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The Google Doc can be accessed here
I see you have something to do with Mythbuntu bare:
1. Is there any documentation on how this is supposed to work. The current interface is not very clear for the average user.
2. It does not install correctly in 11.10 and is a pig to fix unless you know what you are doing.
3. I've been unable to get it to run a backup, does it produce any log files with meaningful error messages.
So far my experience suggests that bare is a retrograde step, here's hoping it is not!
Going there now ...
You IRC fiend! hehe
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