[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- schneidz - 2010-01-05 18:14
^ well... my stock cap solution for the time being is putting something like this in /etc/rc.local
TV out via VGA ? - bark02 - 2010-01-05 20:29
i'm connecting my revo to an older TV, whats the best way of doing this? It only has scart and 3 component (Yellow video + 2 phono).
I've found a lead that does VGA to yellow component so i was thinking of doing this for the video and then the headphone jack to 2 phono for the sound.
The lead that I have found states that it will only work if the VGA board supports tv-out, but i can't find any thing to confirm it does.
- bark02 - 2010-01-05 21:19
I'm stuck at step 4....
I downloaded the xbmc ISO that already contains the nvidea drivers (shown on page 1) to my pc.
Unzipped this file to an iso and bunrt to a CD-R with imgburn using write image file to disk.
I then dragged the CD into my removable drive, this created a folder in the root of my USB called CD-ROM which then contained various boot files and one folder.
I them put this USB stick into my revo and turned it on, pressed f12 when prompted but this then entered a screnn called revoboot. I tried restarting a few times and discovered Revoboot comes up whether f12 is pressed or not.
I restarted and pressed del to get into the set up menu then went to BIOS settings. I saw an entery for 'boot to revoboot' so disabled this.
When i restarted and pressed f12 I got the correct boot screen selected usb but this brought up an invalid system disk message! I tried putting the USB back into my pc and moving all the files in the CD_ROM folder to the root directory and restarting the process but i get the same results.
I tried setting it to boot from the HDD and it brings up a loud of 99's then said insert boot device. So I presume it hasn't even got linux on it! Would this stop XBMC booting from USB?
I'm downloading ubuntu 9.10 nettbok remix and will install that adn try again.
- edbro - 2010-01-05 22:18
- format the usb drive in your desktop
- boot from the cd you created
- install onto the usb drive
- jakejm79 - 2010-01-05 23:25
download unetboot select the iso file and select you USB stick and run it, reboot your revo and boot from USB stick.
Are you trying to install it to the install HDD or just run it from the USB stick?
Also I would suggest using the lateste 9-11 version of XBMC live since it also includes the correct Nvidia drivers.
How to add skins to acer aspire revo XBMC pemament install? - VIP855 - 2010-01-06 01:51
Guys, how can I add new skin to the live installed XBMC on my hdd? When I turn on my Acer Aspire revo it starts up with XBMC so my windows is gone which is fine. But now how do you add skins?
- dazex - 2010-01-06 03:40
The ISO linked to in the first thread is consider an older release. 9.11 Camelot was released around Christmas.
If I were you, I would download the LIVE CD version of that and install to your Revo's HD. This version works wonderfully for me. Do it and report back and I'll be happy to walk you through the rest of the way. It's pretty simple and the Revo 1600 with 1GB of RAM runs XBMC beautifully.
- VIP855 - 2010-01-06 05:34
can you point me to the download link for the LATEST live cd? Thanks
I am very curious how to add more skins to the live cd, I would like to add Aeon Stark and the latest Rapier 3.0 skin
- VIP855 - 2010-01-06 06:02
Dazex, I just download the latest repack and installed the live cd but there is ONLY one theme
- VIP855 - 2010-01-06 07:13
Never mind, I figured it out how to add the skins. Thanks