[mythtv-users] Easiest installation?

ffrr ffrr at tpg.com.au
Tue Dec 6 05:43:42 EST 2005

Marcus wrote:

>I'm new to MythTV. If I use KnoppMyth do I only need a free partition? Can I specify which partition to install to?
>Reading the docs it seemed like it would automatically install to hda1.
>I want myth to co-exist on my regular desktop PC.
>I'm using Debian and the MythTV packages are currently not maintained. I don't know how to tweak the source or makefiles to compile, so is KnoppMyth my best options?

The best way for myth to 'coexist' with a desktop PC is for it to be on 
a second machine with NFS drives mapped between them and using a remote 
frontend, or even just mythweb.

Theoretically they can coexist, and if you really want to try, using a 
distribution that has packages for myth (if you don't want to compile 
them yourself).  I used Mandriva at one point, and Fedora is popular.  I 
now have Mandriva for my desktop, and a second smaller PC runs 
Knoppmyth.  It works well this way.

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