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Rukus

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Adding additional Hard Drives
« on: February 04, 2008, 11:55:05 pm »
Hi All,

I'm currently running MythTV on ubuntu and I've been considering stepping it up to LinuxMCE.  I currently have 3 internal drives in the box right now, 1) System  2) Movies and 3) Recordings.  I know I will have to do a fresh install of LinuxMCE on my system drive, but I don't want LMCE to format all 3 disks during install, and lose the media I have. If I unplug the media drives and run the install, will LMCE recognize the drives afterwards, or do I have to format all 3 disks and start from scratch?   Any help is greatly appreciated. 

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Re: Adding additional Hard Drives
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 01:29:00 am »
As long as the other 2 drives are formatted with a supported fileystem, If there curently on mythtv they should be ext3 which is fine yes all should be fine.
I would deffinalty recommend disconnecting during install. Although linuxmce should not touch these drives this is beta software afterall and there is no hard in being safe rather than sorry.

Once install has finished and linuxmce is up and running. Shutdown the machine and plug them in, boot linuxmce back up and you should get a message on screen saying a new drive is detected and would you like to use it. Once you have selected it you will get an option to use the linuxmce filesystem on it or leavve it as is and use it as wither private ot public. Select to leave as is and use as public and all the media on those drives should be detected.

Just to note myth tv will not pick up the recordings on the mythtv drive but linuxmce will detect them as vieo files, however you maye lose the proam info.

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Re: Adding additional Hard Drives
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 01:19:06 pm »
Thanks for the info fibres, I move forward with the install.
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Re: Adding additional Hard Drives
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 04:38:40 pm »
It is possible to backup and then restore your mythconverg database.
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Backup_your_database
http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.5

I have done so successfully when I converted from KnoppMyth to LMCE.

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Re: Adding additional Hard Drives
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008, 01:45:01 pm »
Well I got through install fine leaving them plugged in, but I'm having trouble figuring out the directory structure.  I'd like to keep the same schema I had on my original Myth machine, where my 500Gig drive is used for storing movies, and my 250Gig for storing TV shows.  I tried using Pluto Web Admin, but I doesn't seem to be working as I'd hoped.  Any suggestions on a plan of attack.
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