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Installation issues / Re: failed RAID1
« on: June 04, 2010, 06:00:19 am »
whoops, i apologize, i was blindly reading your reply about using mdadm --details, i got "mdadm: md device /dev/md0 does not appear to be active." so i ran "sudo modprobe md-mod" and then "cat /proc/mdstat" and recreated the RAID. now i am also looked at "damaged" under status "sudo mdadm --detail /dev/md3" comes back with:

        Version : 00.90                       
  Creation Time : Thu Jun  3 22:38:58 2010   
     Raid Level : raid1                       
     Array Size : 1953511936 (1863.01 GiB 2000.40 GB)
  Used Dev Size : 1953511936 (1863.01 GiB 2000.40 GB)
   Raid Devices : 2                                 
  Total Devices : 2                                 
Preferred Minor : 3                                 
    Persistence : Superblock is persistent           

    Update Time : Thu Jun  3 22:39:02 2010
          State : active, resyncing       
 Active Devices : 2                       
Working Devices : 2                       
 Failed Devices : 0                       
  Spare Devices : 0                       

 Rebuild Status : 0% complete

           UUID : 139730f9:b046d070:bd9f1658:0a1d2015 (local to host dcerouter)
         Events : 0.3                                                         

    Number   Major   Minor   RaidDevice State
       0       8        1        0      active sync   /dev/sda1
       1       8       17        1      active sync   /dev/sdb1

so i'm making progress, i'm trying to read up on mdadm but i don't do well trying to read technical documents.

thank you jimbodude and typhoon_2099, i feel like i'm getting somewhere now :)

Installation issues / Re: failed RAID1
« on: June 02, 2010, 03:44:11 am »
sorry for the long wait in replying, life happens and i wasn't apply to work on it for awhile, i tried "sudo mdadm --stop /dev/md0" and still get the same results, when i do "mdadm --detail" it returns "mdadm: No devices given." when i do "fdisk -l" i get:

Cannot open /dev/sda
Cannot open /dev/sdb

thanks for the reply.

Installation issues / failed RAID1
« on: May 22, 2010, 08:53:20 am »
i got my other 2tb hard drive and am attempting to set them in a RAID1 setup, they are connected through a software RAID card, i do not have a RAID setup through its BIOS, i followed the wiki instructions when i go to build the RAID it just comes back as "degraded, rebuilding" and refreshing the page comes back as "failed". i followed the troubleshooting steps on the wiki, but i'm still having an issue, when i run "sudo mdadm --stop /dev/md1", i get "mdadm: error opening /dev/md1: No such device or address" in return, i have rebuilt the partition and formated each drive in EXT3 multiple times and it refuses to work...

any suggestions are welcome.


Installation issues / Re: few issues...
« on: May 15, 2010, 01:30:03 am »
thank you for the reply.

i'm not sure why, but when i open a video from KDE on the core it automatically opened it in Mplayer, once i set it to open in Xine that seems to work fine, thanks.

i found the hard drive under devices and set it to use the LMCE file structure and so now i see a short cut to the drive under /home/public/data/*whatever*, but i can't move anything to it and it only shows the free space of the 320gb OS drive...

the issue with the AP is that it is a 10/100 router running in bridge mode, so if i have it after the core it downgrade the bandwidth to 100m to the gigabit switch... that is if i understand all of this correctly, and i'm trying to avoid running another cable up from the switch to core because i don't have my house wired for ethernet yet so i'm trying to keep the amount of cables to a minimum. i just bought this 100 year old house and most of the walls are still plaster.

i will try to go back through the wiki, this is just very confusing to me  ???

thanks again for your reply  :)

Installation issues / few issues...
« on: May 14, 2010, 02:07:00 am »
i'm still trying to figure everything out and i'm sorry if i'm asking stupid/overly answered questions.

how do i stop my core from starting as a MD or Orbiter?

when i open a video, i get an error, "[JACK] cannot open server" and then "[OpenAL] could not open device" and then the MPlayer closes.

i added a soft RAID card and a 2tb hard drive, during the wizard LMCE did find the drive and asked about using it do i access it? i have a 320gb drive for the system and i'm planning on adding another 2tb drive for mirroring and use it for media and backup but i can't find it :-\

and a question about network setup, the only way i can really setup the core and network is to have the internet line coming into a router, that i will setting to bridge mode so i can have a wireless AP, and then to the core on a 10/100 NIC, and then from a 1000 NIC i installed in the core to a gigabit switch and then out to the rest of the network, can i do that? or does the wireless AP have to be after the core?

the reason behind this is because i have my core upstairs and want my wireless AP with it to get the best signal throughout the house, but i'm putting my gigabit switch in the basement so i can more easily run cable through the rest of the house, so my only other options would be to have the wireless AP behind the core, which will kill the gigabit connection, or have the wireless AP in the basement and possibly have poor signal upstairs.

any help is welcome, thank you.

and a big thanks to the developers involved in LMCE, you are really doing amazing stuff here  ;D

Installation issues / Re: 810 b2 install help...[solved]
« on: May 01, 2010, 05:54:43 am »
the keys did nothing, and then the number keys did nothing, i ended up rebooting and running the "try to fix x sever" option and then continue to boot normally and that seems to have fixed it.


Installation issues / Re: 810 b2 install help...
« on: April 30, 2010, 04:09:11 pm »
i will try that when i get home.

thanks again.

Installation issues / Re: 810 b2 install help...
« on: April 29, 2010, 10:00:11 pm »
i did try 2,3,4 also, and then 6 (in different combinations), but nothing seems to change, the monitor goes to sleep, then after hitting a key(any key) a few times the monitor wakes up, a fan in the case goes on high (pretty sure it's the GPU fan), the error comes up, and the monitor goes to sleep again.

so far, nothing i can do will stop it from doing that.


Installation issues / 810 b2 install help...[solved]
« on: April 29, 2010, 07:35:25 pm »
please bear in mind that i'm very new to Linux, and i apologize for that...

i ran the DVD install snapshot from April the 27th, used "install LinuxMCE" (or however it was worded) made it to the KDE desktop, ran the updates, rebooted, ran the script from the desktop, then the reboot after that is where i'm having issues...

it reboots, i get the Kubuntu splash screen, then i start seeing PCIE errors (non-fatal). then the screen goes black and my monitor starts switching between "digital/analog" then goes into sleep, i read that you have to press 1 to get DVI to activiate, which i did, but it just brings the screen back to the PCIE errors and then goes back again.

anyway to recover from this? or do i have to reinstall again?


after thought: i'm assuming the PCIE errors are referring to my video, it's just a BFG nVidia 8500 GT i believe, should i try installing the restricted driver before running the LinuxMCE script?

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