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Local Boot media Diectors
« on: September 13, 2007, 02:23:01 am »
Just a quick question.

Just wondering if it is possible to boot a media director from the local harddrive instead of via network boot?
If I install from the cds is there an option to install justthe media director components only??

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Re: Local Boot media Diectors
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 12:18:26 pm »
Yes, there is a way
If you allready have a core make sure the network is connected to the new install and install in the normal fashion.
It will tell you that there is allready a core and that the house only really needs one core and suggest you only install the MD part.

(but you will need a core on the network though)

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Re: Local Boot media Diectors
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 03:15:30 pm »
Hi

Thanks for that info.
Just a nother quickie. Does this work with the DVD or only with the CDS?

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Re: Local Boot media Diectors
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 04:04:35 pm »
Either I guess, but I have only tried it with the CDs

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Re: Local Boot media Diectors
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 07:07:00 pm »
Yes, there is a way
If you allready have a core make sure the network is connected to the new install and install in the normal fashion.
It will tell you that there is allready a core and that the house only really needs one core and suggest you only install the MD part.

(but you will need a core on the network though)

 Typically, the MD will get its IP and boot image from the core, correct?  How well does the core and the MD handle this situation of only needing  the IP and not the boot image?

I find this option very interesting.  I have been experimenting at home with LMCE for about two months now. I have two computers that have SATA drives and two older computers that hava PATA drives.   I always had stability problems if I mixed SATA and PATA either on the core or on any MD.  It has worked better as ALL SATA or ALL PATA on all devices. Perhaps, if I used the not-network-booting option I could use one of my PATA computers with the SATA core without the stability problems.

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Re: Local Boot media Diectors
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007, 08:49:56 pm »
Typically, the MD will get its IP and boot image from the core, correct? 
Only if you chose a disk less/network install. This way you can use any windows or Linux PC to run LMCE without touching the local OS.
If you chose to install it locally you can possibly get around a couple of hardware issues that may arise from a network install/thin client setup.
So if you can reinstall Kubuntu to the MD you have in mind you could atleast give it a go.