EDIT: These instructions have moved here: http://www.neurostechnology.com/restore-neuros-link . The below is for archival purposes and will be deleted in the near future.
There are several methods to restore Neuros Link software to the USB drive. I will edit this post to add more restore paths as soon as each is fully tested.
To See Changes read: http://us.archive.neuros.tv/images/neuros-link/1.2/Changes
Windows Restore PathRequirements:
, a free open source imaging utility.
2.) A desktop PC with Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows Vista.
3.) Your main hard drive formatted with the NTFS file system (Fat32 does not support the large files needed for the LINK restore process).
Download one of the following, if you can use Bittorrent Please help Seed!! This file is 900MB, so please be patient.Download: Version 1.2.1.img.bz2Bittorrent: Version 1.2.1.torrent* For saftey remove all USB and media cards from the system before plugging in the Neuros Flash drive.
1.) Extract and install Selfimage 1.2.1 or newer
2.) Insert Neuros LINK flash drive in your PC's USB port
3.) Windows XP: run Selfimage from start menu. Windows Vista: Right click on Selfimage in Start menu and select "Run As Administrator" or drives will not be listed.
4.) In SelfImage, you are asked for the input file. Direct the file selector to .bz2 file you downloaded above.
5.) Select "Drive" in the Output options area at the bottom of the Selfimage window.
6.) In the drop-down list you will see a drive that is 3.7-4.1GB in size. Select that drive, as it should be your 4GB USB flash drive.
7.) When you are sure you have selected the correct drive, press Start.Troubleshooting:
* If you do not see the 3.7-4.1GB drive in Selfimage, please 1.) unplug your Neuros LINK USB flash drive, 2.) restart your computer, then 3.) plug your Neuros LINK USB flash drive back in.
Linux Restore Path (Neuros Official Cloning Method)Requirements:
1.) Linux Desktop or LiveCD with Partimage 0.6.4, Grub, Bash, and sfdisk (provided by util-linux on debian/ubuntu). Use x86 only, x86-64 partimage will fail.
Download one of the following, if you can use Bittorrent Please help Seed!! This file is 900MB, so please be patient.Bittorrent Download: Version 1.2.torrent* For saftey remove all USB and media cards from the system before plugging in the Neuros Flash drive.
1.) Do not have your Neuros LINK USB flash drive plugged in yet
2.) Login as root, or run sudo su
3.) tar -jxvf neuroslink-1.2-partimage.tar.bz2
4.) cd neuroslink-1.2
5.) ls -l /dev/sd*
6.) Plug in your USB Neuros Link drive - Do NOT mount the partitions! If Ubuntu automounts your partitions on the USB please unmount them.
7.) ls -l /dev/sd*
8.) Compare to the list in step 7 to the list in step 9 to find your drive. For this we will assume it is sdm. So you should see sdm1 and sdm2. (Replace sdm with your drive sda, sdb, sdc, sdd, etc). Be careful! This will erase the drive you select!
9.) sudo ./restore.sh sdm
10.) Wait 10-20 minutes and the process should be complete.
Note for ubuntu users: the above will fail at step 11 because the script will repartition the drive and then try to re-read the partitions. However Ubuntu will instantly auto-mount the drive after the partitions are rewritten, and this will prevent the rest of the script from working. Very annoying. The solution was to run gconf-editor and then go to apps > nautilus > preferences and uncheck the "media_automount" option. Then re-run step 11 and it should work now. You may want to re-enable the option afterwards.
Direct Flashing of Image in Linux
Requirements: bzip2 and dd for linux and root login
Download one of the following, if you can use Bittorrent Please help Seed!! This file is 900MB, so please be patient.Download: Version 1.2.img.bz2Bittorrent: Version 1.2.torrent
1.) Disconnect Neuros Link USB Flash Drive, do not insert into desktop
2.) Login as root (or sudo su)
3.) bzip2 -d neuroslink-1.2-full.img.bz2
4.) ls -l /dev/sd*
5.) Insert your USB Flash Drive
6.) ls -l /dev/sd*
7.) Compare to the list in step 6 to the list in step 8 to find your drive. For this we will assume it is sdm. So you should see sdm1 and sdm2. (Replace sdm with your drive sda, sdb, sdc, sdd, etc). Be careful! This will erase the drive you select!
8.) dd if=neuroslink-1.2-full.img of=/dev/sdm bs=1M
9.) type sync
10.) Remove drive and insert into Neuros Link hardware
01-30-09: Bumped to version 1.2.1 to fix small error.
01-21-09: Release version 1.2 of NeurosLink firmware.
12-28-08: Fixed broken URL for partimage/Official Clone instructions
12-08-08: Removed per-partition restore in linux. Added full disk restore via dd (same image as the windows restore)
12-07-08: Added Windows restore method for version 1.1
12-06-08: Updated Partimage method to disk image 1.1
12-09-08: Cleaned up instructions and made Windows first (sorry Linux guys...) - jsdf.