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== Important ==
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Read the [[Known_Issues|Known Issues]] page first.  There are some warnings to Ubuntu users who have already modified their Ubuntu installation or customized their .conf files that LinuxMCE will override their changes.
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This section provides instructions for downloads.
  
== Getting help ==
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==[[Installing LinuxMCE - What version to choose?|What version to choose?]]==
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In addition to the usual community options like forums, for the moment a few volunteers have agreed to provide [[Tech_Support|live tech support via Yahoo/Skype]] to identify common installation problems so they can be fixed in the next release.
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==md5 checksums==
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It is a good idea to use md5sum and the checksums to verify your download is not corrupted. Since this wiki page is editable we can not keep the md5sums here without the risk of tampering. Please use the one posted next to the download you choose.
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== Reading before installing LinuxMCE ==
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== Download locations ==
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Please use the Bit Torrent downloads wherever possible, to ensure a clean, uncorrupted download, and then leave it seeding as long as possible. The source code and all the files necessary to install LinuxMCE are available for download on various mirrors. <!--The preferred download locations are the mirrors or torrents '''[[mirrors|here]]'''. [[:Category:Installation software for LinuxMCE|mirrors]].-->
  
Before installing LinuxMCE, I suggest reading [[What_To_Expect|What to expect]] which says exactly what sequences and equipment was used to setup my whole home media + automation system as shown in the demo video, and warns what are the pitfalls you may run into.
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Download for the {{current}} install is available [http://www.linuxmce.org/download.html on the {{l}} site]. You can download now by clicking [{{current iso}} here].
  
Also read:
 
  
The [[Installation_Guide|Detailed step-by-step instructions for installing LinuxMCE]] which has step-by-step instructions on installing Ubuntu and LinuxMCE.
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The latest releases are always available under the [http://linuxmce.iptp.org/release/ IPTP Release directory]. Notes for LinuxMCE Releases can be found [[:Category:LinuxMCE Releases|here]]. <br>
Then the short [[Architecture_Intro|Architecture Intro]] which explains what pc's you'll need to install software on and how they all work together.
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The latest [http://linuxmce.iptp.org/snapshots/ snapshot DVDs] are also available. Before using them, be sure to check out the [[Snapshot overview]], and follow the steps laid out on the installation page.  
Then there's a [[QuickStart_Guide|Quick Start Guide]] which explains how to set the video and audio settings using the AV Wizard, and to add devices to LinuxMCE with the Setup Wizard.
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The [[Usage_Intro|Usage Intro]] is a quick primer on how to use LinuxMCE once it's installed.
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LinuxMCE is a huge program with lots of features that you won't even notice right away, and the wiki already has a ton of pages which I imported from existing sources when I launched LinuxMCE, such as the original [[User's_Manual|User's Manual]] and [[Programmer's_Guide|Programmer's Guide]].  I found most of these docs weren't well organized and some of the data isn't up to date.  But it's a wiki and all pages are open for editing, so hopefully this will improve.
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== Getting the CD's ==
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== Source code ==
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Instructions on getting the source code and compiling it are located on [[Building From Source]] page.
  
As explained in the [[Installation_Guide|Installation Guide]] You need 2 cd's to install LinuxMCE, which you can get here:
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1) Ubuntu 6.10 desktop live cd. For now Linux MCE can only be installed on top of the Ubuntu 6.10 distribution of Linux, which is available [http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu-releases/6.10/ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso  here].
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==Burning==
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Always burn the DVDs at the slowest possible speed your drive supports ... this is critical! Faster speeds regularly cause corruptions on the burn which will be fatal to your install.
  
2) The LinuxMCE install cd, which is available on these [[Mirrors]].
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== The LinuxMCE installer ==
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== Feedback ==
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Please indicate [http://forum.linuxmce.org on the forums] if the installation went well so we know what needs fixing.
  
Once you have already burned the LinuxMCE install cd, and finished installing Ubuntu 6.10, here is the installer application you run from within Ubuntu to install LinuxMCE:
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[http://linuxmce.com/download.php http://linuxmce.com/images/download_button.gif]
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== Installation ==
  
== Getting the source code ==
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For installation instructions, go to [[Installing_LinuxMCE#Installing LinuxMCE|Installing LinuxMCE]].
Instructions on getting the source code and compiling it are located on [[Building From Source]] page.
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Latest revision as of 05:49, 23 March 2016

This section provides instructions for downloads.

What version to choose?

The current preferred installation candidate is LinuxMCE 1404.
While the current preferred installation candidate is still being worked on and may have some known issues, it generally works better with newer hardware and works at least as well as previous versions. The versions older than LinuxMCE 1404 are stable but no longer under development.

The latest version under development is LimuxMCE 1604, and the up to date snapshot DVDs are linked in the download locations.

md5 checksums

It is a good idea to use md5sum and the checksums to verify your download is not corrupted. Since this wiki page is editable we can not keep the md5sums here without the risk of tampering. Please use the one posted next to the download you choose.

Download locations

Please use the Bit Torrent downloads wherever possible, to ensure a clean, uncorrupted download, and then leave it seeding as long as possible. The source code and all the files necessary to install LinuxMCE are available for download on various mirrors.

Download for the LinuxMCE 1404 install is available on the LinuxMCE site. You can download now by clicking here.


The latest releases are always available under the IPTP Release directory. Notes for LinuxMCE Releases can be found here.
The latest snapshot DVDs are also available. Before using them, be sure to check out the Snapshot overview, and follow the steps laid out on the installation page.



Source code

Instructions on getting the source code and compiling it are located on Building From Source page.



Burning

Always burn the DVDs at the slowest possible speed your drive supports ... this is critical! Faster speeds regularly cause corruptions on the burn which will be fatal to your install.



Feedback

Please indicate on the forums if the installation went well so we know what needs fixing.



Installation

For installation instructions, go to Installing LinuxMCE.