The procedure of downloading the Linux OS will work in the same manner as the other Simatic program disks. When the OS is downloaded and installed the program will already be active because that is the program memory that is being used. If you have not already loaded the original program in the CPU then you will need to do this using any of the usual methods UNLESS the OS was installed using Download SIMATIC > Program Disk method. If you are installing the program using the Simatic download disk make sure to select the files also from the Simatic download and not from the Linux OS download. If this is not done the simatic autodetect will fail and the simatic software will not install.
Downloader 2.2 comes with support for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, with Windows 2000 being by far the most common. If you have an older operating system such as Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 or XP you will not be able to download the SIMATIC software.
To run Simatic on Windoze 2000/XP/NT/Me either purchase 3rd party preinstalled Simatic software or use the Standalone version. The Standalone version is about 50% faster than 3rd party software. The 3rd party products include a new Simatic downloader with direct transfer to the CPU which is much faster. The 3rd party downloader can also update the Simatic software in addition to the Simatic downloader. download the normaly version d2c66b5586