with my aforemention crappy connection.

markp1989
December 30th, 2007, 10:19 PM
use it to backup every computer in your house

24 hour video surveillance of the entire out side of your house

put loads of linux isos on it and set it up so people can download from it

Pethegreat
December 30th, 2007, 10:27 PM
Do you have a lot of movies on DVD? You could rip them into the drives, and have movies whenever you need them. I do not know how you would do that in Ubuntu.

Maybe you can do something strange like set a camera to take a picture of your front yard every 5 minutes. After a year or so you can put them all together into a cool video.

insane_alien
December 30th, 2007, 10:41 PM
backups: i have external drives for that.

DVD's:tragically few

timelapse video: utterly cool, utterly pointless, its getting done.

sefs
December 30th, 2007, 10:49 PM
Download one of those bomb programs that creates 1 k files recursively until it fills up the space...and track how long such a program will take to bring such a file server to its knees.

ahaslam
December 30th, 2007, 10:55 PM
Make 1080p bluray rips in x264, 8GB a pop... & give me your IP ;)

new2*buntu
December 30th, 2007, 11:09 PM
Make 1080p bluray rips in x264, 8GB a pop... & give me your IP ;)

Do you mean 80?

ahaslam
December 30th, 2007, 11:12 PM
Do you mean 80?

No :-k

insane_alien
December 31st, 2007, 12:03 AM
for that i would need a bluray player. best i've got is a dual layer DVD burner(x2).

jobsonandrew
January 2nd, 2008, 03:08 PM
lol what did windows 98 do? seperate it into 500 4GB partitions? l33t :D

i would write a perl script or something to auto-download torrents from isohunt or something rediculous like that

tdrusk
January 2nd, 2008, 04:23 PM
yeah do some people a favor and download every new linux distro and torrent it.

jc87
January 2nd, 2008, 04:38 PM
What about installing Debian in it with every single app available at the repositories? (both official and unofficial).

insane_alien
January 2nd, 2008, 04:42 PM
again i'll emphasize i have a crappy connection. i am seeding ubuntu 7.10, arch-ftp and stealthis movie parts 1 and 2 never the less. i don't intend to seed more.

aslo, i have done something ultra sadistic, i have installed several versions of windows. 98SE, ME and XP(all the ones i legally own) just to see what would happen. this was purely out of interest of seeing how older crappy operating systems would cope with modern hardware not because of any fanboyness.

98 spazzed out when i gave it full run of the array, so it is now in a little 10GB partition ME was just as bad and is in a similar partition. XP coped with it but didn't play nice, there was much thrashing. so thats in a little 40GB off by tself as well.

just need to get drivers for 98 and ME lol.

i also have a few more distros installed. even minix(doesn't work too well).