Manual Installation Instructions
Graphical Unified InstallerIn response to public demand, we will have a simpler, GUI based, unified installer coming soon. Untill then, please bear with us on the more manual setup.
Note: We have gotten the installer running on all platforms, it's just a matter of bundling it up for distribution now. As of writing this, we only have it bundled for OS-X and Windows, and Linux try the beta installer
Before you download
Please remember it's still in early development, it runs best on a 512MB Raspberry Pi, but we are striving to support 256MB as well. For best results, you should force caching on first boot as detailed in our faq, but basically amounts to scrolling through the "All Movies" and "All TV Shows" sections.
We're still youngPlease be patient with us, especially on the first boot, as RasPlex has only been around for about 2 months. While things have come a long way really fast, there are still bugs, which is why it is still late Alpha / early Beta quality. However, with automatic updates, downloading RasPlex today will ensure you're always getting the latest improvements.
You will need
- A Raspberry Pi mini computer (512MB recommended, it should have a blue analog audio jack, if it's black then it's 256MB)
- A case to protect your Raspberry Pi (optional)
- A 2GB or larger SD card (class 10+) with compatible reader
- A USB micro power supply (should be at least 2A at 5v, if you experience crashing it's probably because you have a bad power supply)
- An HDMI cord
You will probably want:
- A remote control
- A USB Wifi dongle
- A USB Bluetooth adapter
Mac OSX / LinuxGrab your desired image (img.gz) file from sourceforge, and flash it with the following commands:
gunzip image_name.img.gz sudo blkid # find out what device you want to flash to, /dev/sdX sudo dd if=image_name.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1MB #BE VERY CAREFUL you select the right value for X
gunzip image_name.img.gz sudo diskutil list # find out what device you want to flash to, /dev/diskX sudo diskutil unmount /dev/diskX sudo dd if=image_name.img of=/dev/rdiskX bs=1M #The "rdisk" will make it flash much faster