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=Installing XBMC on the raspberrypi=
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==Dedicated image==
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* [http://www.raspbmc.com/download/ raspbmc]
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* [http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Installing_OpenELEC_on_Raspberry_Pi openelec]
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* Other [http://elinux.org/RPi_Distributions#Available_Distributions distributions]
  
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==Main apt repository==
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* Not available for Debian wheezy yet
  
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==3rd party apt source==
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* none available yet
  
As I can't find a decent one-page 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...)
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==Installing from a .deb==
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* [http://selfprogramming.bplaced.net/index.php/2012/10/05/new-xbmcdeb-mainline-tree-for-raspberry-pi/comments/ nIerSify]
  
The goal is to be able to run XBMC either standalone or under LXDE from the Foundation's Raspbian image.
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==Building on the raspberrypi==
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(takes a long time)
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* [http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC RaspbianXBMC]
  
This guide combines e.g.
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==Building on a x86==
* http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC
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(more complicated then building on the raspberrypi)
* http://debian.raspbian.com/qemu/README.txt
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===Qemu===
* http://linuxclues.blogspot.com/2007/06/installing-qemu-on-windows-vista.html
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====Windows====
* http://xecdesign.com/qemu-emulating-raspberry-pi-the-easy-way/
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* http://www.raspbmc.com/wiki/technical/building-xbmc/
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* http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO_compile_XBMC_for_Linux_from_source_code
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* http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO_compile_XBMC_for_Linux_on_Debian/Ubuntu
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=Ways of installing XBMC=
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* Use a dedicated image [http://www.raspbmc.com/download/ raspbmc] or [http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Installing_OpenELEC_on_Raspberry_Pi openelec]
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* Getting XBMC from the repos (doesn't work in Wheezy)
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* Adding a 3rd party apt source (none available yet)
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* Installing a .deb [http://selfprogramming.bplaced.net/index.php/2012/10/05/new-xbmcdeb-mainline-tree-for-raspberry-pi/comments/ nIerSify]
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* Building XBMC on the raspi (takes a long time)
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* Building XBMC on a x86 machine (Qemu or cross compile)
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==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===
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* 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
 
* Get latest 'Qemu-1.2.0-rc0-windows.zip' from http://lassauge.free.fr/qemu/  
 
* Get latest 'Qemu-1.2.0-rc0-windows.zip' from http://lassauge.free.fr/qemu/  
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* Get most recent Raspbian image ('2012-09-18 Wheezy' at time of writing) from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads (The Foundation's version of Raspbian)
 
* Get most recent Raspbian image ('2012-09-18 Wheezy' at time of writing) from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads (The Foundation's version of Raspbian)
 
* Install OpenVPN to get a working Network TAP driver from http://openvpn.net/index.php/download/community-downloads.html (get the Windows installer)
 
* Install OpenVPN to get a working Network TAP driver from http://openvpn.net/index.php/download/community-downloads.html (get the Windows installer)
 
 
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
 
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:
 
On Windows, create folder structure like so:
 
  D:\Qemu (holding the Qemu-1.2.0-rc0-windows.zip contents)
 
  D:\Qemu (holding the Qemu-1.2.0-rc0-windows.zip contents)
 
  D:\Qemu\Raspbian (holding the 'kernel-qemu' file and the Raspbian image)
 
  D:\Qemu\Raspbian (holding the 'kernel-qemu' file and the Raspbian image)
 
 
 
First you need to use qemu-img to resize the img file:
 
First you need to use qemu-img to resize the img file:
 
 
 
Usage is: qemu-img resize filename size
 
Usage is: qemu-img resize filename size
 
 
It helps to temporarily move the wheezy image into D:\Qemu
 
It helps to temporarily move the wheezy image into D:\Qemu
 
 
3.7G seems to be the max you can resize to.
 
3.7G seems to be the max you can resize to.
 
