Installing MythTV on Kanotix
Installing MythTV On A Kanotix Based Debian System From Scratch
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.
I have been using Kanotix for a while now, and my familiarity with it has led me to build (or re-build) several MythTV systems from it. With the latest release as of this writing, 2004-4, much of the software needed by MythTV at new versions are available directly on the CD with no need to upgrade:
- Kernel 184.108.40.206
- With amd64 or i386 versions
- X-Org 6.8.2
- ALSA 1.0.10rc1
- udev 0.079-1
This makes a great way to custom build a Debian based MythTV machine.
Because there may be differences between Kanotix32 and Kanotix64, I should mention that the following steps will be for Kanotix64.
--Steveadeff 19:39, 10 January 2006 (UTC)