If you simply install Ubuntu from the mini.iso containing the basic Ubuntu Maverick install, then on reboot, download my script using:
make it executable, using:
chmod a+x xbmcmaverickrevo.sh
then finally run it using:
I find it is best to run it again, once the script reboots the machine, as this fixes a few issues (log in via SSH from another PC to do this).
It is still a work in progress, as you can't yet shutdown / restart etc via XBMC since it seems the method to add permissions in Ubuntu 10.10 have changed and they conflict with the setup here, so I am still looking into that. To shutdown / reboot at the moment, I log in via SSH and issue:
sudo shutdown -hP now
Also, it is designed to work just with the Acer Aspire Revo 3610, but there is no reason why it wont work with any other device (apart from maybe the audio configurations).
Download It Here
I will update it to fix bugs and add some extra functions related to getting the install to work better with ION and Atom PCs, but I wont it become a monster like XCI, although cudos to the dude who valiently tried to maintain that script
You can follow changes to it here: www.prupert.co.uk but I shall also update this post as well.
I've also released a script so you can run Boxee on the same minimal install aswell. You use the remote to launch it, so you exit out of XBMC using the Exit option from the power menu, then you launch Boxee by pressing the Yellow button on your MCE remote control. To get back to XBMC, simply exit out of Boxee using the Exit option from the main Boxee menu and load XBMC by pressing the Red button on your MCE Remote. You can change the remote and remote button used to launch either app by editing one simple file.
Download It Here