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thibaudeaua

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Ubuntu 8.10 dual boot with LinuxMCE
« on: January 25, 2009, 07:31:50 pm »
I recently built a Ubuntu 8.10 box with Edubuntu for my son.  Is it possible to turn this into a dual boot with LinuxMCE Media Director to pull from my Hybrid?  If so, I currently only have one partition do I need to reinstall to get two partions or can I split the one I have.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 dual boot with LinuxMCE
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 07:50:37 pm »
Just set your nic to pxe and your done it will become a media director just hit esc if you want to boot locally.



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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 dual boot with LinuxMCE
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 08:26:07 pm »
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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 dual boot with LinuxMCE
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 02:02:23 am »
And once it's PXE-booting, in the web-admin on the restart page you can set it to boot from "Net" (diskless MD) or "Hdd" (Edubuntu in this case).
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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 dual boot with LinuxMCE
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 08:53:13 am »
and when it runs as a media director you can click on restart as in the power section of the orbiter to restart it from the HDD
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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 dual boot with LinuxMCE
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009, 04:47:50 pm »
and when it runs as a media director you can click on restart as in the power section of the orbiter to restart it from the HDD
For some reason, I need to click "Display Off", then move the mouse (off the button) and click again before those buttons show up.  Possibly a bug?
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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 dual boot with LinuxMCE
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 05:05:07 pm »
I do not see that behaviour in 0710. Need to check on 0810.
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