[mythtv] System Plans

Calvin Harrigan mythtv-dev@snowman.net
15 Dec 2002 15:45:21 -0500

On Sun, 2002-12-15 at 15:44, Andy wrote:
> > 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
> TB
> > 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?
> Andy
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The size of the OS partition depends on the distribution.  Some distros
can be done in less then 1 gig.  I would suggest 2-3 if you only plan to
use mythtv.