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I am trying to install 1.0.0 on a Dell server R330. I reach the screen giving a choice between "try ubuntu" and "install ubuntu." When I choose "try ubuntu" I get a black screen. When I choose "install ubuntu" I reach a message saying that installation requires 2.8 G of space and "this computer only has 0.0 b"... but I have a 1T ssd plugged in which I have partitioned using ubuntu 18.04 with a 30G ext4 partition and the remainder as ext4 as well.

What am I doing wrong here? Educate me, I am very newbie with linux.

Thanks!
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(03-Jun-2018, 10:16 PM) Bullwinkle Wrote: I am trying to install 1.0.0 on a Dell server R330. I reach the screen giving a choice between "try ubuntu" and "install ubuntu." When I choose "try ubuntu" I get a black screen. When I choose "install ubuntu" I reach a message saying that installation requires 2.8 G of space and "this computer only has 0.0 b"... but I have a 1T ssd plugged in which I have partitioned using ubuntu 18.04 with a 30G ext4 partition and the remainder as ext4 as well.

What am I doing wrong here? Educate me, I am very newbie with linux.

Thanks!

Snakeoil OS is meant to be installed on:
  1. A desktop like computer, and the following hardware specifications will cover around 95% of them.
  2. The computer sits somewhere in or near your audio rig
The problem you have is the Dell server R330 uses a SCSI interface which is not supported by the ISO. I can build a custom install kernel for you to do the install but then servers are noisy are are poorly suited for audio applications. Are you just going to try out the install? If yes, run a virtualisation software (Virtualbox, KMV or ESXi) and try Snakeoil from there.

If you still want to install Snakeoil OS on your Dell, boot up into your 18.04 first, and run the following command:
Code:
sudo cat /proc/modules

I can build you a custom kernel once I have that output.

Note that you have to do custom partitioning so as not to wipe out your existing data (e.g. 18.04). So since you are still new to Linux, perhaps do this from something like VirtualBox first.

Out of curiosity, how much RAM do you have on this server?
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Hi there.

How did it go with the test kernel?
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#4
After turning several cds into coasters, and several failed attempts to make a usb stick do its job, I finally seem to have installed 1.0.0 with the custom kernel Agent Kith made for my server. 

Unfortunately, this nice period of relative downtime from my day job is coming to a close for several weeks, so I won't be reporting audio results for a good while, probably not until July. 

Thanks Agent Kith for getting me this far. I do appreciate it!
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(06-Jun-2018, 08:39 AM) Bullwinkle Wrote: After turning several cds into coasters, and several failed attempts to make a usb stick do its job, I finally seem to have installed 1.0.0 with the custom kernel Agent Kith made for my server. 

Unfortunately, this nice period of relative downtime from my day job is coming to a close for several weeks, so I won't be reporting audio results for a good while, probably not until July. 

Thanks Agent Kith for getting me this far. I do appreciate it!


No problems.. Building the kernel is more or less automated now. Hopefully I can improve this down the track - have a web interface where you can specify what you want, and the server will email you the link to download the kernel (or a ISO file) when the build is complete.

Need a dedicated host to do this, hopefully it'd happen.

BTW, you are using a server, so you can connect the IPMI/Management port at the back. That will give you a web server, and you can look at the output of your server (like a virtual monitor over the network). From that management interface you should be able to mount ISO files, or even access your local USBs as if they are connected physically to your server. Computers will never feel the same again once you get used to this. Thumbs Up
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(06-Jun-2018, 10:53 AM) agent_kith Wrote:
(06-Jun-2018, 08:39 AM) Bullwinkle Wrote: After turning several cds into coasters, and several failed attempts to make a usb stick do its job, I finally seem to have installed 1.0.0 with the custom kernel Agent Kith made for my server. 

Unfortunately, this nice period of relative downtime from my day job is coming to a close for several weeks, so I won't be reporting audio results for a good while, probably not until July. 

Thanks Agent Kith for getting me this far. I do appreciate it!


No problems.. Building the kernel is more or less automated now. Hopefully I can improve this down the track - have a web interface where you can specify what you want, and the server will email you the link to download the kernel (or a ISO file) when the build is complete.

Need a dedicated host to do this, hopefully it'd happen.

BTW, you are using a server, so you can connect the IPMI/Management port at the back. That will give you a web server, and you can look at the output of your server (like a virtual monitor over the network). From that management interface you should be able to mount ISO files, or even access your local USBs as if they are connected physically to your server. Computers will never feel the same again once you get used to this. Thumbs Up


:16 AM

I am trying to install Snakeoil V1.1.0 for the first time on an Intel NUC 7i3BNH with 8 gigs of RAM and two SSD's.
I have activated the install, but I'm encountering a few issues and have not yet been able to play any music.

Agent_kith helped me to get to where I am now.  The trial install was done on a USB thumb drive and then a full install was done onto another 64 Gig USB stick, until I can listen and make a decision on the sound (compared to my current Auralic Aries). My NUC is connected via USB to my Mojo Audio DAC (which uses an M2Tech USB input).

I can see the dashboard (on another computer) and the basics look normal (RAM/CPU/System etc). I also now have network connectivity (thanks to Agent_Kith recommending a custom kernel).
Music server selected is MPD V20.

I am unable to see any of my music, which is on one (exFat formatted) SSD. The only drive I can see in the Dashboard is the thumb drive that Snakeoil is installed on, which shows 46 gigs free). I would hope I don't have to copy 1 TB of music from one SSD to another.

I am also unable to see my DAC. I have dragged and dropped the M2Tech kernel file from the forum into Snakeoil, but still don't see the DAC.

Under Programmable Ports I see a message that says: "No supported USB hubs detected".Not sure if this is important.

Clearly I need help.

Thanks in advance.
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(10-Sep-2018, 02:12 AM) Jaytee Wrote: I am unable to see any of my music, which is on one (exFat formatted) SSD. The only drive I can see in the Dashboard is the thumb drive that Snakeoil is installed on, which shows 46 gigs free). I would hope I don't have to copy 1 TB of music from one SSD to another.

exFat requires some additional user space tools to work. Click on the Snakeoil menu on the RHS, and somewhere in that page you will see a section called Ubuntu packages, tick the box that says exFAT. Click the Save button and it'd download and install exFat tools.

Once this is done click on the 'Library' menu on the LHS, and mount your music drive with the exFAT file system type.


(10-Sep-2018, 02:12 AM) Jaytee Wrote: I am also unable to see my DAC. I have dragged and dropped the M2Tech kernel file from the forum into Snakeoil, but still don't see the DAC.

Have you rebooted the computer once you've installed the M2Tech kernel? If that didn't work, please generate a diagnostics file and send it to my email address so I can have a look.

(10-Sep-2018, 02:12 AM) Jaytee Wrote: Under Programmable Ports I see a message that says: "No supported USB hubs detected".Not sure if this is important.

That just means none of your USB ports can be turned on/off by the current version of uhubctl. You can ignore that for now.

(10-Sep-2018, 02:12 AM) Jaytee Wrote: Clearly I need help.

Not a problem, we're here to help.
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