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History about my Digital Home

After I read a Artikel in the german c't 23/2002 ( [1] Sonderwege von Georg Schnurer ) a Success Story about a Digital Home Implementation, it was clear for me that someday I also want something like this.

I will write here about my experiences installing a LinuxMCE Server, I hope this time I will have success. I also want to share my Expirense to other users who maybe want to do the same.

Setup Development

The Development System should be a Playground to learn what can LinuxMCE and what not. I try to do a Hybrid Setup with a old PC. It's clear for me that it's not for production use, but before I invest more Money I d'like to have a complet LinuxMCE Solution up and running. At my Home I have a Internet Connection to my local Cableprovider with a Bride, my Firewall is a Pfsense with 3 Interfaces ( WAN,LAN,WLAN ). This Firewall is my Defaultrouter. At the LAN Side I have a central Server with all necessary services ( DHCP, DNS Forward, ftp, smb,nfs,ntp, ) on a old Proliant. Now i have connected the LinuxMCE dev. Server Orion with the external NIC to this LAN and the other NIC is then the LinuxMCE Standard Net ( with the IP Range 192.168.80/24 ) Target is to setup the LinuxMCE dev. Server with MythTV and all other Services. I want live TV, scheduling and DVD / Video ripping, etc.


  • Mainboard: Elitegroup K8M800-M2
  • CPU: AMD Sempron 2200
  • Memory: 512 MB DDR RAM
  • HDD: 80 GB
  • NIC: Dual GB Nic, NC304
  • TV-Card ( DVB-C ): Mystique CaBiX-C2, DVB-C, HDTV / Mystique View CI-Interface (f. 1 CAM) PCI und 3.5" Variante / Conax CAM (Rev. 1.2) - 4.00e by Smit ( from dvbshop )
  • TV-Card ( analog ): Hauppauge PVR-350

Hybrid Network Overview

                Firewall (def GW) ------( WLAN;192.168.Y )
               (LAN;192.168.X )
            |                       |                                   |
       LAN Server                   |                    Clients ( PC,Laptops, etc )
 ( DHCP,DNS,nfs,smb,etc)            |
                         LinuxMCE dev Server Orion
                            ( DHCP,Mythtv, Asterisk,etc )  
                         (LinuxMCE Net; ) 
                        ( LinuxMCE Test equipment  ) 

Hybrid Install Logbook

-- Markab 22:01, 5 January 2009 (CET)

  • after check out the Forum I decide to go with a DVD Installation I download the i386 and the amd64 images from the torrent mirrors describe on the Wikipage Mirrors 710
  • With this DVD I was not able to do a Installation, stops every time right at the beginning. The question about the Harddisk overwrite does not come up.
  • Luck that I found the DVD that provide Hari to me, with this DVD the Installation I was able to start the 32bit Installation and finish it.
  • I try to follow this Installation Guide

Setup Production ( Planed )


  • Mainboard:
  • CPU:
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  • HDD:
  • NIC:

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