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(fixed "MacOS" and other misspellings => "Mac OS X"; clarified that Mac OS X is indeed UNIX-based; clarified that FreeBSD is also UNIX-based, not really a Linux distro; a few other minor things)
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== [[Image:Fedora.png]] Fedora ==
 
== [[Image:Fedora.png]] Fedora ==
[http://fedora.redhat.com/ Fedora] is a very popular distro - especially well supported by the famous [http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/ Jarod's Guide].  Some work is also being done to write a single "kickstart" script based from Jarod's Guide.  You can find this script [http://forum.linuxisahobby.com/ here] <br><br>
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[http://fedora.redhat.com/ Fedora] is a very popular distro - especially well supported by the famous [http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/ Jarod's Guide].  Some work is also being done to write a single "kickstart" script based from Jarod's Guide.  You can find this script at [http://forum.linuxisahobby.com/] <br><br>
There is also the [http://www.pogmech.net/~ral/mythtv/mythtv-fc2-build.txt Fedora Core 2 Guide]
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There is also the [http://www.pogmech.net/~ral/mythtv/mythtv-fc2-build.txt [[Fedora Core]]2 Guide ]
  
 
Here is a pointer to some resources: [[Fedora_Core2]]
 
Here is a pointer to some resources: [[Fedora_Core2]]
  
 
== [[Image:FreeBSDLogo.png]] FreeBSD ==
 
== [[Image:FreeBSDLogo.png]] FreeBSD ==
FreeBSD (or any BSD for that matter) isn't really a Linux distro, but Myth runs on it too. (Plus, it's a BSD, which are UNIX-based, and Linux is also UNIX-based.)
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[http://mythtv.son.org/tiki-index.php FreeBSD] - Stacey Son has provided a FreeBSD port of MythTV
* [http://mythtv.son.org/tiki-index.php FreeBSD] - Stacey Son has provided a FreeBSD port of MythTV
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== [[Image:Gentoo.png]] Gentoo ==
 
== [[Image:Gentoo.png]] Gentoo ==
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* [[Kanotix_From_Scratch]]
 
* [[Kanotix_From_Scratch]]
  
== [[Image:Knoppmyth.png]] [[KnoppMyth]] ==
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== [[Image:Knoppmyth.png]] [[Knopp Myth]] ==
[http://mysettopbox.tv/knoppmyth.html KnoppMyth] is probably the easiest way to install MythTV. After all - that's what it was made to do. It's mainly oriented towards dedicated Myth boxes (though of course it runs a complete GNU/Linux OS so no worries about serving music or other files). Insert the CD into a 'blank' PC and you'll be running Myth after a few minutes. It's Debian based and, as a special trick, MythFrontend will run from the CD without installing. (Also see the [http://mysettopbox.tv/knoppmyth.html KnoppMyth] page).
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[http://mysettopbox.tv/knoppmyth.html Knopp Myth] is probably the easiest way to install MythTV. After all - that's what it was made to do. It's mainly oriented towards dedicated Myth boxes (though of course it runs a complete GNU/Linux OS so no worries about serving music or other files). Insert the CD into a 'blank' PC and you'll be running Myth after a few minutes. It's Debian based and, as a special trick, MythFrontend will run from the CD without installing. (Also see the [http://mysettopbox.tv/knoppmyth.html Knopp Myth] page).
 
* [http://www.mysettopbox.tv/doc.html Install Documentation]
 
* [http://www.mysettopbox.tv/doc.html Install Documentation]
 
* [http://mysettopbox.tv/phpBB2/ Official Forums]
 
* [http://mysettopbox.tv/phpBB2/ Official Forums]
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* [http://www.knoppmythwiki.org/?id=KnoppMythInstall KnoppMythWiki Install Guide]
 
* [http://www.knoppmythwiki.org/?id=KnoppMythInstall KnoppMythWiki Install Guide]
  
== Mac OS X ==
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== MacOS ==
Yes, Mac OS X is UNIX-based (as is Linux), as I'm sure you already know from [http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/unix/ Apple's Mac OS X site], and MythTV runs there too!<br><br>
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While The Macintosh OS is not actually Linux, MythTV runs there, too.
[http://darwinports.opendarwin.org/ Open Darwin] is a distribution that runs on Mac hardware - the [[Myth on Mac OS X]] guide is right here on the wiki :) Also here is [http://www.users.bigpond.com/pear_computers/myth-osx-howto.html  Mac OS X Frontend build instructions]
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[http://darwinports.opendarwin.org/ [[Open Darwin]]] is a distribution that runs on Mac hardware - the [[Myth On Mac Osx]] guide is right here on Mythtv.info :) Also here is [http://www.users.bigpond.com/pear_computers/myth-osx-howto.html  OS-X Frontend build instructions]
  
