29.2 Console Software Full Install

Occasionally a ‘full install’ of the Hog 4 OS may need to be performed on a console. Performing a full install completely erases and replaces the Hog OS core operating system and clears the console of any saved show files. A full install is not typically required to update console software unless specified in the release notes. In some cases a full install may be advised by support staff as a measure to restore console functionality.

[Important]Important

Before installing new software, ensure that all show data is backed up. A Full Install will erase all data on the console's hard drive.

To perform a full install:

  1. Ensure that all show data is backed up onto an external media device as the full install procedure will clear all show data from the console. See Backing Up Your Show.

  2. Power OFF the console.

  3. Download the latest Full Install file from the High End Systems website.

    Note: The Hog 4 OS full install file has an .iso file extension.

  4. Create a Full Install USB flash drive. Refer to Create a Full Install USB Flash Drive (Hog 4 OS v3.9.0 and newer) for instructions.

  5. Insert the Full Install USB flash drive into one of the console's USB ports.

  6. Connect a USB keyboard to your console. Unplug all other external USB devices from the console.

  7. Power ON the console.

  8. Wait for the “System Installation” screen to appear.

  9. To beging the software installation process press Enter on the external USB keyboard.

    Or use the touchscreen or trackball to click the "continue" button.

    Or use the enter key on the console's front panel if the blind key is flashing.

  10. The installation will now take several minutes to complete.

  11. When the installation procedure is complete a "console installation complete" message will appear.

  12. Remove the Full Install USB flash drive from the console.

  13. Press the Enter key on the external USB keyboard.

    Or use the touchscreen or trackball to click the "continue" button.

    Or press the [enter] key on the console's front panel if the [blind] key is flashing.

  14. The console will now reboot and the newly installed software will now run.