[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- McInen - 2010-04-05 13:09
alpha_thetas Wrote:Hey yall,
Check out this thread, it might help you.
After removing the "nodiskmount" from the boot parameters the XBMC mounts your internal hard disk partition too, and you can add it as a source.
- gman2050uk - 2010-04-05 14:50
Hi guys Im getting my revo on weds so getting ready for it I really like the sound of this xbmc live but have seen that you can have this installed as well as linux mint 8 what I mean is while your in mints 8 you just click a button then it switches to xbmc I have only every used windows so could anybody please point me in the right direction please thx.
- alpha_thetas - 2010-04-05 17:48
McInen Wrote:Check out this thread, it might help you.
McInen - Thanks for the reference. I have ver 9.11 and there was one suggestion on there but I'll need to actually research the steps on how to do it since I'm a complete noob. I guess I can always cop out and use an usb hdd, but I really want it to work with my internal hdd so I dont have to attach anything to the PC.
Tsuris - Thanks for the insight on the ntfs and fat formats. I want to keep windows tho, so I can use my computer for other purposes.
- DJBlu - 2010-04-05 18:51
alpha_thetas Wrote:Hey yall,
On the grub bootloader,
then move to the second item in the list then press 'e' again. Remove 'nodiskmount'
This will allow you to mount your drives.
To remove this item permanently edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst and remove the nodiskmount
Hope this helps.
- alpha_thetas - 2010-04-05 19:24
DJBlu Wrote:On the grub bootloader,
Sorry for the simple question but how do I get to the bootloader? I've tried the following command prompt after exiting xbmc live from my usb.
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
However when I get to that, I see no text in the file even after doing a search. However if I login thru windows, I can open up the file in word pad, it does have the word nodiskmount everywhere (all text in 2-3 rows). I am unsure if I should delete all of them or specific ones.
Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated.
- bigd1ck - 2010-04-13 19:42
2) Bios Settings:
Enter the Bios and disable "Use RevoBoot", then set the dedicated Memory to the GPU from AUTO to CUSTOM and then below set it to 512meg
SO I DO NOT SEE AN OPTION TO DISABLE "USE REVOBOOT" I have the acer revo 1600.
- Izod517 - 2010-04-14 07:29
Did this all tonight, including auto-mount, and adding the Xbox DVD Dongle without any real problems. Thanks OP - used your guide, other posts, and a few random web articles - wasn't bad at all.
Few notes that I'm sure the OP is aware of but newbies may not be
-Nvidia drivers are included in XBMC Live 9.11.
-FTPing into your XBMClive box may or may not work for replacing/editing certain files (for instance the grub/menu.lst) - the easiest way to get at those is by using Putty - you'll eventually probably just use it for everything.
To the above poster - Unsure why the command isn't working for you, but yes you can delete all 3 nodiskmounts.
- Izod517 - 2010-04-14 07:43
gman2050uk Wrote:Hi guys Im getting my revo on weds so getting ready for it I really like the sound of this xbmc live but have seen that you can have this installed as well as linux mint 8 what I mean is while your in mints 8 you just click a button then it switches to xbmc I have only every used windows so could anybody please point me in the right direction please thx.
I'm a mid-level Linux user, and I have to say, honestly, XBMC Live was a better resolution for me than any distro+XBMC. I found the system ran quicker, and I had less complications with XBMC Live than XBMC on top of a distro. If I ever need to make any changes to the system I just SSH into it with Putty. Minimal Ubuntu and Desktop Ubuntu caused me some issues that I didn't feel like dealing with.
- ginjim - 2010-04-15 14:23
im having a nightmare getting network settings and connecting to the network
all the tutorials i have seen show different images of xbmc
Slow Fanart - phearless-d - 2010-04-15 17:31
Im running my revo 3610 with 2gb ram with the latest stable xbmc live.
I have a problem where fanart is loading slow (2 seconds or more) this also effects the skins home page (Aeon) as it takes a second or two for it to load the background.
Any help would greatly be appreciated.