Roboard Install in Linux

Based on DMP's Vortex processor / SoC this board is a full computer capable of running a standard Windows and Linux installation on the backpack of your robot.
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Roboard Install in Linux

Post by hexapod » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:48 am

Post by hexapod
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:48 am

Hi,

Has anyone successfully installed roboard using the
instruction for Linux?

The install guide for Debian 4.0 does not
have the right link to the netinst CD.
The instructions for other version are quite confusion.

Can one use Debian 5.0?

Thanks.
Hi,

Has anyone successfully installed roboard using the
instruction for Linux?

The install guide for Debian 4.0 does not
have the right link to the netinst CD.
The instructions for other version are quite confusion.

Can one use Debian 5.0?

Thanks.
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Post by PedroR » Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:26 pm

Post by PedroR
Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:26 pm

Hi hexapod

The easiest way to get it working with Linux is to use their Linux instalaltion instructions and their modified kernel for the Roboard.

That one ahs been used and teste dby many people so far.

Can you please explain ehich exactly is the link you say is broken and where is it mentioned, so we can have a better looka t it?

Thx
Pedro.
Hi hexapod

The easiest way to get it working with Linux is to use their Linux instalaltion instructions and their modified kernel for the Roboard.

That one ahs been used and teste dby many people so far.

Can you please explain ehich exactly is the link you say is broken and where is it mentioned, so we can have a better looka t it?

Thx
Pedro.
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Post by hexapod » Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:29 pm

Post by hexapod
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:29 pm

Pedro,

Thanks for the quick response. I think the instructions for the
windows xp are very clear. But, the linux version needs some
updating.

In http://www.roboard.com/Files/RB-100/RB- ... nstall.pdf,
step 2:

"Please download a Debian netinst CD image in <http>.
"

This link cannot be found. The error is:
The requested URL /debian-cd/4.0_r5/i386/iso-cd/ was not found on this server.

In addition, the instructions in the following doc are not too clear.

http://www.roboard.com/Files/RB-100/Lin ... t_note.pdf

"UBUNTU 8.04/9.04: please install this OS on other platform (Intel/AMD) first, then follow second half of the guide "install_debian4.pdf",
To unpack the kernel package (2.6.29.1) when complete it, just move the storage with UBUNTU 8.04 back on VDX platform,
And operate with the new kernel "2.6.29.1" in the grub boot list.
"

Question:
(1) What do you mean install OS on other platform first?
Do you mean to create a bootable USB pendrive with the
UBUNTU image in it?
(2) Which section is the "second half of the guide"? Can you
give a page number?
(3) Can you give the detailed steps for the following instruction:
"To unpack the kernel package (2.6.29.1) when complete it, just move the storage with UBUNTU 8.04 back on VDX platform,
And operate with the new kernel "2.6.29.1" in the grub boot list."

Thanks again.
Pedro,

Thanks for the quick response. I think the instructions for the
windows xp are very clear. But, the linux version needs some
updating.

In http://www.roboard.com/Files/RB-100/RB- ... nstall.pdf,
step 2:

"Please download a Debian netinst CD image in <http>.
"

This link cannot be found. The error is:
The requested URL /debian-cd/4.0_r5/i386/iso-cd/ was not found on this server.

In addition, the instructions in the following doc are not too clear.

http://www.roboard.com/Files/RB-100/Lin ... t_note.pdf

"UBUNTU 8.04/9.04: please install this OS on other platform (Intel/AMD) first, then follow second half of the guide "install_debian4.pdf",
To unpack the kernel package (2.6.29.1) when complete it, just move the storage with UBUNTU 8.04 back on VDX platform,
And operate with the new kernel "2.6.29.1" in the grub boot list.
"

Question:
(1) What do you mean install OS on other platform first?
Do you mean to create a bootable USB pendrive with the
UBUNTU image in it?
(2) Which section is the "second half of the guide"? Can you
give a page number?
(3) Can you give the detailed steps for the following instruction:
"To unpack the kernel package (2.6.29.1) when complete it, just move the storage with UBUNTU 8.04 back on VDX platform,
And operate with the new kernel "2.6.29.1" in the grub boot list."

Thanks again.
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Post by roboard » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:19 am

Post by roboard
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:19 am

Hi,

1. install OS to other platform is mean install to your PC first.
2. follow the step 15 after install.

Actually the RoBoard build-in processor is the special chip, so the current Linux kernel cannot recognize RoBoard hardware, you cannot use regular installation method, so you have to install in SD from your PC first then patch the kernel to include RoBoard hardware then move SD card to have RoBoard working.
Hi,

1. install OS to other platform is mean install to your PC first.
2. follow the step 15 after install.

Actually the RoBoard build-in processor is the special chip, so the current Linux kernel cannot recognize RoBoard hardware, you cannot use regular installation method, so you have to install in SD from your PC first then patch the kernel to include RoBoard hardware then move SD card to have RoBoard working.
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Re: Roboard Install in Linux

Post by IraGraves » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:12 am

Post by IraGraves
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:12 am

hexapod wrote:Hi,

Has anyone successfully installed roboard using the
instruction for Linux?

The install guide for Debian 4.0 does not
have the right link to the netinst CD.
The instructions for other version are quite confusion.

Can one use Debian 5.0?

Thanks.


Hi,

A full Ubuntu 9.04 roboard install tutorial is here:

http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/tutorials/how-to-diy-128/howto-install-ubuntu-904-onto-roboard-part-1-of-3-3268/

Enjoy!
hexapod wrote:Hi,

Has anyone successfully installed roboard using the
instruction for Linux?

The install guide for Debian 4.0 does not
have the right link to the netinst CD.
The instructions for other version are quite confusion.

Can one use Debian 5.0?

Thanks.


Hi,

A full Ubuntu 9.04 roboard install tutorial is here:

http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/tutorials/how-to-diy-128/howto-install-ubuntu-904-onto-roboard-part-1-of-3-3268/

Enjoy!
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Post by limor » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:08 pm

Post by limor
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:08 pm

the Ubuntu instalation tutorial is very well done!!
the Ubuntu instalation tutorial is very well done!!
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Post by ProblemChild » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:24 am

Post by ProblemChild
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:24 am

Got Fedora11 working on the ROBoard now and very pleased with it so far!

http://robosavvy.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... c&start=45
Got Fedora11 working on the ROBoard now and very pleased with it so far!

http://robosavvy.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... c&start=45
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