MythTV Epia Frontend Installation Guide



Introduction

A separate frontend can make a lot of sense if you want to keep a large, noisy backend system out of your living room. I've recently been acting as a consultant for Sheffield University who are working on a project called SemTV. For this, they required a number of small frontend systems to form part of a large MythTV network. I specified components based around a Via Epia SP (mini-itx) motherboard. This page documents how to get these boxes up and running in two configurations: a diskless client and a fully functional Ubuntu Desktop.

Hardware

The complete specification of the SemTV frontends are as follows:

Software Options

Here are two very different ways of getting MythTV running on the Epia box:


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