Thanks for putting the links on this thread. I had read about one of the projects but not both.
RichShumaker wrote:Thanks for putting the links on this thread. I had read about one of the projects but not both.
So the goal of this thread is a working 128mb OpenELEC bootable SD card, any suggestions and is it even possible?
For Media I am planning on a USB hard drive or USB Memory Stick with music, pictures, and video. I may also use it on my network.
If this works it lowers my cost from about $45 - $50 for a Media Center Pi with a descent 8 or 16gb card and good power supply to $37. I tested the .99 power supply on the B+ over the weekend and it took 3 hours of pictures with no failures. My 128mb MicroSD cards were .99 too. I know you still need HDMI, Micro USB, and possibly network cables too.
Thanks again everyone.
Thank you very much for the information on setting up LTSP.Gbaman wrote: To clarify, as the developer of RaspberryPi-LTSP, RaspberryPi-LTSP only supports Raspbian. It is basically hard coded in as it builds Raspbian on setup from all the packages.
Once could though put whatever packages from the Raspbian repo over the top of the Raspbian install.
RaspberryPi-LTSP requires only roughly 27mb of files on the SD card, although you need another machine running Ubuntu on the same network to run host the server. Plus you required Ethernet between the 2 (via a switch or hub of course).
Berryboot is just a frontend to the same system, LTSP, so again it all depends what you can build on the LTSP server.
I would highly recommend if you are just going down this route because you don't want to buy a bigger card... Buy a bigger card... LTSP is no easy beast to tame, especially on its own (RaspberryPi-LTSP makes it a lot simpler).
8gb SD card from Raspberry Pi swag store, £4.. http://swag.raspberrypi.org/collections ... gb-sd-card
Wow I love this thread as I am asking to learn and see what is possible and the answer multiple times is, cheap guy pay more $$$. This was not about saving $$$, it was about learning and pushing the envelope.fruitoftheloom wrote: I am sure that by digging deep into Linux you could work it out, because you appear to be the only one who wants to save $5.00 by not buying a bigger SD Card:
The /flash partition of openelec requires less than 126MB so this is very straightforward if you use a USB drive for the /storage partition. Just format the SD as fat32 and copy the following files to it from the openelec tar download:RichShumaker wrote: Any suggestions on creating a 128mb OpenELEC bootable MicroSD card?
I have done this before to boot from USB, love the UUID.RobHenry wrote:The /flash partition of openelec requires less than 126MB so this is very straightforward if you use a USB drive for the /storage partition. Just format the SD as fat32 and copy the following files to it from the openelec tar download:RichShumaker wrote: Any suggestions on creating a 128mb OpenELEC bootable MicroSD card?
target/KERNEL (copy to kernel.img)
then edit cmdline.txt, replacing disk=/dev/mmcblk0p1 with disk=/dev/sda1
(or better still, get the UUID of you USB drive and use that as disk=UUID=<whatever>)
Using the NAS for storage is really quite simple and works rather well, the following thread explains the process:RichShumaker wrote: The original goal of this thread was OpenELEC on a 128mb card.
Use of a network boot was for the multi headed hydra I am working on with 10+ Pi's.
Ideally I could boot from a single NAS and as an alternative I will boot and use the NAS for 'transfer' storage. The Pi holds the data then transfers when it can to the NAS. This seems like the simpilist idea for me.
Any suggestions on creating a 128mb OpenELEC bootable MicroSD card?