[mythtv-users] Diskless frontend

Emil Friis mythtv at bellsouth.net
Wed Mar 12 16:06:03 UTC 2003

Try a heatsink from http://zalman.co.kr/english/product/cnps6500b-cu.htm - 
they should be able to handle the heat from one of those processors.

My problem is that the old Compaq 900mHz AMD that I'd like to use doesn't 
support PXE. How much space would you need on a CF card to squeeze in 
Mythfrontend and all the requirements? Or maybe I could just boot from CF and 
then have myth etc. accessed from an NFS drive?

Eventually I'd like to take the MB from the Compaq, put it into the case of an 
old dead VCR, mount the DVD drive where the tape went in and just have my 
Myth Frontend look like any old VCR.


On Wednesday 12 March 2003 10:28, usenet at wingert.org wrote:
> 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
> negligable.
> 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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