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Post time 2016-2-13 06:08:31 | Show all posts |Read mode
OpenElec is an interesting project.
I've doownloaded the latest build. The tar file includes the following:

[root@karma OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20160209212926-r22052-gf608afb]# ls -la
total 68
drwxr-xr-x 5 root  root     4096 Feb  9 11:33 .
drwxrwxr-x 8 serge ucp_user 4096 Feb 12 22:53 ..
drwxr-xr-x 3 root  root     4096 Feb  9 11:33 3rdparty
-rw-r--r-- 1 root  root      423 Feb  9 11:33 CHANGELOG
drwxr-xr-x 2 root  root     4096 Feb  9 11:33 licenses
-rw-r--r-- 1 root  root     4129 Feb  9 11:33 README.md
-rw-r--r-- 1 root  root       73 Feb  9 11:33 RELEASE
drwxr-xr-x 2 root  root     4096 Feb  9 11:33 target

There was no an .img file.
I can't figure out how to install it to the TF card. Where are the install instructions?

By the way, the .img.gz should be corrupt or other problem:
[root@karma Banana.PI]# tar xzvf OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20160209212926-r22052-gf608afb.img.gz
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

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Post time 2016-2-13 06:37:40 | Show all posts
No, the .img.gz isn't a tar-archive and that's why there is an error when you're trying to extract it like a tar-archive. Gunzip it, then write it on the card.

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 Author| Post time 2016-2-13 06:53:35 | Show all posts
I was able to decompress the img file:

[root@karma Banana.PI]# gunzip -d OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20160209212926-r22052-gf608afb.img.gz

[root@karma Banana.PI]# ls -alh OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20160209*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 user ucp_user 548M Feb 12 23:15 OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20160209212926-r22052-

gf608afb.img
-rw-rw-r-- 1 user ucp_user 113M Feb 12 22:52 OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20160209212926-r22052-

gf608afb.tar
-rw-rw-r-- 1 user ucp_user  40K Feb 12 22:36 OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20160209.scipts.bin.zip

And put it on the 2Gb TF card:
[root@karma Banana.PI]# dd if=OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20160209212926-r22052-gf608afb.img  of=
${card} bs=1M oflag=direct

[root@karma Banana.PI]# fdisk -lu ${card}
Disk /dev/sdc: 1967 MB, 1967128576 bytes
61 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1015 cylinders, total 3842048 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *        2048     1050624      524288+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdc2         1052672     1118208       32768+  83  Linux


Nevertheless, the installation boots without the red LED lit on and keyboard/mouse do not run (USBs not initiated?).
Is it a problem due to the small TF card size or the image itself?


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 Author| Post time 2016-2-13 07:07:24 | Show all posts
Then I changed the Boot.scr file. The system booted, but still without the red LED lit on, but this time with both keyboard/mouse enabled and I was able to pass the initial configuration.
Could the red LED be enabled ?
How could the remote control be used with it?

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Post time 2016-2-13 08:24:10 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
there is no red led, because this project is using mainline u-boot. It is not important, except for indication maybe. Are you really missing this led? Read FAQ topic for remote.

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 Author| Post time 2016-2-13 18:39:53 | Show all posts
I would like to see the LED, as it is important for troubleshooting. The 1st time I brought up the system I thought it was not booting as nothing indicated the working state.
I was able to open Kodi through Web interface and everything looks to be operational.
I shall try to explore its other features, but already the 1st look gives an excellent impression!

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Post time 2016-2-13 18:50:13 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
I never missed that because I always use serial console, in which u-boot output can be seen.

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Post time 2016-2-14 04:49:20 | Show all posts
could you describe step by step how to install OpenElec on OPi2.
What and how to install.

Aha: for beginer

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 Author| Post time 2016-2-14 16:45:01 | Show all posts
Installation is two steps:

Uncompress the image:
gunzip -d OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20160209212926-r22052-gf608afb.img.gz

Put the image to your card:
dd if=OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel-20160209212926-r22052-gf608afb.img  of=
${card} bs=1M oflag=direct

Boot from your card and complete configuration. There is nothing more to do.

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Post time 2016-2-15 15:41:36 | Show all posts
Thx. Instalation is done but i`m stuck on "welcom" screen.

Any USB is not working. How to use mouse or kb? Or i need tv remote for IR reciever ?
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