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**Downloading and Running the Re-Install Script from the Server**

The re-install script must be downloaded to your computer from the server. This will ensure you have the latest version of the re-install script, as it changes all the time as new versions of IRLP and Linux are released.

If you used the USB stick to transfer the file, just place the USB stick into one of the node’s USB ports.

To download and run the script, perform the following steps:

1. Log in as user root 2. cd /root/ 3. ./get-irlp-files 4. When prompted, choose a re-install

During the re-install process you will be asked several Yes or No questions. You will be prompted with (y/N) on (Y/n). You can type either “y” or “n” (lowercase), or if you just press enter, the capitalized choice will be chosen. (example : Pressing ENTER when you see (y/N) will answer NO)

On successful execution, you will see text explaining what the script does. Type what is asks you to type and press ENTER to continue.

The script now performs a series of checks to make sure the following are installed and working correctly.

1. Supported IRLP Linux version. 2. Connection type (Ethernet, PPP). 3. Whether you are behind a firewall or not. 4. Sound Card detected correctly. 5. Existence of required awk, sed, lynx, ncftpget, and pico/nano programs. 6. Checks to make sure your hostname resolves, and if not, prompts to add a line to your hosts file. 7. Detects if your IP is assigned by DHCP behind a router and sets your IP static.

You may be asked to confirm a few things in the above checks, or the script may exit if there is a problem detected. If you installed all of the required packages for IRLP, and are running a properly installed IRLP CentOS system, there should be no problems. If you do run into problems you cannot solve, please contact for assistance.

The magic automatically begins. The files will then be downloaded from the server directly, and you will be ensured the most up-to-date system.

You will see a bunch of text flashing across the screen, and you will be prompted to press ENTER once the files have been downloaded and installed. If there is an error during this step of the process, they will cause the script to exit. If after running the script a few times, you get the same error repeatedly, please report the problem to

The environment file is built, file permissions are set, and a final update of the filesystem is performed. A few patches and checks are run. The backup file is extracted, and the magic is complete!

Since your PGP key is already installed on the server, and you have transferred it from your old node, you can now use your node as before. Make sure you rerun all of the steps in the after-install, as your mixer settings have not been transferred from your old node.

Be sure to use the echo reflector to test and ensure your node is operating properly. If you have any questions or comments about this document, or the re-install process of your IRLP node, please contact the installs crew at

reinstall_from_backup.txt · Last modified: 2014/11/12 11:40 by k0kad