FAQ for OpenBootTS 0.5 Beta download
What is OpenBootTS?
OpenBootTS is a Debian-based LiveCD that can be used in combination with a USRP to act as a GSM base station. It includes
fully-compiled binaries for GNU Radio, OpenBTS, Asterisk and much more, and lacks only the
configuration files for OpenBTS and Asterisk to connect calls from GSM to the PSTN.
OpenBootTS requires an x86 cpu (x64 is untested but should work), Ethernet
connectivity (via DHCP), and a USRP with a 52MHz
clock. It has been tested on a variety of Dell desktops and laptops, as well as in
VMWare. It includes full source code and build environment for both GNU Radio (version 3.2.2) and
OpenBTS (version 2.5) if you wish to modify
includes full apt-get functionality for
installing additional packages and sshd for convenience.
Running the system
Boot from the CD (as you would any other live CD) and wait for the prompt.
Retrieve your relevant Asterisk configs and OpenBTS.config and copy them into /etc/asterisk
(don't forget to restart it) and /root/openbts-2.5/apps/ (where the OpenBTS binary also
OpenBootTS 1.0 will be released at ShmooCon and will
include several enhancements. Source code for the DebianLive build scripts will be released
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