[mythtv-users] Diskless frontend

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Wed Mar 12 15:28:49 UTC 2003

I have booted both off flash and from the network on my Epia.  Should
be the exact same for any PXE-enabled BIOS.

Honestly after getting PXE going, I don't think CF is worth while.  Boot
time is real similar I didn't time the difference, but I think its real

My EPIA does have a 60 watt fanless powersupply.  Still has a processor
fan though.  I was hoping to dump the processor fan though.  Maybe with
a mondo heat sink

> Has anyone tried to use a Compact Flash to IDE adapter to create a diskless 
> frontend (http://www.cwlinux.com/eng/products/products_ide2cf.php)?
> The motherboard of the machine I would like to use does not support net boot, 
> and it would be a nice and quiet machine with no drive. The compact flash 
> cards are not as cheap as harddrives but they make no noise and use less 
> power which means I can possibly go with fanless powersupply creating a 
> no-noise myth frontend.
> Comments?
> -Emil
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