The Raspberry Pi 3 is the reference platform for SatNOGs. As of September 2017, there are two methods of installing the SatNOGS client on a Raspberry Pi:
- Using Fedora for ARM, and following the instructions at satnogs.readthedocs.io
- Installing the custom-built SatNOGS Raspian image
- If you run into anything in the instructions that is unclear, please submit an issue against the documentation repository.
The latest Raspbian image can be downloaded from Gitlab.com. On that page, look for the Download icon for the latest job (listed first on the page).
- As of September 2017, the latest Raspian image can be downloaded here.
- This may change; if the link no longer works, check the jobs page and look for a more recent image.
You will download a file named "artifacts.zip". Unzip this to a convenient place.
You should verify the contents of that file by checking the SHA256 checksum. On Linux, run "sha256sum -c sha256sums" like so:
/tmp $ cp ~/Downloads/artifacts.zip . /tmp $ unzip artifacts.zip Archive: artifacts.zip inflating: deploy/2017-09-10-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.info inflating: deploy/image_2017-09-10-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.zip inflating: deploy/sha256sums /tmp $ cd deploy/ /tmp/deploy $ ls -l total 637892 -rw-r--r--. 1 aardvark aardvark 116696 Sep 10 00:59 2017-09-10-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.info -rw-r--r--. 1 aardvark aardvark 653075512 Sep 10 00:59 image_2017-09-10-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.zip -rw-r--r--. 1 aardvark aardvark 227 Sep 10 01:06 sha256sums /tmp/deploy $ sha256sum -c sha256sums 2017-09-10-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.info: OK image_2017-09-10-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.zip: OK
Unzip the image zipfile that was contained in the artifacts zipfile. (In the example above, it is named "image_2017-09-10-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.zip".) Within that, you'll find the image file that needs to be installed to an SD card:
/tmp/deploy $ unzip image_2017-09-10-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.zip Archive: image_2017-09-10-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.zip inflating: 2017-09-10-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.img
Follow the usual Raspian flashing instructions, and boot your Raspberry Pi.
SSH to the Raspberry Pi with user "pi" and password "raspberry" (no quotes). Run "sudo satnogs-setup" to set basic configuration. When it's done, the Raspberry Pi will reconfigure itself; this may take some time.
- Note: you can always reconfigure the software by running "sudo satnogs-setup -n" again.