[mythtv-users] How does the diskless setup work?

A JM vbtalent at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 20:22:59 UTC 2005

So, what kind of cases are you guy's using? if it's diskless and
fanless as in the VIA EPIA ME6000 or SP8000E (I'm not sure what this
is HD Commell LV-667) you'll need video card height in order to use
decoding on a card correct? So, are they mostly beastly ugly PC's or
something more attractive?

My backend is running an XP3200 with 512meg and a couple of 200gig
drives in a LVM so I'm assuming it could handle the front end?

I'm currently finishing off an XBOX front end and although it's not
unattractive I'd like something attractive and quite.

Thanks for all the great information and feedback.


On 6/7/05, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> Michael Carland wrote:
> > One idea if PXE doesn't work, or you don't have PXE, and you still
> > want a silent machine, would be to boot from flash (or even floppy). I
> > have a CompactFlash to IDE adapter, that can be used to load a kernel,
> > and the rest could be loaded from network. If the motherboard supports
> > booting from a USB drive, this would do the same thing. You could even
> > load the kernel from a floppy, although when I used to do this the
> > same floppy sitting in the same drive for months on end would need to
> > be replaced once or twice a year. Not exactly diskless in that case,
> > but other than 30 seconds at boot, there is no drive noise.
> Or, throw in a DVD drive and boot from CD/DVD, and you can play DVD's
> with the frontend, also.
> Mike
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