[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies

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schneidz Offline
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^yeah i get this (not sure if it was one of my sources but it seems to be down now):
Code:
[schneidz@hyper world-united]$ ping www.lonelycoder.com
PING www.lonelycoder.com (194.48.213.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
^C
--- www.lonelycoder.com ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 4029ms
do you have any other sources ?
what happens when you apt-get -y install xbmc anyways ?
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Th3R00st3r Offline
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schneidz Wrote:^yeah i get this (not sure if it was one of my sources but it seems to be down now):
Code:
[schneidz@hyper world-united]$ ping www.lonelycoder.com
PING www.lonelycoder.com (194.48.213.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
^C
--- www.lonelycoder.com ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 4029ms
do you have any other sources ?
what happens when you apt-get -y install xbmc anyways ?

This is what I get when running sudo apt-get -y install xbmc:

P.S.
I think the lonelycoder connect issue is due to TVHeadend being installed. I could never get it to work (US) so I don't really need it.


The following packages have unmet dependencies:
xbmc: Depends: xbmc-data (= 2:10.00~svn35648-lucid1) but 2:10.00~svn33324-jaunty1 is to be installed
Depends: xbmc-skin-confluence (= 2:10.00~svn35648-lucid1) but 2:10.00~svn33324-jaunty1 is to be installed
E: Broken packages

Ok I removed dependencies for lucid from my sources.list. and re-ran the apt-get -y install xbmc. It installed ;-)
(This post was last modified: 2011-02-24 17:51 by Th3R00st3r.)
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schneidz Offline
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Post: #843
i think http://www.lonelycoder.com is back online now... give it another whirl.
fyi:
Code:
xbmc@XBMCLive:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Translation-en_US                      
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Translation-en_US                
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release.gpg [198B]                
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Translation-en_US              
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Translation-en_US        
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Translation-en_US          
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Translation-en_US        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic Release.gpg                                    
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic/main Translation-en_US                        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release                                      
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release [51.3kB]                                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic Release                                                          
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic/main Packages                                                      
Hit http://www.lonelycoder.com hts Release.gpg                                    
Ign http://www.lonelycoder.com hts/main Translation-en_US                  
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic/main Sources                            
Hit http://www.lonelycoder.com hts Release                          
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/multiverse Packages
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Packages [216kB]
Ign http://www.lonelycoder.com hts/main Packages    
Ign http://www.lonelycoder.com hts/main Packages    
Hit http://www.lonelycoder.com hts/main Packages
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Packages [14B]
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-security/universe Packages [99.3kB]
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-security/multiverse Packages [4,712B]
Fetched 371kB in 1s (203kB/s)                              
Reading package lists... Done
[2]   Done                    sshfs schneidz@192.168.1.25:/media/win/stuff /home/xbmc/hyper
(This post was last modified: 2011-02-24 18:25 by schneidz.)
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Post: #844
yep, must have just been bad timing. Everything is working as planned.
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Ok so I spent about 6hrs trying to figure out how to do a live install on a usb with revo 1600. ended up using 2 usb pen drives and lots of patience then I found this post when trying to figure out how to set up a static ip on my revo. could have saved me lots of time lol. Everything else is working perfect, even HD movies in full surround sound Smile I have read through almost this entire post and found nothing of static ip setting. So maybe its not specific to any hardware but I thought I would ask here first.

So how do I set a static IP with XBMC live installed on USB drive in a revo 1600?

I assume I need to log in to ub but then what do I type? Just dont want to mess it up as its working perfect now but I have a very complex home network and prefer static ips for access and peace of mind.
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jimk72 Wrote:Ok so I spent about 6hrs trying to figure out how to do a live install on a usb with revo 1600. ended up using 2 usb pen drives and lots of patience then I found this post when trying to figure out how to set up a static ip on my revo. could have saved me lots of time lol. Everything else is working perfect, even HD movies in full surround sound Smile I have read through almost this entire post and found nothing of static ip setting. So maybe its not specific to any hardware but I thought I would ask here first.

So how do I set a static IP with XBMC live installed on USB drive in a revo 1600?

