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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2008, 03:15:49 am »
On the CD there is one file (mce-installer_2.0.1-1_i386.deb) and one folder (deb-cache)

I guess my biggest concern over DVD installation is redundancy of data with two hard drives.  If were to copy my music and videos to the HD with linux MCE, what directory would they go in?
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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2008, 12:40:08 am »
Upfront apologies if this is a dumb question, but it has me scratching my head.

I am installing the 32 bit version from DVD.  I do not see or appear to be given the option of installing as a Core.  2 installs in a row have yielded Hybrid installs.  Thoughts?

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2008, 03:50:17 am »
there is currently no clean core install. To have a core after install, simply stop the media director services, and uncheck it in the launch manager window.

We hope to put a clean core option back in soon.

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2008, 04:22:13 pm »
I am in the same boat as sdgenxr, using the cd's on a fresh Kubuntu 710 install, the installer won't install and the cd will not auto start as described in the destructions, so after going to the extreme of extracting then burning another set of cd's allowing the os to update all its packages online,tryin again, redoing the whole install again of Kubuntu, trying again to no avail, then downloading the dvd version, single layer as none of the double layers would work from the mirrors, now it won't boot from the dvd, it is an old acer laptop with an ati card, but the kubuntu install works ok, would like to get this happening but the hammer is close to being exercised!!!!


Any thoughts anyone?

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2008, 03:46:32 am »
I prefer the interactivity of the installation process for the CD version (specifically the networking setup and the choice between dedicated core and hybrid core). The DVD makes many assumptions and I prefer a more customized environment.

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2009, 06:31:25 pm »
The Linux MCE DVD is more like an OEM and/or full install Windows VISTA DVD.
I wound got DVD mostly; because it's less of pain in the ninck, even if just have it as dual-boot.
I ran some tests and if you need Windows file scaring like if your like me and own a X-BOX 360 you can use it with Linux MCE. I just can't find Web hosting support for VPNs and doing things like watching an missed show of Dirty Jobs over the web; that Windows MCE can with 3rd party apps.     

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2009, 09:41:02 pm »
I have already installed using the CD method with AMD64 images (should have read this thread first).  Is there a way of adding the i386 diskless images to enable one of my MDs to boot?

Any help greatly appreciated, not sure I can face another install :)

Many thanks,

Adam


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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2009, 09:31:30 am »
Hi. I'm 5-hours into a 6-hour download of the DVD version of LMCE but I'm wondering if I'm doing the right thing and should not have gone for the 2-CD version.

My biggest concern is that the DVD version seems quite stale - least ways, the dates on the download files are circa May 2008 and its now Aug 2009 so Kbuntu will have moved on a bit. Will the autoupdate process bring the base OS upto the latest version of am I going to be lumbered with an old OS? Has LMCE not moved on a bit since then?

I'm surprised the DVD version is so big - its three time the size of the 2CD one. I could understand twice the size - 32- and 64-bit platforms, but not thrice.

I'm just about to do first fit on a new house I'm building so I'm interested in ensuring I get all the wires in place before I put plasterboard up so a pointer to what I shoud be considering will be invaluable. I need to start simple so I was thinking of just a "technology demonstrator" to show the wife - you know, play a DVD, watch a terrestrial TV program and turn a couple of lights off and on. Whats the minimum I need?

Peter

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2009, 09:52:01 am »
Hello, Welcome.

We do not recommend installing the 0710 release, anymore, as we have done considerable development since then, and because of major architectural changes, we have had to seal off that entire code base and start a new branch, so versions of 0710 will not be upgradeable to the new release (which is one of the reasons we made the clean break in the first place.)

You should follow the instructions on the 0810 alpha2 page, linked on the front of the wiki, to install the latest build.

Thanks, and again, welcome.
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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2009, 11:38:06 pm »
I need to start simple so I was thinking of just a "technology demonstrator" to show the wife - you know, play a DVD, watch a terrestrial TV program and turn a couple of lights off and on. Whats the minimum I need?

Peter

I notice nobody answered your question, so here you go.

You'll need a dual NIC PC with audio/video out (preferably with Nvidia chipset/graphics card), a z-wave usb dongle (from micasaverde), z-wave dimmer switches/modules, a tv tuner (go with hdhomerun), a properly configured network, and a tv.

Good luck.

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2009, 10:50:36 am »
CD Installation
Cons:
1. take a huge amount of time
Just how much time does it take?
I don't need an exact number for my setup here, just a rough guideline how much time I need to plan:
1, 5, 10, 20 hours?

Thank you
Andreas

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2009, 08:47:30 pm »
5 hours

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2009, 05:50:59 pm »
I am trying to install linuxMCE in a Pentium IV 3.2 GHz machine with 1GB ram and i915G integrated graphics.
Motherboard GA8I915G-MF with a ICH6 southbridge.

My main interest is using it as the firewall/router and home archive, as a core system. It would be an always on box, with two 1TB harddrives in RAID.

If it can distribute TV signal (I have a tuner) and my multimedia content, it will be great, but if it is not able to do that, i will survive with that capabilities.

The problem is that the DVD of the 810 version does not an option to install just a core system. and I could not find a CD installation.

How should I install a core system with the new linuxMCE distribution (I have some previous experience in installing 710 version).

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2009, 05:57:21 pm »
How should I install a core system with the new linuxMCE distribution (I have some previous experience in installing 710 version).

There is currently no option to install a core only system.  You may be able to install a complete hybrid and then turn off the media-director portion of the system in pluto.conf.  I think that many people are simply installing a hybrid with UI1.

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Re: DVD vs CD Installation
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2009, 10:59:17 pm »
As phenigma said: Install the DVD, and later on go into /etc/pluto.conf and set
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AutostartMedia = 0That way, you have in essence a core only.