Installation of KODI in RaspberryPi2

Step 0 : !!!Please ignore this step !!!

Existing image:   I’d a copy of OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-5.0.8.img.gz and I try to flash in my Transcend 8GB Class2 card , but no luck. When I investigate ,it appears the files seems corrupted.

kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~$ cd Desktop/
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Desktop$ gunzip -d OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-5.0.8.img.gz 
gzip: OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-5.0.8.img.gz: unexpected end of file
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Desktop$ ls -l OpenELEC*
total 167M
-rwxr----- 1 kesavan kesavan  61M May 13 17:59 OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-5.0.8.img.gz
-rwxr----- 1 kesavan kesavan 106M May 13 17:59 OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-5.0.8.tar
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Desktop$ rm OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-5.0.8.img.gz 
rm: remove regular file ‘OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-5.0.8.img.gz’? y
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Desktop$

Step 1:   Download a fresh copy

Directly download a fresh copy from Official site and extract it.

kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Desktop$ cd ../Downloads/
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$ 
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$ gunzip -d OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-5.0.8.img.gz 
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$ parted -l

Step 2: Find the exact name of SD card Use dmesg | tail   to find the name of SD card

Connect your card to computer. You can use mobile or SD card reader. And run dmesg|tail

kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$ dmesg |tail -15
[828753.106804] scsi8 : usb-storage 2-1.2:1.0
[828754.105626] scsi 8:0:0:0: Direct-Access     LGE      E400             0100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[828754.106546] scsi 8:0:0:1: Direct-Access     LGE      E400 SD Card     0100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[828754.107302] sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[828754.107802] sd 8:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
[828754.115031] sd 8:0:0:1: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
[828754.115041] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[828762.784575] sd 8:0:0:1: [sdc] 15751168 512-byte logical blocks: (8.06 GB/7.51 GiB)
[828762.785445] sd 8:0:0:1: [sdc] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[828762.790349]  sdc:
[828777.128633] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] 2097152 512-byte logical blocks: (1.07 GB/1.00 GiB)
[828777.129673] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[828777.134057]  sdb:
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$

It appears mine is  [sdc]

NB: I’m using my LG E400 mobile , to connect the SD Card with GNU/Linux Z460 Laptop. Please note in above example , the phone’s internal memory mounted on [sdb]

Also double check with command mount

kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$ mount | grep sdc
/dev/sdc on /media/kesavan/8027-0BC8 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks2)
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$

Step 3 Unmount the SD card

Now umount that card , so that we can safely flash.

kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$ umount /dev/sdc
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$

Step 4 Flash the card

Ensure it’s not mounted (ie, umount is 100% success)

kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$ mount|grep sdc
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$

There’s nothing. We’re safe to proceed.

Flash it

  !!! WARNING !!! : This will wipe the entire partition

kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$ sudo dd if=OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-5.0.8.img of=/dev/sdc bs=4M
[sudo] password for kesavan: 
no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory
73+0 records in
73+0 records out
306184192 bytes (306 MB) copied, 55.4967 s, 5.5 MB/s
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$

Sync it.

kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$ sync
kesavan@kesavan-Ideapad-Z460:~/Downloads$

Step 5 Job Done

You’re ready to use your SD Card to use with RaspberryPi2. Congrats.

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