[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: Powering up remotely

Christopher Sean Hilton chris at vindaloo.com
Fri Oct 9 23:41:29 UTC 2020

On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 04:41:54PM -0400, Ian Evans wrote:
> ============================================================
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 10:34 PM Christopher Sean Hilton <
> chris at vindaloo.com> wrote:
>     On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 12:15:19PM -0400, Ian Evans wrote:
>     >
>     > ============================================================
>  [ ...snip... ]

>     the system failed.
> Once again to everyone: Thanks for the input, advice, and food for
> thought.
> Christopher: Yes, the suspense is killing me. The one or two times this
> happened over the last nine years it was always some fsck/error type
> message for the recording drives (two internal and an external drive I
> send some stuff to after recording). It had never been the OS drive. So
> it's sorta frustrating that the boot process will hang (and ssh not
> start) because of something happening to a data drive. You'd think it
> would let you get to the point where you could ssh in and then say
> "Here's a problem with your system. I can't continue past this." It'll
> be a while before I see it and if it's just a "hit y" wait a few
> minutes and bingo, I'll yell.
> I really like the console idea as I was thinking of doing a project
> with a Pi anyway and that could be one of its purposes. Question: Is it
> something that you can ssh into, run the console terminal, and see the
> output so far, or is it a matter of 1) ssh into the Pi, start the
> console, 2) use remote AC switch to restart mythbox 3) see that NEW
> output? I hope that was a clear question.

Sorry about the long delayed reply.

The way you described it is the normal scenario. You connect to the
pi, then connect to the serial console, finally you bounce the power
remotely and you get the boot messages that would normally appear on
your console remotely.


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Christopher Sean Hilton                    [chris/at/vindaloo/dot/com]

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