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  #2478028 6-May-2020 16:53
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ADKM:

 

Yes I have been told that, but I need the the functionality it allows.

 

I cloned the SD card, but with it, the new Pi just shows a multi-coloured screen. Back to square 1.

 

 

Thats because you probably have not got the updates for the new pi to boot installed if you have never apt-get update or apt-get upgraded on it. I dont really bother doing that, the pis are just short term project things so I reflash the card on each thing I am doing.

 

You could try wifi or an old USB to ethernet device on the old pi and see if either connect. then do the updates. But back then the raspbian installs were really limited in what they had because the pi was a completely underpowered device, they had to be careful what they put into the images.

 

Otherwise see if you can borrow another old pi to update the card in and then try it in the new pi.

 

 

 

Confirm that the card is cloned ok by booting it in your old pi, just incase the partitions didnt all come across when you cloned it.





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  #2478030 6-May-2020 16:55
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ADKM:

 

Yes I have been told that, but I need the the functionality it allows.

 

I cloned the SD card, but with it, the new Pi just shows a multi-coloured screen. Back to square 1.

 

 

you really should move from raspbmc to OSMC (which is the successor and from the same developer)
it is much better than raspbmc (supports more formats, more efficient playback, numerous other improvements over raspbmc).
If it is the only thing you are using the pi for it is actually very easy to install from windows.
Just download the windows installer from here


 
 
 
 


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  #2478035 6-May-2020 17:04
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I'm not sure you're grasping the concept.

 

SMB is still alive in the form of V2 and V3. Like windows and Linux versions. It evolves

 

Continuing to use the OLD kodi image, doesn't support the latter versions. And will continue to present issues with talking to windows (or other) devices using the defunct version

 

You either need to update the kodi version to the latest the hardware supports (like suggested) which may or may not support V2-3, or update the hardware (which it appears you have done), and add a newer kodi that will perform better on it.

 

I'm not sure why you would put a >3 old revision onto a new device that has been enhanced to allow better performance

 

If it's a concern you don't know the settings. There are addins and guides for copying current user settings (they're just XML files) and addons between kodi versions so you don't need to 'set it up' all over.

 

Raspbmc was depleated in 2013. And since taken up by OSMC. With a kodi base of 18.6 currently

 

OSMC runs on all models of Raspberry Pi prior to the Pi 4

 

There is also OpenELEC (dropped) and LibreLELEC as another option - currently Kodi 18.6 but with Legacy 16+17 if performance is noticable

 

And many others. All they are is a prebuilt slim linux that boots kodi - what you want.

 

You can then add a a profile copy and voila. New faster device, same setup.




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  #2478098 6-May-2020 17:45
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Thanks for all the info. I'd like to avoid OSMC as I had a very bad experience with it a year or so back.

 

Rich should I try and get a wifi stick and bin the Pi 3 ?  if just the old Pi LAN port has died, would this be a working alternative?  I notice the IP address in Sysinfo  in the Pi 3 comes/goes with the LAN cable plugged in/out. The other onenever shows an IP anymore. 

 

Or is there anywhere I could buy Pi 1 Model B Rev 1.2 (they seem pretty hard to find).

 

Appreciate the advice for "better things" but really, nothing could be better than what we had,  and no "Not Permitted" issues.


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  #2478215 6-May-2020 21:04
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You could try it, but it will be reliant on there being drivers for the USB stick on the version of linux on the sd card you have. No drivers means that it will do nothing at all.

 

I cant remember how its set up on the old one because it was so long ago, but there was some command line tool to connect to wifi quite easily. A cheap 802.11n stick that has a chance of working on something that old is only a few bucks. If it works then you can try updating to see if newer ones work.

 

I got mine years back off aliexpress and they listed raspberry pi in the description, and have a red line around them and just say 802.11n on the back. They were about $4 from memory.





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  #2478230 6-May-2020 21:42
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richms:

 

A cheap 802.11n stick that has a chance of working on something that old is only a few bucks. If it works then you can try updating to see if newer ones work.

 

I got mine years back off aliexpress and they listed raspberry pi in the description, and have a red line around them and just say 802.11n on the back. They were about $4 from memory.

 

 

most of those cheap wifi dongles on aliexpress use realtek chipsets. The chances of one of those working on a 3.12 kernel without the need to install additional drivers are probably well below 50% - so that is something you might want to take into consideration


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  #2478235 6-May-2020 21:54
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Yeah realtek RTL8188CU is what it shows as on windows.

 

Could possibly look as to when that was added and see if the version on the pi is new enough, but really the correct solution is a new card and new install and go from there.





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  #2478618 7-May-2020 14:14
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richms:

 

Yeah realtek RTL8188CU is what it shows as on windows.

 

Could possibly look as to when that was added and see if the version on the pi is new enough, but really the correct solution is a new card and new install and go from there.

 

 

yes, that has been included in the linux kernel since 2.6.xx
Here is one here 

 

edit: just checked the dongle I have plugged into my old pi 1 and that is also a rtl8188CUS (and that did work under raspbmc)


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