[mythtv-users] Need advice on FC12 HD partitioning

Michelle Dupuis support at ocg.ca
Fri Jan 1 18:15:14 UTC 2010

Stay with Ext3 for now - no need for bleading edge.
Move storage partition to seperate drive, format as XFS for performance.


From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of steve
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 12:51 PM
To: Myth TV Users List
Subject: [mythtv-users] Need advice on FC12 HD partitioning

I am setting up a new MythTV system to replace my old one (intended for HD).
The OS is Fedora Core 12.  


I'm using the wiki how to,
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Installing_MythTV_on_Fedora  but it gives advice
on partitioning that no longer seems valid for FC12.  For example it says I
should use ext3 for the format of /boot and /  but jfs for /video.  However,
the format options given by the installer are





physical volume (LVM)

software RAID





So should I use ext4 for /boot & / and xfs for /video?  The howto says XFS
is better "at least, when it's stable." which is kind of scary.


Also I was advised to put /video on a separate drive, so I have a 160 gb
drive and a 1 tb drive.  Does this affect the recommended sizes in the
howto?  Also the default partition combined both drives into one logical
volume, which I don't think I want if the point is to keep the video on a
separate drive.


If someone could help me out with a recommended partitioning scheme I'd
appreciate it because I know it's important for good MythTV performance.


Thanks and Happy New Year.




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