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Installing the Operating System - Aster


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In this second how-to section, you will power on your system and use the Toradex Easy Installer to flash the latest Toradex pre-built image to your module.

In this module you will:

  • Power on your system.
  • Use the graphical interface to flash Linux.

Step 1

Power-on your board and you should see the Toradex Easy Installer displayed on the monitor attached to the VGA port of the Aster. Images available for download are listed. If none are currently shown, check if the Ethernet cable is connected and press "r" to refresh.

  • Toradex Easy Installer

    Toradex Easy Installer

If your module don't have the Toradex Easy Installer

The Toradex Easy Installer is currently under revision and deployment, therefore you may have a module that comes with a Linux or Windows CE image from factory.

If this is the case, you can follow the link below to install the Toradex Easy Installer before proceeding:

Toradex Easy Installer

Step 2

Use the keyboard arrows to select the Toradex Embedded Linux Demo with LXDE and press "i" to install and enter to confirm:

  • Confirm the Embedded Linux installation

    Confirm the Embedded Linux installation

Step 3

Wait for the image to be downloaded and installed:

  • Toradex image being downloaded and installed

    Toradex image being downloaded and installed

Step 5

After the Image Installed message pops-up, use the on/off button or select the Power off option to shutdown the system.

  • Installation finished

    Installation finished