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Title: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: simon_b on September 24, 2010, 07:00:54 am
Hi!

Trying to install the latest snapshot 23304 from 23/9/2010...

The core install went OK, no problems at all..

When i ran "sudo /usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh" to prepare diskless MD, i got that
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  pluto-mythtv-player: PreDepends: mythtv-backend but it is not installable
                              PreDepends: mythtv-frontend but it is not installable
                
E: Broken packages
#### Package pluto-orbiter failed (/tmp/tmp.kGzVe19952) - We wait 10sec and try again - to stop retrying press Ctrl-C.
^C
error...

Since more then 10 mins there was no change, I ended the process with "CTRL+C"... - OK, MD should at least somehow ran without it, i thought...

After that, I started my MD (it is an Acer EEE Box b202), when something like that comes along:
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...
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/default
Unable to locate configuration file

Boot failed: press a key to retry, or wait for reset...


And now I'm stuck...

Is this somehow connected?
What to do?!
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: bongowongo on September 24, 2010, 09:14:17 am
Could you try sudo /usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh again
and see if you still get that error?
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: simon_b on September 24, 2010, 09:30:34 am
tried once again from work, the error ist still there - what installation concerns...
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  pluto-mythtv-player: PreDepends: mythtv-backend but it is not installable
                       PreDepends: mythtv-frontend but it is not installable
E: Broken packages
#### Package pluto-mythtv-player failed (/tmp/tmp.BnLdCt3299) - We wait 10sec and try again - to stop retrying press Ctrl-C.


From here just cannot restart th MD, but will try wen I get home - even if I don't if there will be some difference...
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: bongowongo on September 24, 2010, 09:34:45 am
Ok I will test this snapshot tomorrow, see if I can reproduce the same error.
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: simon_b on September 24, 2010, 09:37:11 am
the same happeneed also with the snapshot from 16th of September

but is there something to do, since i need that MD pretty much... Or rather an internet install?!
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: bongowongo on September 24, 2010, 09:39:47 am
I did it with snapshot of 19 september, and no problems.
Are you sure your network configuration is ok?
eth0 = internet
eth1 = internal network
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: simon_b on September 24, 2010, 09:46:59 am
sure.. ok, after "first" installation (distribution),I needed to change eth0 and eth1 with
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sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
,
since the "outside" NIC was during initial install defined as eth1, and then started "LinuxMCE" install

now it is like:
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EXTERNAL_IFACE   eth0
EXTERNAL_MAC   00:27:17:b5:33:2f
EXTERNAL_IP   192.168.1.2
EXTERNAL_NETMASK   255.255.255.0
EXTERNAL_DHCP   1
INTERNAL_IFACE   eth1
INTERNAL_MAC   00:24:01:88:52:75
INTERNAL_IP   192.168.80.1
INTERNAL_NETMASK   255.255.255.0
GATEWAY   192.168.1.1
DNS1   192.168.1.1
DNS2   192.168.1.1

could be that a problem?
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: bongowongo on September 24, 2010, 11:09:42 am
That could be the problem.
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: simon_b on September 24, 2010, 11:31:56 am
sh*t... BUT... I changed my cables... The original distribution installation switched the interfaces also!!!

IS there another way to change it the right way?!
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: phenigma on September 24, 2010, 03:02:04 pm
sh*t... BUT... I changed my cables... The original distribution installation switched the interfaces also!!!

IS there another way to change it the right way?!

LMCE provides a way to change eth0 for eth1.  Click "swap interfaces" under the advanced network settings in web admin, then physically swap the cables.

J.
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: simon_b on September 26, 2010, 05:18:25 pm
...knew that... ok, reinstalled the whole system - like in latest tries, system automatically set eth1 as outside, no matter how the cables were... Then, in the web interface, i swapped the interfaces, changed the cables, everything runs ok.

Then, i run "sudo /usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh"... in the end, that "Mythtv" problem with broken packages stil repeats himself, until I end it with Ctrl-C.

Then, i try to run network install of the MD, but that error "Unable to locate configuration file" still stops the process...

Now I'm really clueless...

Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: phenigma on September 26, 2010, 11:50:39 pm
Hitting Ctrl-C will cancel the Diskless_Create script, MDs will not boot until the mythtv dependency problem is resolved and the script successfully completes.

Have you confirmed that you have internet access before running DisklessCreate?  You must have a working internet connection or DisklessCreate will fail.

