OK...so, I did a reinstall and it was finicky...I was using an amd mobo and after the Sara wizard setup I'd get a black screen....I could ssh into the box at that time but was getting a black screen...so I tried another reinstall and when I shut it off to turn back on, I got nothing...no post/bios startup screen...nothing...so, I left it for a couple of hours and then all of a sudden my network was back up...Strange?....so with all that going on I setup a seperate network and used an intel core duo box I had and now everything works. I can ssh into the box but I was unable to create the folders...now I know to Sudo, thanks for that. so far so good. I have been able to setup the ipads via weborbiter but haven't tried the qorbiters yet. So far I've been poking around trying to understand what i'm doing when trying to setup a room (MD, Fios Cable box, Blu-ray DVD player, and Plasma tv) all via USB-UIRT.
I've made major strides in getting this up and running and would like to thank everyone who has contributed to my small successes.
I look forward to the day when I can sit back and control the whole house with my orbiters.
Once I get the AV part setup, I'm going to start the security phase (IP Cameras and Security systems)...Does anyone have a recommendation on Security panels, I'd like to use Z-wave.