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[LINUX] HOW-TO install Crustalbuntu minimal image to internal Apple TV harddrive
#31
@jjhdtv

Sorry!!

Please run the last part of that script (the CrystalHD part) as there was a typo in the original!!
I just ran it (again) here and installation of CrystalHD went fine. It also shows up in XBMC now.
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#32
JDizzy Wrote:A word to the wise: DO NOT use this on your stick!
I read another post a while back by someone who did... I think it was titled:
DDS fanart on a stick = OH OH!!

As Sam said above, he is working on an app and image that will automate putting this all on your HD... your call.

DDS works fine on a thumbdrive, I'm running it on a 8GB stick with 55 TV Shows and 400 Movies. Just make sure you're running a 8GB stick or larger.

Code:
[email protected]:~$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3             6.7G  2.6G  3.9G  40% /
varrun                122M   76K  122M   1% /var/run
varlock               122M     0  122M   0% /var/lock
udev                  122M   32K  122M   1% /dev
devshm                122M  4.0K  122M   1% /dev/shm
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#33
Philmatic Wrote:DDS works fine on a thumbdrive, I'm running it on a 8GB stick

same here
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#34
Quote:DDS works fine on a thumbdrive, I'm running it on a 8GB stick with 55 TV Shows and 400 Movies. Just make sure you're running a 8GB stick or larger.

Let me rephrase, if you are running a 8GB stick, make sure the entire stick is usable. Mine only had 500MB left after putting the image on and truthfully, I couldn't understand how to get the rest of the stick (4GB) back and usable not to say that I might have run out of room anyways...

Here is original post regarding 8GB thumbdrive + dds = oops:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=82796

Buyer beware...
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#35
Firstly - thanks for all the hard work and advice in this thread. I'm currently running piins image from a 16gb USB stick and am pretty happy with it. Using the instructions in this thread I expanded the free space, updated the crystal driver and updated to rc1 - Ll is good. I have a couple of questions though

1 what is the easiest way to reimage the USB stick in it's current stare? Bit concerned about something happening to it and me losing all the hard work I put in! I have access to Linux windows and osx so any tool recommendations would be great

2 I'm thinkning of taking the next step and installing this image alongside the apple tv os - there are instructions to do this with sector values for a 40gb drive in the thread somewhere, but it'd be great if someone could give me the vlaue to partition a 160gb drive to have say 80gb for the apple media partion and the rest for xbmc/linux/swap

3 has anyone had any luck updating the nvidia drivers on pins image recently? I updated the repository but couldn't see anything that looked like the right driver set to install then I looked through the list...

Thanks again!
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#36
Ant1973 Wrote:1 what is the easiest way to reimage the USB stick in it's current stare? Bit concerned about something happening to it and me losing all the hard work I put in! I have access to Linux windows and osx so any tool recommendations would be great!

Might try:
http://www.filecluster.com/downloads/USB...-Tool.html

I used it on Windows machine to put image on USB and also back it up to HD.
Run as Administrator if you use it.
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#37
You can image any USB drive/ hard drive etc. Using Linux, you can download ubuntu and burn a CD and use the live version for it.

Use the following commands in terminal:

Code:
sudo parted
print all

Find the value of your USB drive (Ex: sdb1,sdb2,sda2) Just find the one for your USB drive.

Repalce /dev/sda with your USB drive you want to image.

Code:
dd if=/dev/sda of=~/disk1.img

To restore the image back to a drive use

Replace the values with your own.
Code:
dd if=disk1.img of=/dev/sda
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#38
Thanks for the script correction. I got the driver to install without errors. However, still no crystalhd render option in xbmc. I started from scratch using the usb image on my 8 gig drive. After I updated to RC1 as outlined in this thread, the crystal render option vanishes. Anyone else have this issue, any fix ideas?
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#39
Interesting, it was all good for me.
I have an option on the Video setup screen in the Settings area to enable Crystal HD support.
You just click it to set it.
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#40
Attempted one more time using R174. All is working at this time.
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#41
Having a spot of bother with this bit:
sudo fsck.hfsplus /dev/sda2
sudo mkdir tmp
sudo mount /dev/sda2 tmp
sudo nano tmp/com.apple.Boot.plist

The mount is ok but there is no com.apple.Boot.plist in the directory ?

After a reboot (still from the usb stick) I have the following:

[email protected]:~/tmp$ mount
/dev/sda2 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/Recovery type hfsplus (rw,nosuid,nodev,sync,uhelper=hal)

after the mount I have this in the directory:
[email protected]:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda2 tmp
[email protected]:~$ cd tmp
[email protected]:~/tmp$ ls
bin cdrom etc initrd initrd.img.old lost+found mnt proc sbin srv tmp var vmlinuz.old
boot dev home initrd.img lib media opt root share sys usr vmlinuz

Think my dev mount letters have changed somewhere ?
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#42
You mounted root (/) but want to mount Recovery which is always the first drive (/dev/sda1 not /dev/sda2)
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#43
silly me, of course! works a treat now, many thanks for your help!
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#44
mbetter Wrote:When you SSH in, you'll be in the XBMC user's home folder (/home/xbmc/). You need to put the advancedsettings.xml (no space) in /home/xbmc/.xbmc/userdata/.

Thanks for this,
I have added this by using textedit, cut and paste the advancedsettings script and saving file as advancedsettings.xml. I then use cyberduck to add this file to /home/xbmc/.xbmc/userdata.
I reboot XBMC and cannot for the life of me find the advanced setting in the menu and it appears that DDS fanart is not working.

What am I doing wrongHuh

Cheers
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#45
kevthemilkman Wrote:Thanks for this,
I have added this by using textedit, cut and paste the advancedsettings script and saving file as advancedsettings.xml. I then use cyberduck to add this file to /home/xbmc/.xbmc/userdata.
I reboot XBMC and cannot for the life of me find the advanced setting in the menu and it appears that DDS fanart is not working.

What am I doing wrongHuh

Cheers

in a ssh session run (cut and paste is probably best)

Code:
more /home/xbmc/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log | grep dds

should return:

<useddsfanart>true</useddsfanart>

If it does, then it's turned on and that's it. You probably are experiencing the initial slowdown as your art is cached. If not, I would not use textedit, since you don't know what funky things it may be doing with what appears to be whitespace.... in a ssh session, run

Code:
rm /home/xbmc/.xbmc/userdata/advancedsettings.xml

This will remove any borked file that you may have.... then

Code:
nano /home/xbmc/.xbmc/userdata/advancedsettings.xml

Paste the following in:

Code:
<advancedsettings>
     <useddsfanart>true</useddsfanart>
</advancedsettings>


then press ctrl-x then y to save. And then restart xbmc to make it pick up the changes....

ssh in and run:

Code:
more /home/xbmc/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log | grep dds

and it should give you the right result. The first time you highlight any image it will be converted to a dds version. This means that it will seem slow the first time you navigate through your library as it will be caching your art as you go....

Jim
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