I've been following Plan 9 since early 2007, but its only now (Aug 2008) that I've begun to set up a full Plan 9 network for daily use.
I'll use this page to document my experience and set up of my Plan 9 network. And maybe later on, as an index for stuff I'll be writing for and on Plan 9. ;-)
DEMO SETUP: PLAN 9 ON PARALLELS DESKTOP
I've successfully set up a Plan 9 network on Parallels Desktop 3.0 (build 5608). It consists of 3 virtual machines:
- 'cloud9': CPU/auth server, initially with hard disks, later moved to file server
- 'pretzel': fossil(4) file server with venti(8) storage
- 'knots': diskless terminal
Installation began on cloud9 as a standalone terminal, on a fossil(4)-only disk. After installation from CD, I logged in as _adm_ to install the Philippines timezone:
% cat >/adm/timezone/Philippines PHT 28800 PHT 28800 % cp /adm/timezone/Philippines /adm/timezone/local
Once enabling the local timezone, I added my own user, and added another disk for the venti(8) archival store.