I wanna build a Media-Player PC mostly to play music , so I will use hardware I currently have:
- An old notebook
- A monitor
- A wireless keyboard (as a remote control)
First, we need to download the ISO file. I’ve been searching but I couldn’t find an updated veresion of Kodibuntu, seems like it’s discontinued. I was able to download a full ISO of Kodibuntu 14 from here, it’s 800MB. :
I will proceed with a full installation because I want to use that computer only to play music. If you want to install kodi in a workstation , you may use the following PPA
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi
Once the download is finished, I will create a USB drive to boot the computer and install it.
To create the boot USB drive I use unetbootin, and select the ISO image I downloaded previously.
Pressing F12 while I’m booting the computer lets me to choose the boot device and I choose the USB drive.Then I got the menu to start the Kodibuntu installation.
You may wanna try Geexbox , it`s a Kodi derivative but its pretty lightweight – its ISO is just only 189mb. It boots pretty fast ! and includes just what you need to play multimedia content.