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Not trying to be an ass, but will there be a triple boot image for RP3 also? :) I suddenly got the urge tu use the RP as a computer as well! When/if that happens, can I just copy the .Kodi folder and the PI folder to transfer all my roms, settings, bios etc? Thanks!

Haha, yes there will be. I aim to get it done this week, just a bit busy with work for a few days then I will concentrate on getting it done and out asap. Its the one that takes the most setting up so I will get the Plex build out first then work on triple boot.

And yes – you can copy all your files from your current build, that’s not an issue and that is one of the reasons I love OpenELEC – a dedicated emebedded setup with its own filesystem. Makes it easy to work with and the added benefit of being ‘superuser’ by default means there is less worry about permissions when handling files. On the subject – I have a script that I set up to update KODI with my own build that is outside of the normal ‘Backup’ or ‘Update’ function of OpenELEC. I’m happy to share if you’d find it useful. It can be used to update from USB or from a static link on the web, so for example I create a backup of my KODI build, compress it and upload it to the web as (for example):

http://www.mysite.com/kodi.tar.xz

Then I have a script on my personal OpenELEC setup that I can click on named ‘Update KODI’ and it will download that file, extract it, check that the relevant files are present from the extract (and halt if they are not!), copy the existing custom keymaps I have setup for my KODI remote then proceed to delete my current setup and replace it with the downloaded setup and finally copy over my original keymap files and delete all the downloaded data that is no longer needed then reboot into my new setup. All this is done automatically for me at the click of a button and it means I can tinker with a separate OpenELEC build until I am happy with it then simply upload it to the net (using the same static link, replacing the old file) and update on my master dual boot setup and other Pi’s in the house. It also means that I don’t need to visit my mothers house every time she messes up her KODI setup (bless her!), so if it goes wrong she just has to click ‘update KODI’ at her end and it’ll fix itself automatically. Its a lot easier for me! 😉

Well, sorry that turned into a lengthy post! I will be writing a blog on how to set up that type of script so will post a link if anyone here is interested. It may sound like a faff but it makes things a lot more easy to update, especially if you have a few builds set up yourself or for family & friends.

All the best
Steve

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