I’ve been using OSMC on my Pi 3 for about a year now.
It works fine, sometimes it freezes and stuff like that but I can’t blame OSMC,
Since Kodi is not the most stable platform.
The problem I am facing is that every few months I’m forced to re-install OSMC from scratch because of different odd issues (file system errors, OS errors…)
I was forced to re-install OSMC from scratch for atleast 5-8 times already.
For example, today, I played around with the new version, saw that it was working okay but not the smoothest (lags).
So I took out the SD card, made a full image backup and put it back into the pi and started to play with the overclock settings.
After a reboot it says something about file system errors and then tries to fix it but fails.
So I format the SD card and load into it the img file i just backed up.
Pi boots, same error, same proccess, so I am forced to re-install OSMC again?!?!?
What could be causing these odd issues, and so much instability?
When I format the SD, what file system should I set?
Anything you can help me with avoiding these kind of odd issues from re-occurring?
I have one PI B+ here with broken SD Card, and it is very weird how it behaves (Actually, everything can be written according to the OS, no errors show up, but it actually does not write it down).
On the other hand, I had a Vero with the exact same symptoms. As soon as the Powesupply was replaced, it worked straight again.
So what @sam_nazarko said in a pervioius post definitly apply.
test (!!!) the SD card on your PC; I personally prefer this tiny program for such jobs H2testw | heise Download (sorry, the web page is in German but the meaning of the green button “download” should be understood)
reconsider and check whether you want an automatic basic check and repair of the file system on every start of OSMC (don’t know whether this is already worked in to OSMC distribution with Krypton for Pis). See i.e. Automatic fsck of root filesystem on start/stop