[mythtv-users] XBox with root via NFS?

Ben Dash ben_dash at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 29 09:37:43 EST 2005


I was thinking about using >8gig space for swap so I
could try suspend2 to put my xBox into hybernate
sleep.  Do you know if the >8gig space has a dev name,
i.e. hdaxx?

In order to get the machine to recover from hybernate
I need to pass a device as a boot option to the kernel
that tells it where the swap file is.  I don't believe
I can use a fatx swap for that.

If I can get it to hybernate than the wife acceptance
factor goes way up since it would, hopefully, boot in
a lot less time than it takes now.

Please let me know


--- Victor <sphing at gmail.com> wrote:

> I tried that... I originally put the swap on my file
> server and didn't
> use the harddrive once it booted into linux.  The
> NFS swap was
> horrifically slow.  I do not recommend it, however
> if your harddrive has
> a 10gig instead of an 8gig, you could use the extra
> 2 gigs for swap
> (which the xbox doesn't use).  If that still isn't
> an option, you could
> use a fatx file for swap like Ben mentioned (which I
> have never done). 
> Yet still you could upgrade to 128 megs of ram and
> try without swap
> entirely.  but having 64mb of ram and NFS swap is a
> slow solution.
> Vic
> chris at cpr.homelinux.net wrote:
> >On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 07:18:54AM -0800, Ben Dash
> wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>I'm not sure what you'd gain by not using the hard
> >>drive for swap, my swap file is just a 256MB file
> on
> >>hda50.  The swap file doesn't effect the native
> xBox
> >>functions.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >If I could use NFS for both root and swap (perhaps
> with the help of 
> >additional installed RAM) then I could shut down
> the drive, gaining a 
> >50-75% reduction in ambient noise.  The noise from
> the XBox isn't a 
> >problem when playing games since they tend to be
> loud anyway, but it's 
> >a real distraction when watching a relatively quiet
> recording.
> >
> >I figure having a slow swap would make navigating
> the menus painful and 
> >would delay the start of the playback, but once I'm
> actually watching 
> >TV I wouldn't expect to have a lot of paging going
> on.
> >
> >I was hoping someone on here would have already
> tried it and could tell 
> >me that it definitely works or definitely doesn't
> work so I don't spend 
> >a lot of (potentially wasted) time reinventing the
> wheel.
> >
> >  
> >
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