Download LinHES

Create Install Media

The LinHES ISO can be burned to a DVD or copied to a USB drive.

Transfer the image to the USB drive with the dd command.
Be careful with this command as it is destructive.
Always double check that you are using the correct device for the USB drive.

dd if={LINHES.iso} of=/dev/{YOURUSBDRIVE}

Install LinHES

This section is for first time LinHES R8.x installs or upgrades using the LinHES ISO. If you are upgrading from KnoppMyth read Upgrade LinHES from KnoppMyth. If you are upgrading from LinHES 7.x read Upgrading LinHES R7.X to R8. For upgrade information about on specific version read Upgrade LinHES.

Boot the LinHES DVD or USB media.

  • Welcome. Select OK.
  • Language Selection. Select and Save.
  • Select "Install or Upgrade".
    Warning: If you are upgrading, make sure that you backup before you attempt an upgrade of LinHES.
  • Select a drive to install/upgrade LinHES.
  • LinHES Install. Select the type of install (Full/Auto or Upgrade).
    Full/Auto will erase the entire drive and allows assigning partition sizes for the OS (root), home, swap, and data partitions as well as the filesystem format. The default filesystem format for OS (root) and home partitions is ext3. The default for the data partition is xfs. Drives added later using will use the selected data partition filesystem format.
    Upgrade will only work with drives that have LinHES R8.0 or newer. Upgrade will only erase the OS (root) partition of the drive and allows assigning the filesystem format. Upgrade will import the settings and show a Warning that the OS (root) partition will be erased. Selecting "Start the process" will upgrade LinHES.
  • Network Settings. Users may select from wired or wireless configurations with all the standard options such as dynamic IP/static IP, devices, mtu size, etc.
    Note: For more of MTU sizes a.k.a jumbo frames, see the Jumbo Frames article.
  • Assign a hostname
    Note: Make sure you are satisfied with the hostname you select since you cannot easily change it after the installation due to a number of other configuration files/mysql tables that will depend on it.
    Warning: If you are upgrading from LinHES R6, LinHES R7, or KnoppMyth R5, make sure the hostname you assign for LinHES is the same as the hostname used in the previous system.
  • Host Settings. Choices here include system configuration (Master_backend/Frontend_only/Slave_backend), and running a Frontend (X windows). If running a Frontend select options for Larger Cursor and MythWelcome.
  • Remote Settings.
  • Display Settings.
  • Screen Sharing Settings.
  • Set timezone and configure automatic updates.
  • Setup user accounts and passwords. root and mythtv are required. Optionally add other user accounts.
    Warning: Before pressing Finish make sure to:
    • Assign a root password (If a password is not assigned it will be blank and root can only be logged into from the console.)
    • Assign a mythtv password (If a password is not assigned the account will be locked.)
  • Warning about what will be erased. Selecting "Start the process" will install LinHES.

When installation is complete options to Reboot or Shutdown will appear. Select Reboot and remove the install DVD or USB. You may need to adjust the BIOS boot order to boot the newly installed LinHES drive.

On first boot mythtv-setup will run for the user to configure MythTV.



L99 99 99 99 99 99 99 If you have more than one drive the new bootloader might have the drives in the wrong order. This will result in a screen full of 99's upon booting. For example if you have a IDE/PATA drive and a SATA one, and boot from the SATA drive. As root try the following commands.

grub> root (hd1,0) 
grub> setup (hd1) 
grub> quit