[CentOS] Via Eden

Sun Mar 18 20:30:24 UTC 2007
John Summerfield <debian at herakles.homelinux.org>

chrism at imntv.com wrote:
> I've been thinking of using one of these for a home theater head unit.
> http://www.logicsupply.com/product_info.php/products_id/696
> Was planning to configure it with the following:
> Dual 4gig compact flash cards w/IDE adapters (about $50/each)
> Re-use old 3Ware dual port IDE card to make this a bootable RAID0 array 
> (for speed)

Track down ipcop. It's a firewall package, and I believe there is advice 
about using CF as disk.

I think there's a limit to how many times you can write to it, and it 
might bite you.

I prefer the idea of a notepad drive; faster and more duable.

> Cheap 2.5" 20gig drive for swap and /var partitions

A drive that small is likely slower than newer ones.

> Some sort of remote control (haven't sorted this yet)
> The system has hardware mpeg 2/4 acceleration and DVI/Component video 
> outputs and SPDIF out for audio.  It will grab the actual content off a 
> 2TB array that's hiding in another room via ethernet.  On the software 
> front, I'm looking at Freevo + Centos.  I'm hoping to get it all 
> together for about US$700 in some sort of non-eyesore enclosure for my 
> AV rack.
> Cheers,
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