Linux LiveDVD that Supports RTL-SDR and HackRF

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32 bit ver 15 will not work unless I put it on virtualbox on my 64bit machine. The fix was unworkable. I tried to load it on a 32bit netboot, but I finally gave up. cannot create virtual drive.


Anyone is using kb1oiq-andysham has a virtualbox vm to connect hackrfone through usb port ?


Works GREAT! Thanks!

Please add WSPR 2.11 and FMT by K1JT.

timos Tokas

This is great to start!!!! Thank you!!! One question running livedvd can you run a flowgraph in gnu radio? I made a simple one, i saved it in desktop, but i can’t execute it!!! I am totally newbie!!!


Thanks for trying “Andy’s Ham Radio Linux”! The README contains a lot of tidbits to get your system up and running. It is posted on Sourceforge, as well as in the “Documentation->Read RELEASE NOTES” menu. I’ll admit that it isn’t organized well, but the info you seek should be there!

Getting sound working as a non-root user requires a couple of steps that are documented. The user name and password of the live medium are shown on the initial text screen when booting, or can be found here:

On Sourceforge, the “Discussion” and “Open Discussion” forums contain many more tidbits of information:

The ham radio software is as “fully tested” as I can make it. I use most of this software on my own ham radio laptop. Given the large number of permutations of computer hardware, unfortunately not every configuration will be easy to use.

Thanks for trying this software collection! Have a lot of fun, and 73,

Andy (of Andy’s Ham Radio Linux)


Has this release been *fully* tested? The last time I downloaded it the version of linux had a problem finding the sound card. And since it’s a liveDVD…


I did that and the gui start. But then i have to login again and i tried a few possible ones but non worked. Any hints?

Serdal piynirci

When i boot it it ask for user name and login password … where can i find it ?


i found it in the readme

“After the computer boots, use this username and password to login.

Login: ubuntu
Password: (just hit enter)”


That doesn’t WORK!!? GRRRRR!!!


Maybe the version you have is old and this may apply –

I would also read the “GETTING_STARTED” and “Andy_Ham_Radio_Linux.pdf” in