GNU Radio LiveDVD

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 in open source, SDR, software by the machinegeek

A new release of the GNU Radio LiveDVD has been announced. Release 2013-0926 is based on the Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64-bit operating system and is a bootable SDR environment suitable for demonstration and experimentation, contained on a read-only medium.

This release now includes GNU Radio 3.7.2, gqrx v2.2.0-25, gr-air-modes, gr-iqbal, gr-osmosdr v0.1.0-11, hackrf v2013.07.1-16, osmo-sdr v0.1-7 and rtl-sdr v0.5.0-4.

The live DVD can be downloaded using this torrent link.

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6 Responses to “GNU Radio LiveDVD”

  1. Drone says:

    Ugh, 64-bit only & Torrent retrieve only. It seems this is in keeping with making GNU Radio as difficult to obtain and install/use as possible. My ISP throttles torrents especially uploads, so I can’t responsibly re-seed. Finally I don’t have any 64-bit playground machines to host/test this.

    But I do welcome this development. Maybe the future will include more options.

  2. If anyone wants to download this iso I am seeding it from my server and have made it downloadable.

  3. Allen says:

    Any chance you will make one in 32-bit and install able?

    • I am simply someone that is sharing the file and making it directly downloadable.

      I am a regular user of gqrx for my RTL-SDR but since updating to ubuntu 13.10 beta it no longer compiles for me. Time will fix the issue, but until then I will have to do without.

  4. says:

    Thanks for thinking about – and releasing – a live dvd.

    I second the question: Will there be a 32-bit version soon, please?

    And is there any chance of a binary for Debian 7 in 32 and 64-bit? I’ve been trying for days to install gqrx on my machine, but cannot locate the correct version of gnuradio via the repository. It’s version does not satisfy the dependencies for gqrx to install properly, and I’m banging my head on the wall over this.

    gqrx installs and runs within seconds on this Mac, sad to say. No fuss; it works. So why does it have to be such a frustrating exercise to make it work on a linux box?

    Apologies for the mild rant, but there must be lots of others out here who are suffering the same frustrations over sdr, but who are not even mentioning their less-than-satisfying experiences to the writers of sir code. They then give up and turn to Windows or OS X – or drop the whole idea of sdr radio.

    Any help, in the form of runnable binaries, and live – installable – dvd’s would be a boon to many folk. Especially if they’re tryin gout sdr on older, 32-bit boxes.


  5. rwb says:

    Can someone edit the header of my previous post, please? It auto-completed, and I missed the fact that it had inserted an elderly e-mail address. Thanks.


    Thanks for that explanation. My apologies! Your sharing the file is appreciated. I’ve located the originators of the dvd and posted a message on their pages.

    Let’s wait and see what happens over the next few months.

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