[mythtv-users] MythTV and Gentoo 2006.0 on Beige G3
masterclc at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 09:29:11 UTC 2006
On 4/10/06, Troy Goodson <Troy_Goodson at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm starting the journey of installing Gentoo 2006.0 on my stock
> Beige G3. I'm writing my notes at
> I'm not a novice user, but I've never actually installed a linux
> distro before. Nor have I installed MythTV before.
> I'm interested in any comments or tips from the list. Also, feel free
> to write comments or tips at <http://gentoo-wiki.com/
> A few snippets:
> I really want a MythTV box, http://www.mythtv.org/, but I want to use
> the hardware I have. I have a Rev. 3 Beige G3 with the stock
> hardware. I hope that I'll be able to use a pchdtv card <http://
> www.pchdtv.com/hd_3000.html> in it.
> The Plan
> 1. read the Gentoo installation instructions for PPC - <http://
> 2. boot from Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD - I've done this!! :)
> 3. read more of the Gentoo installation instructions
> 4. refine my plan?
> 5. install from Gentoo's Universal Installation CD
> 6. install MythTV
> 7. does it look like this will work?
> 8. start over
> Booting from Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD
> ... got this to work!
> I've made partitions and next time I'm going to "create filesystems"
Good Luck! It might just be my pessimism stepping in, but I don't
know that you'd really have enough horsepower to do much with that
system. Although you did seem to realize that and maybe you just want
it as a cheap machine that holds your hardware mpeg cards and HDTV
cards and just streams them to a drive that your myth boxes all
access, in which case, it might work, and then the opener applies;
Good Luck! ;) (Says the pessimist in me with a beige G3 sitting 3
feet from my knees, untouched for about a good 2 years.)
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