So after watching the demo video I decided to pick up a 320 gb hdd, and a gyration mouse from CompUSA...they're going out of buisness.
So i downloaded Ubunutu 6.1 live cd, booted, installed to the new HDD, got grub installed, and restarted into my new Ubuntu install.
Then, I downloaded the LinuxMCE torrent, made the CD from the ISO, and on my HTPC installed the LinuxMCE installer.
Ran the installer....waited a really long time, noticed a couple of errors right from the start....looks like it was trying to downlaod stuff from linuxmce.com even though it had mounted the cd???
LinuxMCE seems like it has been down all afternoon.
Eventually the installation finished, so I restarted, and it booted to the LinuxMCE configuration screens.
Everything worked, and then it tried to start LinuxMCE for the first time.
20 minutes in, nothing but a gray screen with a cursor. (i did choose the advanced UI, I have an ATI 9600 card)
So, I tried restarting....same thing over and over gray scren with a cursor....nothing else.
I wanted this box to be LinuxMCE dedicated, so now I can't even get back into UBUNTU, goes right to LinuxMCE.