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==Building XBMC from source using Qemu==
 
==Building XBMC from source using Qemu==
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Since it is unbelievably slow to build XBMC on the Raspberry Pi, I used a Windows machine with Qemu to do the build. Ubuntu cross-compile should work to0, but I didn't try it yet...
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===Preparation===
 
===Preparation===
 
* Get 'Putty' (Windows Installer) from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
 
* Get 'Putty' (Windows Installer) from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
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* Get 'kernel-qemu' from http://xecdesign.com/downloads/linux-qemu/kernel-qemu (Interesting read: http://xecdesign.com/qemu-emulating-raspberry-pi-the-easy-way/)
 
* Get 'kernel-qemu' from http://xecdesign.com/downloads/linux-qemu/kernel-qemu (Interesting read: http://xecdesign.com/qemu-emulating-raspberry-pi-the-easy-way/)
 
* Get most recent Raspbian image ('2012-07-15 Wheezy' at time of writing) from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads (The Foundation's version of Raspbian)
 
* Get most recent Raspbian image ('2012-07-15 Wheezy' at time of writing) from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads (The Foundation's version of Raspbian)
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* Install OpenVPN to get a working Network TAP driver from http://openvpn.net/index.php/download/community-downloads.html (get the Windows installer)
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After installing OpenVPN follow this guide to create (remember it's name and make sure there's no spaces in it) a network TAP interface http://linuxclues.blogspot.com/2007/06/installing-qemu-on-windows-vista.html
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On Windows, create folder structure like so:
 
On Windows, create folder structure like so:
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D:\Qemu (holding the Qemu for Windows 1.0.1+ zip contents)
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D:\Qemu\Raspbian (holding the 'kernel-qemu' file and the Raspbian image)
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Then create a .bat file under D:\Qemu, containing the following launch string:
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qemu-system-arm.exe -M versatilepb -cpu arm1136 -m 1024 -kernel raspbian\kernel-qemu -hda raspbian\2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.img -net nic -net tap,ifname=TAP0 -append "root=/dev/sda2 panic=1" -serial stdio
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Resize the Raspbian image
 
Resize the Raspbian image
  
 
Fix raspi-config resize issue with Qemu:
 
Fix raspi-config resize issue with Qemu:
cp /usr/bin/raspi-config ~
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sed -i 's/mmcblk0p2/sda2/' ~/raspi-config                                                                               
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cp /usr/bin/raspi-config ~
sed -i 's/mmcblk0/sda/' ~/raspi-config
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sed -i 's/mmcblk0p2/sda2/' ~/raspi-config                                                                               
sudo ~/raspi-config
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sed -i 's/mmcblk0/sda/' ~/raspi-config
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sudo ~/raspi-config
  
  

Revision as of 14:56, 9 August 2012

WORK IN PROGRESS, PLEASE AMEND


As I can't find a decent overview of how to get XBMC working on the Raspberry Pi without resorting to downloading a dedicated image, this page should give everyone a hand getting set up (that is, if I am successful...)

Ways of installing XBMC

Getting XBMC from the repos (doesn't work in Wheezy) Building XBMC on the raspi (takes a long time) Building XBMC on a Windows machine (Qemu)

So far I haven't got it running...

Building XBMC from source using Qemu

Since it is unbelievably slow to build XBMC on the Raspberry Pi, I used a Windows machine with Qemu to do the build. Ubuntu cross-compile should work to0, but I didn't try it yet...

Preparation

After installing OpenVPN follow this guide to create (remember it's name and make sure there's no spaces in it) a network TAP interface http://linuxclues.blogspot.com/2007/06/installing-qemu-on-windows-vista.html


On Windows, create folder structure like so:

D:\Qemu (holding the Qemu for Windows 1.0.1+ zip contents)
D:\Qemu\Raspbian (holding the 'kernel-qemu' file and the Raspbian image)

Then create a .bat file under D:\Qemu, containing the following launch string:

qemu-system-arm.exe -M versatilepb -cpu arm1136 -m 1024 -kernel raspbian\kernel-qemu -hda raspbian\2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.img -net nic -net tap,ifname=TAP0 -append "root=/dev/sda2 panic=1" -serial stdio


Resize the Raspbian image

Fix raspi-config resize issue with Qemu:

cp /usr/bin/raspi-config ~
sed -i 's/mmcblk0p2/sda2/' ~/raspi-config                                                                              
sed -i 's/mmcblk0/sda/' ~/raspi-config
sudo ~/raspi-config


http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC

References