I would like to do the following, will this work?
Core: dual core, 2gb ram, 4GB CF boot disk, 160gb media disk, 4 ethernet ports, dvb card, adsl card, wifi card (all linux compatible) can I use this as a music server, tv recorder and firewall as well as the core?
Storage Server, dual core, 2gb ram running solaris 10, store all movies on here and wake-on-lan when movie is required.
Media Director, single core, two sound cards, two spdif connected to receiver, each card used to send a different source to the multiroom audio, headless if possible, network boot preferred, use n800 to select room and music to play there, n800 displays cover art and track listings.
Windows Media Centre PC used for live TV and watching HDDVD disks, partner friendly config :-(
Either the core or media director connected using serial to my Marantz SR5600, to control, all devices will be in the same vicinity, only the core will be always on.
A nokia n800 as orbiter, I would prefer to have this as the only controller for the core and media director, if maintenance is required on the core or media director i can use vlc or connect up a screen, I would prefer to not be running X on the core or media director to save space and resources.
Will all this work, any experiences, caveats?
Thanks for taking the time to read this.