Raspberry Pi, Raspbmc, Transmission

This guide will explain how to get your Raspberry Pi running with Raspbmc from a USB stick with transmission addon.

The installation process.

Raspbmc have made this very very easy, as I’am using a Mac I only show how to create the SD card on OS X.
But here is Raspbmc’s guides for the rest of you.

Windows installation

Start by downloading the installation file by executing the following command in the Terminal:

curl -O http://svn.stmlabs.com/svn/raspbmc/testing/installers/python/install.py
chmod +x install.py

Then simple run the installation file as root and follow the instructions on the screen.

If you want Raspbmc to run from a USB drive instead of the SD card then you have to format a USB as fat32, and put a file called “usb” on it. And then will Raspbmc do the rest under the installation.

After the creation of the SD card is done, plug it into your Raspberry PR. Remember also to plug in a USB stick if you want Raspbmc to run on this.

When the installation process is finished, log into your Pi with SSH.

Login details:

Username: pi
Password: raspberry

First create a Download directory.

sudo mkdir /home/pi/Downloads

We now have to set the correct permissions for Transmission to use the directory.

sudo chmod g+rw /home/pi/Downloads
sudo chgrp -R debian-transmission /home/pi/Downloads

And now, its time for downloading, installation and configuring Transmission.

To install Transmission issue the following command:

sudo apt-get install transmission-daemon

When the installation have finished, stop the transmission-daemon with the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop

When the daemon is stopped, we have to configurer Transmission.

sudo vi /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json
“rpc-whitelist-enable”: true, to “rpc-whitelist-enable”: false,
“rpc-password”: “password”, to “rpc-password”: “yourpassword“ (In clear text, it will be encrypted when you starts Transmission again),
“rpc-username”: “username”, to “rpc-username”: “yourusername“,
"download-dir": "/var/lib/transmission-daemon/download" to "download-dir": "/home/pi/Downloads"

And then, start the Transmission daemon again:

sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon start

And then we are good to go. Access Transmission at http://raspbmc-ip:9091 and enter the login details you entered in the configuration file.

Then on XBMC, just add the folder /home/pi/Downloads to you movie list, and enjoy your movies 🙂

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