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    The emteria.OS is released in the form of multiple separate packages, which have to be combined on the storage of the target device (e.g., SD card in case of a Raspberry Pi). For your convenience, we also provide a graphical installer for emteria.OS, which can be executed on your computer to perform all required steps automatically.

    Attention: do not download this program directly to your target device, but use your computer to prepare the storage!

    Installer download

    Follow the steps underneath to download the installer onto your PC or laptop.

    • Access emteria.OS installer

      Navigate to our login page by visiting https://emteria.com/login. If you don’t have an account, create a new one at https://emteria.com/register.
      At the login page, use your credentials and the Login button to sign in to your emteria account.

    • Download the installer

      Download the installer application by choosing the operating system of your PC or laptop. Wait for the download to complete and continue with the corresponding section below.

    • Installer for Linux

      In a terminal, locate the downloaded installer file and make it executable with the following command.

      Linux Command Prompt for Emteria Installer

    • Start the installer

      Start the installer as superuser. This is a necessary step to allow low-level access to your SD card. When prompted, enter the password of your Linux system user account.


      Note:
      If you are using Wayland (or see an error related to Wayland), try running (as your local user)
      xhost si:localuser:root
      before starting the installer.

    • Started installer on Linux

      When the installer opens it should look like this. Now process with the installation of emteria.OS as described in the next section.

    • Installer for Windows

      Start the setup wizard and follow the instructions to setup the installer on your machine. Make sure to install all recommended components to prevent runtime problems.

    • Installer in Windows start menu

      Once installed, you can find the installer in the Windows start menu and start it from there.

    • Started installer on Windows

      When the installer opens it should look like this. Now process with the installation of emteria.OS as described in the next section.

    • Installation of emteria.OS

      Use the same username and password used to login into your emteria account (forgot your password?) and click on Login.

    • Select target hardware platform

      Select the target hardware platform you would like to install emteria.OS for and the OS version you want to install and click on Continue
      Note: click “Show release notes” to see the changes for the current version.

    • Check data storage connection

      Make sure your target data storage or the corresponding internal memory is properly connected to your computer. Choose one of the listed drives and click on Flash to start the installation.

    • Finish the installation process

      Wait for the download and installation process to complete and press Exit to close the installer. In case of errors, please send us the error log accessible through the button Show log file.

    Space requirements

    As mentioned above, emteria.OS consists of multiple separate packages, which are automatically downloaded and installed to your SD card or the device’s internal memory. The size of those packages can vary depending on the device and emteria.OS version. The installer will use the full data storage and partition it accordingly. Here is an example of approximate partition sizes created by emteria.OS 11.3.0 on a 16 GB SD card for Raspberry Pi 4 (these values may change in future releases):

    Partition Size Comment
    boot 64 MB Chosen to be as small as reasonably possible
    system 2.1 GB System data and reserved space of about 1 GB each
    oem 512 MB Space for pre-installed business extensions
    odm 512 MB Contains original design manufacturer (ODM) customizations
    misc 256 MB The recovery partition of the system
    cache 512 MB Contains most of the temporary files and logs from your device
    vendor 256 MB This partition contains any binary that isn’t distributable to AOSP
    userdata 8.6 GB This partition contains the user’s data (such as settings, contacts, messages and your apps)
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