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Users / Re: New Bee Here.. want to setup LinuxMCE..
« on: April 08, 2009, 08:48:14 pm »
I would not use a CF card for the O/S,  currently your TV show are recorded to your O/S drive.

Also the nic on that Mobo may require an updated drivers as well as your Video card.



Thanks m8.. I realised that after some reading.. now i have to use another 160GB SATA for my OS Drive.. :-) An extra 20quid for the budget..

Another Q, how much swap is recomended..

Users / Re: Advantages of using IDE Flash drives?
« on: April 08, 2009, 06:04:58 pm »
Its no joke, I have an 80gb hard drive for my OS and with 5 MD's it is over half full. Luckily I dont record very many TV shows. I plan on upgrading to at least 250gb in the near future.

So did you use IDE drive for os or partition on SATA drive? Did you RAID any of your drives?

Users / Re: Advantages of using IDE Flash drives?
« on: April 08, 2009, 05:54:20 pm »
You need a minimum of 40 gb just to do a lmce install


You must be joking.. 40GB for LMCE? can i not even install /boot to flash drive?

Users / Advantages of using IDE Flash drives?
« on: April 08, 2009, 05:33:37 pm »
Hi all... is there any advantage using IDE flash drives and installing LMCE there.. if so what capacity should i go for 1gb, 2gb??? also what folders should be installed onto the ide drive..


Users / Re: New Bee Here.. want to setup LinuxMCE..
« on: April 08, 2009, 05:31:43 pm »
Hi rednus,

That system looks ok, I presume you have already had a good look through the wiki to check if it's all compatible?!?! I doubt if you will need 4Gb of RAM but that's up to you.

Just thought I would mention; you say you are planning on installing things like security, lighting,media and asterisk one at a time well LinuxMCE will install it all and then you will just have to configure them as you are ready.  If I were you I would get as much equipment ready as possible for when you do the first install so you have at least got something to play with.

Also, is that all the storage you are planning on having or have you got a NAS box for all your data?

Good luck


Hi tricky_dicky, thanks for the reply.. yes i have been thru the hardware wiki.. and what i meant about the installation is about implementation but not really about installing the software.. for the moment 1TB is the storage.. in future i will extend it with additional storage or external sata drives..

the problem with having as much equipment is sourcing all the products and getting them delivered in time for installation.. not the pc products.. but z-wave and other products.. i am still trying to find out best z-wave switches etc..

thanks for the tip though..

regards, rednus

Users / New Bee Here.. want to setup LMCE..
« on: April 08, 2009, 02:41:07 pm »
Hello LMCE Gurus,

I have been thinking of automate my home for some time now.. Now I am starting to put it to plan.. my plan is to build the core first.. automate security(Z-wave), lighting(Z-wave), media(powerline), telephony(asterix) one by one in order..

for the starter.. I am planning to build my Hybrid Core which will sit in first floor home cinema room with the following config.. please help me if i am missing anything.. (Please note I am from UK)

Black Opera ATX Desktop Case 500W PSU (20+4 pin)2x 5.25bays, 2x3.25bays, 3fans, 7expansion slots, 2x front usb and front av ports
Asus M4N78 Pro ATX, AM2+, NVIDIA GeForce 8300, Hybrid SLI, 3 x PCI (32 bit), 1 x PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 2 x PCI-E x1, 6x SATA 3gbps, 8USB, HDMI, SPDIF, RAID, 1x IDE
AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750+2.7GHz 2Core, 128KBx2 L1, 512KBx2 L2, 1MBx2 L3
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro V292mm vertical cooler
Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2 2GBx21066FSB
500 GB Maxtor STM3500320AS DiamondMax 22 x232MB Buffer, 8.5ms, 2 discs will be on RAID
Optiarc AD-7200S-0D 20x DVDRWDVD dual layer writer

This will be the basic core.. PCIs & USBs will be added as the installation progress..
Also I wanted to use 2GB or 4GB IDE Flash drive to install my OS on to.. but not sure if that is a good idea or not..

please let me know your views, ideas and suggestions..


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