I would like to say thank you for this great resource. It has really opened my eyes to the true scope of what can be done with a home setup, since I first discovered your site a month or so ago. I only wish that I had more than a few hours a week to get truly stuck in, as I find this stuff to be great fun.
I have been dabbling with Ubuntu Linux every now and then over the course of the last four years and decided to build a HTPC just before Christmas, last year. I've trialled many OS setups, including Win 7, Ubuntu 11.10, Mythbuntu 11.10 and 12.04, multi-boot setups etc. but your method will undoubtedly save me a whole lot of time and effort in doing complete re-installs, meaning that I can actually put my hardware to the use for which It was originally intended.
In order to save myself time during the process, I have been creating command lists with directions, links and reminders and have enough material to build a small website myself. In fact, I got sidetracked at one point in starting to do so, going up a long, blind alley, just before discovering this website and reappraising the whole exercise.
I would like to share any information which may be useful to you or anyone else and also ask for some specific advice, but I will not do so in this post, as I simply intend to say a big
And a massive