[mythtv-users] Advice on clean install upgrade OS & MythTV?

steve networks1 at cox.net
Wed Mar 5 12:53:14 UTC 2014

I have an existing MythTV setup that is itself out of date and is 
running on an old version of Fedora (FC 15).I want to do a clean install 
of FC 20 and the latest MythTV package.I know for this purpose I need to 
back up mythconverg and restore it once the new install is done.My 
question is about recorded videos I have on the machine.These are on a 
separate partition/drive from the OS and MythTV software, as shown:

[root at mythtv /]# parted -l

Model: ATA WDC WD3200AAKS-0 (scsi)

Disk /dev/sda: 320GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: msdos

NumberStartEndSizeTypeFile systemFlags




Model: ATA WDC WD1001FALS-0 (scsi)

Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B

Partition Table: msdos

NumberStartEndSizeTypeFile systemFlags


One question is whether I can install FC 20 and MythTV on /dev/sda and 
preserve the videos on /dev/sdb, or whether I need to back up the videos 
to an external drive, format both drives, and restore the videos.  I 
would rather avoid that if possible.

A second question is whether there is anything I can do on the new 
install to address an audio stuttering issue I have been having on the 
existing setup.I am pretty sure it's related to data throughput somehow 
because it mainly happens when there is a lot of change in the video 
(panning shots on HD programs for example) and I recall reading some 
time ago that this could be related to the configuration of the file 
system somehow.So maybe it would be better to back up the videos and 
restore them on a different file system configuration anyway.

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