Missing Linux installer at download page

#1

2019-06-23T22:00:00Z
Maybe I missed something lately, but where did the Linux installer OSMC go?

Alternatively there is the possibility to install a debian package, but previously there was really a Linux installer
OSMC installer Debian package

#2

It’s deprecated now. You can use dd until we develop a new installer

Sam

#3

Thank you for your response, there are even more options, such as using UnetBootin or another Image Writer.

But that may not be known to all (new) users, a missed opportunity for Linux enthusiasts

#4

Not sure about UnetBootin, but with Linux Mint, I can just open the supplied gz file, then use Disk Image Writer to burn the .img file inside to SD or USB.

#5

etcher works just fine

#6

Etcher is almost as large as the OSMC image…

#7

it does provide a gui if thats what the user after

#8

It’s not like space is a luxury in 2019. You can pick up a 1tb ssd for less than a 100 euros or a 4tb HDD for the same or 8 tb HDD for little over 200.

I remember my first home computer had 4.6 gb

#9

Indeed – I just find it humorous that a GUI based installer is almost as large as the image for an entire Linux distribution.

#10

Lol yes that’s true looking at it from my perspective as someone that knows almost nothing about Linux and totally nothing about writing code I’d say it’s amazing that a Linux distribution is as small as a simple GUI based app.

If you create a window 10 installation drive it’s at least 4gb I think

#11

Etcher uses Electron and for now at least, cannot utilise web engine components from Chrome (which is installed on many systems). If it could, the dependencies would leave a much more minimal footprint

#12

So does Disk Image Writer. Just right click on a .img file pick Open with … and away you go. It’s built in to Linux Mint so I assume Ubuntu has it as well.