Installing the Operating System



Console software should NOT be updated on or before a show unless ABSOLUTELY necessary.
Installing or updating the software on an M-Series Console will delete all users files from the console.
Please make back ups before proceeding as you will not be able to recover these files.


Installing the operating system on an M-Series console requires a few different steps, all of which will be covered in this chapter. It is usually not necessary to install a clean OS to update to the latest software. If an OS is required it will be indicated on the software download page. However it is recommended to create a full OS USB stick and place it with the console so in case of a problem the full recovery image is available.

Create a bootable USB stick

Each Operating System is provided as a zip file. Extract the file by right-clicking on it and use "extract all".

A folder will be created with the contents of the zip drive, which are at least the actual OS file in ending in .ISO and the M-Series OS Tool.

1. Insert your USB Flash Drive (min 8 GB)

2. Start the M-Series OS Tool

3. Select the USB Drive. Be careful not to select the wrong drive letter (sd card, external hard drive), this tool will format it completely.

4. Select the M-Series ISO file

5. Click "Create OS"

6. The tool will erase the stick and prepare it for use with M-Series Consoles.


Getting started

Please make a backup of your show files before installation of the Operating System! All files on the console will be deleted.


Disconnect all Network and USB connections from the console!



Please be patient. Some of these steps may result in a black screen for several minutes as the Operating System is deployed internally. Do not shut down the console until the whole procedure is completed. Interrupting the process means to start over from the beginning.

Installing the OS

M1 ONLY: Connect an external USB keyboard and your USB stick to the USB ports on the BACK of the M1 console

Power on the console and press “DEL” repeatedly on the keyboard to enter the BIOS

Arrow Down once to “Advanced BIOS Features” and press ENTER

Go to “Hard Drive Boot Priority” and press ENTER

Arrow Down to the USB Drive (e.g. SanDisk) and use the + key on the keyboard until the USB Drive is on the top of the list.


Press F10 and Confirm with ENTER and the desk will reboot from the USB stick


M2GO & M6: The M2GO always boots from correctly formatted USB sticks when inserted in the back port. The M6 always boots from a correctly formatted USB stick when inserted in the front USB 3.0 ports.


OS Install

After booting from the USB drive the console will show this screen. Press Enter to start the installation.

The system will now copy all the installation files to your console, expand and install them. This can take a few minutes.

The Console will now ask to restart. Remove the recovery stick and press “Reboot” to continue. The desk will installs all files and drivers and may reboot several times. It is completed once the Martin M-Series Load Show screen appears


Calibrating the internal mini display

If needed, the internal display of the M2GO can be calibrated using a tool in the software. Go to Menu – System – Displays and select the Screen tab.

Press the “Calibrate…” button to continue.


Confirm the calibration by pressing “Yes” in the popup box that appears.

Now look at the integrated display and slowly swipe along both arrows with your index finger. Then touch inside the white center box. Calibration is now executed and you can continue using the console.