the image won't fit on my 7.4 Gb SD card..... Any suggestions???? (Apart from buying a bigger card!)
My suggestion would be to try a different method.
The actually install for OpenELEC is around 100MB. If you have access to a linux computer straight off the next bit is easy. If you don't, then I suggest 1 of 2 relatively easy options.
1. Grab a livecd/liveusb version of something like lubuntu (ubuntu with lxde, requires less to run).
2. Install a virtual linux inside a virtual machine.
Then I suggest grabbing one of the tar.bz2 releases in this thread:http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... f=2&t=5163
and following the instructions on this website: http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title ... spberry_Pi
but starting from the "Install instructions" section.
As you grow to understand it a bit more, then you can build it yourself (if you have access to a machine to do so), or once you have the basic part setup you can continue to get later images (the tar.bz2 which contains the system files) and keep updating..
Ignore some of the parts from what I've said. The image linked appears to be someone having just imaged their whole SD card after making the build. It might prove easier to just prepare the SD card you have into the two partition formats (making the second partition ext4 will require a linux box of some kind), then just using a build from the thread I linked to as there are builds in there you can work with.