CharlieBrownings
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XBMC/ Retro emulator combo

Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:44 pm

Hello,
I am trying to find information on turning my RPI into a xmbc/ retro emulator. I have a 16 gb micro sd card, and was wondering if I could partition it for both. If someone could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.

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Re: XBMC/ Retro emulator combo

Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:25 pm

One option is to install Raspbian and then use the instruction on this site

http://michael.gorven.za.net/raspberrypi/xbmc

to install XBMC. It's not a dedicated XBMC distro so it might lack some minor bells and whistles that something like Raspbmc or Openelec might have, but it's a very good setup. Then you could also install RetroPi or emulationstation for the emulator side of life.

Launch whichever program you wanted from the bash and you wouldn't have to worry about multiple partitions.

Conversely, yes, you could install NOOBs and install Raspbian and Raspbmc/Openelec on the same sd card using two partitions
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