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Can I Boot Into LabVIEW Real-Time Using a USB Flash Drive?

Primary Software:
Primary Software Version: 2009 SP1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A
Hardware: PXI/CompactPCI>>Controllers

Is it possible to boot my Desktop ETS system into LabVIEW RT using a USB Flash drive?

Using a USB Flash drive to boot into LabVIEW RT is supported in LabVIEW Real-Time versions 8.2 and later.  You can boot and configure USB boot-capable desktop PCs using a USB key.  However, you can not run the Phar Lap ETS operating system off of an external USB drive. The reason is due to the inherent jitter the USB drive, or any other external hardware, brings to the system. 

Booting PXI RT controllers to run Real-Time with a USB key is not supported. The PXI-818x and later controllers have the capability of booting into RT from the BIOS.

KnowledgeBase 355F5URA refers to using a USB Flash drive to boot a PXI controller with Windows OS.

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 355F5URA: Booting a PXI or VXI Controller from a USB Storage Device such as a USB Key
KnowledgeBase 3ZDHK3E9: Disable USB in LabVIEW Real-Time 8.2 and Later Versions
KnowledgeBase 40MDORS9: LabVIEW Real-Time and USB Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Report Date: 06/27/2006
Last Updated: 03/16/2017
Document ID: 3YQ8O7TQ

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