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Installation issues / Re: Problem with switching OS on MD
« Last post by posde on February 26, 2017, 05:13:00 pm »
Send a PM to polly.
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Installation issues / Re: Problem with switching OS on MD
« Last post by S4Howie on February 26, 2017, 04:19:59 pm »
Thank you posde,i was very busy last days,but finaly i could get my MD back up running,with your help.

As for the Gitlab thing,I am not really familiar with that,never used it befor. The link you provide ask me for Username/password.
But there is no sign up Button just sign in. I was going then to the Gitlab site and made a useracc there,but it wont let me log in with that
Username on the LinuxMCE Git. I dont know further now. How to get a proper Username?

Howie
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Installation issues / Re: Diskless Client MythTV Setup
« Last post by S4Howie on February 26, 2017, 03:28:02 pm »
It is quite a while since i setup my system,but as far as i remember i have not had problems with mythtv setup on a client,in the Language screen you just choose the Language you want to have and on the next screen you can then enter the mythcore IP and the Database you want to use and the password for it. End the settings and mythtv reloads and everything is fine. The Database name and password you can see in the cores mythtv setup.
Hope this helps for your next client setup.

Howie
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Users / Re: Diskless Workstation installation boot and ACPI=on or off
« Last post by phenigma on February 26, 2017, 01:37:46 am »
Does armhf use the default diskless PXE kernel?

-Thom
There is a default kernel for arm devices, depending on device.

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Users / Re: biosdevname causes issues during diskless boot.
« Last post by phenigma on February 26, 2017, 01:36:47 am »
How does this 'blow' up the init rd?  Some more details would be helpful, many scripts have already been updated.  Please provide specific instructions to recreate whatever issue you are having.  Thanks.

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Users / biosdevname causes issues during diskless boot.
« Last post by tschak909 on February 26, 2017, 01:26:30 am »
A ticket for this is here: https://git.linuxmce.org/linuxmce/linuxmce/issues/2733

When linuxmce is installed via trusty-i386 server, biosdevname is installed, which is a set of initrd scripts that attempt to name various devices, including ethernet devices, by their relative hardware position as reported by the bios:
The facility is described here:
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/Networking_Guide/sec-Consistent_Network_Device_Naming_Using_biosdevname.html
In our case, any embedded (LOM) ethernet devices get called emX instead of ethX, which blows up our initrd, and causes a kernel panic shortly after IP-Config successfully completes.

What I suggest, is a two pronged approach to fixing our initrd:

(1) remove biosdevname during lmce install, with a corresponding initrd update. for the short term
(2) do more testing and auditing of biosdevname to see how consistent the naming is, and adapt our scripts accordingly, for the long term.
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Users / Re: Diskless Workstation installation boot and ACPI=on or off
« Last post by tschak909 on February 25, 2017, 07:47:15 pm »
Does armhf use the default diskless PXE kernel?

-Thom
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Users / Re: Diskless Workstation installation boot and ACPI=on or off
« Last post by phenigma on February 25, 2017, 11:08:24 am »
Please do not change anything even remotely related to diskless booting without thorough testing on arm and all targets.  Feedback is appreciated.  This is an old option.

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Users / Diskless Workstation installation boot and ACPI=on or off
« Last post by tschak909 on February 25, 2017, 10:06:36 am »
Hello everyone,

acpi=off was added to the Diskless default boot, during the early days of Pluto 2.0, because of hardware that contained faulty DSDT tables, which did not properly initialize the I/O controller hardware. Since the BIOS in these early machines (circa 2004-2007) initialized the I/O controllers and embedded hardware to a point where the linux kernel could work around the bugs, it was a way to get the non-working machines to boot properly.

With the decreased use of legacy BIOS in the x86 world, and the emphasis on decreasing POST and boot times, firmware engineers moved the initialization of critical I/O subsystems to the operating system, utilizing ACPI to discover, enumerate, and provide the needed data to bring up the I/O controllers and other embedded devices. If ACPI is not turned on, these devices are typically in a non-working state, causing devices to not be discovered, to kernel panics while the kernel brings itself up.

It would be beneficial to hear from everyone, as to the effects of turning this attribute on or off while booting the diskless workstation, does it stop kernel panics? do the NICs initialize properly?

There is a ticket open for this issue:
https://git.linuxmce.org/linuxmce/linuxmce/issues/2731

Please let us know,
-Thom
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Installation issues / Re: PnP Install Broken for Phoenix USB Solo Mic
« Last post by tschak909 on February 25, 2017, 09:36:07 am »
try it.

-Thom
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