> Well, second card has given me the same problem. From reading their forums
> it seems that the intial installer image is using different firmware (and
> kernel?) to the final installed image, and others have seen the same
> problem. The recommended solution (for RC-3 at least) is to download a
> full image, not the bootstrap image, and try that. So, it's take 3 tonight
> and I'll let you know how it goes.
> Thanks for the advice on the library, sounds like a good idea, and since
> I'm running a myth backend I already have mysql on the server so it should
> be a snap.
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 1:54 AM, Sam <s...@griml.in> wrote:
> > Hi Steve
> > This could definitely have been the SD card - I gather compatibility
> > has been improving in leaps and bounds, but I have been using a
> > SanDisk class 4 since day one and never had any issues. Going to get a
> > class 10 soon to see if it improves speeds at all but I can't complain
> > about performance at the moment anyway. SanDisk seem to be a solid
> > brand in any case fwiw.
> > It's normal to get some errors during boot regarding mounting local
> > filesystem and maybe a couple of others but they can safely be
> > ignored, assuming you do eventually get to the XBMC interface!
> > Sometimes rebooting is all it takes for things to get running
> > smoothly.
> > One thing I do recommend strongly is that you set up a "shared
> > library" - all this means is that your library database is on your
> > file server running mysql rather than a flat sqlite file on the rpi
> > itself. Makes things a lot easier if/when you need to reimage the SD
> > card and also if you want to have XBMC on other computers around the
> > house and keep them synched! (They'll all need to be running the
> > latest alpha of XBMC if you do this). More details:
> > Cheers, Sam
> > On Jun 27, 11:36 am, Steve Roehrs <steve.roe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi Sam
> > > I tried RaspBMC lastnight - the Pi went through the steps of
> > > repartitioning, downloading etc, then it rebooted and was sitting with
> > the
> > > RaspBMC logo on the screen for a very long time (hour +). I had heard
> > that
> > > the first boot takes time, but it looked like it had hung completely.
> > > During boot I did notice an error message about not being able to mount
> > the
> > > sd card properly, but that may have just been a transient thing that was
> > OK
> > > after it retried.
> > > I am using a cheapie DSE 8Gb SDHC card, I have a different brand card
> > (also
> > > 8GB) that I will try tonight.
> > > Cheers
> > > Steve
> > > On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 2:15 AM, Sam <s...@griml.in> wrote:
> > > > Hi all. Haven't posted here much and have never actually come to hack
> > > > stuff with you all (yet!) but had to jump in on this convo...
> > > > I have been using my rpi as my media centre for a few weeks now and I
> > > > have to say it's very impressive. I use raspbmc which is now up to RC3
> > > > and has dealt with a lot of the initial bugs. I find that it not only
> > > > streams HD video very smoothly over my network but the interface is
> > > > beautiful and a lot of streaming video plugins work great (including
> > > > iview!)... So I'd have to recommend this to anyone planning to use
> > > > their rpi this way :)
> > > >http://www.raspbmc.comThere<http://www.raspbmc.comthere/> is an
> > installer to download first and
> > > > transfer to your SD card, then on first boot the rpi will download the
> > > > full system and install itself automatically. So note that you do need
> > > > the rpi connected to the internet at that time!
> > > > As for the case I have to say this works very well as a temporary
> > > > solution:http://squareitround.co.uk/Resources/Punnet_net_Mk1.pdf
> > > > I have a second rpi now (long story) and I'm looking to do something a
> > > > little more interesting with this one so it might be a good
> > > > opportunity to come down and meet you all at a meeting some time
> > > > soon..?
> > > > Cheers, Sam
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