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Originally Posted by MorgsTouch View Post

This is what I get when I tried to install from Dvd -




Sorry for image quality

looks like a problem with your graphics.
there also seems to be a kernel problem, you should check if there is a different version you can download tailored to your hardware.
or you can install xbmc as an application in an ubuntu installation
does your cpu have integrated graphics?
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Originally Posted by l0max View Post

looks like a problem with your graphics.
there also seems to be a kernel problem, you should check if there is a different version you can download tailored to your hardware.
or you can install xbmc as an application in an ubuntu installation
does your cpu have integrated graphics?


It does indeed have onboard HD graphics, I'm going to remove my dedicated and install - then reinstall dedicated gpu and see if that works, i'll report back later.
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post #13 of 17
Try mythbuntu, its what I use with xbmc (just disable the mythtv auto start after) as its a lightweight interface and fast. Then just follow the instructions to install xbmc after (http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Install_XBMC_on_Ubuntu/HOW-TO_1)

Also, search pendrivelinux (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/) and try that to install the ISO onto a USB drive, or failing which burn it into a cd.

Another option I do with stubborn installs is put the hdd into another computer and install it onto that then return the drive into your htpc... Assuming of course you have access to more than one computer

An nvidia card is highly recommended by the way, something cheap like a gt 610 silent would be perfect
 
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post #14 of 17
I've had the graphics device error on my laptop with xbmcbuntu, it has an ati 46xx something mobile graphics. The same exact thumb drive I was using worked just fine on my desktop with an nvidia card.

It's been awhile so I don't remember exactly what I did, but I was able to get around the error by pressing a key at start up to get the boot options when loading from the thumb drive, and I choose something other than the default.

Not sure if that helps, but maybe food for thought.

Also, I used Lili (linux live) to create the thumb drive.

Any reason why you wouldn't just use the xbmc for windows, rather than dual booting?
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by 350 Malibu View Post

I've had the graphics device error on my laptop with xbmcbuntu, it has an ati 46xx something mobile graphics. The same exact thumb drive I was using worked just fine on my desktop with an nvidia card.

It's been awhile so I don't remember exactly what I did, but I was able to get around the error by pressing a key at start up to get the boot options when loading from the thumb drive, and I choose something other than the default.

Not sure if that helps, but maybe food for thought.

Also, I used Lili (linux live) to create the thumb drive.

Any reason why you wouldn't just use the xbmc for windows, rather than dual booting?

Yea I want to use a remote (iphone) and not have a kb/mouse connected when I don't have to, and then I want to have windows 7 for work and things when I need.
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post #16 of 17
I don't see why you can't use your iPhone as a xbmc remote under windows? And you get the option of this too...http://mobilemouse.com/
 
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post #17 of 17
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Yea I want to use a remote (iphone) and not have a kb/mouse connected when I don't have to, and then I want to have windows 7 for work and things when I need.

I do this now with my HTPC running Win7 Pro as the host, and the XBMC app (no dual boot). I just placed a shortcut in the startup folder to XBMC, so it loads straight into XBMC. No kb/mouse required unless you need to drop back to windows for something XBMC can't handle.
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