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3.1 Quick installation walk-through

If you want to install OpenCBM as fast as possible, but you are not interested in the details, just use the instructions from this section and ignore the rest of this chapter unless you encounter any problems.

If you are more interested for a clean installation, skip this section and read the rest of this chapter.

Linux installation walk-through

Perform the following steps to install OpenCBM on your Linux machine:

Mac OS X installation walk-through

Please check the instructions at available on the blog of Christian Vogelgsang, who actually ported OpenCBM to the Mac. His site should be your primary source for instructions.

Windows installation walk-through

You need the Windows binaries from in order to install OpenCBM.

For Windows, you have to install the USB drivers first if you want to use the ZoomFloppy, XUM1541 or XU1541 devices.

USB driver installation

For previous version of OpenCBM and 64 bit versions of Windows, that meant you had to fiddle around with the driver signature enforcement in order to get this done.

For v0.4.99.99, we rely on an external tool which makes it much easier for you.

Please proceed as follows:

Note: zadig does not rely on the OpenCBM files at all! Specifically, it contains its own version of the USB drivers embedded into the executable; thus, you do not have to specify a link to the driver files, or put them at a specific location. Just use it "as is".

UAC for zadig which must be confirmed

Enable "List all devices" for zadig

zadig settings for installing an xum1541 device

zadig settings for installing an xu1541 device

zadig message that it installed the driver successfully

Now, proceed with installation the OpenCBM tools.

OpenCBM tool installation

In order to install OpenCBM, proceed as follows:

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