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I solved it. I installed OSMC onto a micro-sd card inserted into a USB adapter in windows but I chose USB via the OSMC installer instead of SD. I presume this screws up the installation somewhat. What would be the technicalities of this?, I would be interested if someone could enlighten me, here to learn.
Ok, that explains what I saw from your log file.
So actually you installed the boot files onto the SD Card and then have choosen to install OSMC onto the USB Stick. Which means the content of the USB Stick was overwritten by the Installer with OSMC OS files. Which means the USB stick was physically connected but you might just have not seen anymore the files you expected.