[mythtv-users] Myth TV BE on VM Ware?
drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 17:17:16 UTC 2006
On 12/28/06, Bill Arlofski <waa-mythtv at revpol.com> wrote:
> Graham Milne wrote:
> > Hello Everyone,
> > I've been watching the posts on this discussion lists for a while. It is
> > good to see such a layer of support from the community. Here's my dilemma.
> > I have a nice shiny new computer which I would love to make into a MythTV
> > BE:
> > Intel Core 2 Duo, 6400
> > 2G 6400 DDR2 Corsair
> > 3X 250 GB SATA-2 set up in RAID 0
> > ICH8R
> > 2X PVR-150
> > My dilemma is that I can't dedicate this machine to Linux. As much as I'd
> > love to, Linux just can't run a few of the programs that I need to run for
> > work. So I'm stuck with WinXP Pro SP2. My thought was that maybe I could
> > use VM Ware to host a Linux subsystem to support MythTV BE. In theory,
> > this
> > should work. My concern is that VM Ware will not recognize the tuner cards
> > and make them available to the hosted Linux. Has anyone out there tried
> > this? I have a copy of the new VM Ware 6 Beta which I plan on testing
> > with.
> > I searched the how-to's, and Google. Google came up with a bunch of hits,
> > but all of them were talking about Myth FE. I'm planning a separate "low
> > power" box for the front end. (Celeron with 512MB of RAM and nVidia 6600,
> > running native Linux).
> > Any ideas would be great.
> > Thank you,
> > Graham.
> Hi Graham,
This may actually be possible with xen if your processor has the Intel
VT. See here:
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