I have stumbled upon either a mythtv-ubuntu bug or evidence I'm still a noob , I'm not sure. Either way, I cannot go any further without asking for your help as I have spent weeks trying to figure this out, troubleshooting and searching for similar problems posted on the forums, with no success so far.
What I am trying to achieve is having mythtv directories in a second hard drive, separate from the one with the operative system. The problem is that when I try to change the default storage group that comes with the installation for one subfolder in my 2nd HD, mythTV can't write to it.
Here is my setup:
Ubuntu 11.10 system with 2 internal 1Tb HD with several partitions.
Mythtv (single backend/frontend) installed from repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.25, using this command:
sudo apt-get install mythtv.
A partition in my second drive mounted to the filesystem at /content. It is what I would considered properly mounted, as shown here from the fstab file:
# <UUID> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
UUID=23af0479-7f92-4691-a3fc-5ebbc1ba888f /content ext4 defaults 0 2
The UUID refers to a logical partition in my b drive, sdb6, as shown here:
@: blkid -U 23af0479-7f92-4691-a3fc-5ebbc1ba888f
In /content, I have created a subfolder named "mythmedia" and set up permission for MythTV to access it, as shown here:
@: /content$ ls -l | grep mythmedia
drwxrwxr-x 2 mythtv mythtv 4096 2012-06-04 17:19 mythmedia
MythTV would work fine when using the default storage group "/var/lib/mythtv/recordings/". However, when I attempt to change it from the backend setup to "/content/mythmedia/" nothing gets recorded. The directory /content and all its sub-folders work fine for all other purposes (Nautilus, Samba, etc.), but for some reason MythTV doesn't want to use it (i.e. no Tuner would record to it).
It is also odd that when I exit out of the backend setup, it doesn't give me the message about the directory not existing, so presumably, the backend is able to see the folder is there. However, when accessing the information at (breadcrumbs) MythTV frontend> Information Center > System Status> Machine status >, it shows only the space available in my main hard drive (the one with /boot, /, /home and swap), ignoring the larger drive mounted at /content.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.