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

Paul Bender pbender at qualcomm.com
Tue Jun 7 20:47:01 UTC 2005

The EPIA ME6000, VIA EPIA SP8000E and the Commell LV-667 all have MPEG2 
hardware decoding on the motherboard, so no additional video card is needed.

In addition, they are mini-itx form factor. Most mini-itx cases come 
with a right angle ide connector so that if you add an IDE card, the 
card will be parallel to the motherboard.

For a case, I have been using the Casetronic C137-90W 
<> with the case 
fan disabled.

Yes, the Commell LV-667 has a CPU fan.

A JM wrote:
> 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.
> AJM,
> 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.
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