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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@...>
Subject: Re: What new profile for an old Mac Mini as a MythTV backend server?
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 10:47:21 -0700
On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 10:35 AM, Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
>> Hi,
>>    I have an older ppc-based Mac Mini that I haven't updated in a
>> while but would like to try using as a MythTV backend server for
>> digital recording only. I don't have a lot of experience with my Mac
>> running Gentoo. I set it up last year but never used it much as a
>> frontend. I like the machine. It's quiet and doesn't draw much power
>> or take up much space so I'm looking for a use for it. The HD Homerun
>> digital tuner outputs MPEG so there isn't much processing power
>> required and I'll be saving everything to an external 1394 drive so it
>> seems to me this is a pretty good match and won't take me too much
>> time to test out.
>>
>>    My question is which new profile to choose. It was set up last year
>> with a 2007.0 profile which is now depreciated. when I look at the
>> long list of options the question that comes up for me and this
>> application is whether to choose the standard 2008.0 profile or the
>> 2008.0 32-bit userland-profile.
>>
>>    Does anyone with more experience on this platform have any inputs
>> they want to make? I'm leaning toward the standard profile which I
>> think is 64-bit? I assume that's the difference between these two?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Mark
>>
>>
> Nope, the standard profile for this machine is a 32 bit profile. The 32
> bit profile that you're looking at is probably the 32 bit profile for 64
> bit machines and shouldn't be used on the Mini. All PPC Mac Mini's are
> 32 bit PowerPC chips (G4's).
>
> Hope that helps,
> -Joe

Ah, my mistake. I didn't notice the ppc32/ppc64 difference earlier in the path.

Thanks. I've selectedwhat I think is the correct one:

[11]  default/linux/powerpc/ppc32/2008.0 *

I'm excited about maybe getting some use out of this machine. It's
just been sitting here for 3 years now doing nothing. Maybe it will
become useful.

Cheers,
Mark


References:
What new profile for an old Mac Mini as a MythTV backend server?
-- Mark Knecht
Re: What new profile for an old Mac Mini as a MythTV backend server?
-- Joseph Jezak
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