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xbmc gurus needed

sancho1983 Avatar
2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
Have currently got an HP Microserver running xbmc (xbmcbuntu I believe)

It's installed on the hard drive, but there's loads of other stuff on there also (older versions of xbmc, maybe a Win build also)

I've noticed that recently it's been playing up a little, random crashed when starting to play files etc. So I want to start again.

So I'm looking for what I need to download to format the hard drive and start all over again with a new version of xbmc. I use Openelec upstairs which boots really quickly, so that's good - or should I go with xbmcbuntu again?

I've noticed this Drake's Boot and Nuke thing, does that 'kill' a hard drive? Or should I use that for formatting?

Thanks in advance.
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Just format or repartition drive with gparted then use your preferred version installer

Not just for you http://openelec.tv/

http://xbmc.org/download/


Edited By: dontasciime on Jul 06, 2014 17:57: x
#2
I use SwissKnife for formatting large drives.
#3
If you are using it just for media, there is no reason not to use Openelec.

I use an Intel NUC running Openelec now to serve my media from my microserver.
#4
Literally just for streamed media.

The openelec drive I just made wouldn't boot. Now nothing will boot.

I knew I shouldn't have started this...
#5
press the boot menu key at post or enter bios and make sure boot order is good
#6
Sanch, don't panic it will be a simple fix.
Check the boot order
#7
It recognises the USB drive as it's listed in the boot preferences. But won't boot from it. Changing the order to 1.HDD, 2. USB means I can boot to the xbmc version I was running.

I might just give up and put up with the freezing. It's a pretty old build as it's V.11 of xbmc.
#8
redo the USB installer or use a different USB drive
#9
It depends on where your media is stored. If you have partitioned the drive and created a seperate media partition then you can just reinstall and during the partition phase choose to create your own partitions and mount the media partition without formatting under /media/movies or whatever. If you haven't created a seperate partition and your media is stored in your home folder then user gparted to resize your main partitions and then create a new partition for the media in the free space then move the media to the new partition then reinstall as described above.

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