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Installation issues / NIC Missing
« on: June 17, 2010, 11:52:19 am »
I've reinstalled MCE (4th time maybe) and I'm having a bit of trouble with the NIC all of a sudden. he webadmin page only shows 1 NIC available, but I'm still able to use the internet through eth1 on the core. The media directors can't find them, and the webadmin page shows my external NI as being {extif}.

Should I wipe the /etc/network/interfaces file?

EDIT: MCE changed the interfaces file to use {extif} instead of eth1, I rewrote the file but if I choose to udpate from the webadmin page or restart the computer then it'll reset to {extif}.

Installation issues / Re: Media Directors hanging
« on: June 16, 2010, 04:47:00 pm »

Users / Re: Hard drive woes (RAID and general discovery)
« on: June 16, 2010, 12:41:26 pm »
The first ones failed, but the files for them stayed in dev so it came up as the md3. However the problem now is the broken install. Think it's time for another wipe.

Users / Hard drive woes (RAID and general discovery)
« on: June 16, 2010, 10:55:36 am »
I've finally managed to set up a RAID5 array and it has mounted successfully but doesn't show up in the media director. I also have the same problem with USB drives.

The RAID array and the drives used for it all have **RUN_CONFIG** as their status.

Using mdadm --detail /dev/md3 show that the array is fine but mdadm.conf has no record of it, only md1 (which failed due to needing to run some other commands to get RAID working in the first place). Surely it should be there somewhere, no?

As for the USB drives, they never show up in the pluto device list at all, which is frustrating when it comes to playing something from them. My only option is to open Dolphin and copy the files across manually, though since my main drive with MCE installed was set to public I have nowhere to put them that adds them into the Orbiters' media listings.

It's confusing the hell out of me. Can I remove the drives from the pluto database then rediscover them?

EDIT: Looks like removing the drive that MCE is installed on was a bad idea, now all I have is a blank screen on all the MDs. Is there something  can type into the command line to add the drive back to the pluto devices list?

Installation issues / Re: RAID issues
« on: June 16, 2010, 10:19:58 am »
I have a similar problem. After doing some command line stuff to get actually get RAID working, the array was created but never appears in the Media Director. It mounted (I can see it in Dolphin) but there is no indication of it existing from the Manage Drive section of the Orbiters.

I also have the same problem with USB drives mounting but not appearing in the Orbiters, leaving me having to open Dolphin and manually copy the file I want over.

Installation issues / Re: Media Directors hanging
« on: June 16, 2010, 10:14:18 am »
I left all 9 at this line overnight and now that I'm back they're all running perfectly. So basically I was missing patience.

Installation issues / Media Directors hanging
« on: June 15, 2010, 04:28:03 pm »
I've just finished setting up 9 media directors and every one of them hangs after the line:

restarting openbsd secure shell server sshd

I've tried opening a shell and trying startx but I'm told I'm not allowed (probably because I'm logged in as sambahelper). Have I missed something? I'm sure one of the media directors was working when it was on it's own, now nothing boots except the server.

EDIT: The webadmin page says they're all amd64 architecture but they're i386. The thing is, the media director that was working was set as amd64 the whole time and worked fine. When I changed it to i386 and rebuit the image it failed. I also can't seem to delete any of the media directors from the system.

Installation issues / Sources.list
« on: June 10, 2010, 12:27:13 pm »
Could someone please post the current sources.list file? I have no idea how to find the latest one and I'm using a slightly older beta atm.

Users / PXE Boot not working!!!
« on: June 10, 2010, 10:31:46 am »
I deleted a couple of media directors from the webadmin page and now non of the other media directors load up. When I start the PXE boot loader I get an error saying:

"/tftpboot/pxelinux.0" file not found

How do I fix this?

Installation issues / Re: Boot media director from USB
« on: June 09, 2010, 01:05:03 am »
That's excellent, I'll look it up when I get to college tomorrow. I should be able to get 9 or so media directors running at once. I will also make a video for youtube I think. Get them all playing the same video and it'll look cool.

Installation issues / Re: failed RAID1
« on: June 09, 2010, 01:00:51 am »
I left the college on thursday and the array was being rebuilt. I'll see what it says tomorrow when it'll have no doubt been turned off over the weekend.

Feature requests & roadmap / Set user picture to url
« on: June 08, 2010, 11:18:13 pm »
The main reason I'm suggesting this is so that I could set my profile image to my facebook image, then both could be changed dynamically. You can get your profile picture from:
Code: [Select]*YOURUSERNAME*/pictureso there would be no problem with the url changing when profile pictures are updated.

You would also need to add a refresh time for downloading the image for local storage.

I don't know how difficult this would be to add but I'm assuming it can't be too difficult.

EDIT: Also, you can add "?type=" then either square, small or large to define what size image you want to use. Square is 50x50, small is 50 wide with variable height and large is 200 wide with variable height.

Installation issues / Re: Boot media director from USB
« on: June 03, 2010, 04:47:21 pm »
Yeah I'm not too great at hacking stuff together. Is there something I could install on the USB drive to use PXE booting? I looked on the wiki but I'm not too sure what I'm doing with that. No time left for today anyway, but maybe I'll try on tuesday. I could always load a LiveCD of Kubuntu to try building it at home, I'd just have no way of testing it until tuesday.

Installation issues / Boot media director from USB
« on: June 03, 2010, 03:41:04 pm »
Is there any way to install a media director onto a USB stick and then use it to boot several machines into LinuxMCE? There are several computers in the lab that I want to run as media directors but they don't support PXE booting. I tried finding something that goes on the USB drive and uses PXE to boot off the network but I can't find anything and think that loading a media director directly off the drive would be easier.

Shoudl I just install Kubuntu 8.10 to the stick then install MCE on top of it?

Installation issues / Re: failed RAID1
« on: June 03, 2010, 11:34:20 am »
Fized my problem. RAID support wasn't enabled. Check with:

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cat /proc/mdstat
If you find no file use:

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sudo modprobe md-mod
then retry

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cat /proc/mdstat
and you should get something to come up. Then try the webadmin page for RAIDing.

EDIT: I tried to set up the RAID array on the webadmin page and after the array is built I just get an error saying it's damaged. Also, I tried restarting the computer and the array didn't reinitialise. I had to go into the konsole and use mdadm to assemble the array again.

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