How to install Raspbmc using Ubuntu

Note: If you are using Windows, please use this guide to installing Raspbmc.

To install Raspbmc, you need a Raspberry Pi board, a 5V micro-USB power connector, a LAN cable, a HDMI cable and an internet connection. You also need a SD card with storage capacity of 4GB or more. Ensure that it is a class 10 or better SD card.

  • Plug in the SD card into the computer running Ubuntu.

  • At the terminal:

$ wget
$ chmod +x
$ sudo python

The installer prompts you for the location to install and other settings. Most of that is straightforward.

  • Remove the SD card from the computer and plug it into the Pi. Connect the ethernet cable from your home wireless router to your Pi. Connect HDMI cable to Pi and your TV. Turn on the TV and switch to HDMI input. Connect the power cable to the Pi and check if some lights turn on the board.

  • Raspbmc will do the rest of the installation by itself from the internet. After about 20 minutes, you will have Raspbmc showing XBMC on your TV! πŸ™‚

Tried with: Raspbmc 1.0

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