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Pob

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What should I expect after installation?
« on: February 18, 2010, 10:57:49 am »
I have managed to install LinuxMCE 8.10b2 from DVD.

I had a little trouble with the AVWizard.
It kept going from step 5 to step 1 unless I selected "no audio"
So I selected "no audio" for now.

What should I expect to happen now?

When I boot up this is what I get...

Starting NFS common utilities [fail]
Starting domain name service... bind9 [fail]
Starting NFS common utilities [fail]  (again)
Starting NFS kernel daemon   -  hangs for over 3 mins but eventually returns [ok]
Starting samba daemons [fail]
I think ther may be another fail there but it is too quick. - Log file location anyone?

Then the screen clears and I get "Welcome to LinuxMCE"  in large text.
Followed by "Starting Core Sevices"
and "Installing Firefox"    -seems to do this every boot
Sometimes I get "Regenerating Orbiter 21" sometimes not.

The grand finale is the good ole' blank screen with a mouse cursor.

Now...  according to the install guide the MD is not installed initially so I was expecting to do this next (this box is to be a hybrid), but I am not sure if things are as they should be.

Are they?

If it helps, I have the following hardware specs:
Gigabyte P55-UD3R MB Realtek ALC888 audio
Gigabyte 9800 GT (1GB) NVIDIA GeForce Graphics card (utilising VGA until I get things sorted out)
4GB RAM

Thanks

-Pob
 

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Re: What should I expect after installation?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 11:45:55 am »
Looks like you have a network problem what is your network hardware?
and what is the output of ifconfig?

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Re: What should I expect after installation?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 12:40:03 pm »
Looks like you have a network problem what is your network hardware?
and what is the output of ifconfig?

I tend to agree - I think my initial eth0 problem has come back to bite me.

The original problem was that the dns info was not getting set by my router straight away, it took some time, not sure what actually got it going.

ifconfig does not return anything at all;  prior to the install eth0 and lo were listed.  Not a good sign  :(

The NIC is onboard the P55-UD3R MB using RTL8111D chip.

I checked the content of /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 10.1.1.6
netmask
gateway

auto eth0:1
iface eth0:1 inet static
address 192.168.60.1
netmask 255.255.255.0


mmm.   ???

I think I might try dhcp for eth0 and see if that makes a difference.

Failing that, I will manually enter the subnet and gateway.

Let me know if there is anything else I need to check.

Cheers.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 12:57:26 pm by Pob »

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Re: What should I expect after installation?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 12:53:46 pm »
Do you have a reason for only using one nic? If not put in a second nic and do a new install that will probably fix your problem.

If you are set on using one nic the DVD will not work you have to use the internet method or edit your  /etc/network/interfaces manually (I think there is a thread on the forum describing how).

Andreas

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Re: What should I expect after installation?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 01:07:53 pm »
Andreas

Sorry my previous post was incomplete (accidental post) when you replied.  Geeze you're quick.

As this will initially be a single hybrid setup with no other MD's or orbiters, I really only need the one NIC for the web connection.

I do plan on adding another nic but wanted to keep things basic as possible for the install and add components later - bad idea in some aspects so it seems.

I am currently experimenting with a couple of changes with interfaces for now.

Is it recommended to run eth0 as static?
My router is set up for DHCP and would prefer to use this method.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 01:10:46 pm by Pob »

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Re: What should I expect after installation?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 02:02:45 pm »
hehe that helps :)

eth0 can be static or DHCP doesn't relay matter.

If you have a second nic put it in. You don't have to connect anything to it. It will save you so much grief and expanding the system will be much easier.

What ever you chose I recommend doing a clean install using the latest internet installer , if you still have problems let me know.

Good Luck
Andreas

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Re: What should I expect after installation?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 02:16:25 pm »
That did the trick.  DHCP works fine.

Stay tuned for my next hurdle. - Getting the sound sorted out.

Thanks to everyone that replied.

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Re: What should I expect after installation?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010, 04:19:17 pm »
I have exactly the same problem. From what I read here, it seems I have to have 2 ethernet cards. I have just 1, why I need the second?

Where I can find this "internet installer"? The download section only contains the DVD.

Pob, how exactly you did the trick?
« Last Edit: February 23, 2010, 04:23:02 pm by mishoboss »

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Re: What should I expect after installation?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 04:37:12 pm »
The internet installation was the first option on the installation page before the dvd.

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Installing_0810

Basically you need two nics due to the handling of several different things. Lmce sets up its own network. One nic is used for the in / out flow of data on the external network ( you may not have one, you may only have your modem) and the other is handling of the internal network, consisting of MD's and other devices. If you are testing this with one computer (core / hybrid) you still need two nics, even though you may not have it connected to anything.

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Re: What should I expect after installation?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2010, 04:55:50 pm »
Thanks for the fast reply. But why it's needed a separate ethernet card for the internal network? What if I have a router?

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Re: What should I expect after installation?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010, 07:43:22 pm »
Thanks for the fast reply. But why it's needed a separate ethernet card for the internal network? What if I have a router?


That might be number the number 1 question.

Please see http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/FAQ#Why_do_I_need_two_network_cards_in_my_Core.3F

and read the rest while your there.



HTH

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