I assume I need to log in to ub but then what do I type? Just dont want to mess it up as its working perfect now but I have a very complex home network and prefer static ips for access and peace of mind.

I can't speak for setting it on ubuntu (press cntrl+alt+f1 (or f2-f6) to get the shell if you know how to use that....cntrl+alt+f7 to get back...returning to gui will sometimes freeze, just restart)
The easiest way I know to set the IP static for any client is to set DHCP reservation on your router (most if not all have the option to reserve a certain IP address for a certain MAC Address.
Images as examples below (this may not be an option if you have a special setup.

[Image: dhcplink.jpg]
[Image: dhcplist.jpg]

4 Xbox1's 500GB WD HD with XBMC-9.04.1-FIXED-BABYLON-T3CH (was PM3.HD 1080i but streaming larger files...PMIII in 720P)
2 Acer Revo 1600s 2gb ram 1.6 Ghz (yes, 1.6 single...sigh) -> Linux 2.6.31-16-generic #53-Ubuntu XBMC 9.11 R26018 (Influence 1080P)
Just started with DDS, one word, awesome!
.bat files for windows dds creating here (must have nvcompress installed)
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Why, oh why does the install of xbmc always fail when I install from USB stick?

It attempts to install drivers for a CD drive, which their isn't one, then the install aborts!

PLEASE HELP!!! Confused
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jimk72 Wrote:Ok so I spent about 6hrs trying to figure out how to do a live install on a usb with revo 1600. ended up using 2 usb pen drives and lots of patience then I found this post when trying to figure out how to set up a static ip on my revo. could have saved me lots of time lol. Everything else is working perfect, even HD movies in full surround sound Smile I have read through almost this entire post and found nothing of static ip setting. So maybe its not specific to any hardware but I thought I would ask here first.

So how do I set a static IP with XBMC live installed on USB drive in a revo 1600?

I assume I need to log in to ub but then what do I type? Just dont want to mess it up as its working perfect now but I have a very complex home network and prefer static ips for access and peace of mind.
fyi:
Code:
xbmc@XBMCLive:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
address 127.0.0.1
netmask 255.0.0.0

auto eth2
iface eth2 inet dhcp

auto ra0
iface ra0 inet [color=Red]static[/color]
wireless-essid hyper
wireless-rate 54M
[color=red]address 192.168.1.105[/color]
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1

xbmc@XBMCLive:~$
(This post was last modified: 2011-04-05 16:43 by schneidz.)
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schneidz Offline
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TheDean Wrote:Why, oh why does the install of xbmc always fail when I install from USB stick?

It attempts to install drivers for a CD drive, which their isn't one, then the install aborts!

PLEASE HELP!!! Confused

i'm not sure but i think it has something to do with some incompatibility between ubuntu and unetbootin.
you can try hitting 'tab' or 'e' to edit the grub menu then adding:
Code:
cdrom-detect/try-usb=true
to the end of the live-boot option but that didnt work for me (i forget how i eventually got past this).

the easiest (most expensive) solution would be to buy a usb dvd burner so you can burn the iso to a cd (kinda' ruins the purpose of buying a small form factor nettop).

anyone else got any other ideas.
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Post: #850
Thanks for the help! setup my router. will try the other method also!
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TheDean Wrote:Why, oh why does the install of xbmc always fail when I install from USB stick?

It attempts to install drivers for a CD drive, which their isn't one, then the install aborts!

PLEASE HELP!!! Confused

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.
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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.

4 Xbox1's 500GB WD HD with XBMC-9.04.1-FIXED-BABYLON-T3CH (was PM3.HD 1080i but streaming larger files...PMIII in 720P)
2 Acer Revo 1600s 2gb ram 1.6 Ghz (yes, 1.6 single...sigh) -> Linux 2.6.31-16-generic #53-Ubuntu XBMC 9.11 R26018 (Influence 1080P)
Just started with DDS, one word, awesome!
.bat files for windows dds creating here (must have nvcompress installed)
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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.
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schneidz Offline
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^ 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).
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are you guys using the xbmcfreak's version of 10.1? or you're using the regular 10.1?
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