Installing OpenELEC mediacenter(xmbc) for raspberry pi using Ubuntu PC

To install openELEC for MicroSD using Ubuntu OS, follow the 3 steps.

Step1: DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION OF OpenELEC.
To download the latest version of the file, click the official link and download the latest version(OpenELEC-RPi.arm-3.1.5.tar) to the Downloads folder. Once downoad complete extract the .tar file using default decompression tool(Archive Manager) to the same Downloads folder.

The content of the extracted folder is shown below.
open elec3

STEP2: INSTALL OpenELEC ON MicroSD card.
The microsd card once inserted onto the computer, a new file /dev/mmcblk0 becomes valid.Once this is mounted the MicroSD can be accessed. Unmount the MicroSD using the code sudo umount /dev/mmcblk0.
Change directory of terminal to the unzipped folder of OpenELEC using command cd /Downloads/OpenELEC-RPi.arm-3.1.5/ (or to the folder in which you have unzipped it).
Installing the file is little diffrent from what is given in official webside manual http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Installing_OpenELEC_on_Raspberry_Pi. So to install type command sudo sh create_sdcard /dev/mmcblk0.
open elec 1
open elec2

Step3: REINSERT THE MicroSD card back to Raspberry Pi and boot the raspberry pi.
To ssh into the OpenELEC of the pi headlessly follow the instructions

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2 Responses to Installing OpenELEC mediacenter(xmbc) for raspberry pi using Ubuntu PC

  1. pvs says:

    I am NOOB why is the SD Card unmounted before the installation ?

    • lorentz says:

      Hi..nice question..i am not sure but i think its because the dcfldd program needs complete access to the drive if the drive is not unmounter, then other apps like file explorer might be able to intrrupt the process.

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