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Install Groovy on the KIPR Link

This guide shows the recommended way of installing ROS Groovy Galapagos on the KIPR Link robot controller. Check out this page if you would like to install everything from source.

Required Things

Prepare the USB Flash Drive

Execute the following steps on a Linux PC:

(1) Open a terminal application the Linux PC

(2) Insert an USB flash drive into your Linux PC

(3) Format the USB flash drive

(1) Switch the Link on

(2) Configure the wireless LAN

(3) Open a terminal session

(4) Set date and time

For example sets date 030417442013 the current date to 03/04/2013 and the time to 5:44pm.

Download and Setup the USB drive payload

Type the following commands into the SSH shell opened at the previous section.

(1) Plugin the USB drive prepared in the previous sections

(2) Enable the swap partition

(3) Download the payload

(4) Unpack them

(5) (Optional) Delete the archives

Enable the USB Content

Type the following commands into the SSH shell opened at the previous section.

Next Steps

Please visit the ROS Start Guide to get started with ROS or the ros4link project wiki page for KIPR Link specific ROS tutorials.

Revert to the Delivery Status

Follow the instructions on the KIPR page how-to re-flash the KIPR Link firmware. Be aware that this will remove any change from the on-board memory.

In case you already have a fully configured USB flash drive, you can skip the first steps and start with the step Enable the USB Content.

Mailing List

Please use our mailing list for ros4link installation questions. For general ROS questions please use answers.ros.org.


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