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How to get GNU Radio up and running (the easy way)
This howto explains how to get GNU Radio up und running without installing, compiling, fiddling with OS stuff etc.
Burn the .iso on a DVD or install it to USB stick and make it bootable
Boot your computer from the DVD or USB stick (this will take some time…)
When you reach the shell prompt, connect rad1o (which must be turned on) to your computer
hackrf_info should show that rad1o was detected (with some text like “Found HackRF board”)
Now you can use all GNU Radio command line tools like
If you want to use graphical tools like GNU Radio Companion (
A working GNU Radio with all of it's tools
Credits to Michael Ossmann (the “Great Scott” ) for providing the info (source).