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From: Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o>
Subject: Re: What new profile for an old Mac Mini as a MythTV backend server?
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 13:35:04 -0400
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



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