Freeze in x86 old computer

  • Hi there,

    I have a quite old HTPC and I want to install LibreElec in order to see if it gains performance.

    But it's impossible to make it work.

    Just after installing, it freezes completely when using the configuration wizard. I have to hard reset it and never work. It shows a few graphical glitches or artifacts and then freezes.

    Just for comparison shake, I tried to install OpenElec too with the very same conclusion..., it freezes in the same point and never worked. The only difference between OpenElec and LibreElec is that OpenElec just freezes without any notice. At least, LibreElec shows little graphic artifacts before freezing.

    Here you have the harware specs if they are of any help (sorry but it is in spanish)

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Cheers.

  • hey, this does not help. you need to look for the log file:

    /storage/.kodi/temp/kodi.log


    grab the HDD/SDD/SDCARD from your Asus M3N78-VM after it froze, put into a different PC (with Linux or something that can mount a squash filesystem) mount the storage partition, get the files, post the log here.


    Might help:
    How To - Linux List Disk Partitions Command - nixCraft
    How to Mount and Unmount Filesystem / Partition in Linux (Mount/Umount Command Examples)


    Libreelec uses a squash filesystem.


    if you do not have Linux on the PC:

    python 2.7 - How to handle squashfs in Windows - Stack Overflow

  • Could I do that with a linux live USB in the same computer?

    It has a physical HDD and, honestly, I don't have any computer with available physical space for another HDD or time to start dissaembling my working computer in order to remove current HDD and put the other one...

  • It's more than likely that your graphics chip GeForce8200 is no longer supported.


    You might be able to get it working on an older version of LE See Here (LibreELEC Legacy), or try a special build Here

  • Di you say it freezes when using the wizard? what wizard?


    I assume you created the Libreelec image on to a usb stick, booted the stick, then installed to the hard drive? Is that the wizard you mean?

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  • When you install ibreelec and first run it, it asks you to select your language, network, etc. I was referring to that "wizard"

  • It's more than likely that your graphics chip GeForce8200 is no longer supported.


    You might be able to get it working on an older version of LE See Here (LibreELEC Legacy), or try a special build Here

    Thanks for that suggestion, I guess it is in the right direction.

    I tried with a legacy version with no luck, it installed and, trying to connect to network share it freezed and needed a hard reset. I'll try the custom build and see how it goes.

  • Could I do that with a linux live USB in the same computer?

    It has a physical HDD and, honestly, I don't have any computer with available physical space for another HDD or time to start dissaembling my working computer in order to remove current HDD and put the other one...

    yes, anything that can mount that volume so you can get to the logs