Find out what apt really thinks about mythtv-backend, on your core run:
Code: [Select]
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-cache policy mythtv-backend

The output should look like this:
Code: [Select]
mythtv-backend:
  Installed: 0.23-0.1
  Candidate: 0.23-0.1
  Package pin: 0.23-0.1
  Version table:
 *** 0.23-0.1 1001
        500 file: ./ Packages
        500 http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid/beta2 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     0.21.0+fixes18722-0ubuntu1 1001
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages

If that looks good then you need to start looking for other errors that are happening in the script before this one with mythtv, you may have to scroll back in the buffer to find additional errors.  If your output doesn't look like the above then you should post your /etc/apt/sources.list

J.
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: simon_b on September 27, 2010, 09:25:19 am
Hi @phenigma!

Sorry, I'm a bit late... During this night I tried to install the whole system per "internet install" method. Success.... The MD is running already. Everything OK, need to solve only medibunturepo error (key) and some minor things - after I come home later today...

But just FYI: the internet connection was OK, no problems at all, also the sources.list was like it should be - no avenard repo or such...

Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: posde on September 27, 2010, 01:57:29 pm
simon_b,

thanks for the heads up! Positive feedback is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: zim on October 15, 2010, 05:27:36 pm
Hello,

I have the same error but it seams that I don't have MythTv

Please take a look at this

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-cache policy mythtv-backend
mythtv-backend:
  Installed: (no)
  Candidate: (no)
  Package pin: (not found)
  Version table:
     2:0.22.0-fixes23953-0ubuntu0 1001
        500 http://www.avenard.org intrepid/release Packages
     2:0.22.0-fixes23893-0ubuntu0 1001
        500 http://www.avenard.org intrepid/release Packages
     2:0.22.0-fixes23791-0ubuntu0 1001
        500 http://www.avenard.org intrepid/release Packages
     2:0.22.0-fixes23710-0ubuntu0 1001
        500 http://www.avenard.org intrepid/release Packages
     2:0.22.0-fixes23670-0ubuntu0 1001
        500 http://www.avenard.org intrepid/release Packages
     2:0.22.0-fixes23604-0ubuntu5 1001
        500 http://www.avenard.org intrepid/release Packages
     2:0.22.0-fixes23604-0ubuntu0 1001
        500 http://www.avenard.org intrepid/release Packages
     2:0.21.0+fixes-22228-openglvdpau2-0ubuntu2 1001
        500 http://www.avenard.org intrepid/release Packages
     0.23-0.1 1001
        500 file: ./ Packages
     0.21.0+fixes18722-0ubuntu1 1001
        500 http://pl.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages

I made wiki how to http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Error_Running_Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh

What can I do ?


Thanks

EDIT;

It seams that my problem is with source.list


Can some one please paste correct source.list


Thanks

Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: phenigma on October 17, 2010, 08:57:40 am
Which install method did you use?  (beta2 dvd, snapshot dvd, net install)

Current snapshot DVDs from http://linuxmce.iptp.org/snapshots/ or the internet install detailed at: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/LinuxMCE-0810_alpha2 are the recommended install methods currently.

J.
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: zim on October 17, 2010, 12:49:51 pm
Hi,

It was snapshot.

Problem was is dns, my core is after d-link router and it used dhcp from router. When I set external adrress on fix one whit public dns, every thing working fine.

Regards,
 
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: phenigma on October 22, 2010, 09:41:52 pm
Which installation media did you use?  The Beta2 DVD is quite old and you should use a recent snapshot from http://linuxmce.iptp.org/snapshots/ or do a net install following http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/LinuxMCE-0810_alpha2 as a guide.

J.
Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: gava on November 13, 2010, 08:43:16 am
Hi,

Just starting out testing LinuxMce. I downloaded the snapshot 23388, seem to going well but when I try to test the PXEboot for a diskless MD.

When i try and run the Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh i get alot of 404 errors pointing to http://archive.unbuntu.com is anyone else having this issue?
Has the sources.list been update since the 23388 build?

-gav

Title: Re: Missing MD configuration file "pxelinux.cfg/default"
Post by: phenigma on November 14, 2010, 10:00:54 pm
This is related to the ubuntu 0810 end of life and ubuntu shutting down the intrepid repositories.  The issue is your sources.list on the core, search the forums, there are solutions.

J.