Where can I get more involved in this project. I have similar goals and I want to start working on them, but I have some disagreements with some of the dev concepts.
Bain 12:07, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
1 USB instructions
There aren't adequate USB installation instructions. This is really vague. There should be clear instructions for creating a bootable USB drive. I've tried dd to write the ISO to a flash drive and running syslinux and install-mbr against it. Still no dice. —sidewaysmilk 00:46, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
This is what it currently says.
- Download the ISO image, burn it just like any ISO image to a CD-R/RW.
- If you going to install to USB then first disconnect all USB storage devices that you do not want to install to.
- Boot your computer on the CD-R/RW and follow the instructions on the screen.
- If you choose to install to USB then make sure that you do not set the permanent storage area to "None" as it will then not save any settings or changes you make after a reboot.
2 More about USB Instructions
I agree with the person above, the instructions are poor. Furthermore, requiring a CD first rather defeats the purpose. I want to run this on a completely diskless system: no HD, no CD/DVD. So either: (a) Is there a procedure to create a bootable USB that does not require a CD first; or (b) Can the procedure to create the bootable USB be run on a completely different computer with a completely different configuration from the one that will run XMBC? I.e., does the process that installs from CD to USB ascertain system configuration and set up drivers or config files? If it does, that's no good at all, people will need a procedure to create bootable USBs with no CD involvement.
This appears to be good instructions to install from a flashdrive without burning an ISO disk Instructions from Mini-itx.com. I plan on trying this myself when my Nettop arrives tomorrow :-) -Bwade83 15:14, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
3 Proper USB instructions
Because of these two comments above that USB instructions WERE poor, I fixed it - No more problem its been fixed Create and install from/to a bootable USB flash drive--uNiversal 03:47, 24 December 2012 (EST)
4 Hardware requirement
The latest ATI drivers support a far wider range of older hardware than is listed on the page. I scrounged and found two cards for a XBMC box a X1300 PCI and a X300 PCI-E. According to this page the latter would not work; reality is that not only does the X300 PCIE work, it performs circles around the PCI only version of the newer card. Maybe in the future this can be corrected or maybe we can just point to the Ubuntu documentation as to which cards are supported. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver Brontide 13:01, 1 April 2011 (UTC)