1.1 Installation Platform

For the installation were used:
  • A foxconn netbox-nt330i HTPC with generic internal SATA hard drive and 2GB of memory
  • A copy of the Slackware 13.1 x86 installation DVD available via torrent here or FTP/HTTP here
  • The SlaXBMC tag files package available here
  • A 2GB USB pen drive to form the installation media (netbox does not come with a CD/DVD drive!)
  • A copy of AlienBOBs USB script (usbimg2disk.sh)
  • Access to another linux box
NOTE 1: If your HTPC is one that had a DVD/CD drive you will just need a small USB flash drive, the Slackware 13.1 x86 installation DVD and the SlaXBMC tag files package.

NOTE 2: Slackware 13.1 was used in this case since it was the latest release at the time, you should modify the vtag files to your particular case if you feel like using a different version (>=13.0) and/or architecture (x64).

NOTE 3: The latest Slackware based XBMC bootable ISO (i.e SlaXBMC distribution) is always available on our "Download SlaXBMC" section ;)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there

I'm the maintainer of the GLDT (http://futurist.se/gldt/) and would like to add SlaXBMC.
Since there is no change log / history on your website and I can't find any contact info, I'm asking via the comment function ;)

When was the first publicly downloadable ISO of SlaXBMC?
My guess is somewhere around Nov 2010, but I'd be happy if you could provide the exact date.

Kind Regards
Donjan

Analekto said...

Hi Donjan,

Officially the first ISO release is SlaXBMC 13.37 which come in two variations 32bit and 64bit.
Both are based on Slackware 13.37 (x86/x86_64) and make use of XBMC 10.1.

They were first uploaded for public consumption on the 1st of June 2011.

Best regards,
Analekto

Anonymous said...

Hey Analekto

Thanks!

Cheers
Donjan