[mythtv-users] Myth experiences with Zotac ION + ATOM mobo

Glen Dragon gdragon at jetcom.org
Wed Jun 10 14:18:34 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Brian Long <briandlong at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:26 AM, Tom Lichti<redpepperracing at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I have been running a frontend on an 8GB USB flash drive for almost a
> > year with no issues. My ION box (when it ever gets here) will do the
> > same.
> >
> > Tom
> I've toyed with netboot using GPXE and since it supports HTTP
> downloads of the initrd, it is lightning fast compared to standard
> TFTP.  Playing around with MiniMyth and a slow VIA CPU, it boots in
> 1-2 minutes which only happens if suspend/resume fails for some
> reason.  I would plan to do the same should I purchase the ION
> motherboard.
> Has anyone heard of other manufacturers releasing ION-based
> motherboards or is it a one man show for the foreseeable future?
I'm very happy with my net boot machines.
The "overhead" of a network file system is very insignificant, since
everything is in memory anyways.  And everything that myth does is over the
network.  All you need is enough ram, 2 GB is plenty, so swapping is not
really required,  although I have used swap over NFS, or nbd previously.

As I've stated before, my ion netboots (pxelinux) and powers up into myth in
65 seconds.   the tftp stage is not even measurable.
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