[LINUX] HOW-TO install XBMC for Linux on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and 8.10 (Intrepid) - Printable Version
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- volenin - 2009-01-27 05:07
Olympia, excellent post. Works (almost) as advertised (in my case one of the dependencies was missing, but I just did the PPE install of 'build-deps' for xbmc as directed on the 'compile xbmc from source' wiki page).
This post should be made sticky - very very helpful!!!
- KDB9000 - 2009-01-27 06:51
KDB9000 Wrote:Not sure if you will be able to help me. First I want to say, great job on the guide. I swapped out your nvidia driver add for ATI drivers and did my own xorg file. Everything is up and running on my Dell GX260 (P4 2.26 Ghz, 1 GB RAM (will be 2 when this is stable), with a ATi HD 3450 with HDMI adapter).
Never mind, I got it working. I think I missed a couple steps, but now it works.
- olympia - 2009-01-27 11:33
Zitheral Wrote:When I use the mini CD to install Linux to a usb flash drive, it won't boot afterwards... I have used this flash drive to boot Ubuntu Live and XBMC Live so I know it isn't a problem with the stick. I'm wondering if I need to setup the partitions in a special way during install...
Apparently there seems to be an issue with Intrepid installer. If you are using flash drives, it is not installing GRUB for some reason (please somebody who installed mini.iso to HDD, confirm that there is no problem with HDD install).
You have to options:
Either install Hardy (Ubuntu 8.04) mini.iso first, which is install GRUB, then right after that, install Intrepid mini.iso over the same flash drive. It will reformat the drive, but GRUB will stay alive on the drive.
Second option is that right after Intrepid mini installation, boot up Intrepid mini.iso from the CD again, choose rescue mode, and there you will find an "install GRUB" option.
- olympia - 2009-01-27 11:47
To forum admins:
Is there any chance to get an inserted empty post for me right after the initial post to continue with the guide? I reach the maximum size with the initial post.
- AndersUk - 2009-01-27 16:16
Would a Wiki page be out the question for this Guide? I think it warrants it as it's very good posting...
- spozen - 2009-01-27 18:41
olympia Wrote:To forum admins:
What will the next part of the guide handle?
- olympia - 2009-01-27 22:33
spozen Wrote:What will the next part of the guide handle?
Just some ideas:
- how to update
- optional install from PPA
- proper CPU/GPU temp monitoring
- BIOS OEM splash
- Make ODD eject button work
- Remove 3 sec waiting for GRUB
- olympia - 2009-01-27 22:35
volenin Wrote:Olympia, excellent post. Works (almost) as advertised (in my case one of the dependencies was missing, but I just did the PPE install of 'build-deps' for xbmc as directed on the 'compile xbmc from source' wiki page).
Vlad, which was the missing dependency? And how did you determinate it is missing?
- spozen - 2009-01-27 23:21
Maybe you can add something about speeding up the boot time?
How many seconds after pressing ON til your inside XBMC now?
The reason i am asking is because when i get my remote i will re install and go by your guide completely and i wonder how much faster this is, than having ubuntu load up + XBMC.
I once saw a application that measured boot time in linux, i will try and find it maybe we can trim the boot time a bit more.
- sho - 2009-01-28 11:37
AndersUk Wrote:Would a Wiki page be out the question for this Guide? I think it warrants it as it's very good posting...
The wiki is a user creation, by all means....
olympia Wrote:To forum admins:Being looked into by people that know the forum software better than I do.