 
== [[Image:Mandrake.png]] Mandrake ==
 
== [[Image:Mandrake.png]] Mandrake ==
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* The [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/MythTV MythTV How-To wikibook] uses Mandrake as an example
 
* The [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/MythTV MythTV How-To wikibook] uses Mandrake as an example
  
== MiniMyth ==
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== [[Mini Myth]] ==
[http://linpvr.org/ MiniMyth] boots over a network and runs [[MythFrontend]] on diskless Via EPIA M systems. (i.e. you need another 'proper' machine too!) This is great for 'satellite' systems - like having one in the bedroom or kitchen...
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[http://linpvr.org/ [[Mini Myth]]] boots over a network and runs [[MythFrontend]] on diskless Via EPIA M systems. (ie you need another 'proper' machine too!) This is great for 'satellite' systems - like having one in the bedroom or kitchen...
  
 
== [[Image:Redhaticon.png]] Red Hat 9 ==
 
== [[Image:Redhaticon.png]] Red Hat 9 ==
[http://www.redhat.com/ Red Hat] - Now oriented as more of a commercial distribution and philosophically superceded by Fedora, Red Hat nonetheless has it's devotees and a [http://www.tylerbutler.com/projects/mythtv/ Red Hat 9 guide].
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[http://www.redhat.com/ Red Hat] - Now oriented as more of a commercial distribution and philosophically superseded by Fedora, Redhat nonetheless has it's devotees and a [http://www.tylerbutler.com/projects/mythtv/ Red hat 9 guide].
  
 
== Slackware ==
 
== Slackware ==
[http://www.slackware.com/ Slackware] is one of the eldest linux distributions and still going strong. Historically often used for servers. Some of the MythTV users use this for both backend as well as frontend purposes.  
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[http://www.slackware.com/ Slackware] is one of the eldest linux distributions and still going strong. Historically often used for servers. Some of the MythTv users use this for both backend as well as frontend purposes.  
 
* [http://home.comcast.net/~homebrewracing/Mythtv.txt Slackware 9.1 Guide]
 
* [http://home.comcast.net/~homebrewracing/Mythtv.txt Slackware 9.1 Guide]
 
* [http://www.byopvr.com/Sections+index-req-viewarticle-artid-6.html Another Slackware 9.1 Guide]
 
* [http://www.byopvr.com/Sections+index-req-viewarticle-artid-6.html Another Slackware 9.1 Guide]
 
* [http://www.elsewhere.org/pvr/notes.html Another Slackware Guide]
 
* [http://www.elsewhere.org/pvr/notes.html Another Slackware Guide]
  
== [[Image:suselogo.png]] SuSe ==
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== [[Image:suselogo.png]] Suse ==
[http://www.suse.com SuSe], a popular distro in Europe and the US. Known for it's YaST installer. The company was recently purchased by Novell.
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[http://www.suse.com Suse], A Popular distro in Europe and the US. Known for it's YaST installer. The company was recently purchased by Novell.
 
===8.2===
 
===8.2===
* [http://ivtv.writeme.ch/tiki-index.php?page=Suse82HowTo SuSe 8.2 Howto]
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* [http://ivtv.writeme.ch/tiki-index.php?page=Suse82HowTo Suse 8.2 Howto]
 
===9.1===
 
===9.1===
* [http://ivtv.writeme.ch/tiki-index.php?page=Suse91HowTo SuSe 9.1 Howto]
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* [http://ivtv.writeme.ch/tiki-index.php?page=Suse91HowTo Suse 9.1 Howto]
 
===9.2===
 
===9.2===
* [http://www.homerengineeringcorp.net/mythtv/oldmyth.html SuSe 9.2 Howto]
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* [http://www.homerengineeringcorp.net/mythtv/oldmyth.html Suse 9.2 Howto]
* [http://blog.eleith.com/eblog/?uid1=464&eblog1=1 SuSe 9.2/AMD64/2 tuners Howto]
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* [http://blog.eleith.com/eblog/?uid1=464&eblog1=1 Suse 9.2/AMD64/2 tuners Howto]
 
===9.3===
 
===9.3===
* [http://www.homerengineeringcorp.net/mythtv/myth.html SuSe 9.3 Howto]
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* [http://www.homerengineeringcorp.net/mythtv/myth.html Suse 9.3 Howto]
* Another [[SuSe Howto]] (9.3) (stil a work in progress)
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* Another [[Suse Howto]] (9.3) (stil a work in progress)
 
===10===
 
===10===
*[http://www.acaciaclose.co.uk SuSe 9.3/10.0 from YaST and RPM Howto]
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*[http://www.acaciaclose.co.uk Suse 9.3/10.0 from YaST and RPM Howto]
  
