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XBMC LiveUSB (formerly "LiveXBMC") V2 is out - lcapriotti - 2008-04-28 21:42
I have released this new USB disk image of XBMC LiveUSB distro, together with an application that will hopefully help who had troubles in creating a boootable flash disk before.
The new image currently only supports NVIDIA graphics controllers out-of-the-box and has a modular design to ease updates to newer XBMC builds, (sorry but AMD/ATI graphics controllers are not yet supported).
* Based on Ubuntu Embedded and Mobile (8.04 Hardy)
* Requires 512 MB USB flash disk
* Default user: "xbmc" - password: "password" (no quotes)
* Live R/W image, all changes are saved to the USB disk
* Supports Intel GPUs, remove/rename restrictedDrivers.img on the flash disk
* DHCP on eth0 enabled
* Nice XBMC usplash theme (courtesy of Duduke)!!!
Packages already included:
* lircd, not configured
* bluetooth libraries
* ivman included
The new toy, LiveXBMCBuilder, is used to automate the process of creating the bootable USB disk starting from the image file. Select the image file, the USB disk and everything will be prepared automatically.
As previously, don't expect support from Team-XBMC on this just yet, this is still an unofficial release!
Cheers / Luigi
- davilla - 2008-04-28 22:03
I'll give this a spin later tonight and see how to plays with the AppleTV.
- rayodin88 - 2008-04-29 01:33
so if i get this right, this is a stand alone xbmc build for booting from a flash media device? if that right, then how exactly would i go about getting this to work with my graphics card? from what i hear it seems ati cards aren't linux friendly, and i happen to have the hd 2400 in the pc i am trying to use as my HTPC. any way just some questions i had, thanks for your time and for any info you guys can give me.
- djdafreund - 2008-04-29 02:25
I'm about to try it out now (downloading...), sounds great!!!! And thank you so much for giving nVidia support big time. I don't know if it's based of the newest driver release, otherwise 9600/9800 users will be out for now. I'm using a 9600, so i'll post my results, overall.
- pike - 2008-04-29 03:31
this doesn't work on my Dell D620 (i945 gfx) even when I've manually "disabled" restricted drivers. X never inits properly
- djdafreund - 2008-04-29 04:10
Mine went to a command line after about 5-6 seconds after, saying "Could not find Kernal: Linux"with "BOOT:" prompt below. I ran the program, it format my USB stick, then creates an image (after selecting the .img file), and then says 'Finished' in the box, and then stops. There ar 8 files total on the USB stick afterwards. What could have gone wrong?
AMD 4400 64bit Dual-Core Processor
nVidia 9600 card
4Gigs of 800mhz dual-channel mem.
300gigs RAID Striped
4 Gig Corsair USB Stick (working with)
Files made by the program
- davilla - 2008-04-29 04:12
davilla Wrote:I'll give this a spin later tonight and see how to plays with the AppleTV.
Extracted the 7z compacted disk image. dd to pen drive, extracted the contents and moved to an ext3 format flash drive. Boot using atv-bootloader, translate the syslinux.cfg setting to kexec params and kexec jump.
Boots fine with "video=vesafb" added. Thanks for including "vesafb" as a kernel console framebuffer.
startx brings up X11 with nvidia binary, yea. Reset Appearance to 1280x720. Bingo, now it's filling the screen.
Seems fine, could not connect to my smb servers. Or rather I could connect and see content but could not add as container.
Trying a DVD crashed down to command line which seemed to be in another language besides english. Maybe french?
prompt is "LeXBM~$
tried top and got
- BLKMGK - 2008-04-29 05:49
Davilla, I so look forward to something like this for the aTV, hopefully this can be resolved! Mine is back in house, just not hooked up yet. Sounds like TOP isn't onboard though. Curious, what format was the DVD stored in?
- davilla - 2008-04-29 06:24
BLKMGK Wrote:Davilla, I so look forward to something like this for the aTV, hopefully this can be resolved! Mine is back in house, just not hooked up yet. Sounds like TOP isn't onboard though. Curious, what format was the DVD stored in?
"I am Legend" commercial DVD in USB DVD drive connected to the AppleTV via USB Hub. It spun up then crash to command-line.
My on-line ripped DVD server was accessible but it would not stick.
l.capriotti, is telnet or ssh available with this version. I'd like to pop in and look around at performance numbers.
- lcapriotti - 2008-04-29 09:17
@rayodin88: No ATI support - I don't have hardware to play with, and XBMC with ATI doesn't seem a win game...
@djdafreund: can you try on a different flash drive, pls
@pike: odd enough, I tried it myself on a low-end Intel card like yours. Must be something related to the new Xord Intel drivers.
@davilla: very peculiar language, indeed, but I don't have a clue. Re: ssh it is not available in the stock image, but you can ctrl-F2, get to tty2 and apt-get openssh-server.
Tks for the feedback.