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XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Sat May 26, 2012 4:33 pm

Is it possible to add XBMC to an existing install of Debian?
If so, could someone explain to a linux novice how to do it?

If not, can I add Apache, MySQL, PHP to a XBMC image?

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Re: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Sat May 26, 2012 4:43 pm

Open a new console

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install xbmc

It's not a new distro but a package and installed easily using the above method.
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Re: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Sat May 26, 2012 5:24 pm

This won't work. The Raspberry Pi build of XBMC is not even in the mainline XBMC tree, let alone Debian squeeze.

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Re: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Wed May 30, 2012 1:02 pm

Sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but how would you go about installing XBMC on the standard Linux image?

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Re: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Thu May 31, 2012 2:37 am

The servers do not have an arm build of xbmc available. If you would like to get xbmc running on an existing debian install the only way to do that would be to download and compile it from source (not for the light hearted or the impatient). If someone finds/has a deb file for a working xbmc build for arm, they should host it or post it here and many people would be quite grateful. Currently the path of least resistance to getting XBMC on a raspberry pi is through openelec or raspbmc (and there is a decent amount of resistance there).

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Re: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:56 pm

Hi,

What do you think of this page :

http://mbignell.com/2012/04/19/getting- ... pberry-pi/

I didn't try it yet...
Let me know

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Re: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:09 pm

bimjulien wrote:Hi,

What do you think of this page :

http://mbignell.com/2012/04/19/getting- ... pberry-pi/

I didn't try it yet...
Let me know
A quick google gets this topic from xbmc forums
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=133062

Daz555
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Re: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:24 pm

soslug wrote:Open a new console

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install xbmc

It's not a new distro but a package and installed easily using the above method.
Have you tested this yourself on Rpi?


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Re: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:47 pm

Hi,

Thank you for the post, seams to be a great solution !
Does someone have performed some CPU load tests on a new RaspberryPi (B - 512Mo)?

On RaspBMC, xbmc use about 50% of CPU
On Raspbian + xbmc install, xbmc use about 90% of CPU

Thanks for your answers,
Mick.

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Re: XBMC/Raspbmc on an existing Debian install?

Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:44 am

I kept trying to do this but finally caved and did a fresh install using berry boot this time. Now i just access them separately through a main menu that comes up right away. Sorry if its not what you're looking for, but it saves a lot of time and you could move over anything you want using a flash drive.
http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot
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