[mythtv-users] Diskless

Peter A. Daly petedaly at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 19:25:13 UTC 2007

I use, and have been very impressed by MiniMyth.

It's only as slow as your hardware, and can load the OS as a RAM disk either
locally or over a network.  Once booted, everything is local...OS and Myth
are in RAM.

I prefer to load MiniMyth to a compact flash card using a USB cardreader on
my desktop system, then plug the CF card into my frontend using a compact
flash to IDE adapter.

http://www.mythpvr.com - http://www.mythpvr.com/mythtv/minimyth

On 1/30/07, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> I came across the diskless how-to on the Wiki and, while I have the
> entire infrastructure in place (I build both windows and Linux boxes via
> PXE booting), I immediately thought "hey, that would definitely be QUIET".
> However, the question that goes unanswered in the wiki is about
> performance.  Since the entire system is loading and running off of the
> network (I've got cat-5 wired) *and* mythtv is also going over that same
> network, doesn't that beat up on the performance?  Especially since swap
> would also be on an NFS mounted volume...
> I'd be interested to hear about people's experiences with MythTV and a
> diskless frontend to see if it would be a viable configuration or if it
> is just a pipe dream..
> Thanks!
> -Rich
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