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

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Wed Jun 10 21:14:51 UTC 2009

Mike Perkins wrote:
> Brian Long wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Mike
>> Perkins<mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
>>> Brian Long wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> If it takes that long to boot minimyth, you're doing something wrong. 
>>> I'm
>>> running a 1GHz LN10000EG board and it goes from button-press to first 
>>> menu
>>> in 35 seconds. I'm using a standard TFTP and DHCP setup, although the 
>>> server
>>> which runs these isn't a myth server. I have a 100Mhz ethernet network.
>> I never figured out the procedure to cache the theme images when
>> netboot'ing so each time it has to scale the theme images.  Like I
>> said, I was toying with it.  :)  The other thing I was hoping to do
>> was configure the MePO-wide Theme for Minimyth since it was not
>> bundled last I looked.  I use MePO-wide on my primary frontend and I'd
>> like the other frontend to have the same theme.
> It's not fun, but I ended up touching a file called 
> <hostname>+themecache.sfs in the appropriate conf-rw directory under 
> tftpboot and giving it 666 permissions. In theory this is a security 
> hole, but I think it's safe enough.

Some TFTP servers do not allow the creation of files by default. For 
example, the TFTP server that comes with CentOS requires the -c option 
(added to its server_args parameter in it xinetd configuration file) to 
enable the creation of files.

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