[mythtv-users] Clean OS procedure

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 13:51:47 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 3:27 AM, Damian <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello all,
> My new hardware will be arriving in a couple of days so I want to plan
> how to set everything back up as painlessly as possible. Here's my plan
> at the moment, let me know if I'm missing anything ...
> - Back up database
>    I think there's an option in the Mythbuntu Control centre to do this (?)
> - Back up relevant 'home' bits
>    Lirc config file
>    Perviously working xorg.conf file
> - Install Ubuntu, 64bit version
>    I'll clean out the root and home partition, but keep the partition
> with recordings in tact
> - Add Mythbuntu
> - Run setup to configure capture cards etc
> - Tell myth where recordings and videos are
>    I don't use default locations
>    Can't remember where the bit to tell Myth these things is, but I'm
> sure I'll find it
> - Restore Database
>    I saw a few lines on how to do this on a Mythbuntu wiki page I think

potential option - install the OS/Myth on a fresh drive and use your
previous drives solely for storage.  although this adds one more
component that you'd have to order/wait for/pay for ;)

Andrew Close

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