--Mikec , 6 February 2006 (UTC) Should we add some additional comments as to when these steps should be followed? --Dirk Gecko , 19 November 2007 (UTC) --ELafargue, 20 Shouldn't this section first contain a high level description of the various terms and concepts used in Myth TV, such as "Sources", "Inputs", etc, as well as example architectures?
They may or may not be relevant to someone who may have installed Myth via Myth Dora or Knopp Myth or the like. I am still struggling to fully understand the nuances between all the various components of Myth TV.
In the past I had all my media files on my Windows XP box and used cifs to mount the windows shares on my Myth TV box.
I played music/videos directly through the share and performance was great even with a 10/100 Mbps NIC.
My first Myth TV system was built with A LOT of help from Jarod Wilson's infamous How-To.
A few months ago I built two Myth TV systems for my family and decided to use Myth Dora4.
Does this kind of detail belong on this installation page?
Introduction I've been using Myth TV for about 3 years now, both on Fedora Core and also on Ubuntu on my laptop.
Hardware Dell 8300 Tower, Dell BIOS A07CPU: P4 2.8Ghz Hyperthreaded Memory: 1.25Gb PC3200Audio: M-Audio 5.1 Audio Card Video: Nvidia Ge Force 5200 AGP (VGA/DVI/SVIDIO)Capture Card: Hauppauge PRV-150 Tuner Card Network: 10/100/1000 Intel NICStorage:(1) 40 GB HDD (IDE) (for the OS)(2) 500GB IDE HDD's (for the RAID)(2) 500GB SATA HDD's (for the RAID)Configuring the OSThe install of the OS is really simple and extremely intuitive.
The problems I ran into were caused by my additional disks, but were a result of a bug/lack of code/oversight/etc in the Dell BIOS.
The motherboard has two IDE controllers, and two onboard SATA controllers.
This was good advice, and to fast forward, I did get it working, but Dell was not going to make it easy for me.
After tons of research trying to prove that I wasn’t crazy, I confirmed that on this Dell 8300 BIOS, if you use either or both of the SATA controllers, the BIOS will only let you boot off a SATA drive.