[mythtv-users] Completely new install suggestions (Ubuntu 6.1 or MythDora 3.0)

Paul Gallant pgallant at gmanonline.net
Fri Dec 1 22:20:02 UTC 2006

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Dec 1, 2006, at 2:55 PM, Jon Boehm wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've been lurking around the list for ~6 months and finally made my  
>> hardware
>> purchases.  I'm looking to start my build this weekend.  The box  
>> will be
>> using Gigabyte motherboard with the new 965P chip set.  I'll be  
>> running a P4
>> 3.2Ghz CPU.
>> Anyway, this box will be a dedicated F/B Myth box, but eventually I'm
>> infested in running a variety of other servers on it (Misterhouse,  
>> mail,
>> Apache, daapd, rsync, etc.).  I'm struggling between using Ubuntu  
>> 6.1 server
>> or MythDora 3.0.  MythDora seem very easy but I'm a little worried  
>> that in
>> the long run I might be better off using Ubuntu.  Ubuntu has a good  
>> how-to
>> here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV. I'm also wondering if
>> MythDora might have some services stripped out of it that I might  
>> need later
>> when I add the other server apps. Also, I might miss out on  
>> learning that I
>> would gain from a more manual install using the Ubuntu how-to.
>> I'm not interested in getting into a religious debate but would be
>> interested in practical thoughts from the Myth community.
> It really depends on what your goals are. If your goal is to "learn"  
> then compiling everything from scratch would be best, but it might be  
> a while before you got a working system, especially if you are new to  
> Linux.
> If you just want to get a working Myth system up as fast as possible  
> then MythDora would be the way to go.
> The Ubuntu approach would lie somewhere between the two I would think.
> The latest MythDora does not seem to have anything "stripped out",  
> quite the contrary, it has many additions to the base Myth system,  
> and things can be added easily from the atrpms repository.
> You might even want to try more than one approach. Install MythDora  
> and play with it to learn how the configuration works etc., then  
> start over again from scratch. That way you would know how it is  
> supposed to work before you try compiling it.
> There is no right or wrong solution, it's all up to you.
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I'm very impressed with the MythTV install on Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.1?).  I 
got it up and running in about an hour.  Very nice. 
Install is basically point and click using Synaptic Package Manager.  
Now I'm going over it and tweaking settings, etc.  Once I really know 
what I'm doing I'll blow it away and start over.  :)

Only thing I installed by hand was IVTV modules and PVR-250 firmware.  
But this was very simple.


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