[mythtv-users] Using MythTV .7 as a frontend on remote machine with live tv function but scheduled recording disabled?
cisip at sprintmail.com
Sat Mar 8 19:03:21 UTC 2003
> Was running Myth CVS just great as of about a week ago. Have about 60gb
> worth of shows recorded, and then things just "hung". Couldn't even task
> Now it won't boot again.
> This PC had run perfectly for about 2 years with Win2k and never a glitch of
> trouble. Do you think turning on the dma stuff as suggested in the
> setup/faq could have screwed it up? If so, would it really take a few weeks
> to screw up?
It is NOT likely a hardware problem. It is likely a corrupt filesystem.
Type "man fsck", Read, Understand, then Run "fsck". This should get
your computer back up and running.
> Also, should I try and switch the file system (using linux default now -
> ext2 right?) to some journaled one or something "safer"?
Another alternitive to running a journaled file system, is to mount your
existing partitions using the "sync" option. IMHO this is a much better
Linux, by default, sets 'ext2' partitions to be written async. This is
not a good thing, because data is not written to the disk right a way,
therefore if you hit the reset button, you are doomed to loose data,
everytime. (no other OS does this, as far as I know) Mounting the
filesystems w/ the sync option will definitely sacrifce speed though,
but is much safer. I say that this is a better option, because it
doesn't carry the overhead/hassle of a Journeled filesystem and almost
But, I would only do this if you have setup a seperate partition for you
video that can still be mounted 'async', so that you don't loose speed
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