I bought the new raspberry pi 3 with integrated Wi-Fi. Currently I still have a Ethernet cable running through my living room to my old raspberry pi 1.
Just willing to download the last raspbmc version I figured that it was no more raspbmc but osmc which is basically the same but with much marketing around it. The most annoying one is that you need to install an install (such meta). I was pretty much sure it was not really necessary and moreover there is no version of the installer for Arch Linux.
So instead using their installer you can download directly the image (you need to click a button to display it) by selecting the right device and the last monthly version.
After the download just decompress the archive:
Now you will need to know on which device is the sdcard. On Arch Linux with
system d, you may use
dmesg to have some info:
[ 953.910932] mmc0: new high speed SDHC card at address e624 [ 953.973940] mmcblk0: mmc0:e624 SD04G 3.69 GiB [ 953.982627] mmcblk0: p1 p2
On my own computer the sdcard is named mmcblk0 and have two partition
p2. From there you just need to copy the image to your sdcard (be sure to
p2 if any, you need to write directly on the disk NOT
on the partition):
dd if=OSMC_TGT_rbp2_20160403.img of=/dev/mmcblk0
Then put the sdcard back on the raspberry pi and OSMC will install itself on the device. Next it will prompt you with the home screen and guide you through the first install settings. You will need to set language, location, wireless password and so on.
If you need to connect to osmc, default username and password are:
username: osmc password: osmc
If you need to add a SMB shared folder with authentication you will need to add
the share normally, get the error and then directly connect to the OSMC with
SSH and modify the XML file located at
adding the user and password as in the following:
<sources> ... <video> <default pathversion="1"></default> <source> <name>Prime</name> <path pathversion="1">smb://user:email@example.com/video/</path> </source> </video> ... </sources>
Save, REBOOT, and it will work.
Thanks to http://codetitans.pl for this last part.