[mythtv-users] Recomended distro???

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Sun Jan 21 23:07:55 UTC 2007

Ah, ok. Please excuse me.

I had this idea that you'd successfully installed Fedora and then it  
broke when you were configuring MythTV on it; that you were unable to  
either roll back the things that you'd changed or succeed in  
installing further. I guess that I assumed that, being here, you were  
further along in the Linux process.

I have to concede that I found some installs didn't make any sense at  
all when I was first using Linux, and even a year in I resolved one  
problem with a format. Problems at this stage surely are OT for this  
list, mind. I'm quite amazed by the number of people who I've seen  
posting here for whom MythTV has been their first Linux experience -  
amazed, that is, that so many have survived and ultimately been  

My apologies,


On 18 Jan 2007, at 01:57, Mark Abreu wrote:

> Speaking for myself - a Linux rookie - there are sometimes  
> situations during an install where the right answer isn't always  
> obvious, and sometimes that means a mistake is made.  If you're a  
> rookie it's sometimes easier to do the entire install again rather  
> than try to fix something in unfamiliar territory.  I attempted an  
> FC6 cd-based install about a week ago to do my first MythTV setup.   
> I probably did it 4 times - sometimes because of mistakes I made  
> somewhere along the way due completely to my inexperience, and  
> other times because I was able to find a bug in the installer that  
> caused it to fail (twice).  After the 4th time I decided to try  
> Mythdora instead out of pure laziness.
> And at the risk of offending someone, I've never had to do a  
> Windows re-install immediately after installing it on a clean  
> machine.  More familiar territory with fewer decisions to make.   
> Sure I've had to wipe many a screwed up machine and install again.
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 23:39:58 +0000, Stroller wrote:
>> Mind if I ask why you've reinstalled the same version of Fedora so
>> many times?
>> I mean, I gather from this that you're reinstalling your distro
>> because it is "br0ken" on your PC....

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