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Steps for installing Linux MCE on an Ubuntu 6.10 system (only Ubuntu 6.10 is support for now):
 
Steps for installing Linux MCE on an Ubuntu 6.10 system (only Ubuntu 6.10 is support for now):
  
'''1.''' Take an Ubuntu install already configured with Internet connection (Configure your network card and DNS). If you don't have an Ubuntu system already installed please follow this generic steps:
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'''1.''' Take an Ubuntu install already configured with Internet connection (Configure your network card and DNS). If you don't have an Ubuntu system already installed please follow these generic steps:
  
  - Take an Ubuntu Live Cd and boot from it.
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  - Take an [http://www.ubuntu.com/products/GetUbuntu/download?action=show&redirect=download Ubuntu Live Cd] and boot from it.
 
  - Choose 'Start or install Ubuntu'
 
  - Choose 'Start or install Ubuntu'
  - Wait the cd to boot; from Desktop double-click on 'Install'
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  - When Ubuntu's desktop appears, double-click on 'Install'
 
  - A short wizard will start and guide you; Select the language and press 'forward'
 
  - A short wizard will start and guide you; Select the language and press 'forward'
 
  - Choose you timezone and press 'forward'
 
  - Choose you timezone and press 'forward'
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'''2.''' Go to [http://www.linuxmce.com www.linuxmce.com] and press 'Download' to download the Linux MCE Installer on your machine. Or just use this direct link [http://www.linuxmce.com/download.php click here]
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'''2.''' Go to [http://www.linuxmce.com www.linuxmce.com] and select 'Download Instructions' and 'Installer for Ubuntu 6.10' to download the Linux MCE Installer on your machine. Or just use this direct link [http://www.linuxmce.com/download.php click here]
  
 
[[Image:DownloadInstaller.jpg|400px]]
 
[[Image:DownloadInstaller.jpg|400px]]
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'''4.''' Then double-click on your "Install Linux MCE" icon from ubuntu`s desktop to start the installation process. A window will appear asking to choose if you want a dedicated core or a hybrid ([http://linuxmce.com/wiki/index.php/Getting_Started#A_Dedicated_Core click here]to find out the difference between a core and a hybrid), after that you must click on "Forward" button.  
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'''4.''' Then double-click on your "Install Linux MCE" icon from Ubuntu`s desktop to start the installation process. A window will appear asking to choose if you want a dedicated core or a hybrid ([http://linuxmce.com/wiki/index.php/Getting_Started#A_Dedicated_Core click here]to find out the difference between a core and a hybrid), after that you must click on "Forward" button.  
  
 
[[Image:CoreOrHybrid.jpg|400px]]
 
[[Image:CoreOrHybrid.jpg|400px]]
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'''6.''' In the next step you must select the method you want to choose to install Linux MCE and you have 3 options:  
 
'''6.''' In the next step you must select the method you want to choose to install Linux MCE and you have 3 options:  
 
  - Download the needed packages from the internet. Just downloads the packages from linuxmce.com website.
 
  - Download the needed packages from the internet. Just downloads the packages from linuxmce.com website.
  - Download and use an ISO file from one of LinuxMCE mirrors. Instead of downloading the packages one by one just downloads an archive which contains all packages.  
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  - Download and use an ISO file from one of LinuxMCE mirrors. Instead of downloading the packages one by one just, it downloads an archive which contains all packages.  
  - Use the Linux MCE CDROM that I already have in my drive. Download first the ISO file on your hard drive, burn it on a disc and insert the disc in drive.
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  - Use the Linux MCE CDROM that I already have in my drive. This assumes you have already [[Installation_Guide|downloaded LinuxMCE as an ISO image]] and burned it to a cd.  This is the recommended method so that if you install Linux MCE again, the installer won't need to download everything again.
 
   
 
   
 
After you have chosen your option press 'Forward'.
 
