Building a Linux Media Network, one step at a time

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

It Boots!

I just got Fulcrum (the client node) to boot. It would've been easier if I had a proper case rigged up for it. Since it's just sitting on a cheesy piece of plywood right now, I had to jumper pins 6 and 8 on the F_PANEL pin array. This is described on page 26 (actually page 34) of the manual.

The only trick is that these pins should be hooked up to a momentary contact switch - which makes sense. Think about the power button on your PC: you push it in, it pops right back out, and your PC starts to boot. So to simulate that behaviour without a switch, you just need to short the two pins briefly. I used a pair of needlenose pliers to push the jumper down and then immediately pull it off. Thanks to Brian for pointing this out.


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