[mythtv-users] Perfect frontend?

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 21:47:34 UTC 2009

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Brent Norris <brent at brentnorris.net> wrote:

> I have some new sticks on their way because I plan on upgrading my
> frontends to FC10 and since it was $24 for three of the 4gig ones I just got
> new ones.  My plan is to do the installs on the new sticks and then just
> switch them out.  If it doesn't work then just go back to the old stick
> until I sort out what the problem is.
> It also has some great advantages in that I loaded one machine, pulled the
> stick out of it, took it to my backend plugged it in and the other one too,
> and ran
> dd if=/dev/sdg of=/dev/sdh
> dd if=/dev/sdg of=frontend.img
> and poof I had another stick for my other frontend and an image in case I
> messed something up.  Plugged the second copy in, changed the hostname and
> static IP and away I went.
> No DHCP options to change, no dealing with MiniMyth (which I think is a
> great project, but didn't want to work for me at all), no hard drive whine,
> no heat from the hard drive, they boot fast.  I just did a normal Fedora
> install on them.
Do you just stick the sticks into a USB port - or do you have them mounted
internally (with a IDE/SATA to USB connector)?

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