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I'm a real NEWBIE - I purchased my MythTV box from a commercial vendor in Australia, who no longer support it (URL: http://www.d1.com.au ). I want to start to upgrade ...
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- 01-22-2008 #1
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- Jan 2008
NewB Q - Help with Unkown MythTV Linux distro
I'm a real NEWBIE - I purchased my MythTV box from a commercial vendor in Australia, who no longer support it (URL:http://www.d1.com.au).
I want to start to upgrade & maintain it (both software and hardware). Problem is ..... I am a Linux virgin !!
Could some guru please help me with a few answers to my simple questions.
Q1] How do I get the box to boot into Linux (or preferably the desktop app)? Is it a keystroke combination at boot?
Q2] How can I set up the boot sequence to default to the MythTV app, or otherwise boot to the desktop app if I press a key within, say, 15 seconds?
(The reason I say desktop app is that I don't know what Linux distro is installed, and neither do I know if they have installed a desktop app.
On second thoughts some instructions on finding which desktop app, if installed, would also be of great assistance)
If I get this sorted out I'll have many more questions later.
Many thanks in advance.
P.S. I have, many years ago, programmed in C and used the original "vi" editor.... and even "ed(it)" !!