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A step-by-step guide for installing Wind River Linux on a Linux machine.

Published on 22 June 2015


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From: 00:00 Welcome to this presentation on installing Wind River Linux. You should have received an email from Wind River announcing the delivery of your products. Save it for future reference because it contains information you may need later. In that email, find the link for downloading, installing, and activating Wind River software, and click it. If you're new to Wind River, find the link to register. If you already have a Wind River account, log in. This will take you to the "Wind River Software Concierge" page, your guide for downloading, installing, and activating your software, managing product licenses, accessing product documentation, and contacting customer support. Scroll down to see your order summary. Below that is the "Download and Installation" section. Click the "Download" button.
From: 01:01 You should now see the WindShare home screen. On this screen, you'll see two options: "Install Now", and "Download Now, Install Later". The second choice allows you to install the WindShare desktop client if you need to download products on one computer and then install them on a different computer that has no Internet connection, install the same downloaded products on several computers, ensure the product updates are always available in a local folder, or keep archival copies of your products. Watch the WindShare desktop client video for details on installing and using it. To install now, either click "Products" on the Left menu, or the Products link below to see the products you are entitled to. If you have ordered several products, the left menu allows you to jump directly to a specific one. We're going to install Wind River Linux 7. Here are the order details. Release notes are also available.
From: 02:00 Wind River Linux can be installed on either Linux or Windows. The Linux version includes both application development and platform development support. However, the Windows version only supports application development. Because we're on a Linux machine, and we want to be able to use both, we'll choose "Installer for Linux", then we'll click "OK". When you select this download, you'll receive a lightweight bootstrap installer that will download the full product content that your license entitles you to. When the browser is finished downloading the bootstrap installer, a downloaded zip file opens. If it doesn't open automatically, go to the location of the downloaded zip file and open it. Extract the contents of the zip file to a local directory by clicking the "Create Folder" button to create a temporary folder for the installer. Then click the "Extract" button to extract the zip file, and click "Quit".
From: 03:01 Now open a terminal window and change to the directory where you extracted the zip file. Run "setup_linux" to run the bootstrap installer. You may need to install some packages to get the installer to run. The packages will vary depending on your distribution, but you'll see what you need here. Copy it, and paste it into your terminal. Enter your password to confirm, and when it asks you if you want to continue, enter "yes". The packages will install. When it's finished, run "setup_linux" again to run the bootstrap installer. Choose the installation location for Wind River Linux, and click "OK". Then proceed through the screens of the installer program. When you reach a login dialog, type the same information as you did when you created your Wind River account. You can click the "Save password" checkbox to save your password so you don't have to enter again.
From: 04:01 Click "OK". Here you'll need to choose the type of installation you want to run: "Typical" or "Custom". Custom allows you to select or deselect specific components. In this case, we'll choose "Typical" which will install all standard features. On the License Agreement screen, scroll down to read it, then click "I accept". At this point, another terminal window may appear warning you that you need additional packages installed in order to use the product. Once again, enter your password if prompted, and say "yes" to confirm the installation. The packages will be installed and the installation will resume. On the "Select Products" screen, you can change the RCPL version to be installed. We'll leave it as the current version and click "Install". The content will be installed in the directory you indicated.
From: 05:02 This installation may take a while, depending on your product components and network speed. Once it's done, you'll see the "Installation Success" screen. You can review the readme information. Click the "Finish" button. Your Wind River products are now installed. As a last step, you need to activate your products. Back on the Concierge page, scroll down to the licensing section where you'll find the button that will take you to the licensing portal on Wind River's website. There you will find a video that takes you through this process. If you have any technical issues, please contact your field application engineer, or see the Knowledge Library, Products, and Customer Support information at the bottom of the Concierge page. You may also leave feedback.
From: 06:00 Thanks for watching!

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