[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu Clean Install Help Needed

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 03:21:09 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 10:02 PM, John Haywood <john at jhit.com.au> wrote:
> Background:
> Due to issues post-upgrade, random crashes, modules not either working or
> configurable and a plummeting WAF, I've decided to go ahead with a 'Clean
> Install of Mythbuntu, keeping old database' as detailed on
> mythbuntu.org/upgrading page.
> I've backed up the db, grabbed the MySQL password, even tarred up the /etc
> and /home directories, so that I can access any settings as required
> One thing which isn't clear to me is the preservation of my existing Storage
> Group:
> I have 2 x HDD, mounted at /var/lib/mythtv and /var/lib/mythtv2
> respectively. These hold all my recordings, videos, fanart etc.
> Should I physically disconnect these during the upgrade, then reconnect and
> mount afterwards?
> Also I currently have the PPA autobuild repos enabled (0.23), plus
> multiverse and JYA's repos
> Do I need all of these, or can I simplify the setup?
> Thanks
> John Haywood

You can safely leave them plugged in..  Just tell the install to not
format them and give it the mount point..  As far as the PPAs, I would
not recommend using the mythbuntu and JYA repos at the same time..

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