Posts by Stavr0


    Not everyone has a Linux distro on hand...


    This being said, I wonder why the installer option launches to a black screen under VMWare. Syslinux shows up, then installer shows the LibreELEC splash then nothing.

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    2016-11-12T13:32:28.456-05:00| vcpu-0| I120: Unknown int 10h func 0x0000
    2016-11-12T13:32:28.457-05:00| vcpu-0| I120: SVGA enabling SVGA
    2016-11-12T13:32:29.571-05:00| vcpu-0| I120: SVGA hiding SVGA

    Using the image LibreELEC-Virtual.x86_64-7.0.2.img.gz


    I was not able to use the installer under VMWare, so I used QEMU to work around:


    Create a VMWare disk image to contain the installation[font="courier new,courier,monospace"]:[/font]

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    qemu-img create -f vmdk LibreElec702.vmdk 4G



    Then run the qemu with USB and boot menu:

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    qemu-system-x86_64 -boot menu=on -usb -usbdevice disk:format=raw:LibreELEC-Virtual.x86_64-7.0.2.img -hda LibreElec702.vmdk


    Select the USB device, then select installer SYSLINUX option. The process will take about 10 minutes.


    Go back to VMWare and create a new VM (Other 64bit) using the disk image created previously.


    You must now fix the virtual sound driver: the sb16 and es1371 modules are not installed so we have to use hdaudio. Edit the .vmx configuration and make sure the sound entries are as follows:
    sound.present = "TRUE"
    sound.filename = "-1"
    sound.autodetect = "TRUE"
    sound.virtualdev = "hdaudio"


    You should now be able to start the VMWare LibreElec guest.

    Got a 7.0.2 image working by running the installer with QEMU onto a VMDK.


    Problem is with Audio. No sound at all. The audio output device is greyed out, The VMWARE default sound driver isn't recognized.


    The solution is to manually edit the .vmx configuration and make sure the sound settings are as follows:

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    sound.present = "TRUE"
    sound.filename = "-1"
    sound.autodetect = "TRUE"
    sound.virtualdev = "hdaudio"


    sb16 and es1371 virtual devices don't seem to work.

    I wrote the usb-image to a fresh 16GB stick, the swiss army knife worked, but upon reboot I got the message


    "can't access tty: job control turned off"


    Do I restart, or is there something else I can do?

    "Me too"


    Just poking in this thread to say I'm another long ATV1 user. Very glad to see this new branch is keeping [Libre|Open]ELEC alive on the platform.


    I have access to several ATV1s which would benefit with repurposing to KODI.