Can I run 2 os's together? I want to run my tor relay, but I have to reboot to jump over to Openelec, which causes downtime on the relay.

It seems launching kodi form the command line, then returning to command line would be ideal- although I know Openelec is meant to be its own os.

Is there a work around?

  • You could run tor services in the background parallel with openelec. This might be slow. Alternatively, you could get two RPIs. Commented Sep 23, 2015 at 3:00

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First of all, Kodi is not an OS, it is an application. OpenELEC on the other hand is the combination of Kodi and an OS, bundled in such a way that Kodi is the only interface you work with.

So, you could just simply install Raspbian, pull Kodi using apt-get, and tweak the kodi install as per the wiki on kodi.tv

  • Oh, thank you for the clarification. That makes more sense, I will figure it out- but would kodi operate the same way?
    – Caravaggio
    Commented Sep 20, 2015 at 17:48
  • Yes, minus all the special tuning the folks at OpenELEC have done to make its experience rock-solid
    – Phil B.
    Commented Sep 20, 2015 at 17:54

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