 
== [[Image:UbuntuIcon.png]] Ubuntu ==
 
== [[Image:UbuntuIcon.png]] Ubuntu ==
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* [[Ubuntu Breezy Installation]] - A step-by-step guide for setting up MythTV on Ubuntu Breezy (5.10)
 
* [[Ubuntu Breezy Installation]] - A step-by-step guide for setting up MythTV on Ubuntu Breezy (5.10)
  
== Xebian (for Xbox) ==
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== Xebian (for xbox) ==
[http://www.xbox-linux.org/ Xbox-linux] - With this distro you can run [[MythFrontend]] on your Xbox (ie you need another 'proper' machine too!). Most are for the Xebian distribution which is based on Debian.  Here are some guides:
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[http://www.xbox-linux.org/ XBox-linux] - With this distro you can run [[MythFrontend]] on your Xbox (ie you need another 'proper' machine too!). Most are for the Xebian distribution which is based on Debian.  Here are some guides:
 
* [http://bit.blkbk.com/ MythTV Xbox source code]
 
* [http://bit.blkbk.com/ MythTV Xbox source code]
* [http://www.ps.masny.dk/projects/linux/mythtv-0.4b-xbox-HOWTO.html Xbox Guide]
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* [http://www.ps.masny.dk/projects/linux/mythtv-0.4b-xbox-HOWTO.html XboX Guide]
 
* [http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/MythTV_on_Xebian_HOWTO MythTV frontend HowTo]
 
* [http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/MythTV_on_Xebian_HOWTO MythTV frontend HowTo]

Revision as of 04:26, 14 February 2006

A linux distro (distribution) is a complete, installable operating system based around the Linux Kernel.

There are some that are especially good for dedicated MythTV boxes (the kind you'd have on a HiFi stand in the lounge), others are especially suited for use as workstation PCs -- though you can use them to run MythTV as well, if you're sufficiently motivated.

Here's an alphabetic list...

alt DebianLogoDebian

Debian is a widespread distribution, Debian has a huge community and is probably the most 'free' and socially driven distribution - an excellent choice and MythTV is well supported. There are a couple of guides:

Fedora.png Fedora

Fedora is a very popular distro - especially well supported by the famous Jarod's Guide. Some work is also being done to write a single "kickstart" script based from Jarod's Guide. You can find this script at [1]

There is also the Fedora Core2 Guide

Here is a pointer to some resources: Fedora_Core2

FreeBSDLogo.png FreeBSD

FreeBSD - Stacey Son has provided a FreeBSD port of MythTV

Gentoo.png Gentoo

Gentoo - If you are scared of command prompts, Gentoo is not for you. On the other hand the installation is extremely well documented in the Gentoo Handbook. Gentoo is more customizable than other 'binary' distros and each install can be optimized to the specific processor you use.

Gentoo MythTV setup guides:

Official Gentoo MythTV Guide:

Kanotix.png Kanotix

Kanotix is one of the many Debian based Live CDs, which itself is based on the popular Knoppix Live CD, except Kanotix has the ability to be easily installed on to a harddrive, from which a fully working easy to maintain Debian system is had.

Knoppmyth.png Knopp Myth

Knopp Myth is probably the easiest way to install MythTV. After all - that's what it was made to do. It's mainly oriented towards dedicated Myth boxes (though of course it runs a complete GNU/Linux OS so no worries about serving music or other files). Insert the CD into a 'blank' PC and you'll be running Myth after a few minutes. It's Debian based and, as a special trick, MythFrontend will run from the CD without installing. (Also see the Knopp Myth page).

MacOS

While The Macintosh OS is not actually Linux, MythTV runs there, too. Open Darwin is a distribution that runs on Mac hardware - the Myth On Mac Osx guide is right here on Mythtv.info :) Also here is OS-X Frontend build instructions

Mandrake.png Mandrake

Mandrake - Another of the big distributions - and there's a Mandrake Guide too.

Mini Myth

Mini Myth boots over a network and runs MythFrontend on diskless Via EPIA M systems. (ie you need another 'proper' machine too!) This is great for 'satellite' systems - like having one in the bedroom or kitchen...

Redhaticon.png Red Hat 9

Red Hat - Now oriented as more of a commercial distribution and philosophically superseded by Fedora, Redhat nonetheless has it's devotees and a Red hat 9 guide.

Slackware

Slackware is one of the eldest linux distributions and still going strong. Historically often used for servers. Some of the MythTv users use this for both backend as well as frontend purposes.

Suselogo.png Suse

Suse, A Popular distro in Europe and the US. Known for it's YaST installer. The company was recently purchased by Novell.

8.2

9.1

9.2

9.3

10

UbuntuIcon.png Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a Debian based solution.

Xebian (for xbox)

XBox-linux - With this distro you can run MythFrontend on your Xbox (ie you need another 'proper' machine too!). Most are for the Xebian distribution which is based on Debian. Here are some guides: