I have been following LinuxMCE since 2007, but never came round to setting up a unit. Mostly a time issue
(. But I feel I just need to take the plunge. Instead of putting it of because I am not sure if the hardware would do the trick, I just gonna do it ;o).
I have my VMware ESX 4.1 with Vcenter 4.1 up and running. Still looking into the View Connection option to improve streaming issues. But Rome isn't build on one day either, right?
Now here's the thing. I see some of you have installed this on ESXi. As far as O know, this is the same Linux based platform as ESX4.1. Correct? I still haven't figured out the entire LMCE setup as I want it. I have by Dreambox PVR600 as a part of my "joe Average" Home Theatre. I first wanted to try to make a DVB-S server, that could have all my subscription cards (read my posts elsewhere on this forum), but this seems to be a less doable solution. So now I use a card server, and can connect one or more satelitte receivers in my home. But I guess I will remain dependable on a Dreambox type solution for now. Unless somebody comes up with a better solution.
My question for now basically is: I created a VM with 2 nics. Just for testing. Default settings to see how LMCE responds to the drivers. I downloaded the 810 from h__p://linuxmce.iptp.org/release/LinuxMCE-8.10-rc1.iso. I uploaded the ISO to the VM datastorage, and use the image as boot DVD. No OS is found... I downloaded Kubuntu 810, and followed the same procedure. Boots and installs OK. On the LMCE image, I see that the root contains 2 .exe files... Is this also a windows version? It also contains linux folders. Anyway, I can not boot from it, so I wonder if I need to download another image?
Next step I will be investigating is how to set up a core, so the kids can watch TV from their PC on their rooms, without the need of investing in TVs, and other expensive equipment. No need for superb picture quality. They watch youtube and DVDs, and they are very happy with the quality. I wonder if it can be done to set up a VM core..... I welcome your feedback
Thanks for now,