I did reinstall (from dl dvd) so it was pretty quick. But then my sound card config got hosed up again - but I'll worry about that later. Now the core comes up ok and when I rebuild the MD I do in fact get a directory under /usr/pluto/diskless - hurray! But it still does not work :-(. The MD still barfs when it tries to run Diskless_Setup.sh reporting "Diskless Setup Failed".
Anyone have some tips how to debug this? Any logs I should look at? The other alternative is to try putting my own distro on a usb flash drive. Suggestions welcome.
BTW, I really like the hardware - small, low power, quiet, and a decent price for the performance http://www.wdlsystems.com/modperl/view_services.cgi?r=detail&prod_num=1EBX48T&aisle_id=1016
"VIA Eden Esther 1.2GHz processor, 512MB DDR2, MPEG4/WMV9 decoding accelerator, 1x EIDE, 1x 10/100 LAN, 1x PS/2 K/B, 1x PS/2 Mouse, 2x USB 2.0 Ports (One in front), TV-out/S-Video (no VGA). Use with EmbedDisk horizontal left RoHS"
I tried using the fiire station via drivers - but that didn't seem to work. Although I think it's failing before we even get to the drivers. Anyone who knows the PXE boot sequence for pluto?
thanks in advance
p.s. sorry for the duplicate posting - seems two problems converged after one forced the reinstall of the core