USB-Stick

The USB-stick for the OpenVario must have one (the first) partition formatted as FAT32. The stick requires a certain directory tree structure to be operational.

Directories

maps

This directory is used for updating map files. The format of the map files can either be *.xcm or a compiled *.ipk for the opkg packet manager. The map file will be copied/installed to XCSoar settings directory and can be selected using the XCSoar map settings dialog

repo

This directory is used for software updates of the OV-Linux system on a packet basis. The whole repository directory on the FTP-server has to be mirrored into this sub-directory for update.

igc

This directory is used for transferring IGC logfiles from the OpenVario to the USB Stick. All files matching “*.igc” will be copied in this directory. This can be done using “File” → “Save IGC Files to USB” in the OV-Menu.

upload

This directory is used for transfering file from the USB Stick to the OpenVario. There is a subdirectory for different applications: xcsoar: XCSoar home directory All files residing in this directory will be copied to the XCSoar home directory, regardless of the file extension. This can be done using “File” → “Copy Files from USB to FC” in the OV-Menu.

images

This directory holds Software Image Files used for recovery of the whole OpenVario . There is no need to unpack the images, place the image here as *.gz-archive.

openvario

This directory can contain the file “ov-recovery.itb”, which is required for the recovery of the OpenVario. Works for images 153xx or newer. If a recovery is not desired, the file “ov-recovery.itb” can be renamed to “ov-recovery.xxx” to avoid the recovery at any time the stick is used.

Download files for the USB Stick

All files needed for updating the OpenVario can be downloaded at the FTP-server:

http://ftp.openvario.org/

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