Archive for the ‘Ubuntu 14.04’ Category

Best Linux option for zotac mag HD-ND01 (mag mini)

October 2, 2014 3 comments

Thought I’d share this as Ubuntu 14.04 has given me issues today – black screen and no options. The USB stick is fine just installed it the other day on my Asus s300 that’s running great

So options stay tuned this is live as I type #drama #shouldbeafivesecondjob #hassle

It was running windows 7 but that’s so slow


How to in XBMC / KODI (things I need to do & share)

October 1, 2014 Leave a comment

This is just a  reminder on how and what to do save me thinking about it again and its safe

1st thing for me is to remove that dam click on XBMC 🙂 I hate key sounds full stop go HERE

battery indicator for my laptop (much needed if available)  its hidden in the system section and settings 🙂 all good

sky sports news channel required try this link HERE

Streaming movies with popcorn time very simple install

September 27, 2014 1 comment

Info can be found on this blog HERE

full info here 

Looks good all platforms and works well really well installs as it should on ubuntu 14.04

This page has the best for installing ace stream on Linux but read carefully as it needs a little messing with

this is not my work I’ve just cut and paste the correct info into place – option 10 was updated

Enter terminal
1.  echo “deb raring main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
2.  sudo wget -O – | sudo apt-key add –
3. ###> sudo apt-get update

4. IF YOU GET THIS ERROR MESSAGE: “GPG error: raring InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 50E2BCF0E3805CD8″,
4B. ###> gpg –keyserver –recv E3805CD8
4C. ###> gpg –export –armor E3805CD8 | sudo apt-key add –
4D. ###> sudo apt-get update

5. NEXT, DOWNLOAD … w1akE/edit
6. EXTRACT downloaded file Ace-stream-U14.04.tar to your home folder
7. ###> cd ./Ace-stream-U14.04
8. ###> sudo apt-get install python-apsw python-m2crypto
9. ###> sudo dpkg -i acestream-engine-fix-Ubuntu_14.04.deb


cd /tmp && wget && sudo dpkg -i *.deb

11. ###> sudo apt-get install acestream-full
12. ###> sudo apt-mark hold acestream-engine

I got it working with the ryder cup via wiziwig today so excellent info from the originator

Zotac MAG HD-ND01 – boot from a USB stick? + windows 8 install

December 23, 2013 Leave a comment

To setup your Zotac to boot from the USB drive or card:

  • Insert the USB flash drive or card.
  • Power up the Zotac and immediately press the Del key on your keyboard for BIOS options !!!!
  • At the BIOS Setup Utility menu, use the right arrow key to go to Boot
  • Use the down arrow key to go to Hard Disk Drives (I know. You may not have a hard drive, but go there.)
  • Press Enter. Use the down arrow to select your USB drive or card.
  • Press Shift +- to move it to the top of the list.
  • Press F10 to Save and Exit.

Sept 2014 – No option to boot from USB – I needed to disable hard drive in BIOS to get it to use the lexar USB stick no idea why on this occasion !!!!!!!! 👌 🔌 🔫 Ubuntu 14.04 installed on zotac (no windows on any gadget from today)

You have the option built inside the USB files to install with WUBI (click for options)
next up install windows 8 over windows 7, its not as easy as before.

July 2014 – downloaded a copy of the latest 8.1 for install but the media driver error showed up (remember this is a pain as I’ve paid for windows 8 on my ASUS already but wiped it (files backup but still errors) microsoft really don’t do themselves any favours with the general public

Media driver error when installing – maybe try this from a fellow blogger HERE (Didn’t work for me)

No a fan of downloading things like this but if it works all good – speedy pc – HERE (July 2014)