Installation issues / Experience + a problem on 10.04 Installation with Diskless MD and Kernel upgrade« on: December 05, 2011, 09:25:14 am »
I thought I will post some experience I got in the last weeks with 8.10 and 10.04.
Also there is one issue that I can not install any MD running Diskless - booting from Core.
But first I want to share some personal experience and comethen to my question at the end.
I started with 8.10 which was running very nice. I had big troubles in getting my AFA9015 DVB-T Stick be recognized.
For this I played around with v4l drivers and lernel upgrades... it simply did not work. What I can say from my side that a kernel upgrade from the default LMCE 8.10 Kernel (I guoess it is 2.6.27) to 2.6.32 or 2.6.38 does not work - I mean the upgrade works but LMCE is not working anymore.
So I decided to go to LMCE10.04 - but the DVB-T Stick still was not working. So I decided right on the beginning to upgrade to Kernel 2.6.38. The result was an X-Error but installing again the last NVIDIA driver brought me back to the LMCE Dashboard. So a kernel upgrade in 10.04 works also with a working LMCE Dashboard - also just a experience from my side.
My new DVB-C external Device Techno Trend Connect CT-3650-CI http://www.tt-pc.com/2916/TT-connect__CT-3650_CI.html is now also recognized BUT just the DVB-C Receiver!!! The DVB-T Receiver of this Device seems not to be supported by LMCE 10.04 or Linux in general (just an assumption I can not say for sure). I now have 2 adapters in the DVB Directory - One for the AFA9015 DVB-T Stick and one for the TT connect CT-3650CI. The DVB-T Stick is running perfect now, the DVB-C I can not test because it still will take some weeks to get DVB-C in my house.
Now comes the caveat for the MD Diskless boot part.
With LMCE 8.10 I just switched on a Client, told him to boot from the network and the rest was just watching until it was a ready MD onc my core.
Now with 10.04 it even does not boot on the first time. The HW gets an IP Adress, tries to boot, but then I get an error that the kernel was not found. But in the "default" directory - where normaly a new HW boots in, there is a vmlinuz file ...
So my question to this part:
-) Has anybody the same experience that in LMCE 10.04 a new MD does not boot from network initially?
-) Is it possible that the Kernel upgrade is responsible for this behaviour?
-) Can anybody help me with troubleshooting? What can I do in this situation?
Perhaps someone can reply on my questions!?
Especially to the new people here do not hesitate to ask details on my experience due to the fact that I am also a beginner and already spent hours on troubleshooting and asking questions here in this forum ;-)
Very best regards