[Rack] minotaur is down

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Fri Jul 5 23:41:21 UTC 2013

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:


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 ( 56(84) bytes of data.
>>>>>> From pony ( icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
>>>>>> From pony ( icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
>>>>>> From pony ( 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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