Paragon-neo: How to upgrade the software

Upgrading from version 2.1 and later

NOTES:

  • If you are upgrading from version 2.1 to version 5.x or later, you MUST first upgrade to Release 4 (Update) before upgrading to Release 5 (Update).
  • To upgrade to version 6.x, your instrument must already be on version 5.x


From version 2.1, the Paragon-neo software is delivered as a tar file (*.tar). Download this file and save it to a location on your PC.

Before upgrading the instrument, you must first stop all generation and capture.

Follow the steps below to upgrade:

  • Click System in the menus on the top right of the UI
  • Click Setup in the left hand menu bar
  • The UI should look something like:

  • Click Choose installer file to select the tar file that you saved earlier

The instrument will now begin the upgrade process. Note that this will take a while (maybe as much as an hour). Do not power off while the upgrade is in process.

Upgrading from versions 1.0 or 2.0

The Paragon-neo software may either be delivered as a tar file (*.tar) or as an ISO (*.iso) file (disk image). Upgrading using tar file is preferred but if you would rather use the ISO file, see the instructions below for versions prior to 1.0.

Download the tar file and save it to a location on your PC.

Before upgrading the instrument, you must first stop all generation and capture and then re-boot the instrument.

Once the isntrument has re-booted, follow the steps below to upgrade:

  • Click System in the menus on the top right of the UI
  • Click Setup in the left hand menu bar
  • The UI should look something like:

  • Click Choose installer file to select the tar file that you saved earlier

The instrument will now begin the upgrade process. Note that this will take a while (maybe as much as an hour). Do not power off while the upgrade is in process.

If you do not re-boot prior to attempting the upgrade, the upgrade may fail. In this case, the upgrade process will complete quickly and the version number will remain unchanged. In this situation, you should re-boot and then re-try the upgrade.

Upgrading from versions prior to 1.0

Write the ISO image onto a USB stick

The Paragon-neo software is delivered as an ISO (disk image). To upgrade the instrument, this ISO file must be written to a USB stick as an image. To do this, you will need to install an application capable of writing ISO images to USB. One such application is Win32DiskImager. This can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

There are typically two .iso files released for each software version. The correct one for upgrading hardware using this process will have Installer in its filename. The LiveCD version will not work.

Once you have your disk image application installed, run it. You should then load the Paragon-neo ISO file. Using Win32DiskImager:

  • Select the folder icon next to the “Image File” field
  • In the “Select a disk image” dialog, select the *.* file filter
  • Locate and open the Paragon-neo software ISO file

The ISO should then be written to your USB stick:

  • Select “Write”

Perform the Upgrade

Your instrument should be powered on BEFORE you insert the USB stick. In addition, it is not possible to upgrade unless the box is idle - make sure to stop all generation and capture.

  • Click System in the menus on the top right of the UI
  • Click Setup in the left hand menu bar
  • The UI should look something like:

  • Insert the USB stick
  • Click Choose installer file to select the file from the USB stick

The instrument will now begin the upgrade process. Note that this will take a while (maybe as much as an hour). Do not power off while the upgrade is in process.