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Title: Will this work?
Post by: Mudbream on March 23, 2007, 11:20:45 am
I've got a new pc recently. Its dual booting Ubuntu and XP.
I'm thinking of setting it up with Linux MCE at some point...will this work?

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4600+ - Socket AM2
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
TV Tuner Card (internal) + Media Center Remote & Rec.(requires Windows® XP Media Center OS)
New Aluminium ATX Midi Tower(Wave) +550W PSU - Black
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe ,AM2 ,nForce 590 SLI, PCIe, WiFi-AP Solo - ATX Mainboard
2048MB DDR2 Memory - 533MHz (2x1024)
300GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
16x DVD-ROM Drive (40x CD-ROM)
SONY 16x Dual Layer DVD Writer +R/-R/RW
1GB (2x 512MB GPU) nVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 - HDTV, 2xDual Link DVI
20.1" Viewsonic VX2025wm Wide-Screen LCD Display(8ms)
7.1 Channel Surround Sound Audio (on-board)
Creative Labs Inspire T7900 - 7.1 Surround with Subwoofer
Logitech Cordless Keyboard & Rechargeable Cordless Mouse

Title: Re: Will this work?
Post by: Keir on March 23, 2007, 12:41:03 pm
well I'd imagine that PARTICULAR type of ram should work fine ;)

Too many details dude :) The particular case you have most likely won't make a diff ;)

Anyhoo, I've not tried it yet, and from the sounds of things a lot of people haven't but I have a very similar spec system so anyone who's given it a go and has any matching components, let us know! :)

Title: Re: Will this work?
Post by: webpaul1 on March 24, 2007, 09:14:20 am
Just boot the Ubuntu live cd.  You don't need to install any software to do that and it won't touch your windows system.  If Ubuntu comes up and your network and all other devices are ok, then lmce should be fine.  However, unless your video card is an nvidia 6xxx or greater you won't get the alpha blending + 3d.  You can install lmce on a separate hdd or separate partition.  Or, install lmce on another old spare pc in the house, even one that's an old pc with an outdated video card.  Make it a dedicated core, and it will boot up in plain old text mode and just sit there and serve net boot images to any other pc's in the house.  Then in yoru windows pc, just go to the bios's boot menu and make net boot a higher priority to boot up as an lmce media station.  Again it won't touch yoru windows instlal on the hdd.