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[LIVE] HOW-TO build a XBMC Live USB without burning a CD on Windows - lcapriotti - 2009-04-27 12:44
There are two ways to create a bootable XBMC Live USB disk using Windows:
1. Use Unetbootin
Start unetbootin, select disk image and choose the file XBMCLive.ISO.
2. Use grub4dos
By using grub4dos you will keep the original look&feel of the Live CD, as well as have all the features of grub.
a. Install grub4dos on the flash disk; I have found a nice tutorial for that; the relevant part is section #1.
b. Copy all the files from the CD to the flash disk.
- Creating the permanent storage file
Unless you create a "permanent storage file" all the changes applied at runtime will be lost.
The neat utility TopoResize can be used to create the "permanent storage file".
Grab the tool and create an ext3-formatted file called "live-rw" (no quotes), and place it in the root of the flash disk.
Under linux you would perform a similar task by means of:
(replacing 600 with your preferred size in MB).
- hartiberlin - 2009-04-29 07:07
Many thanks for the info how to do it with
Is it possible then also after making the USB stick with
to upgrade the USB stick
with any enhancements that are currently posted
or with the ALSA sound mixer improvements ?
- lcapriotti - 2009-04-29 09:16
once you create the permanent storage file you can apply whatever changes/upgrades to the base system
Fork GeeXboX Win32 Installer and GeeXboX ISO Generator and modify them for XBMC Live? - Gamester17 - 2009-04-29 12:17
Would be cool if we could modify "GeeXboX Win32 Installer" and the "GeeXboX ISO Generator" installer software tools to work with XBMC Live, I believe that they are open source and licensed under the GPL:
Quote:GeeXboX Win32 Installer
Quote:GeeXboX ISO Generator
Alternatively if we could make something similar that works the same way?
- xyphur - 2009-05-08 09:33
l.capriotti: I receive the following error when trying to mount /dev/sda1 to /mnt
"mount: /dev/sda1 already mounted or /mnt busy"
yet /dev/sda1 is not mounted (checked by issuing the 'mount' command with no arguments), and /mnt isn't mapped to anything else either. This is all done in safe-mode, logged in as xbmc/xbmc. /mnt exists and is empty as well. Ideas?
- felciano - 2009-05-08 19:59
I'm having trouble getting this to work. From the xbmc@XBMCLive prompt, I've tried the sudo call above, and it is complaining:
If I do dmseg | tail I see:
- lcapriotti - 2009-05-08 20:53
my fault, the mount command was incorrect for an usb disk.
Pls try the new one
- xyphur - 2009-05-10 08:54
l.capriotti: small correction needs to be made to your code above. 2nd line, there's an extra slash before the 'of=' switch that causes an invalid argument error.
Secondly, I'm curious what sort of alterations would be required to have a UNetbootin-prepared USB stick autoboot, as the syslinux.cfg file is different than I remember it being previously in 8.10, and as someone pointed out in another thread, because we're using GRUB now in 9.04, the /boot/grub/menu.lst file must be edited to facilitate autobooting... except that, like I'd mentioned in another one of my threads, there exists 'boot=cd' in that file. Should we be changing this to boot=usb in menu.lst as we do in syslinux.cfg? I would imagine so, but I thought I'd ask 1st.
Aside from that, what else is required? Would be helpful if you or someone else created a thread specifically for UNetbootin installations.
Thanks! And kudos to you so far, your help is much appreciated
- lcapriotti - 2009-05-10 10:09
xyphur Wrote:l.capriotti: small correction needs to be made to your code above. 2nd line, there's an extra slash before the 'of=' switch that causes an invalid argument error.gosh, I must have written that post without my daily dose of coffee
xyphur Wrote:Secondly, I'm curious what sort of alterations would be required to have a UNetbootin-prepared USB stick autoboot,nothing to be done here except replacing boot=cd with boot=usb in syslinux.cfg, sice unetbootin takes care of converting from grub to syslinux.
- CASHMON3Y - 2009-06-12 20:05
I tried the Unetbootin and my flash drive doesnt boot. I also tried the virtualbox, but that freezes and gives me errors.