Installing 1204

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  • Please note that LinuxMCE-1204 is in a pre-alpha state but is now installable for testing purposes.
  • By installing LinuxMCE-1204 you accept that you will experience system breakage from time to time as packages are updated and bugs are discovered/fixed, etc.
  • If you install LinuxMCE-1204 be prepared to file bug reports in trac.
  • Developers can only follow up when bugs are properly reported in trac.
  • Please do not expect 'support' for running LinuxMCE-1204.
  • If you install LinuxMCE-1204 you understand that you will have to troubleshoot any issues that arise and document them in a trac ticket.
  • Once a ticket is filed please return to look at it every couple of days to see if a dev has any questions or needs more information.
  • And... A big thank-you for testing!
  • It is only through community testing and bug reporting that LinuxMCE will improve!
  • Your thorough testing and documentation is really appreciated!
  • join #linuxmce-devel on Freenode IRC.

DVD Installation

Installing LinuxMCE-1204 from DVD is the fastest and easiest way to try the development version of LMCE:

  • Grab the most recent installation DVD snapshot from http://linuxmce.iptp.org/snapshots/
  • Burn the .iso file to a DVD or create a usb installer (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick)
  • Boot the DVD/USB drive in the system you wish to be your 'Core' or 'Hybrid' system.
  • Choose to install a Hybrid or Core Only. Hybrid is the recommended method, choose Core Only if you don't wish to have a monitor attached (and only if you know what you are doing.)
  • Follow the installation instructions in the ubiquity installer.
  • After installation your machine will reboot and perform some initial setup activities. There will be very little indication that anything is happening. Be patient. Your system *may* reboot automatically , especially if new video drivers were installed, once these initial setup steps are complete.
  • On the second boot following installation you will be presented with the AVWizard and can choose your video resolution and audio device.
  • You will then proceed to the Setup Wizard where you will follow Sarah's instructions for configuring your LinuxMCE system for your home and devices.

Known Issues

  • initial install screens do not detect internet on anything but eth0. firstboot configures this properly after install, mostly a non-issue.
  • virtualbox resolution setting only works with guest additions installed and the proper video output vga selected

Internet Installation

  • Please note: If the DVD installer method does not function then this is the way you will install. The DVD installer seems to have issues with software raids.

Installing LinuxMCE-1204 over the network is a fairly easy process that involves:

  • Installing Kubuntu 12.04
  • Installing LinuxMCE-1204 on top of Kubuntu 12.04
  1. Install Precise Pangolin desktop and update it. (download Kubuntu 12.04 desktop release from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/12.04/release/kubuntu-12.04.5-desktop-i386.iso Currently, only the 32bit version of LinuxMCE is available. Only download the i386 version of 12.04 Kubuntu, even if your system can support 64bit versions. Note: If Kubuntu asks whether you would like to install/activate 'Restricted Drivers' for your video card, ignore it and continue to step 2.
  2. Grab the latest installer script from our servers.
  3. Run the following (as root): mce-install.sh
  4. Reboot, wait for the activity to stop (see progress on console).

In other words, after installing Kubuntu run the following:

sudo -i
wget -q http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/trunk/src/install-helpers/mce-install.sh && chmod +x mce-install.sh
./mce-install.sh
reboot

If you have problems with any aspect of the system please log a trac ticket.

Keeping up with updates

LinuxMCE-1204 is under constant testing and development. To follow along with new package releases look at LinuxMCE-1204 pre-alpha

Once you have installed LinuxMCE-1204, all you need to do to keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest, is run the following from a terminal on the core and each MD:

sudo -i # (only necessary on the core)
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade