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  1. #1
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    Pathpilot install

    I am thinking about a solid state drive and a newer computer, question is can Pathpilot be installed onto an empty drive from the PP usb stick?

    any insight appreciated

    thanks
    mike sr

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    Re: Pathpilot install

    Hi Mike
    PathPilot certainly can be installed on an empty drive.
    Step

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    Re: Pathpilot install

    Thank you sir!
    I wasnt sure as it had to do with installing it over the 1.9 series, good to know as I am thinking about a spare computer setup for the mill and I would like to try one of those SSD drives.

    [QUOTE=TurboStep;2261420]Hi Mike
    PathPilot certainly can be installed on an empty drive.
    Step[/QUOTE]
    mike sr

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    Re: Pathpilot install

    Many older Tormach supplied controllers used 3.5-inch drives while most SSDs are 2.5-inch. There are cheap (<$10) sheet metal brackets to adapt to the smaller drives. Just a heads up so that you don't get the drive and find that it can't be installed. Don't ask how I know! My 120GB SSD has worked great so far.

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    Re: Pathpilot install

    good to know thanks

    I will most likely go to EPC and have it put together so that it works out of the box, then order the appropriate mesa card for it, would like one of the smaller ones but I need their input on that as far as problems etc..


    [QUOTE=kstrauss;2261656]Many older Tormach supplied controllers used 3.5-inch drives while most SSDs are 2.5-inch. There are cheap (<$10) sheet metal brackets to adapt to the smaller drives. Just a heads up so that you don't get the drive and find that it can't be installed. Don't ask how I know! My 120GB SSD has worked great so far.[/QUOTE]
    mike sr

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    Re: Pathpilot install

    [QUOTE=TurboStep;2261420]Hi Mike
    PathPilot certainly can be installed on an empty drive.
    Step[/QUOTE]

    Does that apply to PP 2.x.x? I have the 2.0.0 on order but meanwhile my old HD bit the dust. I've ordered a new drive and PP 2.0.0 should be arriving with in the next week.

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    Re: Pathpilot install

    Do you mean a 2.x.x upgrade file? For a virgin machine you have to install 2.0.0 from the USB drive and [B]then[/B] install the desired upgrade. The upgrade files contain just a tiny fraction of everything comprising Linux, Linux apps and PathPilot.

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    Re: Pathpilot install

    [QUOTE=kstrauss;2263778]Do you mean a 2.x.x upgrade file? For a virgin machine you have to install 2.0.0 from the USB drive and [B]then[/B] install the desired upgrade. The upgrade files contain just a tiny fraction of everything comprising Linux, Linux apps and PathPilot.[/QUOTE]

    It will be with a new hard drive, probably won't even have an operating system on it. The PathPilot will be, when it arrives, 2.0.0. I want to install it on the new hard drive.

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    Re: Pathpilot install

    To install on a virgin machine -- one with or without the hard drive formatted or an OS installed -- boot from the PP 2.0.0 USB stick and respond to a few prompts. It takes only a few minutes and should be painless..

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    Re: Pathpilot install

    Thanks.. I'm a low tech guy in a high tech world. My VCR is still flashing 12:00

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