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Installation issues / Re: Setting up Core – MDs.
« on: October 16, 2009, 04:53:02 am »
You lost me...

First you say - install the latest build. Then you say - disked MDs do not work. ???

Are you talking about installing the latest build on a Core? If that is the case - I did! I have the latest 0810 alpha 2 running. I just installed it a few days ago. What else are you referring to?

Installation issues / Re: Setting up Core – MDs.
« on: October 16, 2009, 04:43:37 am »

I appreciate your "humor", but I WISH I COULD BOOT FROM A DISKLESS SYSTEM!!! As you can see, I cannot!!! Reading the posts, apparently I am not the only one who is having problems with diskless MD. If you have a suggestion - I am all ears!!! Believe me, it would be much easier for me if I could avoid second 810 install. So, "Don't argue. Just do it." is not a Nike commercial here.

Please, I do not mind constructive criticism, but do not make fun or look "down" at the rest of us here, who liked the idea of LMCE, but just can't make it work! If we were plug-and-pray people, we would stick with Windows MCE! I like the idea of LMCE, but it just needs more "fine-tuning".

So, if you do not have anything useful to say - DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!!!

And, keep your "thwaps" insults to yourself!  >:(

Users / Re: MD boot issue in 810
« on: October 16, 2009, 04:03:27 am »
I checked both the Core and MD and neither has anything in those files. Which should I change?

Installation issues / Re: Setting up Core – MDs.
« on: October 16, 2009, 03:54:07 am »
I have setup my Core and "MD" with both 810 and, being a novice at this, it seems to me that the second PC, which is supposed to be MD and only has one NIC, is trying to play the part of the Core. In 710, during the initial bootup, I remember that there is an option to disable the "Core" and just let it boot up as an MD. Is there a similar feature in 810, that would let the second PC boot up as a "slave MD"?

Also, a little different question: Where can I adjust the scaling of video? On a PC I know that I can go into my video card's setup and scale down the video to fit my projector screen. Here, I am not sure where to look.



Users / Re: MD boot issue in 810
« on: October 15, 2009, 10:26:24 pm »
I appended the file:

sudo nano /usr/pluto/bin/files.d/fstab-diskless

and verified it. The MD is still not booting past the Diskless setup failed. So, how would I correct the MD's host file?


Users / Re: MD boot issue in 810
« on: October 15, 2009, 10:16:39 pm »
On the core, open a prompt and edit the file in nano:
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sudo nano /usr/pluto/bin/files.d/fstab-disklessMove to the last line with text on it (line 28).  It should look like this:
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mkdir -p "${Parm_RootLocation}/var/spool/asteriskAdd a double-quote to the end so it looks like this:
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mkdir -p "${Parm_RootLocation}/var/spool/asterisk"Save and exit nano ([Ctrl]+X then Y then [Enter]).  Then reboot your MD and see if it worked ...

If not, the MD may also be missing a hosts file.  I had created one as part of troubleshooting before I did this step, so I'm not clear whether that's a required step for the workaround or not.

Thank you, jthodges!

I will try this and let you know if it works. Also, if the diskless MD is booting with out a disk, how would you append the host file on it?


Users / Re: MD boot issue in 810
« on: October 15, 2009, 08:02:37 pm »
allegedly if you add a closing quote to the end of the last line in /etc/pluto/bin/files.d/fstab-diskless it should fix that.

Can you please "spell it out"? I am sorry, but I am rather of a novice at this and need a little extra help...  ??? Where do I add a "closing quote"?



Users / Re: MD boot issue in 810
« on: October 15, 2009, 06:06:51 am »


I was able to push myself a bit further with "/usr/pluto/bin/", but am now stuck on "diskless setup failed" message.... :-\  ???

Installation issues / Re: Setting up Core – MDs.
« on: October 15, 2009, 06:03:56 am »
I am a bit further now.

