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girlaldo

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Core installation on Vbox VM
« on: December 16, 2016, 09:24:52 pm »
Hi all,
I am new in lmce and I have a problem with the installation:
I wanted to install in a Vbox VM a core only lmce.
So I loaded into the virtual DVD reader the iso file:
    LMCE-1404-20161119175532-i386.iso
I was surprised when I finaly discovered that I had to fill in my video and audio preferences and than the MD setting started.
What was wrong with it?
Which iso file should I take?
How can I install lmce core from internet on a Kubuntu 14.04 running?  It seems to me that network installation script just get the hybrid version.
Can a hybrid version be managed so that local MD doesn't run? how?
Sorry for bothering with those stupid questions, as I wrote I am new.
Any way thank you for your answers.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2016, 10:22:17 pm by girlaldo »

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Re: Core installation on Vbox VM
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2016, 09:24:01 am »
All installs are hybrid from the get go. To disable the MD part for the core, edit /etc/pluto.conf and set

AutostartMedia = 0


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Re: Core installation on Vbox VM
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2016, 12:29:13 pm »
Thank you for your help.
Now the console hangs on the message:

InstallNewDevice is running

how can I get the terminal prompt?
Please tell me too where informations you gave me are.
Thanks again

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Re: Core installation on Vbox VM
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2016, 09:21:46 pm »
InstallNewDevice can take a while.  Ctrl-alt-f1 should get a log-in prompt. 

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Re: Core installation on Vbox VM
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2016, 10:01:51 pm »
What phenigma said. Rule #1 is very important here.

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Re: Core installation on Vbox VM
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2016, 06:53:08 pm »
Thank you Posde and Phenigma,
In fact my lmce core runs as a vbox vm hosted by an ubuntu 16.04 server and I had to make a few test to discover that, in my krdc rdp, Ctrl ALT F1 was instead ALT F5.
Anyway I discovered something new to ask for your help with:
Before inhibiting MD I had already set in the core a working autoreverse ssh on my user started by a script invoked by /etc/rc.local at boot.
Since I inhibited the MD, it seems that the autoreverse ssh doesn't run/work  anymore.
Would you tell me why? How can I have it working again immediately at boot?
Thank you again
 

« Last Edit: December 18, 2016, 07:12:39 pm by girlaldo »

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Re: Core installation on Vbox VM
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 06:34:35 am »
Nothing in LinuxMCE is preventing rc.local to run. In fact, my core uses rc.local to manually load some drivers which works best that way (I want a specific numbering of the DVB cards, and am too lazy to use udev rules for it).

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Re: Core installation on Vbox VM
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2016, 07:59:48 am »
Thank you posde,
 l'll tell you if I found out what was wrong with It.

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Re: Core installation on Vbox VM
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2016, 05:10:24 pm »
There was no way to get autossh running at boot of my lmce 14.04 by rc.local.
May be it was a question of runlevel and readiness of network interfaces at rc.local execution time.
I managed to have everything working using upstart explained here:
https://www.async.fi/2013/07/autossh-with-ubuntu-upstart/
Bye