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Disparu

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Need help choosing hardware.
« on: April 16, 2008, 03:08:23 pm »
After watching the LinuxMCE video review and after using mythtv alone for a while I would really like to build a linuxmce system. My funding and variety of parts is not too limited. What I have now . . . Antec SOHO file server case, enermax 720 watt power supply, 4gigs ddr2 ram, pci-x 3ware 4pt sata raid controller, lga775 e2160 processor, dvd burner, hauppauge pvr-500. I would like to have a seperate mini-itx media director ...

I guess all I really need is a motherboard with a pci-x slot that supports lga775 and ddr2 ram...i tried to set up a test system for pxe booting on my laptop before i invested in additional hardware and I had alot of trouble getting my laptop to boot off the core, it would always hang at some point such as "ip-config"

I was thinking of 4x750gb hds for the pci-x raid card.
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Re: Need help choosing hardware.
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 06:31:27 pm »
Hello and welcome to linuxmce
i would start by looking at
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Category:Hardware
as there is a lot of information there on what does and does not work
we have about 4.5 Tb at home of content and mostly comprised of external drives (cheaper and easier to grow)
not sure if i would do the same if i was going to start from scratch
YMMV
Core/hybrid
ASUS M2NPV-VM AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5200DOBOX
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Re: Need help choosing hardware.
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008, 03:41:52 pm »
is there a way to set up a software raid one before running the linuxmce dvd?