A recent update trashed my OSMC install, it seems. At first I thought it was only Kodi that broke, so moved the /home/osmc/.kodi directory assuming that this should allow the OS to boot fine. I still see a “sadface” image after boot and can’t even simply get to a tty console for whatever reason.
Before I mark my OSMC+Kodi experiment as failed, I wanted to reinstall and restore at least my Kodi setup, but I have no cleat idea what to restore and where. Is there any recent and working howto for this?
My OSMC doesn’t boot as I said, so clearly there is nothing much to “stop”.
Secondly, are the custom local repositories I installed also all in the .kodi directory? What id I wipe my sd card, reinstall osmc, put back the .kodi into the new install and Kodi it will still sadface – i.e. can it be a corrupted Kodi installation that’s causing this?
Also, how on earth do I just get a tty after the OS has booted?
While I’ve since decided to switch to libreelec, but I’m curious if anyone is willing to shed some light onto how is one supposed to read logs off of an OS image – or verify the integrity of an installed OS image for that matter.
xx:xx:xx:.xxx T:1917767680 ERROR: Failed to load skin 'skin.osmc'
xx:xx:xx:.xxx T:1917767680 FATAL: Default skin 'skin.osmc' could not be loaded! Terminating..
So, this means this was a sad-face loop starting the mediacenter, unknown root cause, the OSMC skin could not be loaded.
The OS that time was most possible operating and you could have had access via SSH to the box.
I’m sure one could have helped you if you would have provided the data that time. Unclear what exactly happened afterwards.