[mythtv-users] Need mythbuntu install help

James Crow james at ultratans.com
Mon Dec 8 20:56:43 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 17:24 -0600, Craig Huff wrote:
> I have a running BE/FE running FE6 and a separate FE running CENTOS 5.
>  I really need to get updated to a newer OS and a newer version of
> MythTV.
> I am trying to build a frontend system using the mythbuntu
> installation CD that came with a "Linux Format" magazine I picked up
> on the newstand.  However, once I launch the installation it cranks
> away for about a minute with the sliding bar (kinda like a Cylon
> scanner or a "Pong" paddle run amok) and it dumps me in a text screen
> with a BusyBox v1.1.3 caption with a prompt of (initramfs).  I didn't
> find anything on the Mythbuntu or the Ubuntu wikis that sounded like
> it was relevant, so, where do I go from here?
> FWIW, the FE is an ASUS M2NPV-VM mobo with an Athlon 64X2 4000 CPU and
> 1GB RAM using the on-board nVIDIA graphics.  All of this has worked in
> the past as an FE using MythDora 4.
> Craig.

Which nvidia graphics chipset is on that motherboard? The 8.10 Mythbuntu
release has issues with some of the nvidia chipsets. (on a GeForce 8200
MB the installer wanted to use nv, but it does not yet support the 8200)
You can also try the safe graphics mode install. If that does not work
then the easiest may be the alternate install cd. There are many
different tweaks that can be done to the regular graphical CD, but the
alternate is probably easier.


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