Aug 28 2009
In order to use FreePBX on your Warp appliance you will need to update the software images on your unit. Typically, applications developers use PADS (PIKA’s Application Development Suite) to build the software images themselves and then use the utilties in PADS to install the images on the Warp. Fortunately, for those who don’t want to get involved with PADS, there is another way: You can copy the pre-compiled FreePBX images and an automated script to a USB stick and let the script install the images on your Warp for you. The detailed procedure is decribed below.
1. Download the tarball from this link:
Note: At the time of this writing, the latest version was 126.96.36.199. Check www.pikawarp.org for the latest version.
2. Unpack the tarball file and copy the “autorun”, “cuImage.warp”, “image.jffs2”, “image1.jffs2”, “image2.jffs2” and “uRamdisk” files to a USB stick.
Optional: Before proceeding, if you wish to monitor the progress of the software update, you can access the serial port on your Warp as described here:
3. Then you can insert a USB stick into an appliance that is running, or insert it before system startup and then power up the appliance. Either way, the autorun script should take care of the everything automatically.
i ) When you install the images, the WARP needs to reboot once to finalize the installation of FreePBX, it’s database files and regenerate the translation files. The last one in particular can take some time to complete, so please be patient after you flash the image files. You will know it is ready to access when the LCD screen shows the line status of the modules in the WARP.
ii ) We recommended that you flash this image using a USB stick, since this load has the “transfer to SD card” functionality enabled in it. If you use an SD card, at the end you will need to remove it and reboot the WARP an extra time. If you do not want the “transfer to SD” functionality enabled, you will need to compile your own version.
iii ) After you have updated the software images on your Warp, if you want to store voicemail, sound files, etc…insert the SD card and FreePBX will automatically transfer the files to it.
iv ) This version of FreePBX requires a username and password to access it. The factory default admin username is asterisk with a password of amp109. Note that you can also access FreePBX using user admin, password admin. We recommend using user “admin” because you can change it in the GUI.