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Installation issues / Re: Non network boot (HDD) Media Director?
« on: June 02, 2008, 11:00:35 pm »
OK. Tried Zaerc's suggestion and installed via CDs.

Kubuntu install went fine. Downloaded ISOs for 710 rc2 i386 version of linuxmce. Extracted the mce-installer and ran it. The setup detected the core and offered to setup a media director controlled by the core. It then appeared to run the diskless setup (which I was trying to avoid).

I googled for help and found this in the wiki:-

"Support disked MD was dropped completely in 0710"

Ouch! So I am left with a dual gigabit LAN m/board which makes a very attractive paperweight.

I will approach the manufacturers and request an enhanced LAN boot loader which actually disables the chip. Other than that maybe a soldering iron through the middle of one of the chips?

Thanks for the contributions guys! Might just have to take this one on the chin (goodbye £135 GBP).

Installation issues / Re: Non network boot (HDD) Media Director?
« on: May 29, 2008, 01:33:02 am »
Thanks zaerc.

Both the same chipset unfortunately. I will download the cd installer and try that.

Installation issues / Re: UI Menu Not Responding After SATA Install
« on: May 28, 2008, 12:30:54 am »
I had to format my new SATA 500Gig HDD which my core refused to see. Here's what I did...

I shutdown my core. Went into the bios and configured CD Drive as the first boot option (actually I always have this set anyway!).

Put in my UBUNTU 8.04 install CD and ran the live cd. Use the installed partition manager to format the new drive using the nice user interface (because fdisk scares me!). I did an ext3 format.

Rebooted the Core (minus CD) and LinuxMCE found the new device and asked for permission to add it. Sorted.

Hope this helps.

Installation issues / Non network boot (HDD) Media Director?
« on: May 28, 2008, 12:21:04 am »
I have a Jetway J9F2-Extreme Core Duo Mainboard which I intend to use as a media director.

Problem is .... I can't boot using PXE as it has two NICs and no option in the bios to disable them, only a very restricted boot loader. So I see the problem described in (Basically, It is switching NICs during the PXE boot). I can verify this because I have manually changed the network cable between the two ports and proceeded further into the network install.

I want to try to install to the hard disk but I can't find any documentation how to do this. If I install from the DVD I guess I will be creating a new core/MD.

So. Question is...
Is it possible to do a HDD install for a media director and have it talk to my existing core? If so, guidance would be appreciated.

Further info:
I have successfully installed a pxe installed network MD on my laptop with no problems.
I am using one NIC in my core which runs DHCP and the default gateway is my ADSL router on the same network.
NIC boot loader has a ROM disable function for each NIC which does not disable the NIC, just the pxe option.
I would still prefer a network boot but am out of ideas.
I still love LinuxMCE.


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