Below are a few download links, the main ones are an ongoing experiment of x86 compatible robin images that we have compiled.  Please look at the notes contained in the zip files carefully.  Best to use the most recent version. We have on test at the moment compaq intel boxes both as gateways and repeaters meshing via olsr protocol with fons and merakis running robin.

As some of you may know there has been a long standing fault with nodogsplash in robix but we are pleased to announce that this has now been sorted by dplacko, who found an architecture specific issue and submitted it up stream.  Thanks dplacko, well done.

For robin information and feedback see the robin forum and the open-mesh knowledge base.

For robix information and feedback see the X86 Robix section of the robin forum.

 Robix / x86robin

-- First -- This is not intended to be a fork of Antonio's and others great work, just an attempt to get it working on generic x86 hardware with atheros wifi cards using as few a changes as possible.
-- second -- Thanks to Antonio and others for being so open with their work.

The name "robix" was Antonio's suggestion.  Better than my x86robin.

The numbers in the file names indicate what robin version or svn checkout they were based on (an exception is r1522).  This means that the latest is now olsr capable, and like the robin  version it's based on defaults to this protocol.

Please note that Robix r1319 has an easily correctable coova related bug found and documented by darrenp on the robin forum in the x86 platforms section.  Thanks darrenp.  Darrenp's fix is already applied in robix r1522.

The r1522_from_beta is taken from Antonios beta 1.4 tag of robin and announces itself as r1522 but is actually svn r1705 but I think the last backports from trunk to  the beta 1.4 tag is r1615.

The latest robix release r3253 is significantly different from all previous releases prior to r2687 in that it is based on a new x86 branch done by Antonio intended for the Soekris net4801.  This board is essentially a pentium class x86 so it made sense to base robix on this branch which massively simplified my task.  Robix now is essentially a trivial re-configuration of this branch.  Notes explaining exactly what I did to create the latest image are contained within the tar.gz download.  I have only lightly tested this latest release and suspect that it is olsr only.  Testing of all aspects is required, it has however successfully authenticated via coova-chilli and our own radius server arrangement which is what we were hoping for.



Loaded by Size Dated

Philip G 4.0 MB 11 Jan 2008

Philip G 4.5 MB 23 Jan 2008

Philip G 5.4 MB 22 Feb 2008

Philip G 5.6 MB 24 Feb 2008

Philip G 6.0 MB 29 Feb 2008

Philip G
6 July 2008

Philip G
1 Aug 2008

Philip G
8 Oct 2008

Philip G
3 May 2009

Philip G
10 Feb 2010

Philip G
17 Apr 2010


The robix live install cd (now version 0.4, 14.5MB & still not pretty) is the easiest way to install.  Booting the intended robix machine (min 46MB RAM for cd install) from the cd you can either install directly  from the included image on the install cd (r3253_net4801_based) or download and install the latest version by typing x86flash or x86flash-latest respectively.  Note that x86flash-latest requires that the machine is first connected via ethernet to an internet enable lan with correctly configured dhcp prior to booting the robix live install cd.  My thanks go to Matthew Franz & co for ubuntutrinux on which this robix live cd is heavily based.

If you know what you are doing latest.gz (4.5MB) is the gzipped hd image required for manual robix install via the linux command dd:-

 gunzip -c latest.gz | dd of=/dev/<hd_of_you_choice>

Be warned that the above dd command and install cd commands will DESTROY all data on the target device (currently only hda on the install cd).

If you are only able to boot from floppy then Smart Boot Manager or the Bootable CD Loader v1.50Z will in turn boot cdroms.

 Meraki-mini flashing

*****You may also want to find document on how to flash a unit such as a meraki/fonero/accton using linux, our prefered platform. This works... we hope! The windows version unfortunately drops out on many occasions, visit http://www.opensourcemesh.org/flashdocument.htm *****


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