OpenELEC Image


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by matt_heys » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:28 pm
If I'm not mistaken there doesn't seem to be an Image of OpenELEC floating around, people seem to be compiling it from source, is that right?

Anyway I've just got the latest daily build 2012-06-23 and created an image for my mate so I thought I would post it here for anyone who is interested, I've compressed it with 7z and the image is 512mb, overkill I know.

I haven't tried this one yet myself but I have tried one from a month ago and it seemed fairly good, bit of room to improve but not bad at all.

Anyway hope it helps someone. http://sdrv.ms/OINB0y
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by Mortimer » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:37 pm
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by matt_heys » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:52 pm
That's where I got mine from but they aren't just an image file you can DD on, you need linux and have to run the create_sd script.

If your on Windows and maybe OSX then your out of luck, this image can just be written to an SD card straight.

Maybe there is a trick where you can dd the Kernel and the system images on to separate partitions manually but it seems a bit fiddly.

If I've missed a trick and it's easy to do without linux then I apologise.
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by Mortimer » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:29 pm
That's why I used my RPi with its Debian SD-card, to create my OpenELEC SD-Card.
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by Paul Webster » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:17 pm
There are at least 2 people hosting pre-built RPi images.
I downloaded from Chris Swan's site.
http://blog.thestateofme.com/2012/06/03 ... ec-images/
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by stevhorn5 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:48 pm
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by stevhorn5 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:09 pm
Paul Webster wrote:There are at least 2 people hosting pre-built RPi images.
I downloaded from Chris Swan's site.
http://blog.thestateofme.com/2012/06/03 ... ec-images/


Chris posts the images regularly.

OpenELEC is my favourite right now for the Pi. It makes a good media centre, although it is somewhat unstable and freezes regularly. Luckily, it boots up pretty quickly. My favourite feature is that xmbc makes an app for Android (gingerbread and earlier) which allows me to control it without a keyboard/mouse. The nice thing about this is that I can power the Pi using the the USB port on my monitor.
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by matt_heys » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:53 pm
stevhorn5 wrote:
Paul Webster wrote:There are at least 2 people hosting pre-built RPi images.
I downloaded from Chris Swan's site.
http://blog.thestateofme.com/2012/06/03 ... ec-images/


Chris posts the images regularly.

OpenELEC is my favourite right now for the Pi. It makes a good media centre, although it is somewhat unstable and freezes regularly. Luckily, it boots up pretty quickly. My favourite feature is that xmbc makes an app for Android (gingerbread and earlier) which allows me to control it without a keyboard/mouse. The nice thing about this is that I can power the Pi using the the USB port on my monitor.


I will leave Chris to keep up the good work then as it saves me having to find the external hdd with my Linux vm on it to create the sdcard, can do it right from OSX instead.

I wrote an XBMC remote for Windows Phone if anyone is interested http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/ ... c179e5f28f

It's got one bug I know about which is that it doesn't sanity check the port number and can cause an error if you put in letters when it expects numbers, and the feedback seems to say it needs to indicate when it's connected, I've fixed the bug but I'm still working on the indicator before I submit the update to Microsoft.
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by graevling » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:16 pm
...you can make an install right from a windows pc, you don`t need an image nor another linux. The only things to do are: using "Mini Tool Partition Wizard" to creat the partitions on the SD and then putting the newest master boot files / OpenElec Files on it....

Greetings, Graevling
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