 
 
Open comandline and navigate to D:\Qemu
 
Open comandline and navigate to D:\Qemu
 
 
Example: qemu-img resize 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img 3.7G
 
Example: qemu-img resize 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img 3.7G
 
 
 
 
Then create a .bat file under D:\Qemu, containing the following launch string:
 
Then create a .bat file under D:\Qemu, containing the following launch string:
 
  qemu-system-armw.exe -M versatilepb -cpu arm1136 -m 1024 -kernel raspbian\kernel-qemu -hda raspbian\2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img -net nic -net tap,ifname=TAP0 -append "root=/dev/sda2 panic=1" -serial stdio
 
  qemu-system-armw.exe -M versatilepb -cpu arm1136 -m 1024 -kernel raspbian\kernel-qemu -hda raspbian\2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img -net nic -net tap,ifname=TAP0 -append "root=/dev/sda2 panic=1" -serial stdio
 
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Note: Replace TAP0 with whatever your Tap interface is named.  I would suggest renaming it to something without spaces. ie. Tap0.
Note: Replace TAP0 with whatever your Tap interface is named.  I would suggest renaming it to something without spaces. ie. Tap0
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Resize the Raspbian rootfs.
 
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Resize the Raspbian rootfs:
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Fix raspi-config resize issue with Qemu:
 
Fix raspi-config resize issue with Qemu:
 
 
  cp /usr/bin/raspi-config ~
 
  cp /usr/bin/raspi-config ~
 
  sed -i 's/mmcblk0p2/sda2/' ~/raspi-config                                                                               
 
  sed -i 's/mmcblk0p2/sda2/' ~/raspi-config                                                                               
 
  sed -i 's/mmcblk0/sda/' ~/raspi-config
 
  sed -i 's/mmcblk0/sda/' ~/raspi-config
 
  sudo ~/raspi-config
 
  sudo ~/raspi-config
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====Linux====
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* TODO
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===Cross compile===
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====Windows====
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* TODO
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====Linux====
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* TODO
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=References=
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* http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC
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* http://debian.raspbian.com/qemu/README.txt
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* http://linuxclues.blogspot.com/2007/06/installing-qemu-on-windows-vista.html
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* http://xecdesign.com/qemu-emulating-raspberry-pi-the-easy-way/
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* http://www.raspbmc.com/wiki/technical/building-xbmc/
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* http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO_compile_XBMC_for_Linux_from_source_code
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* http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO_compile_XBMC_for_Linux_on_Debian/Ubuntu
  
 
 
http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC
 
 
=References=
 
<references/>
 
  
 
{{Template:Raspberry Pi}}
 
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[[Category:RaspberryPi]]
 
[[Category:RaspberryPi]]

Revision as of 18:21, 14 October 2012

Installing XBMC on the raspberrypi

Dedicated image

Main apt repository

  • Not available for Debian wheezy yet

3rd party apt source

  • none available yet

Installing from a .deb

Building on the raspberrypi

(takes a long time)

Building on a x86

(more complicated then building on the raspberrypi)

Qemu

Windows

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-1.2.0-rc0-windows.zip contents)
D:\Qemu\Raspbian (holding the 'kernel-qemu' file and the Raspbian image)

First you need to use qemu-img to resize the img file: Usage is: qemu-img resize filename size It helps to temporarily move the wheezy image into D:\Qemu 3.7G seems to be the max you can resize to. Open comandline and navigate to D:\Qemu Example: qemu-img resize 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img 3.7G Then create a .bat file under D:\Qemu, containing the following launch string:

qemu-system-armw.exe -M versatilepb -cpu arm1136 -m 1024 -kernel raspbian\kernel-qemu -hda raspbian\2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img -net nic -net tap,ifname=TAP0 -append "root=/dev/sda2 panic=1" -serial stdio

Note: Replace TAP0 with whatever your Tap interface is named. I would suggest renaming it to something without spaces. ie. Tap0. Resize the Raspbian rootfs. 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

Linux

  • TODO

Cross compile

Windows

  • TODO

Linux

  • TODO

References