[ros-users] ROS and RoBoard

Jim Patek roboat at hydrorobotics.com
Thu May 12 00:16:01 UTC 2011

It's ready to go at:

username: roboat
password: roboat

Only 1 whopping big zip file, you can't miss it.

Also, the guys from RoBoard should have it on their site for download 
shortly.  Let me know if
there are problems or I can help in any way.  And, Taylor, thanks again 
for your RoBoard stack ...
learned a few zillion things from it already!

roboat at hydrorobotics.com

On 5/11/2011 9:28 AM, Taylor Veltrop wrote:
> That's awesome, I can't wait to use it.  Where can we download it from?
> On May 10, 2011, at 12:00 PM, Jim Patek wrote:
>> I have been trying to get ROS installed on one of my RoBoards 
>> (Vortrx86 based SBC, www.roboard.com) similarly to Taylor Veltrop.  I 
>> ran into a few difficulties and while fixing them have created a new 
>> install of Ubuntu on the RoBoard.  As I was tinkering with this, I 
>> ended up building a light fast install based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 
>> Server with the newest Vortex86 kernel installed.  I put X on it and 
>> installed Awesome window manager (very small, light and can be run 
>> with or w/o a mouse).  I have ROS Diamondback installed (and working) 
>> and the RoBoIO v1.7 library compiled and installed as a Shared 
>> Library (RoBoIO.so).  Works like a champ ... low memory and processor 
>> load and is only 2.75 GB on an 8 GB partition.  I have made a 
>> CloneZilla image of it and thought if anyone was interested I would 
>> post it on my server for download.  With CloneZilla it is very easy 
>> to install to the RoBoard with a 2 GB USB stick (the image is 1.1 
>> GB).  You just install CloneZilla to to the USB stick, copy the image 
>> to the /home/partimg directory, boot on the USB and follow the 
>> instructions.  The image is for an 8 GB disk, so you will need at 
>> least an 8 GB microSD card.
>> Jim
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