[mythtv-users] installing on window xp system

Alen Edwards allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Thu Jun 26 04:09:08 UTC 2008

C E wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 3:30 AM, Mitch Gore <mitchell.gore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 10:22 PM, C E <list.spiritssight at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I would like to install the OS on a windows system, I don't mind if i
>>> have to shink the size of the partiion for windows as long as I don't
>>> lost any thing I do how on it which is not that much but I don't want
>>> to have to go though the trouble of doing it all again as I did this
>>> about 2 weeks ago becaouse of a issue it was having, any how I would
>>> like to test this better and seeing the live cd is working nice it
>>> should do the install as good right?
>>> Thanks ahead of time
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Christopher
>>> _______________________________________________
>> Your English is difficult to understand.
> Yes my english sticks :-(  I have a few learning disabilities
>> Are you saying you have a windows PC that you would like to test MythTV with by installing Linux as a dual
>> boot?
> This is correct
>> If so, you can use a Gparted LiveCD to shrink your windows install then
>> install your distro of choice and GRUB should detect your windows partition
>> on install.
> I did a google and it gives me what appears to be many different
> gparted, could you please point me to the base on to use?
>> Also, I assume this is a test box as a MythTV box really should
>> be powered on all the times to get recordings.
> It is my only computer, I am how ever checking it out and if I like
> what I see when its installed then I am going to get ride of windows
> for once and all :-)
>> Not sure what your skills are on Myth/Linux but the prebuilt packages are
>> much simplier to setup, such as MythBuntu, Mythdora, etc.  BUT these disks
>> usally wipe the drive clean, including your Windows install, so avoid those
>> and built from a basic distro.
> I don't have much skills in this stuff at all as long as I have
> internet doring all of this then I know I can ask questions if not
> sure of some thing,  at less if I am doing it from a live cd i think I
> should be able to still go online even thorugh the install.
> Thanks very much for your reply, I look forward to learning more
> Sincerely,
> Christopher
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I would suggest you get an old hard disk to use as a test disk.  
Disconnect your Windows disks, install the test disk,  then put 
Mythbuntu on the test disk.  When you are done, switch your cables back 
and you will for sure not have lost data.

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