By digging some more around here I stumbled on the following suggestion:


That seemed to get the MD to the point where there is a message

 "We announced ourselves to the router."

There is also a message of a permanent IP being assigned: to a device '45'
Diskless Setup Failed

This is where I am stuck now...

Please, any suggestions, as I have searched for the "diskless setup failed" and there does not seem to be any more leads...

Users / Re: MD boot issue in 810
« on: October 15, 2009, 04:38:01 am »
Ok Guys, I think I solved this:
since you can't boot into a tty when you get this, I did a chroot
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sudo chroot /usr/pluto/diskless/<moon#> /bin/bash

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update-rc.d -f NetworkManager remove
reboot MD

Apparently there is a bug in NetworkManager in Intrepid that has a problem with static IP addresses. You don't need NetworkManager if you are only using static ips.

Please try this and let me know if it works. 



The process you describe here, is it to enable MD to PXE? I have a problem with my two Zotac boards (330 and 230), with both reporting the same error while trying to go through the initial steps of network booting for the first time. Both PCs reboot after about 10 to 15 seconds, occasionally reporting that they "cannot connect to router". Do I have to change something on the Core?

Sorry for the novice question,


Installation issues / Re: Setting up Core – MDs.
« on: October 15, 2009, 04:09:57 am »
So,... I am trying to do PXE boot, and the new MD keeps rebooting about 15 seconds into the initial boot-up. I have read here that a common issue was having two NICs and disabling one solves the problem. My Zotac 330 ion board only has one NIC! I do have an integrated 802.11g card. I'll try disabling that. Has anyone with this board had similar issues and been able to solve it? I keep getting stuck at what appears to be step 10.xxxxxx

Occasionally, I get an error "cannot connect to router".

Any thoughts?



Installation issues / Re: Setting up Core – MDs.
« on: October 13, 2009, 06:13:45 pm »
OK. I set my unRaid box to obtain IP via DHCP and it did. It shows up under the DHCP client list with a valid MAC and an IP. However, I still do not see the wizard that lets me add the unRaid to the LinuxMCE.  ???

In the past, when I added any additional computers to my network, LinuxMCE Core would ask me if I wanted to use that PC for storage, and... This time - nothing!!! What am I doing wrong???


Well, after doing some research, I figured a way to manually add shares, and so far it seems to be working. It seems that the "cataloguing" of video files takes a long time... But, at least, they are coming through...

Installation issues / Re: Setting up Core – MDs.
« on: October 13, 2009, 06:06:02 pm »
I wanted to have a static IP on it as my Mac seems to have trouble connecting to it unless I use a static IP. It seemed to work with the 7.10 version.

Installation issues / Re: Setting up Core – MDs.
« on: October 13, 2009, 05:20:21 pm »
Thank you for the replies.

I have set up an 8.10 on an AMD PC with an A8N-E board, and a second (PCI-based) NIC. I used the 8.10 because I do want the Zotacs to be functional.

DHCP "seems" to be working as I have leases to my other PCs in the house. However, the Core does not seem to "see" one of the PCs that is running unRaid. I have set up a static IP on the unRaid and am able to connect to it through the other PCs, just not the Core. When I set up 7.10 on the same AMD PC, the unRaid was quickly detected and added appropriately, so that I could browse it's contents from the Core.

How do I rediscover the unRaid box from the Core manually?



Installation issues / Re: Setting up Core – MDs.
« on: October 12, 2009, 07:34:33 pm »
Can you please elaborate as to how I can set an MD to boot from a network? I was under impression that I need LinuxMCE to be setup on all machines. Also, how does the fact that the Core, which is an older AMD machine with an ATI card, running 7.10, allow newer Zotac board with an Nvidia 9400 video card to run? How do I set up the correct video drivers?

If I can get the MDs to boot up and act as slaves with the Core pushing the content would be ideal!

Thank you,


PS. OK. I looked up the info about the network boot, and will definitely try it. Still, how do I make sure that the newer video card is supported?

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