Thanks again :-)
The PC I could use is a SFF with integrated audio (spdif) and video (hdmi), the processor is a Celeron M410 at 1.46GHz using 27W, it all runs from a 120W fanless PSU, it has a single PCI slot. This PC should WoL when I ask for music in its zone and possibly do a network boot, possible?
Also for my main living room zone could I have slimserver send the music to my Vista PC, and control that using the n800?
Also anybody tried to boot linuxMCE from compactflash, with swap and media on another hdd?
A recap of the hardware I have:
Linux: commell ls-570, dual core, 2gb ram, 4gb flash, 160gb hdd, quad gigE, 802.11agn card, adsl card and one spare pci slot
Vista MCE: asus modt, dual core, 2gb ram, dvb-t card, 40gb disk, 250gb disk, 8500gt connected to 30" dell
Solaris 10 Intel: supermicro mb, D420 proc, 2gb ram, 4 x 400gb and 8 x 80 gb.
asus modt, dual core, 2600pro
abit modt, single core, empty pci slot, integrated spdif and hdmi
2 x 1gb ram sticks for above two boards
7.1 sound card
I basically want to end up with:
firewall, asterisk server, mythbackend and sr5600 automation (with more HA to follow) on the commell, always-on for downloads, music streaming and recording tv
n800 orbiter for management, selecting tracks and showing whats playing in both rooms
separate audio to two different rooms, wake-on-lan
storage on solaris, wake-on-lan
i have to keep the vista mce box as is.
Any thoughts on what I could do better would be appreciated?