Posts by Harribo

    Use the Libreelec USB creator to create the USB stick. Explore the USB stick . In there you'll find KERNEL, KERNEL.md5, SYSTEM and SYSTEM.md5. These are the files you need. Go here Index of / and download OpenELEC-Generic.i386-5.0.8.tar . Extract the .tar to a folder. Within that folder you'll find one called 'Target', replace the 4 files inside that with the ones from the USB stick as mentioned earlier. Within the Openelec folder is create_installstick.exe use this to create your USB stick. You may have to re partition your stick fat32 active partition prior to this.

    This worked! Thanks a lot!!
    So for older pcs, dont use the LibreElec usb tool but this method.

    Ok now I tried to create a bootable usb stick with LibreElec on it for my old dc7700.
    Again it does not work.
    I created one with this LibreElec tool and one with Rufus.

    Something seems not be working well with this lib distro.
    I will see what to do nexr. I dont lots of time everyday

    Although nowhere is stated that this will fix the usb stick boot.
    I dont know where you found that text about booting from an usb flash device but till now no bootable usb stick seems to work on this pc. Tried also several usb ports.
    But maybe I will give it a try.

    More and more I get the impression that it is my old pc here whats the problem.
    I read that older hp pc's have the boot from usb option in the bios. But that seems not to be for booting from an usb stick but an external hdd, connected via usb.

    That will explain very much.
    I made a Lubuntu bootable usb stick. My normal pc again boots fine. But again not my old pc.
    My old pc is a hp dc7700 sff with bios 1.15. Old.

    I read something about Plop boot manager, maybe I will give that a try.
    Otherwise I have to burn this LibreElec to a bootable cd.

    Yep I use openelec 5.0.8 and swap the four files. Have a quick read of my method it's really easy.

    Easy...but how do you unpack the img file?
    create_installstick.exe....does it exist? I read that with the new downloads this file has been removed

    Stick would not work on my older pc....horrible
    I am really getting somewhat frustrated....I am using Windows, that is different than using Linux

    Maybe these are somewhat stupid questions but I am not convinced about the possibilities so I still ask them.

    I now have Ubuntu with Kodi on a dualcore intel machine. I have also installed acestream. All is working fine now.

    I use Kodi for watching live streams.
    Two questions I have:
    1. when these streams are broke and sometimes none of them works in Kodi, I can now start Firefox/Chrome in Ubuntu and go to that stream on the website. Usually these streams play with flash.
    Is this possible with LibreElec? That I go to a browser and play flash streams there?
    2. I have also installed acestream under Ubuntu. When starting Ubuntu the acestream engine starts automatically.
    When I want to play an acestream video in Kodi, I use Plexus, which then detects the acestream engine running in the background and shows the videostream.
    Is this also possible in LibreElec? I can image I have to install the acestream engine in the background somehow.

    Hope someone can shine their light

    OK, Got this USB stick now bootable on my main pc!

    What I did (Windows 7):

    1. I used diskpart from the commandline to delete all partitions on the usb stick
    2. then I made a new one with diskpart : "create partition primary" and then exited diskpart.
    3. Windows (7) is after this coming up with a dialog with the question if you want to "format the usb stick"? I selected NO.(!)
    Before I did choose YES so maybe here is the difference? I chose NOT to format the usb stick in Windows.

    4. Then I started RUFUS as administrator. I Choose 'Create bootable disk' and chose DD image en selected the LibreELEC gz file.
    Press START and did RUFUS write the image.

    5. Ok, now my pc must boot this usb stick.
    My pc seems default to secure boot. This had to be disabled in my bios (got an Asus H97-PLUS MB).
    In the secure boot menu in my Bios, there I could chose "Windows UEFI Mode " or "Other OS".
    I chose "Other OS". (of course)

    6. In the boot device menu of my Bios I chose to boot from "UEFI: (FAT) Mulitple Card Reader", so nót "Mulitple Card Reader", which is in fact the same usb stick.

    This did do the job for me on my main pc.
    I thought, I will explain it here with pics, so maybe other people might find this useful.

    Now I will test my stick on my older dualcore system, let you know

    I tried now that hp format tool. Installed again. Also on another pc.
    Still it does nowhere boot.

    Now I will try making that linux usb bootable. Using Lubuntu.
    Ok I have now tested Lubuntu on a usb stick.
    That does also not work.

    I am now thinking that both my usb sticks are unable to be bootable?
    The first usb stick is a very old usb stick of 2gb, the second usb stick is a new but very cheap usb stick.

    Can this be the problem?
    If it can...what kind of usb stick must I buy then?

    .gz is standard compression format. Obviously you can't write this file directly to usb stick. Instead it must be unpacked first. But this part is doing Creator internally.

    I have tried two different usb sticks.
    I have also used diskpart to delete all partitions, after that I quick format it under Windows.

    I know that the gz file is compressed.
    I am a programmer and system engineer myself. I work over 20 years with this.
    Not that I know every thing of course.
    Can it be usb stick brand dependable?

    It really does not make the stick bootable until now. Maybe I will try on a different pc.


    I have run the LibreELEC USB-SD Creator and downloaded the generic amd/intel distribution.
    After that I wrote it to my USB stick.

    I was planning on installing LibreELEC on an "old" HP pc (intel core2duo).
    In the BIOS settings I changed to boot from usb device. That did work.
    But I still get the message "non bootable disk found, press key" (or sort of).

    I tried it with Rufus but still no luck. (chose dd image)
    I have installed Ubuntu from an USB stick a year ago on that pc. So there is no problem I guess.

    It seems to me that this gz file distribution is not a bootable image for pc's? Something like that?
    I dont know. Please enlighten me.