Author Topic: Would like to install a DM without DHCP setup  (Read 793 times)

gbraad

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Would like to install a DM without DHCP setup
« on: December 26, 2007, 12:35:01 am »
Hello,


Is there any possibility to use a LinuxMCE core with a Media Director... without using the core as a network DHCP?!
What I mean is; there is supposed to be an option to install an additional MD during the install of a new install to be slave of the core (or hybrid) as long as it obtained an IP address from the core's dhcp server. In my current setup that is not possible to allow. How can I install a DM which connects to the dcerouter... Help would be appreciated...

greets,


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Re: Would like to install a DM without DHCP setup
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2007, 06:26:42 am »
in short, there is no way to do what you're asking.

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Re: Would like to install a DM without DHCP setup
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 02:21:22 pm »
In short: There might be a way ;).

My current way of thinking is this:

  • Use the DHCP server on a dedicated network.
  • Create your MD.
  • Have a look at the create information in the /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf file for your new MD.
  • Move these information over to your main DHCP server.
  • Disable the firewall on the core.
  • Disable the DHCP server on the core.
  • Reconnect the core to your main LAN
  • See what happens if you turn your MD on your main network on.

Tell us your results.

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Re: Would like to install a DM without DHCP setup
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 06:17:15 pm »
What I did was slightly different.
I kept the DHCP server running, but made the dhcp addresses for anonymous dhcp-hosts overlap. dhcp3.conf was configured for those addresses omn the core. During the installation of the MD I still didn't get the expected result... so I continued and later tried to make a MD of the Hybrid install...

changed the hostname after install...
and then allowed it to connect to the core with root as username...
that worked to connect, but failed to launch the orbiter since the ID was not in the database...

i will try to see what more I can do :P