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Flashing & Testing from an bootable USB- Stick
A “portable” Flash & Test environment for the Dongle hardware can be installed on an empty USB-Stick (all older data on that stick will be ereased!). Just follow the instructions below:
Download and install Knoppix either on CD or, if you want to make your setting and installations permanent, use UNetBootIn install to it on a usb stick..
After installation on the stick, boot from the stick.
In case you run Knoppix from a VirtualPC on your PC
at the boot prompt type
fb1024x768 as boot parameter to avoid crash during boot)
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
to get eth0 to work. Start it with
Open a bash terminal window
In case you are working from inside a corperate network, do not forget to set the system proxy environment variables before starting the setup process by typing the following commands into the terminal window:
export HTTP_HOST=your_proxy_hostname export HTTP_PORT=your_proxy_port_number
In case you have set up your Knoppix to run from usb stick and using persistent storage, you can place your above settings in the same format into a file named .oobd.conf in your home directory
copy the following text into the terminal and let it run:
test -f ~/.oobd.conf && source ~/.oobd.conf if [ "$HTTP_HOST" -a "$HTTP_PORT" ]; then export http_proxy="http://"$HTTP_HOST:$HTTP_PORT fi wget https://github.com/stko/oobd/trunk/tools/dongleTest/setup.sh -O setup.sh chmod +x setup.sh ./setup.sh
The setup will download a lot of software packages to extend your Knoppix system.
After finishing, you will find a OOBD Icon on your desktop which provides you with a menu to flash the bootloader and/or firmware via USB-Serial-Adaptor. You might also flash the firmware via bluetooth with an intact bootloader. It also contains a test via Bluetooth for a dongle which tests the hardware (LEDs, Buzzer, CAN & KL-Bus). For a successful CAN & KL-Test some special external hardware needs to be connected.