Norman/Nease CBC Mod Installer v1.2 (Supports CBCv2)

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Okay, here is the Norman/Nease CBC Mod Installer v1.2. Remember the standard disclaimer: no warranty implied by KIPR, Norman, or Nease. Report any bugs in this thread or on the Botballer's Chat.

All functionality of the 2009 Mods should be working, except for GDB debugging (which required major changes and should be released at GCER if we have it working in time). This installer is designed for the CBCv2. Using it with previous or subsequent revisions of the CBC hardware is not recommended.

Happy Hacking!

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No problem PiPeep. :-) Always nice to see that people like our work. Hope you enjoy the mods!

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is it GUI?

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Sorry Intelburn, no GUI yet. We're currently planning to release a GUI version at GCER (assuming we get it working properly by then). We're releasing this now mainly so that our mods from 2009 will be usable on the CBCv2 during the Botball season.

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Originally I couldn't get it to mount my USB drive, so I changed it to mount /dev/sdb rather than /dev/sdb1 and it worked fine.
Good work!

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T3hUb3rK1tten: That's strange, was it maybe one of those U3 flash drives? It could be due to multiple partitions on your flash drive. I wonder if /dev/sdb2 would have worked.

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PiPeep: I don't think there were multiple partitions, but oh well.

Now I'm trying to get the CBC to recognize my D-Link DWA-140 USB WiFi adapter. It uses the Ralink rt2870 chipset (included in Linux kernel >2.6.29 versus Chumby's 2.6.16, bah).
After plugging the adapter in, its status light doesn't blink, and the Chumby doesn't recognize it. I just bought it, so returning it and getting a compatible adapter would be pretty easy. Any suggestions on an adapter that's recent enough to be at a store?

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I don't see any option to edit, so...

I got this adapter to work well: http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=179211

I'd expect anything you can find that works on Linux kernel <= 2.6.16 (the version on the latest CBC) would work fine as well.

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I recently wrote an install script and ran into a similar issue. I found that when the KISS software mounts the flash drive it tries all potential drive locations and then mounts it to /mnt/browser/usb . So what I've done is to mount the flash drive through the programs->file manager first and then run an install script with the flash drive directory set to /mnt/browser/usb. Be sure that when you use this method you DO NO manually mount the flash drive in your script, its already been done for you.

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scottmil: Not remounting the drive is probably the option, but the script was originally written for the CBCv1.