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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Rumplestiltskin, Cal.
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    The How-To Must Say: HOW-TO

    After 2 days of circling the instructions (lines in the terminal, e.g., fdisk -l; I have come to the epiphany that the MythTV/Mythbuntu How-To's are not written with the beginner in mind. I say this as I have been to numerous sites trying to understand how to make MythTV-Buntu NOT put the recordings in the root ("/") directory at: /var/lib/mythtv/recordings. I, like most users, have my /home for storage. The root is for the OS files.

    So after wading through many pages of highly confusing ideas, some of which are out of date (e.g., someone told me to install the video plugin, which is now not part of Myth). At last I have come to understand that I must set the mythtv-backend/Storage Directory/Storage Groups/Default/Add New Directory to see the 'other' directory. And here is the killer: but nobody, nowhere says:

    cd /home

    sudo mkdir /home/any-name-you-like-for-myth-recordings

    and then return to the Myth TV backend and point the "Add New Directory" to the above newly made directory. And even more: nobody has said what file permissions are or are not available or required.

    SO if I ever get this resolved to my satisfaction, I will write up a short How-To to allow beginners to do this safely, simply, and securely.

    Thank you for your time reading this.
    AMD FX-6300, 4gig ddr3, MSI 970 Gaming, 1T SATA, GeForce GT710, Canon MB2320 all-in-one

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    I think I'm here! Maybe?

    Re: The How-To Must Say: HOW-TO

    I do not use myth, mythbuntu or need to do so at the moment, but I can warn you that if you use sudo mkdir /home/any-name-you-like-for-myth-recordings for a folder in your home, that folder will belong to root, not to you as a user, and it may therefore not be possible to save your recordings or other files in it without changing the owner back to you.

    Just use mkdir /home/any-name-you-like-for-myth-recordings and it will be your folder, ie without the sudo prefix.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 16.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Al Ain

    Re: The How-To Must Say: HOW-TO

    BTW, there are pre-installed Myth virtual machines available. I won't recommend trying to install this thing yourself. Rather get a VM.

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