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minimyth2 beta

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:59 pm
by warpme
Hi all,
OK, it looks like I have something to share.

Re: minimyth2 beta

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:33 am
by kjeacle
Should I be able to use this as a drop-in replacement on my existing PXE/TFTP setup?

Do I need to move to iPXE?

I get "Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,0)"

Your previous 0.27 release that you posted here worked out of the box for me.

Re: minimyth2 beta

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:37 pm
by warpme
May you plesase check what is size of ram disk parameter in kernel boot line?
Minimyth2 is compiled for generic 64bit arch so size of image is bigger by 20-25% only by this.
May you please try with ramdisk_size=192000.
From boot proces perspective gpxe nad ipxe are fully exchangable - so in boot area it should be drop-in replacement.
Minimyth2 however requires different location for conf and conf-rw directories. For network boot they should be on the same location like bootloader (gpxe.0/ipxe.0/pxelinux.0) file.
I will add this info to release notes.

Re: minimyth2 beta

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:35 pm
by kjeacle
Thanks. ramdisk_size=192000 makes the system boot.

Now I get:

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Dec 14 15:19:57 (none) minimyth: [init.d/conf] Trying to download minimyth.conf...
Dec 14 15:19:57 (none) minimyth: [init.d/conf] Can't download minimyth.conf. Will use buildd-in defaults...
But my TFTP server has no log entries for requests after kernel and rootfs.

How is the location different for conf and conf-rw? I already have those in the root TFTP directory alongside pxelinux.0.

(FWIW, my DHCP, TFTP and MythTV Backend are all on different IP addresses.)

Update: I enabled MM_DEBUG="yes", and now I see:

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+ /usr/bin/tftp -g -r /conf/nuc/minimyth.conf -l /etc/minimyth.d/minimyth.conf.remote
/etc/rc.d/init.d/conf: line 1: /usr/bin/tftp: not found

Re: minimyth2 beta

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:04 pm
by m_kane

Looks like a great project. I hope you have time and effort to keep it alive. It is only and best solution for lightweight mythtv frontend for now.
I am sad that I have not time to update myth and move to minimyth2 at this time. Family issues goes first.

But I am glad that there is now a future to minimyth users.
Will follow this with intrest. And I will update as soon as I have time.

Re: minimyth2 beta

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:53 pm
by warpme
It looks like I started to get problems with posting on this forum.
All interested ppl - may You pls switch all comm. related to Minimyth2 to e-mail:
At some point of time I'll put new comm. coordinates on Minimyth2 web page.

Re: minimyth2 beta

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:45 pm
by jamesarbrown
Warpme, I also pushed a git repo with a view to fixing compile issues, broken links etc.

Had it all working Myth0.26, Kern 3.10 etc etc and was looking to putting Myth0.27 there.

Having upgraded to Fedora19 wont build (texinfo issues with GCC).... banging my head currently trying to bring findutils upto 4.5.10 or master with the LNXBBC build system.

Unfortunately Pablo has extensive knowledge of embedded Linux and cross compiling and trivial fixes for him are using days for me.

So I was thinking its a bit pointless and may aswell use your gar.... but did not see a repository with the code.

Do you have available a repo I can fork and push back anything useful?


Re: minimyth2 beta

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:57 pm
by cheesy
Oh, man, a maintained version of Minimyth in a public repo would be AWESOME.