[mythtv-users] How does the diskless setup work?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jun 7 15:37:34 UTC 2005
Michael Carland wrote:
> One idea if PXE doesn't work, or you don't have PXE, and you still
> want a silent machine, would be to boot from flash (or even floppy). I
> have a CompactFlash to IDE adapter, that can be used to load a kernel,
> and the rest could be loaded from network. If the motherboard supports
> booting from a USB drive, this would do the same thing. You could even
> load the kernel from a floppy, although when I used to do this the
> same floppy sitting in the same drive for months on end would need to
> be replaced once or twice a year. Not exactly diskless in that case,
> but other than 30 seconds at boot, there is no drive noise.
Or, throw in a DVD drive and boot from CD/DVD, and you can play DVD's
with the frontend, also.
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