Rebuilding the Hamtop

I’ve been meaning to write an article on how I set up my Hamtop; my Linux laptop with free amateur radio applications and tools. The trouble was, I already had it all set up, so I’d have had to go back and find the articles and pages I used to get it going.

Fortunately, for those who are following my adventures, it crashed. Hard. I can usually unwind a self-inflicted wound, but the logical volume partitions became corrupt somehow. I had experimented with a bunch of different applications and tools, including an Android application launcher that required direct tie-in with the operating system’s kernel – and it got buggy.

I didn’t have a whole lot invested in the first setup, so I simply reinstalled the operating system, and began documenting the challenges I faced running Linux and setting up the amateur radio software in the article The Hamtop. I’ll continue adding to it, as I continue installing and configuring all of the software I had on there, so stay tuned!

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Bradley Brown

Hiker, Hunter, Ham Operator, Gamer and Family Man

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