A base system image is an installation of the minimum amount of software needed to configure, install software to, and successfully use all available features with a Linux Real-Time Controller. This image is required to format and provision most NI real-time controllers to run the NI Linux Real-Time OS. You must update the base system image to install the latest drivers to your NI real-time controller.
Use NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to format any Linux Real-Time compatible controller with the desired base system image. In addition to applying the selected base system image, this operation will remove all user data and software. Follow these step-by-step instructions on the Installing Software on NI Linux Real-Time PXI Controllers page to format your controller and apply a new base system image.
The following table displays which versions of the base system image were used when testing each VeriStand release.