[mythtv-users] Clean OS procedure

Damian damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Sun Jun 22 23:03:32 UTC 2008

Andrew Close wrote:
> 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 ;)

Yea, I considered this, but finances didn't allow it.

Thanks for the suggestion

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