[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- Galactus - 2011-04-06 05:26
TheDean Wrote:Why, oh why does the install of xbmc always fail when I install from USB stick?
I remember having this problem when I did my setup. Fortunately I have a external xbox 360 hddvd drive which I connected and installed from cd.
- Tsuris - 2011-04-06 11:18
I have a usb dvd r/rw that is ONLY ever connected when I need to install XBMC on a new system....otherwise it just sits in a drawer. I couldn't get the usb option to work either...I just bit the bullet and spent the 50ish for the cd drive.
usb install - phear - 2011-04-06 12:49
TheDean - what usb version are you trying to install?
Try downloading the latest one from xbmcfreak.
I have never had a problem with the ones from there.
- schneidz - 2011-04-06 14:28
^ if memory serves right thats what i did for xbmc-9... i was so afraid of not being able to replicate it for xbmc-10 that i never downloaded the live iso. i just did a 'sudo apt-get install xbmc' to update to the latest version from xbmc-9 (i also did a dd image backup of the 2 gb drive for safe keeping).
- popular.me - 2011-04-09 05:00
are you guys using the xbmcfreak's version of 10.1? or you're using the regular 10.1?
- Uuaww - 2011-04-09 22:30
schneidz Wrote:i'm not sure but i think it has something to do with some incompatibility between ubuntu and unetbootin.
I didn't run into this problem, what program are you using to create a bootable usb? I know when I reloaded Dharma I used the one straight from the xbmc website.
- schneidz - 2011-04-11 14:49
Uuaww Wrote:I didn't run into this problem, what program are you using to create a bootable usb? I know when I reloaded Dharma I used the one straight from the xbmc website.
i was using unetbootin...
i also ran into this problem trying to create a usb for kubuntu-live a while back.
- Grippen - 2011-04-11 16:49
Just download the latest unetbootin and it will work. I was using an old version and trying to install 10.1 live on the revo and also run into the CD Rom problem. There is a guide outthere for the 3700 which you can follow for the 3600. Just be carefull about the audio settings steps because I had some problems to have sound eventually solved but I do not know how I did it.
My advice is just follow all steps for USB drive creation and video configurations. Audio just keep as it is and create the old .asoundscr file and see how it goes from there.
- prupert - 2011-04-11 18:53
IIRC there is a bug in unetbootin that means you can't install any recent versions if Ubuntu with it,which xbmc live is based on.
Solutions:use ubuntus built in startup disc creator and select the xbmc ISO
Or burn the ISO to a CD and boot using a USB CD rom.
Its a right pita.
- chimpsinties - 2011-04-11 23:43
I've just got a Revo 3610 today and I used UNetBootIn and the XBMCLive image from the XBMC site. It all worked perfectly in the end.
I've got to admit, it did fail the first time I tried but I don't think I gave it enough time to format the HD. 2nd time round it was perfect.
Some of the settings are a bit different and I can't get the menu clicks to work. Not the end of the world but I'd like them if I can.
I love the new HiDef XBMC, it brings so much life back to my collection.