Author Topic: CD Install of Media Station won't complete- Switches Ethernet Wireless  (Read 702 times)

marcd

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I am doing a CD install of Media Station. Kubuntu is installed fine as per instructions.

I have a wireless card working- ath0 and on board ethernet working eth1.

When I go to install the Media Station (Core installed beautifully on another computer) the installer messes with the ethernet. Switches between disabling Eth1 and trying to install over ath0 (wireless) and also the other way around. In either case it never finishes. Can't connect to core.

During install I can look at my network properties and it has disabled on card or the other. Both wireless and eth1 work by the way. Get a DHCP number etc from core. I have tried even disabling eth1 on mother board in bios so I only have wireless and that did not work.

 I have tried disabling ath0 prior to starting the install to no effect.

Anyway to install Media Station directly from the core without going through the CD install process?  Eventually I will have only wireless but I have plugged in eth1 trying to get the install to work. Nothing seems to work. Thanks.

tkmedia

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The Media Directors are PXE booted and requires only compatible hw.. do not install anything on them.

Disable the wifi card set the bios to pxe boot.

if your hw is compatible it will just work.



HTH


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marcd

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But this machine HAS to be wireless eventually. Can't do PXE through wireless. I tried to do PXE through GRUB but never got the GRUB entry correct. The CD install has instructions- you install Kubuntu first then download CDs etc. Then installer on first option screen says 'Hey- I see you have a core already- you want to just install as a Media Station?' So I am almost positive you can have Media Station without PXE.


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I think that functionality is broken as of 0710




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Right - for now (0710 and 0810) there is no supported "disked" MD option. The only option is "diskless", which means you cannot (easily) do wireless MDs. There are ways around this but they tend to be either involved or kludgy, and are definitely not supported configurations. There is certainly interest in getting a disked MD option back again for various reasons, including wireless MDs ... but for now, getting 0810 out the door is the priority. In 0710, there were issues with stability on the disked option so the functionality was removed. Once that stability issue can be addressed and the sync'ing issue of the image, I'm sure that CHT at least will look at adding it back in. Hopefully this can help you decide whether to wait for supported disked MDs or attempt to hack it yourself (I would recommend the former, as with the latter you will need to gain the support of someone who "knows" and is willing to help you through it!)

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Ok Great- good to know I was not doing anything wrong. i will wait till that is added back in or run some ethernet cabling in the meantime. Thanks.