Step 1: Connect Batteries¶
To prevent discharge during shipment, the battery cables are not connected by default. After reading about Safety in chapter 2, unscrew the 10 bottom screws and remove the bottom plate. Attach the two battery cable plugs to the battery connectors on the motherboard, then reinstall the bottom lid.
Step 2: Turn On¶
First, insert the included SD card into the slot on the left hand side of the device.
Then, to turn Reform on, press Circle and then 1. The Circle key is used for system control commands. When you press Circle, a menu of system control functions and their shortcuts will be displayed on the OLED screen embedded in the keyboard.
Step 3: Log In¶
After being powered on, the main processor will boot the operating system installed on the inserted SD card. The operating system’s kernel will show diagnostic information as it activates all the devices in the system until finally arriving at the login prompt. Enter
root as the username at the prompt. There is no default password, so you will be logged in immediately.
From here, you can begin installing software and using MNT Reform. If you are new to the Debian GNU/Linux operating system or want to learn about specifics of the system software shipped with MNT Reform, please refer to chapter 5, “Linux Basics”.
The following chapter will introduce you to the input devices of MNT Reform.