Installing debian on roboard its now a bit easier!
First of all, this process does not replace the total of the steps given in the ROBOARD manual needed to install the linux on the roboard.
This ISO image is just the way to avoid the mess of installing virtual machines on windows and losing time building the pendrive that will be used after, to install the linux on the ROBOARD.
So, we have created these iso images that we are able to “burn” on pendrives and just plug the pendrives on the roboard and boot it!
After this you still have to follow linux instalation steps, after pendrive creation, of the debian installation manual, supplied in the roboard site.
We also recomend to have the roboard connected to internet when installing it, so linux may fetch what else it needs from web.
Its possible to burn the image to a pen, in linux or in windows, ahead follow the instruction.
To build these images, we have used the debian 6.0.0 businesscard version.
Burning the image on Windows
1st Download the WindowsImage of the installer pendrive
2nd Download USBit tool
Unzip the usbit.zip previouse downloaded, and run the USB Image Tool.exe.
Press refress button and select your pendrive on the list of found devices
Click restore and select your windows ISO file previousely downloaded
Click Open and wait for the restoring to finish
Burning the Image on Linux
1st Download the LinuxImage of the installer pendrive
2nd Connect the pendrive to use as roboard installer throught USB with at least +128MB
3rd Open a terminal and insert the code line
$ dd if=DebianImage.iso of=/dev/sdb1
In our case, we are on the same folder as the image is, and the pendrive is the sdb1.
After burning the image to the pendrive,
If you pretend to use the version 188.8.131.52 of the image, unzip the linux_image.rar file now existing in the Pendrive root.
Put the *.deb file contained in the forder created by the unzip, in the pendrive root directory.
Otherwise, if you pretend other versio, since compatible with the vortex, copy the respective image.deb file to the pendrive root directory and forget about the previouse rar file.
Then remove the Pendrive.
Insert the pendrive in the roboard USB and Start the Board
Press F11 on while the board is starting to enter the Boot selection
Select your pendrive and continue
Follow Debian installation instructions.
Also you can find the roboard installation help in www.roboard.com/Files/RB-100/Install_Debian_on_RoBoard.zip after the pendrive building part.