LinuxMCE 710 DVD Installation

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Warning: This installation will wipe the entire hard-disk of the PC. All previous data will be permanently lost!

Getting Ready for Installation

  1. Download the LinuxMCE DVD .iso Image
  2. Burn it with your favorite DVD writing software.
  3. Enter your PC's BIOS (usually by pressing the DEL or F2 key at boot-up). Select the CD/DVD to be the first bootup device. Save your BIOS settings.
  4. Insert the LinuxMCE DVD in the drive.
  5. If your PC successfully boots from the LinuxMCE DVD you should see the following boot menu:

Installing LinuxMCE

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DVD Installation Options

  1. Install Linux Media Center - this will install LinuxMCE on your hard drive.
  2. Recovery - allows you to open a console and diagnose your non-bootable system (or request support from the technical department).
  3. Memory test - test your PC's volatile memory (SDRAM, DDRAM).
  4. Boot from first hard disk - boot your PC from the first hard drive (like a normal boot).

To start the installation, choose the first option.

Choose the Hard Drive

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  • Select the drive for install. Press 1 for the first hard-drive, 2 for the second hard-drive, etc. Remember, this wipes your HD clean: partitions, data, everything.


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Finishing Installation

  1. When the installation is finished, remove the disc from the drive, close the tray, and press 'Enter'.


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Rebooting

  • After rebooting, LinuxMCE will load. Configure your audio and video settings.

A/V Wizard


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Select the output connector of your video card, the resolution and refresh of your display adapter.


If you can see the following image, press on 'continue'. else, choose a lower resolution/refresh


Select the graphical interface you want, according to your video card capabilities. For 'OpenGL' interface you should have at least a GeForce 6200 video card


In the next step, you have to adjust the image to align it with the corner arrows


Choose the audio output connector


Select the output volume of your PC.


The review of your setup options. You can agree, or return to the first step and run your options again


House Setup Wizard


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  • After completing the video setup, press "Start using the system now".

LinuxMCE Launch Manager

  • LinuxMCE Launch Manager will start your Media Center.


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  • Open the Onscreen Orbiter.


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(Note: The following step may be obsolete for newer editions.)

  • Click Computing, then Pluto Admin to open the LinuxMCE Web Admin page.


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  • Login with the LinuxMCE user and password that you created in Video Wizard (i.e. the first user created).


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  • Go to Advanced -> Network -> Network Settings to modify your network settings:


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  • For the "external network card" select the type that you use to connect to the Internet. Most users will choose dynamic IP address. If you use a static IP address, choose this and type in the settings (IP/Subnet/Gateway/DNS) provided by your ISP.


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  • After you've finished setting up your network press update. Then press the close button from the bottom right side of the screen.