[Rack] minotaur is down

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Fri Jul 5 23:48:06 UTC 2013


Yea, I just got the new box up with base OS install.  I'm starting the 
file copy from the old machine's drive now.

The old box is still up on the wall and will stay there until you or 
gravity win.

As soo as I finish copy files and buttoning up the box, I'll put it up in 
the rack by the wall o tubes.

Please be careful, the serail ports are barely secured.  I plan to fix 
this later this weekend.

-ben

On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Jake wrote:

> that's great that minotaur will be back up soon!
>
> what will happen to the old motherboard?  i want it.
>
> it is not necessary to get a PCI card for serial ports.  I have plenty of USB 
> to RS232 adaptors for the various routers, and if the system has two native 
> ports that's enough for the two keypads so we should be good.
>
> There is a USB to RS232 adaptor present which goes to a cat5 cable which goes 
> to the RFID reader by the door.  Please plug it into the new computer so we 
> can continue to try to get the RFID reader to work properly. Someone is 
> actually working on it this week!
>
> if we get RFID to work, we can put a tag on every tool at noisebridge!
>
> On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Ben Kochie wrote:
>
>> Ok, I will try and get the base system up and running as it was.
>> 
>> The new system will have a minimized root filesystem on SSD.  Home and data 
>> storage will be provided by a new 750G drive.  This is stuff I picked up 
>> for another project that never got done.
>> 
>> One thing we could do is order one of these:
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158166
>> 
>> -ben
>> 
>> On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Jake wrote:
>> 
>>> well, the payphone is one physical serial port, and the upstairs keypad is 
>>> another.  These are important because they are actual RS232 lines running 
>>> long distances (like in the 1970's) and they are pretty mission-critical 
>>> (literally in the mission) and the extra USB-serial layer would suck for 
>>> that.  so i'm glad we don't need to do that.
>>> 
>>> it used to be that there were serial ports out to each net appliance, for 
>>> remote management.  I think that can be done over USB serial adaptor just 
>>> fine, and if we need more i know where they are hiding.
>>> 
>>> you will notice a four-way plug that has yellow and black wires, and goes 
>>> to the blue serial cables.  Those are 12v power for the payphone and 
>>> upstairs keypad.  On minotaur there was a jack on the motherboard that 
>>> happened to put out 12v like that, so that's what that is.  If you find a 
>>> way to power those from the new situation that would be great.
>>> 
>>> i hope that the minotaur downtime doesn't get confused with the new door 
>>> access policy.
>>> 
>>> -jake
>>> 
>>> On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Ben Kochie wrote:
>>> 
>>>> It has 3 physical serial ports, and USB.  Is that enough?
>>>> 
>>>> -ben
>>>> 
>>>> On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Jake wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> ahhh fuck.  i don't suppose it has physical serial ports?
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Ben Kochie wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Yes, something is fucked up with the mainboard.  We tried two new hard 
>>>>>> drives, they would not boot.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> We have a new box that we're bootstrapping now.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> -ben
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Jake wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> this computer runs the payphone keypad, upstairs keypad, and opens the 
>>>>>>> door for people.  it also does DNS at noisebridge.  is it being 
>>>>>>> repaired?
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> jake at pony:~$ ping minotaur.noise
>>>>>>> PING minotaur.noise (172.30.0.4) 56(84) bytes of data.
>>>>>>>> From pony (172.30.0.30) icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
>>>>>>>> From pony (172.30.0.30) icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
>>>>>>>> From pony (172.30.0.30) icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
>>>>>>> ^C
>>>>>>> --- minotaur.noise ping statistics ---
>>>>>>> 5 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 
>>>>>>> 4168ms pipe 3
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>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
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