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  • Issues with OMV4.

    elsmandino - - General

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    Thanks Macom. Your comment about checking my hardware was key! When I was replying with what hardware was on my server, it suddenly dawned on me that I had an old satellite card in it that I forgot to remove (I have since replaced with a SAT>IP Server). I whipped it out and the latest OMV4 .iso immediately booted up properly - it would seem that the Debian .iso contains firmware for my satellite card that are missing from the latest OMV4 .iso. Despite the OMV4 .iso now working on my system, I st…

  • Woohoo - success! It turns out that when I was clicking on manual partition creation, I didn't know that you had to create a third UEFI partition. I just though you needed a root and a swap partition. Very happy camper now - thanks Sub, I really owe you one!

  • Thanks very much for that - much appreciated. Unfortunately, I have run into a few more general installation problems. I think I shall start a new thread for that as I don't want to go to far off target from the original thread title. Thanks

  • Issues with OMV4.

    elsmandino - - General

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    Hello, I am really struggling with some general Linux issues at the moment and would be grateful for some advice. I have never had any problems with OMV3 - has been rock solid for sharing my drives on my network. The one thing that has been holding me back is that it was based on Jessie. I want to use TVHeadend and I need XMLTV 0.5.69 so I can use the tv_grab_zz_sdjson grabber as I have a Schedules Direct account. XMLTV 0.5.69 comes with Stretch (Jessie supports XMLTV 0.5.63), so I though that t…

  • Thanks - good to know that it is advantageous (in principal) rather than absolutely recommended. Unfortunately, I am curious to now know why I cannot get the SSD to install as a GPT partition. I have read through the Debian wiki and, as you correctly say, if Debian 9 detects no partition, it will automatically create a GPT one by default. I am now wondering whether my messing around with manual partitions is preventing this. When it came to the insallation, I chose manual, with a view to creatin…

  • Thanks for that. Had a go but still ended up with MBR on the SSD, whilst all my storage disks are GPT - very strange. I do have a UEFI BIOS. I know it is technically preferable to use GPT when possible but do you think I will noticed any difference at all sticking with MBT for the system drive?

  • Thanks, Subzero79. I am still very much a Linux novice (still trying to tame the beast). Am I correct, therefore, that if I should do the following: 1. Convert my SSD partition to GPT, again, with Gparted. 2. Follow this guide, to install Debian 9 Minimal Server - howtoforge.com/tutorial/debian-minimal-server/ 3. Follow this guide, install OMV4 - Install OMV4 on Debian 9 (Stretch)

  • Hello. I wanted to install OMV on my SDD as a GPT partition. I used Gparted to changed the partition from MBR to GPT and then ran the OMV installation. However, following installation, the partition always reverts to MBR again. Is there any way to stop this or do I have to use MBR?

  • Hello, I am just about to swap my internal TV tuners for a SAT>IP server, meaning that I am no longer forced to use my big power-hungry server for scheduling/recording purposes. My original plan was to use a Raspberry Pi3, but have read that they just are not up to the job and that there are much better alternatives out there, now. What devices would be worth considering - something like a Rock64 or perhaps an Odroid-XU4? I ideally want a device that I can install TVHeadend on, plug in a hard dr…

  • Thanks for that. Sorry - with regards to the RAM, I currently have 12GB, spread over 4 sticks (4 x 4GB and 2 x 2GB). I intended to remove the 2 x 2GB sticks, to leave me with 8GB - I assume that 12GB was overkill to begin with. It is very encouraging that you think a mobo/CPU is the way to go - now all I need to do is find one that has at least 4 Sata ports, a PCI slot and two PCIe slots - a tall order but it must exist out there. Thanks also for reassuring me that the case/fans/PSU are fine as …

  • Thanks for that. Here are the specs of my current build: G1840 MSI B85M-E45 12GB DDR3 (2x4GB and 2x2GB) 1 x 64GB Crucial M4 SSD 2 x 2TB Samsung F4 Harddrives 1 x 6TB WD Red Harddrive Tuners - 1 x Hauppauge Nova HDS2, 2 x TechnoTrend TT-budget S2-4200 Superflower Golden Green 350w PSU (Gold Rating) Xigmatek Midgard Tower with 1 x 120mm exhaust fan and 1 x 140mm intake fan I have seen lots of other threads on here, where people have built servers based upon ARM Mini PCs. Whilst I would love to do …

  • This is more of a theoretical question than a practical one but I was just wondering what hardware people would suggest if I were to rebuild my NAS from scratch. My criteria: 1. Room for an SSD and three 3.5" hard drives. 2. Room for three TV tuners (two PCIe and the other, PCI). 3. Quite and efficient. 4. Nothing too overly power - would be used for home automation, recording/streaming TV, home surveillance. What parts would you use?

  • Which TV tuners?

    elsmandino - - General

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    Thanks Hoppel118 - it is great to hear from someone who has actually used DD products. I have not come across many! That particular card is quite expensive but you do get a lot of tuners for that. How does the S8 work with Linux - is it literally plug and play or do you have to do anything to keep it working? If I went with the tuner, do you know whether I might be able to use it with a unicable LNB and motorised rotor at the same time? Here is what I would like to have if it were possible: A fi…

  • Which TV tuners?

    elsmandino - - General

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    I have been doing a lot more research on this and realise now that FCB tuners are not going to be an option for me - I did look into Enigma 2 boxes but have discounted them. I have also decided that I want to add two satellite dishes to my server - one static dish, pointed at 28.2e, and a second motorised dish. TBS aside, where does that leave me? DVBSky tv tuners have been mentioned and these appear to work well with Linux (and support USALS, for the motorised dish). Has anyone had any experien…

  • Which TV tuners?

    elsmandino - - General

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    This is the first time that I have come across FCB and, having a bit of initial research, I could not see how it differed to regular unicable. However, am I correct in thinking that the crucial difference is that unicable is four/eight tuners connected via a single input, whereas FCB is a single tuner that is able to tune to four/eight tuners at the same time? What have you heard about the Sundtekt tuner, supporting this? Do you know what type of tuner it will be?

  • Which TV tuners?

    elsmandino - - General

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    Thank you - really helpful/interesting response. Quote from davidh2k: “If you look at them you should've noticed that you still need SAT/IP Receivers and need to decrypt encrypted Channels on the Client, while with with DVB-S2 tuners you can decode drecrypted channels with the help of oscam and tvheadend - if you have the needed smart card. ” If I went down the route of a SAT>IP Server, is it impossible to decrypt any scrambled channels, even if I use a USB Smart Card reader?

  • Which TV tuners?

    elsmandino - - General

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    Hello, I am still trying to work out what the best way is for adding four HD TV tuners to my server (for use with TVHeadend). I am in the UK, so have the option for DVB-T or DVB-S for my TV. I have sought of come to the conclusion that DVB-S is probably the way to go as there are more channels and they are (supposedly better quality). I therefore need four DVB-S2 tuners for maximum flexibility. Whilst I have looked at SAT>IP servers, I am still not ruling out DVB-S2 tuner cards. The only quad DV…

  • Is it possible to do this or is this a hardware issue that is completely independent of the operating system?

  • Thank you so much, drinks2go! You were completely right - I searched for mysql and Kodi Rights and it seems that I needed to do the following: Source Code (5 lines)Everything works perfectly now. Thanks again - I really owe you one.

  • I am pretty sure that the bind address was 127.0.0.1 The kodi user issue may well be the problem - I still struggle to understand Linux permissions, sometimes. How can I go about checking that?