Grub Error 18 Win7, LinuxMCE, Kubuntu triple boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 21, 2009
First - thanks in advance for the help.
I have an old server that I have been messing with for a while. Various flavors of linux all in the name of home theater / general pc fun.
Recently I switched out the 40GB HD for a 160GB since it just always seemed that 40 is tight for two operating systems AND storing a couple hours of recorded tv/movies.
So on the new HD I put Win7 on it and then loaded the latest LinuxMCE. The Win7 worked but the new MCE didn't like my nvidia driver settings or something... So I thought - heck I will just triple boot and add straight up kubuntu so I can see what the conf file should look like. I know - long story but I wanted you to have the details.
Well - Kubuntu installed nice - no issues. I did a guided install using unused space etc. Well - no boot. I get Grub Error 18. I have done some research and see what some of the answers seem to be but... Looks like it might be a BIOS update? Or somehow playing with the MBR. Both are a
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 24, 2011
I have been using Linux for over a year now and I am very comfortable with the OS. In the near future I am planning on building a home media center. I currently have a media server running Ubuntu 10.4 Server Edition. I am thinking about building a LINUXMCE but the only information I find is about a year old. What is the lastest version? Is LINUXMCE still supported? What version of Ubuntu do I need to have installed to run LINUXMCE?
MythTv v LinuxMCE
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 29, 2008
Title should be self explanatary really but I would like the opinion of any here who has used either or both of these products. I want to put together a home media system and my initial thoughts were with MythTv. Whilst researching the project I have come across LinuxMCE which, I have to say, sounds rather impressive.
Does any one have any opinions of either of these systems or could anyone suggest another alternative that I have not found yet.
LinuxMCE Releases Media Center Addon for Kubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 16, 2007
Dot News, a KDE news site has recently written about the new release of LinuxMCE. LinuxMCE is a free and open source add-on for the Kubuntu operating system. The new release, 0704, provides an add-on CD for Kubuntu 7.04, and turns your computer into the world’s most complete media center.
“The traditional PC user interface doesn’t work well on a TV. So a different interface is needed, which is called the ‘10 foot’ interface”LinuxMCE’s lead developer, Paul Webber, in an effort to address the ‘10 foot’ interface challenge, has joined up with the KDE Plasma developers and accepted the challenge. The 0704 release is the first step in making a prototype showing how LinuxMCE and KDE can work together.
To understand the power of LinuxMCE, which literally can run your home, read the features list and watch the video walkthrough. To try it out download the CDs or DVD.
LinuxMCE. Any thoughts?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 26, 2008
Anyone have any thoughts/insights etc regarding LinuxMCE?
LinuxMCE box not playing with others on network
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 18, 2008
My LinuxMCE (Kubuntu 7.10) box is accessing the internet fine through either of its NICs. I can neither ping other machines on my private network nor can they ping the LinuxMCE unit. I'm sure there is something fundamental I am missing within the Linux configuration.
My setup is
Wifi router (DHCP server)
| +-- Windows XP Pro running McAfee network mapping SW (static IP)
| +-- LinuxMCE (static IP)
+ Windows XP laptop
The McAfee network mapping SW sees all units correctly.
All units excluding the MCE box are pingable from the
Windoz Pro unit and the laptop.
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:...
inet addr:192.168.1.80 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: ... Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1280 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 f
Mythbuntu vs. LinuxMCE?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 23, 2008
I have a Mythbuntu 8.04 for couple of months. I'm still tweaking the system. My biggest problem is watching LiveTV, the picture is very choppy, especially with the HD channels. I have HD Homerun dual network tuner which has a built in hardware MPEG2 encoder so it shouldn't load the PC too much. Anyway, i just watched this video on YouTube and I was really impressed.
Has anyone tried LinuxMCE and is it any better (mostly lightweight) than Mythbuntu?
LinuxMCE and Android Gmote
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 5, 2009
I'm building a HTPC and am planning on using LinuxMCE. I've been reading about the extensive capabilities of LinuxMCE and am pretty excited about wiring up my "Smart Home."
What I'm even more excited about is my new G1 and the crazy possibilities that Android offers. There is an Android app that has been out for a while called Gmote that reportedly works with Linux. This is an app that turns your phone into a basic remote for your media center (stop, play, etc.) I believe you can browse files with it as well.
My ultimate goal is to be able to control all aspects of my smart home from my Android phone. I want to be able to control my movies and music, turn on/off electronics, see live video/audio from network cameras on my G1 screen, control light dimming, everything.
I seriously doubt we are anywhere near this kind of seamless integration between the two platforms, but that's what I would like to see someday.
Anyway, I'd like to hear from people using Gmote a
Diving in head first! Want to make LinuxMCE system and no experience
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 14, 2012
I recently was given an old (2008) server from my office. I have done some research and found that if I want to make a complete home controls system that LinuxMCE is a great option to accomplish that goal. Only problem is that I have ZERO linux experience to work from. I downloaded the software and have installed it on the the server (repeatedly at this point) and am still at a loss as to how to get things accomplished.
System as it is currently:
6 TB RAID and plenty of cooling fans.
Dual gigabit LAN ports.
Only 32-bit system I think.
Stuff I have added but have not gotten working to date:
Ceton infinitv capture card with cable card on site
500 MB PCI Nvidia graphics card (cant remember model at the moment.)
Looking for PCIe sound card because I have 3 more PCIe slots open and no PCI slots.
Successful install of Kubuntu and KBE(?) GUI.
No joy on driver installs for Video card (actually c
Bug during installation of LinuxMCE
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 21, 2009
I am new to Linux and have installed kubuntu some weeks ago.
So far all OK.
I wanted now to discover LinuxMCE and I have troubles, while following the wiki
Could not get the MCE installer onto the desktop
I could find the file in the root directory
and used the command
the first steps when ok, I indicated the location of the ISO's of CD1 and CD2 as well as the one of kubuntu 9.10.
After a while I got the following message:
Could not cache LMCE CD 1.
I have cheched the md5sum of the ISO they are ok.
Any clue on what to do.
I have read about the solution on installing from a DVD but it will erase everythin, and I having both linux and XP on my PC.
Thanks for any help