After you have chosen your option press 'Forward'.
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'''7.''' In the next step you have 2 options :
 
'''7.''' In the next step you have 2 options :
  - First asks you if you want to Run a DHCP Server or not. A dhcp server is needed for the internal network and allows you to add devices like: media directors, network players, external hard drives, etc.
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  - First it asks you if you want to Run a DHCP Server or not. LinuxMCE must be the DHCP server for your home in order to provide plug-and-play detection of network devices like IP Cameras and VOIP phones, and to provide network boot images to any other pc's in the home you want to use as media stations.
 
  - The other option asks if you want to keep the default Internal Network address or if you want to change it.
 
  - The other option asks if you want to keep the default Internal Network address or if you want to change it.
  
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[[Image:FinalStep.jpg|400px]]
 
[[Image:FinalStep.jpg|400px]]
 
  
 
After reboot you have the Linux MCE software installed.
 
After reboot you have the Linux MCE software installed.
  
Next follow the Quick Start Guide [http://linuxmce.com/wiki/index.php?title=QuickStart_Guide click here]
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Next follow the [http://linuxmce.com/wiki/index.php?title=QuickStart_Guide Quick Start Guide] to tell LinuxMCE about how you want to use it.

Revision as of 19:15, 13 March 2007

Steps for installing Linux MCE on an Ubuntu 6.10 system (only Ubuntu 6.10 is support for now):

1. Take an Ubuntu install already configured with Internet connection (Configure your network card and DNS). If you don't have an Ubuntu system already installed please follow these generic steps:

- Take an Ubuntu Live Cd and boot from it.
- Choose 'Start or install Ubuntu'
- When Ubuntu's desktop appears, double-click on 'Install'
- A short wizard will start and guide you; Select the language and press 'forward'
- Choose you timezone and press 'forward'
- Select the keyboard layout
- Choose desktop name, an user name and a password
- Select the partitioning options for your disk: erase the entire disk or just manually edit the options.
- Ready to install.
- Reboot the system and remove the Live CD


2. Go to www.linuxmce.com and select 'Download Instructions' and 'Installer for Ubuntu 6.10' to download the Linux MCE Installer on your machine. Or just use this direct link click here

DownloadInstaller.jpg


3. Save the mce-installer on your Ubuntu desktop. A pop-up message will appear and there you must check "Save to Disk" and then click "ok"

SaveInstaller.jpg


4. Then double-click on your "Install Linux MCE" icon from Ubuntu`s desktop to start the installation process. A window will appear asking to choose if you want a dedicated core or a hybrid (click hereto find out the difference between a core and a hybrid), after that you must click on "Forward" button.

CoreOrHybrid.jpg


5. The next screen will ask you want to keep your current network configuration or if you want to set your network options manually; then press "Forward".

ConfirNetworkSettings.jpg


6. In the next step you must select the method you want to choose to install Linux MCE and you have 3 options:

- Download the needed packages from the internet. Just downloads the packages from linuxmce.com website.
- Download and use an ISO file from one of LinuxMCE mirrors. Instead of downloading the packages one by one just, it downloads an archive which contains all packages. 
- Use the Linux MCE CDROM that I already have in my drive.  This assumes you have already downloaded LinuxMCE as an ISO image and burned it to a cd.  This is the recommended method so that if you install Linux MCE again, the installer won't need to download everything again.

After you have chosen your option press 'Forward'.

InstallOptions.jpg


7. In the next step you have 2 options :

- First it asks you if you want to Run a DHCP Server or not. LinuxMCE must be the DHCP server for your home in order to provide plug-and-play detection of network devices like IP Cameras and VOIP phones, and to provide network boot images to any other pc's in the home you want to use as media stations.
- The other option asks if you want to keep the default Internal Network address or if you want to change it.

After that you must press 'Forward'.

DhcpSettings.jpg


8. In the next window you can see how the Linux MCE system is installing

StartInstall.jpg


9. In the final step you will see a message saying "Installation was finished , please reboot"

FinalStep.jpg

After reboot you have the Linux MCE software installed.

Next follow the Quick Start Guide to tell LinuxMCE about how you want to use it.