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Super easy install for RPi OpenELEC version 3.2.0 - pi-fan - 09-30-2013

NOOBS 1.3 is now out and has OpenELEC 3.2.0 already in it:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads

is you want to do an install with NOOBS 1.2.1 go here:
http://openelec.tv/forum/133-installation/67400-super-easy-install-for-rpi-openelec-version-3-2-0


Super easy install for RPi OpenELEC version 3.2.0 - Dilbert - 10-06-2013

Could someone please explain how to pack a custom OpenELEC build into NOOBS 1.3? I read the instructions, but basically didn't understand what exactly should be packed into the installation (step 9).


Super easy install for RPi OpenELEC version 3.2.0 - pi-fan - 10-10-2013

i've updated the post at:
http://openelec.tv/forum/133-installation/67400-super-easy-install-for-rpi-openelec-version-3-2-0

you could do a OpenELEC install of version 3.2.0, then let it "auto" update to a current version.


Super easy install for RPi OpenELEC version 3.2.0 - Dilbert - 10-10-2013

Thanks for the pre-configured zip, but what if I want to pack a custom buid (let's say rbej's latest build) into NOOBS 1.3? It's definitely possible, I just don't know the exact details.


Super easy install for RPi OpenELEC version 3.2.0 - pi-fan - 10-11-2013

You would most likely want to setup your RPi to be exactly how you would want it to be, and then make a backup IMG of the unit.
The .img file you create would then be installed on other RPi’s .

I made the OpenELEC.xz file by using the img file of OpenELEC-3.2.0 from here:
http://openelec.thestateofme.com/official_images/

Then I turned it into a .xz file by following the instructions here:

https://github.com/mr-minifig/Pi-Noobs-Converter/blob/master/Custom%20Noobs%20Guide.pdf

PLEASE NOTE the instructions are full of mistakes. I had to look at what he wrote down, and then fix it to do the right thing.
I haven’t got around to contacting the person that wrote the instructions, but if you wanted to, here a list of things that are wrong:

* Makes a file named “Pi_Backup-Noobs”, then later refers it as “Pi_Backup-Noobs.img”.
* Makes a folder “/tmp/Pi_img/new1”, then later refers to it as “/tmp/Pi_img/new/1/”.
* Same thing for “/tmp/Pi_img/new2”.
* Makes a folders “/tmp/Pi_img/old1” & “/tmp/Pi_img/old2”, but then later refers to them as “/tmp/Noobs-Converter/Orig/1” & “/tmp/Noobs-Converter/Orig/2” respectively.
* He makes the partitions sizes 64mb in the new image, which are too small, so mine are 200mb for future expansion.
This is done in the step “Now we create a new partition table and the logical partition needed by Noobs”.
I’m not sure I even did this totally right, but it seems to work with no problems so far. This step sets up the partition sizes in the final image, and NOOBS later resizes the ‘storage’ partition to the full size of the SD card, which I really like.

You may need to apt-get install a few more things then he specifies, but everyone is different as to what they already have on their system.
There might be other mistakes but you can start with those.