[mythtv-users] Myth in 20 hours!

Jarod C. Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Tue Jan 27 16:46:28 EST 2004

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On Tuesday 27 January 2004 00:55, Jeff Blair wrote:
> Well, if I could get MythTV to compile on my Opteron system, I could get
> it from a blank HD to a working system in about 4 hours.  It takes me
> about 3 hours to get it up and booting.  I love that thing.  :)

I'm new to Gentoo, so I must be doing something wrong. I decided to start in 
on a stage1 install on my dual Athlon MP 2000+ system (w/1.5GB of RAM, 4x36GB 
U160 10k rpm HW RAID-0 array). It just took about two hours to move from 
stage1 to stage2. I just started 2->3...

Or do I just have no clue how fast an Opteron really is? Also, is that a 
dual-proc system? And what all does "up and booting" consist of? (i.e., do 
you have X, a desktop environment, etc., or just the bare essentials to 

- --jarod

> On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 23:23, Jarod C. Wilson wrote:
> > On Jan 26, 2004, at 20:07, Pierre-Olivier Bouchard wrote:
> > > I already did it in ~8 hours compiling _everything_ from source using
> > > gentoo, but I was only reformatting my current setup (no messing
> > > around to find what to configure and how, all the config files were
> > > backed up).
> >
> > An entire bare-metal Gentoo install from stage1 to working in only 8
> > hours on a Celery?!?... I'd swear I put in at least 30 hours of
> > compiling over the course of a week here on a dual PIII-733 system to
> > get everything up and running, but that did included full emerges of
> > gnom, kde and xfce4...
> >
> > > The thing was only a Celeron 1100A (rebranded P3, has the same amount
> > > of cache - so not fast, but not slow either). I'm still surprised
> > > everything was compiled and running so quick!
> >
> > Oh, and if we're going to compare bare-metal to fully working and fully
> > up to date MythTV system times, I can certainly beat 8 hours. My best
> > is sub-2.5 hours. (On Red Hat, all binary rpms -- I could shave another
> > .5 to 1 hour off if I didn't worry about getting completely up to date
> > with all my packages ;-).

- -- 
Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE

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