Raspberry Pi XBian Install

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Raspberry Pi XBian Install Guide

This guide assumes you already have the Win32 Disk Imager utility. If you do not have this program, please follow HTPCBuild.com’s Win32 Disk Imager Install Guide.

1. First start by grabbing the latest version of XBian on the download page. Here you will find the current and past versions of XBian. Click on the version you want to use.

2. After clicking the version you want a new page will appear. Click on the “Download” button.

NOTE: My experience with XBian’s servers are mixed. Sometime the download is fast, other time it is slow, and occasionally the download just stops.

3. Once the zip is done downloading, you will need to extract the contents.

NOTE: The image file is inside of the zipped file. Please do not attempt to write the zip file to your SD card.

NOTE: If you are having issues extracting the file please use WinRar. Windows does not natively support the compression used on this file.

4. Insert your SD card into you SD reader and then launch the Win32 Disk Image program.

NOTE: The utility will detect all SD cards available to your computer. Make sure to select the reader that contains the SD card you wish to use.

5. Confirm that the program has select the appropriate drive corresponding to your SD card. Next select the image file you wish to write to the SD card.

NOTE: Do not try to write the zip file to your SD card! Notice that the file name is XBianX.X.X.img.

6. Once you’ve confirmed you selected the right SD card and image file, click “Write”. The utility will warn you that your SD card will be overwriting the card. Click “Yes”.

NOTE: Make sure to backup the SD card if it contains important information.

7. The utility will begin writing the XBian image to the SD card.

8.  Once the writing is complete the program will announce it has finished. Click “OK” to continue.

All done you’ve installed XBian on your SD card!! Now plug the SD card into your Raspberry Pi, and turn it the Raspberry Pi on! Give your Raspberry Pi a few minutes during its first boot. It may take some time for XBian to configure itself for first boot.