[mythtv] System Plans

Andy mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sun, 15 Dec 2002 14:44:43 -0600

> I don't know how up to date the Alsa web page is but you really should
> probably search the archives for references to your C-Media chipset.  The
> SC card sounds like a good choice as well.

If the Santa Cruz has good drivers, hopefully the Hercules Fortissimo 2
will, too, because they are both based on the same chip family.  The SC is
the 4630, the F2 the 4624.  I've got a couple of Fortissimo 2s in my other
boxes.  I may give one a try if I have trouble.

I'm off some next week, so I'm going to try to clean off the drive for a
reformat and install.

Should I do a OS partition and then have Myth store its TV recording files
in a partition taking up the rest of the drive?  I've always worked that way
in Windows, Ghosting the OS partition for quick recovery if something goes
wrong.  I figured it might also make things easier if I decide to switch to
a bigger drive, too.

If I do that in Linux, what kind of OS partition size would I need?  3 or 4
GB to be safe?