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  1. #1
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    Installation on virtual Machine / LXC

    Hello,
    i'm using LMS for years and i am very happy with it (except sometimes the spotty plugin does not work good).
    I have installed LMS on an LXC Container on my proxmox server. The base linux is debian and at the moment there is LMS 7.9.3 installed.
    Since i have problems with spotty and saw that there is a whole new version (8.1.1) out i would like to migrate to this new version.

    My questions are:
    - Can i update from 7.9.3 to 8.1.1? What are the required steps?
    - Is it better to set up a new Container and start new?
    - Is it better to choose LMS on debian or install picoreplayer and use that for LMS?

    I could not find any guide on the internet for installation recommendations on VMs/Containers. Everyone seems to use a PI for LMS. But since i have a hypervisor at home i want to use that instead of buying a pi.

    I hope you can answer my questions.

    Regards
    IonFan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionfan View Post
    Hello,
    i'm using LMS for years and i am very happy with it (except sometimes the spotty plugin does not work good).
    I have installed LMS on an LXC Container on my proxmox server. The base linux is debian and at the moment there is LMS 7.9.3 installed.
    Since i have problems with spotty and saw that there is a whole new version (8.1.1) out i would like to migrate to this new version.

    My questions are:
    - Can i update from 7.9.3 to 8.1.1? What are the required steps?
    - Is it better to set up a new Container and start new?
    - Is it better to choose LMS on debian or install picoreplayer and use that for LMS?

    I could not find any guide on the internet for installation recommendations on VMs/Containers. Everyone seems to use a PI for LMS. But since i have a hypervisor at home i want to use that instead of buying a pi.

    I hope you can answer my questions.

    Regards
    IonFan
    Install over the top.
    Quite a few run LMS on VMs and Containers but itís not mainstream.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
    Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
    Dining Room SB Boom
    Kitchen UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
    Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Everything controlled by iPeng & Material on iOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Install over the top.
    Quite a few run LMS on VMs and Containers but itís not mainstream.
    Do you mean just download http://downloads-origin.slimdevices.....1.1_amd64.deb

    and do a dpkg -i of that package?

    Is there an advantage in using the picoreplayer release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionfan View Post
    Do you mean just download http://downloads-origin.slimdevices.....1.1_amd64.deb

    and do a dpkg -i of that package?

    Is there an advantage in using the picoreplayer release?
    Iím not a Debian person. I use Centos but I suspect it is what you say.

    piCorePlayer is Pi only. Itís big advantages are
    As a player only it runs entirely in Ram and is very well supported
    As player/server itís very well supported / developed
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
    Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
    Dining Room SB Boom
    Kitchen UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
    Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Everything controlled by iPeng & Material on iOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Iím not a Debian person. I use Centos but I suspect it is what you say.

    piCorePlayer is Pi only. Itís big advantages are
    As a player only it runs entirely in Ram and is very well supported
    As player/server itís very well supported / developed
    Ok thank you for your response.
    I just did what i mentioned before and everything worked fine. LMS 8.1.1 now working

    I think this thread can be closed.
    Regards
    IonFan

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