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downloaded OpenElec

asked 2013-10-20 04:29:10 -0600

puddle247 gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 12:30:41 -0600

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I spent hours last night trying to install to no avail; eventually I went to bed. This morning the whole downloaded files are 'missing'; can't find the directories under my name nor in root. Why?

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There aren't any automatic processes that delete files out of user's home directories by default, so it's unclear what is going on. Perhaps you should expand your question and explain where you put files, and what you did when trying to install the software?

wquine gravatar imagewquine ( 2013-10-20 07:16:48 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-10-20 09:55:28 -0600

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There are several potential causes of this that I can think of. Here are some of my suggestions...

Did you power off your computer when you went to bed? It's quite common for the /tmp directory to be set up as a tempfs, i.e. a ramdisk, and it's also possible for your browser to default to downloading into the /tmp directory.

Did you do the download as a different user? Perhaps you used wget from a command session as an admin user and so the files aren't in your home or root's home directory? Or were you ssh'd into another computer while you were doing the download/configure?

Do you have more than one computer on your desktop, perhaps you were doing this on a terminal on the machine you were going to install to and now you're back on your main desktop? I have a couple PCs on my desk here, and sometimes you just turn on the monitor, select the wrong input source, and go ahead and merrily update configuration files on completely the wrong machine...

Were you doing this on a liveCD version of your operating system? This could cause all sorts of things to be lost when you shut down.

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answered 2013-10-21 10:25:06 -0600

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Hi, thanks for taking the time to answer. What had I been doing. I'd been trying to install OpenElec sing the guidelines in Wiki. I got stuck when it came to compiling using "make" and "release" Both are un-fedora like! However as a noobie I just carried on and the release bit must have "cleaned" the download. Yesterday I got the same comment but didn't continue with release and used a different route. I had realised that Fedora worked with as a generic rather than a named system and it all worked apart from two packages missing -g++ and a lib file. Now having got it installed and I believe compiled I need to 'run' it. How? What is the command for 'run'. On Raspi it loads from boot and is superb; but Fedora ? Ah well....

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