Author Topic: disked/diskless MDs  (Read 1079 times)

colinjones

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disked/diskless MDs
« on: September 29, 2008, 01:17:06 am »
is there any intent to readd the option for a disked MD rather than just a diskless, since this was removed in 0710?

Also, I understand that a diskless MD will now use any local HDD for swap space. Does this happen automatically? Do you have to format/partition it in any specific way to allow it to detect and use the drive? And does it attempt to detect them on each boot, or if you add a HDD later, do you then have to trigger it to detect it again?

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Re: disked/diskless MDs
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 01:26:49 pm »
I would also like to see this possibility returned, with the prevalence of Cheap Wireless-N kit, a disked MD, (Even running off a £10 USB key so as to reduce noise and power), *should* be able to stream video at a decent rate (certainly if you only have a couple running) and could make LinuxMCE a solution for those (like me) who can't cable their houses.

Interestingly http://linuxmce.wordpress.com/2007/09/18/tip-6-add-non-diskless-media-director/ seems to suggest that someone has done this in 710, and the "Dropped support for Disked MDs" bit disappeared from the known issues of 710 when it went to RC from beta so it may be that disked MDs are supported.

I'm going to investigate tonight since the last parts of my new LinuxMCE setup have arrived!