Ok so maybe the fiire station has an epia board in it or something, I don't know, but this is frustrating the hell out of me right now. I tried netboot, got the error, and checked in the device manager to see this "fiire station" thing listed where I thought I'd see "generic pc as md" or something similar. It fails every time it tries to detect, with the same error.
At one point I got so frustrated I sat and watched the files it was creating for the network image. It went fine for a while, made an "ubuntu" directory and started populating it. Then at the last moment it deleted all that and created a virtually empty "debian" directory before failing.
I just tried doing a disk-based setup to see if that was a way around it and got the same, exact same error. Any suggestions? For starters, is there a log file that might tell me what's going on beyond simply nd rather pointlessly repeating "diskless setup has failed"?
Why is it detected badly and screwing up like this? It's worked fine with a couple of test machines. This little box was meant to be the nice quiet media director in the corner and I bought this via board because I had the impression that LinuxMCE would work with it. Was I wrong?
Hmmm... well I'm afraid if you search this forum for threads relating to EPIA or Via you will very quickly see that NO Via based machines are currently supported due to graphics driver issues.
The original Fiire Boxes were based on Via GPU's and under 704 they had some special binary drivers supplied by Via but these are not available for the 710 kernels and have never been updated.
So I am afraid currently your Via machine is not compatible with LinuxMCE and no one can say with any surety when this situation might be resolved. If your looking for fanless or close to silent MD's then the ATOM based motherboards look promising or for pre-built hardware look at the ASUS Eee Box (see other threads here on the Forum).
All the best