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mw4jet

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PXE boot Troubles
« on: April 15, 2011, 01:36:38 am »
Hi all, have been trying to patiently set up my LinuxMCE, getting it a little at a time!!!

Have a core eth0 from internet, eth1 dhcp to home network. I have run diskless set up, tried to pxe boot a CF-72 toughbook and it stopped on

Ubuntu 8.10 moon39 ttyl

moon39 login:

This also happens on a P4 desktop except it's "moon49"

I can't find a whole lot on this, is this an error? I cannot log in using any of the user id's and p/w I normally would have used.

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 04:19:20 am »
To set the passwd for the MDs:
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chroot /usr/pluto/diskless/XX passwd
XX is the md number, either 39 or 49 in your case.

I assume you see no avwizard, just goes straight to the terminal login? What does it show when you (I think it is) CTRL + ALT + F7?

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 04:39:42 am »
PLEASE do not set passwords on media directors, if you want to access a media director, log into the core, and ssh to the appropriate moon device...

i.e. if your media director is device 91, as root:

# ssh moon91

We already have public keys in place to not require passworded input.

Come on guys, stop butchering the system.

-Thom

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 10:24:54 am »
Hi Thom,

I'll check again when I get home but from memory when I access the MD through the core as you mentioned it doesn't put me as root but as sambahelper@xxx even when I'm root user at the core.

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 10:40:56 am »
There is a ticket about this. Let me check


http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/780

Could it have anything to do with this ticket?
« Last Edit: April 15, 2011, 10:42:39 am by bongowongo »

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 11:10:16 am »
Just to be clear, you have to do
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sudo ssh moon91on the core.

This will log you in as root.

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 05:47:54 pm »
http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/780
There should be a fix please do on core
"apt get update"
"apt get upgrade"
and create a new diskless image

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 07:01:25 pm »
The fix is not yet in the repo.

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 07:03:11 pm »
Oh sorry.
I was to quick again (that is what she said).

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 01:18:42 pm »
To set the passwd for the MDs:
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chroot /usr/pluto/diskless/XX passwd
XX is the md number, either 39 or 49 in your case.

I assume you see no avwizard, just goes straight to the terminal login? What does it show when you (I think it is) CTRL + ALT + F7?

Josh

CTRL + ALT + F7 doesen't seem to do anything, just sits on the login screen.

No avwizard screen

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 01:29:46 pm »
There should be a fix please do on core
"apt get update"
"apt get upgrade"
and create a new diskless image

Ok, am I to understand that the fix is not in the repositories so an apt-get will not really help me?

I just ran the diskless setup a couple of days ago . This whole install is less than a week old so I expect that there would be no change yet, how long should I wait?


Say I was to: #ssh moon49, from the core, what would I need to do there, start x or something?

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Re: PXE boot Troubles
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2011, 02:30:43 pm »
The solution is also in the ticket, I posted.
You have to copy some files to the moonXX directory structure.
Do not to make the folders firtslty............or just wait :)