LibreELEC first install

  • First of all, amazing work you guys are doing.


    My question here is, now that there are "official" RC LE downloads, how do I go about installing them fresh on my RaspberryPi?


    Do I first install OE and then update to LE?


    I recall a few days ago you had a LE img on the downloads page. Is something like that still available?


    I really would prefer going full "Libre" from start. :D


    Cheers and keep up the good work.

  • You can also use the .tar, .img, and .img.gz files for updates.


    In future, .tar files may become more scarce as they're no longer required for updates and offering one file for download (ie. .img.gz) is less confusing. Once you're on an LE build you can drop the .img.gz file into the Update folder just as you would the .tar file.


    .tar files will continue to be supported though, and this format may still make sense for more "specialist" builds (I'll continue providing test builds using the .tar format).

    Edited once, last by milhouse ().

  • tar will still be useful for people upgrading from OE as afaik you can't upgrade a oe install with an img or img.gz file.


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  • tar will still be useful for people upgrading from OE as afaik you can't upgrade a oe install with an img or img.gz file.


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    So for Updating from the current OE Beta to official LE release just put the .tar in the Update folder? Or would it be better to start from scratch?


    Edit: Updating worked nicely.

    Edited once, last by karcyon ().

  • The official alpha is not available as IMG - how can I create a USB-Stick for installation of a new HTPC from the tar file?
    Just format as FAT32 and extract the jar to the stick?


  • The official alpha is not available as IMG - how can I create a USB-Stick for installation of a new HTPC from the tar file?
    Just format as FAT32 and extract the jar to the stick?


    The answer is a few posts above your question.

  • Hmm, in the posts above updates are the question - but I want to install a komplete new PC with empty drive.
    So follow the posts above the only way is install OE with a IMG and crossgrade to LE using the TAR or using the Millhouse IMG of LE but no direct install?!

    Edited once, last by Tolotos ().

  • Hello,


    this is my first post here, I am mark from Germany (so sorry for my bad English)...You have done a great job :cool:


    Is it possible to update my Zotac Zbox (ID 86 with NVIDIA ION GPU, actually with OpenELEC 6.0.3 Nvidia_Legacy Build) by pushing the "LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-6.90.002.tar" to the .update-folder of OpenELEC?


    Or will this cause problems?


    Greetings
    Mark




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  • Hmm, in the posts above updates are the question - but I want to install a komplete new PC with empty drive.
    So follow the posts above the only way is install OE with a IMG and crossgrade to LE using the TAR or using the Millhouse IMG of LE but no direct install?!


    Use the milhouse LE .img file to create your clean LE install.


    Unlike OE .img.gz files, the LE .img.gz files can be used for both clean installs (write/dd the .img file to the disk or SD card) and upgrades (drop the new .img.gz file in the Update folder and reboot).
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    Hi Mark. Yes, should work.

    Edited once, last by milhouse ().

  • I specially ask, because with OpenELEC the Nvidia ION-GPU require the older 304.128 driver. Is this driver included in LibreELEC?


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  • I specially ask, because with OpenELEC the Nvidia ION-GPU require the older 304.128 driver. Is this driver included in LibreELEC?


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    304.131 is included in LE.