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The predecessor to LinHES is KnoppMyth. As its name implies, the initial releases of KnoppMyth were based on Knoppix, but the latest incarnations are not, although the brand-name "KnoppMyth" has been retained. From the KnoppMyth Wiki :

"Knoppix itself is an adaptation of the Debian Linux distribution, Knoppmyth therefore is another project that has spiralled off into its own domain. These days it would be more correct to call KnoppMyth a specialized and heavily customized Debian derivative, as there is very little Knoppix left."

The first release of KnoppMyth was on 09-Aug-2003 (R1) and was based on MythTV 0.10. The last stable incarnation of KnoppMyth is R5.5 which was released on 06-Jul-2008 and is based on MythTV 0.21.2. The first release of LinHES (R6) was released on the 26-Sept-2009 with version R6.01.00.

Both LinHES and KnoppMyth can be installed and function on almost any "modern" computer. See the Required Hardware page for more info.

Development on KnoppMyth has halted and all efforts are focusing on LinHES. That said, KnoppMyth R5.5 is still a very robust MythTV distribution.

Version History


See the Announcement Forum for complete LinHES version history.

Release Date Version Name Description
02-Mar-2010 R6.02.00 Major change is MythTV 0.22
26-Sept-2009 R6.01.00 Official Release
14-Aug-2009 R6.00.09 Pre-release


See the Announcement Forum for complete KnoppMyth version history.
  • 6-Jul-2008 R5.5 "Bone Marrow"
    Uses a snapshot of Debian Unstable and the 2.6.23-chw-4 kernel
  • 7-Sept-2007 R5F27
  • 11-May-2007 R5F1 "Farewell days of my youth"
  • 25-Dec-2006 R5E50
  • 26-May-2006 R5C7
  • 17-Mar-2006 R5B7
  • 3-Nov-2003 R4 "CoCo2"
    Upgraded to MythTV 0.12
  • 1-Sept-2003 R3 "Each of these my three babies"
    The CD can now be use as a front-end
  • 25-Aug-2003 R2 "Chicago, Chicago"
    Updated to MythTV 0.11
    08-Aug-2003 R1 "You better Belize it!"
    Based on Knoppix 07-26-2003 and MythTV 0.10

KnoppMyth Version Naming Explained