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Before installing, check out the [[Known_Issues]].  There is an issue with the Quick Install DVD that may effect most users, but there is an easy work around.
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There are 2 installers.
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This section provides instructions for downloads.
  
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, and uses an IP2Location service to set your location and regional settings.  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.
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==[[Installing LinuxMCE - What version to choose?|What version to choose?]]==
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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.
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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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Both installers are on the [[Mirrors]]. You can [[Backup_and_Restore|upgrade from LinuxMCE 1.0 or Pluto to LinuxMCE 0704]]
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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]].-->
  
The new demo [[Video]] is the best way to get oriented and see what LinuxMCE can do and how to do it.
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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].
  
Please indicate if the installation went ok here so we know what still needs fixing here: http://linuxmce.org/troubles.php
 
  
==Also read==
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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>
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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.
  
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.
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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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== Source code ==
 
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== Getting the source code ==
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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.
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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.
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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.
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== Installation ==
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For installation instructions, go to [[Installing_LinuxMCE#Installing LinuxMCE|Installing LinuxMCE]].
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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.