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== Important ==
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There are 2 installers. 
  
1. Download Kubuntu Feisty: [http://torrents.thepiratebay.org/3697874/kubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386.iso.3697874.TPB.torrent Kubuntu 7.04]
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1. There Quick Install DVD, installs both Kubuntu and LinuxMCE at the same time in 20 minutes with only 3 keystrokes. You only pick the hard drive you want it to install onto, and it will partition it, format it, and install everything with default options. The DVD installer essentially takes a pre-installed image and copies it to the hard drive. This is why it is so fast and easy.  But you also don't the low-level control over the installation process.
  
2. Get the Installation CD's by using the torrent link: [http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3752495 LinuxMCE 1.1 RC1] (alternatively you could download these after installing Kubuntu, but CD's are so cheap that this was the method that I used)
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2. The CD installer comes on 2 CD's and requires you to first install Kubuntu 0704 using [http://kubuntu.org/download.php Kubuntu's Live CD], and then to install LinuxMCE on top.  The CD installer can only be installed on a Kubuntu 0704 installation that has not already been upgraded, since LinuxMCE has its own update mechanism that updates both Kubuntu and LinuxMCE in parallel.  The CD installer gives you a lot more options.  After answering the setup questions, it takes a couple hours to install since everything is stored in .deb packages which must be decompressed and installed.  The [[Installation_Guide]] explains how to install with the CD installer.
  
3. Burn all three CD images to CD's
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Both installers are on the [[Mirrors]].
  
4. Insert the Kubuntu CD, Select the option to start Kubuntu from the list.
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The new demo [[Video]] is the best way to get oriented and see what LinuxMCE can do and how to do it.
  
5. Once Kubuntu is up and running, click the "Install" icon on the desktop, follow the installation wizard until you have rebooted and are running Kubuntu from your hard drive(resist the urge to update at this time, it will cause problems with the LinuxMCE cache CD).
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==Also read==
  
6. Insert the Linux MCE packages CD, when the popup window appears select the option to display the CD contents.
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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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7. Right click on the "mce-installer_2.0.1-1_i386.deb" and select the option to install the package.
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8. Close the window after the installation finishes and click on the new icon on your desktop that says "Install Linux MCE".
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9. Follow the on screen prompts, insert the cache CD when requested, and finish the install. After the computer has rebooted, you may update Kubuntu using Adept. For more installation help see: [http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/Installation_Guide The Installation Guide] (step 4 and after) or ask one of the friendly people in the [http://forum.linuxmce.com/ forum].
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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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== Getting help ==
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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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== Reading before installing LinuxMCE ==
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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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Also read:
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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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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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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.
 
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.
 
The [[Usage_Intro|Usage Intro]] is a quick primer on how to use LinuxMCE once it's installed.
 
The [[Usage_Intro|Usage Intro]] is a quick primer on how to use LinuxMCE once it's installed.
  
 
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.
 
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.
 
== Getting the CD's ==
 
 
As explained in the [[Installation_Guide|Installation Guide]] You need 2 cd's to install LinuxMCE, which you can get here:
 
 
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].
 
 
2) The LinuxMCE install cd, which is available on these [[Mirrors]].
 
 
== The LinuxMCE installer ==
 
 
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:
 
 
[http://linuxmce.com/download.php http://linuxmce.com/images/generic_download_button.gif]
 
  
 
== Getting the source code ==
 
== Getting the source code ==
 
Instructions on getting the source code and compiling it are located on [[Building From Source]] page.
 
Instructions on getting the source code and compiling it are located on [[Building From Source]] page.

Revision as of 06:14, 7 August 2007

There are 2 installers.

1. There Quick Install DVD, installs both Kubuntu and LinuxMCE at the same time in 20 minutes with only 3 keystrokes. You only pick the hard drive you want it to install onto, and it will partition it, format it, and install everything with default options. The DVD installer essentially takes a pre-installed image and copies it to the hard drive. This is why it is so fast and easy. But you also don't the low-level control over the installation process.

2. The CD installer comes on 2 CD's and requires you to first install Kubuntu 0704 using Kubuntu's Live CD, and then to install LinuxMCE on top. The CD installer can only be installed on a Kubuntu 0704 installation that has not already been upgraded, since LinuxMCE has its own update mechanism that updates both Kubuntu and LinuxMCE in parallel. The CD installer gives you a lot more options. After answering the setup questions, it takes a couple hours to install since everything is stored in .deb packages which must be decompressed and installed. The Installation_Guide explains how to install with the CD installer.

Both installers are on the Mirrors.

The new demo Video is the best way to get oriented and see what LinuxMCE can do and how to do it.

Also read

The short Architecture Intro which explains what pc's you'll need to install software on and how they all work together. Then there's a 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. The Usage Intro is a quick primer on how to use LinuxMCE once it's installed.

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 and 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.

Getting the source code

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