Being a Ubuntu novice, I have been following the step-by-step instructions and got my new UBUNTU 12.04LTS headless server up and running.
Installed and running Putty, VNC, WEBMin - also without problems.
Halt point: virtualisation
My first noobish idea was to start one VM with W7 and MediaPortal , so I could scavange my old server (MediaPortal @ W7, sharing DTV and media with 4 Win-PC clients in the house, but I constantly have stability issues on both clients and server side) and would buy me some time @wife&kids.
Then on a second VM I would install the proper Ubuntu media server (following this guide).
Problem: is it possible to distribute access to the PCI-e DVB-T and PCI DVB-S cards which I plan to have in my setup across multiple or at least 1 VM?
If I understood correctly, Ian, You run your media server in a VM, using KVM (software based), also sharing DTV.
How did You get the VM's to "see" and get access to DVB card(s)?
Dual tuner DVB-T card TBS 6280 ordered, ETA: 2-3 weeks.
Technisat Skystar 2 HD PCI installed.