This page contains our OS image, which you can download and install on a USB key (see below for download)
If you are using a Via EPIA EN board in your AudioPint, you have the option of simply using our Linux install image on your USB key to get you started right away. If you're using different hardware, you should follow the steps for the manual installation instead.
In order to get the image on your USB drive, you will need access to a computer running Linux with the following software:
- partitioning software such as
On Ubuntu, these can be installed with the following commands:
sudo apt-get install grub partimage gparted
1. Format the drive.
The first step is to format your USB drive using the Ext2 filesystem. Make one big partition of at least 950mb. To do this, you can use “gparted”, the Gnome Partition tool.
'2. Download the image. (updated 02-03-07)
3. Use PartImage to restore the disk image.
Make sure you unmount the USB drive first.
sudo umount /media/usbdisk
If you get an error about /dev/dm not existing, you may be able to get through by selecting 'Yes' a couple of times. If you want to get rid of this error before starting partimage, type:
sudo mknod -m 644 /dev/dm b 240 0
Select the disk you want to restore the image on, probably /dev/sda1 or /dev/sdb1 (it will be a volume of the capacity of your USB stick - in our case, it's just under 1GB). Type in the filename of the AudioPint image in the file box, and select the 'Restore an image' option. Press F5 to continue. Leave everything to default and press F5 again, and hit [Enter] for [Yes] a couple of times to begin copying the image.
4. Install Grub on the MBR (Master boot record).
The final step is to install grub on the disk to make it bootable. For instance, if your USB drive is
sudo mkdir /media/usbdisk sudo mount -t ext2 /dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk sudo grub-install --root-directory=/media/usbdisk --no-floppy --recheck /dev/sda sudo umount /media/usbdisk''
5. Remove the disk, and pop it in your AudioPint.. Your AudioPint now has an OS and is ready for experimentation.