Linux RaspberryPi

Install Raspbmc media center on RaspberryPi


Eventhoug I am happy with xbian , was just trying Raspbmc as well :)

Raspbmc  media center for the Raspberry Pi and is based on Raspbian and XBMC.

All credits go to Sam Nazarko, Thanks for excellent work.


You may use XPi Installer instead of the following method,

Install raspbmc on SDcard from MAC OSX / Linux / Windows ,

Download the raspbmc, change permission and execute. Make sure that you select the correct disk ( verify the info from disk utilities in MAC OS X)

$ curl -O
$ chmod u+x
$ sudo python 
Raspbmc installer for Linux and OS X
Please ensure you've inserted your SD card, and press Enter to continue.
Enter the 'IDENTIFIER' of the device you would like imaged:
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *120.0 GB   disk0
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk1
   0:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD           *118.7 GB   disk2
   0:     Apple_partition_scheme                        *17.4 MB    disk3
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *15.9 GB    disk4
Enter your choice here (e.g. 'disk1', 'disk2'): disk4
It is your own responsibility to ensure there is no data loss! Please backup your system before imaging
You should also ensure you agree with the Raspbmc License Agreeement
Are you sure you want to install Raspbmc to '/dev/disk4' and accept the license agreement? [y/N] y
Downloading, please be patient...
Downloaded 16.35 of 16.35 MiB (100.00%)
Unmounting all partitions...
Unmount of all volumes on disk4 was successful
Please wait while Raspbmc is installed to your SD card...
This may take some time and no progress will be reported until it has finished.
0+1173 records in
0+1173 records out
76800000 bytes transferred in 14.809589 secs (5185829 bytes/sec)
Installation complete.
Would you like to setup your post-installation settings [ADVANCED]? [y/N]N
  • Once the installation is completed, eject it from the system.
  • Insert the sdcard to RaspberryPi.
  • Connect the RaspberryPi using Ethernet cable, continue with the post installation steps.
Linux RaspberryPi

Configure static IP on Raspberry Pi


Some access points does not deliver DHCP to the raspberrypi. You could assign the IP statically as follows:

Edit the /etc/network/interfaces file

Comment out the following lines.

> #allow-hotplug wlan0
> #wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
> #iface eth0 inet manual

Add following configs.

auto lo 
iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
address x.x.x.x
netmask x.x.x.x
gateway x.x.x.x
pre-up wpa_supplicant -Dwext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -B

Re-enable the interface.

ifdown wlan0
ifup wlan0

Configure the name server if required.

nameserver x.x.x.x