Installing the Backpack Software¶
Before you can configure the IndoorNav backpack, you must contact Clearpath Robotics’ customer support and ask to be sent an archive containing additional files needed. You will need to copy this archive onto the backpack PC as noted below.
Your IndoorNav backpack PC comes with the latest supported version of IndoorNav pre-installed. If you need to update or reinstall the software on the backpack PC, first update the OS using the procedure outlined here: https://docs.ottomotors.com/en/51722-52149-updating-individual-robots.html.
Once the OS has been updated you will need to connect a monitor, keyboard, and wired internet connection to backpack PC. Power-on the PC and log in using the backpack’s default username and password.
After logging in you may now copy the
.tar.gz file supplied by Clearpath Robotics onto
the backpack. Make a note of the path to this file, as you will need it in the
Run the following commands to establish a wired internet connection:
sudo ip link delete sbr0 type bridge sudo dhclient eno1
You may need to replace
eno1 with a different interface ID, depending on the
physical ethernet port you have connected to your router. Other common examples
eth0. Running the
ip a command will show
all available network interfaces.
Run the following commands to download the setup script to complete the rest of the backpack software installation:
cd $HOME git clone https://github.com/clearpathrobotics/cpr-indoornav-install.git cd cpr-indoornav-install bash install.sh
install.sh script is interactive and will prompt you for the following
pieces of information (not necessarily in this order):
- a new hostname for the backpack PC
- the hostname of your robot’s primary PC
- the path to the .tar.gz file you copied onto the backpack earlier
You must power-cycle the backpack PC after running install.sh to finalize the configuration.