Robotino3 usb restore

From RobotinoWiki


USB-stick 100.png Robotino 3 has a SSD that stores the operating system. A bootable USB stick is used to
  • initially install the Robotino OS to a new SSD
  • overwrite the OS on a SSD already in use.

Package links

Robotino3 images

Create a bootable USB-Stick

If you are using the blue USB-stick that shipped with Robotino you can skip most of these steps and just copy the current image to the USB-stick.

  • Download the Robotino3 custom image.
  • Take a USB-Stick and format it (quick format will do)
  • Use UNetbootin to install this custom image to the USB stick.
  • Download the latest image and it's md5 file. With Firefox you need to right-click the file and choose save link.
  • Check the integrity of the image using md5. Run md5 -Check:imagefilename.fsa.md5.
  • Copy the image into the /boot/ directory of your USB-stick.
  • Attach monitor and keyboard to your Robotino 3.
  • Plug the USB stick into any of Robotino3's USB port.
  • Please do not continue without plugging in Robotino to it's power supply.
  • Power on Robotino3 and hit the F7 (for Robotino Professional with Core i5), F11 (for Robotino Basic with Atom) as long as you can see the BIOS startup screen.
  • Select your USB stick from the list (not the UEFI entry).
  • Select Microcore from the list - this will start the automatic updater.
  • After booting into tinycore the restore script is executed automatically. If there is only on fsa file in the boot folder of the USB stick, the restore process ist started automatically!
  • Robotino will silently shutdown after the setup is complete.

SSID after installing image

After installing the image and booting Robotino, Robotino's wireless settings are

SSID: Robotino3AP
PSK:  robotino3ap

Trouble shooting

No image found

This can happen, when mounting of the USB-stick failed. Please try the following steps:

sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1