[mythtv-users] pre-setup myth distros

James Gutshall Jr warchildx at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 23:14:13 UTC 2007

ok, that didnt make any sense after reading it. To clarify my previous

1) knoppmyth is easy to use
2) easy to upgrade... and if in doubt, the forums will give instructions,
and gotchas to watch out for when upgrading.
3) easy to upgrade: part 2... usually (broad overview) download newest iso,
boot it, and select upgrade.
4) yes, you can use debs on it (it is based on knoppix which is very debian
like).  you can also use apt-get to install your own apps, etc.
5) relating to 4: use the upgrade path configured with the distro/forums
rather than trying to use apt-get to upgrade.  knoppmyth has a custom
kernel, etc and apt will almost always break the driver for tuner cards, or
6) i have not used mythdora, or *buntu, but I have "rolled my own" and as
far as ease of use, and myth features, knoppmyth is nice.
7) always (regardless of distro/flavor/etc) backup your config, custom
scripts, database as well as your personal data (roms, pics, movies, etc).


On Nov 30, 2007 6:06 PM, James Gutshall Jr <warchildx at gmail.com> wrote:

> I use KnoppMyth, and have build my own mini distros based on debian.  I
> have a FC6 backend, 2 Knoppmyth frontends, 1 knoppmyth slave backend, and 2
> debian diskless boot frontends.
> knoppmyth is easy to configure, and setup.  they have a semi large forum
> and provide upgrade instuctions and gotchas to watch out for.
> listerally, download the newest iso, boot it, and one of the options is
> "upgrade" and it will do an inplace upgrade.
> keep in mind that with any config, you need to make sure your data (roms,
> videos, dvds, pictures, recorded shows, etc) are backed up regardless of
> which distro you use.  though knoppmyth is based on knoppix with is very
> debian like.  apt-get, debs, etc.
> main thing with it... it has a custom kernel, so even though you can (and
> I have personally done) apt-get install my-app-here... I wouldnt do a distro
> update via apt because there are some specific things going on in order to
> make these all-in-one distros small, and yet as automagic as they can make
> them.
> long winded story aside, I recommend knoppmyth.
> --James
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