Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster-
I have a Pi3 with OSMC I put together awhile ago and some time later I read that a usb stick might increase the speed so I set that up. I now want to go back to just using the SD (this will eventually go in my daughters’ room as I plan on buying a vero in a month or so) but I am a total noob with Linux and cant figure out exactly what I need to do. I am guessing I need to copy the usb contents to the sd and delete some command that tells the boot manager to look at the usb thats on the sd somewhere but I need help.
I really dont want to reinstall.
I usually use windows but I have a linux box that i use as a media server. I am a cut & paste linux user
Thanks in advance for your responses.
Your best bet is to probably use the MyOSMC backup tool to save your .kodi directory from the USB stick. Then do a fresh installation on a new SD Card and restore the backup.
Or you could just do a new install, boot (without the USB stick). SSH in, insert the USB stick, stop kodi and copy the files from the USB to the SD card (files in /home/osmc/.kodi). Personally that’s how I would do it, but it takes a little more linux knowledge.
For your USB setup do still use a SD card to hold the firmware or did you actually go all in and change the OTP to boot from USB without a SD card installed?
I haven’t ever tried that newer method since I wouldn’t want to but when I read about it says that the OTP change is permanent and can’t be reverted to use a SD card.
Thanks for the suggestion and will keep it in mind but I am currently trying not to do a reinstall.
The SD still has the firmware on it. If I remember correctly I edited cmdline.txt(? or some other file) to find the files on sda1 (the usb) after copying all the files from the sd to usb. I just dont know what the backward process would be. Just copy the files back to the SD and edit the file (whichever that was) to boot from sda0? I just dont want to mess about without a more educated hand guiding me
In essence, yes. You would need to edit both /boot/cmdline.txt and /etc/fstab and make sure to copy all the files with the right permissions, etc. bmillham’s backup/restore suggestion is the best way to go.
Thank you grahamh. I really am considering bmillham’s suggestion more and more because of the problems I may encounter.