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Installing the Operating System - Colibri Evaluation Board

 

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Overview

Toradex Easy Installer is a tool that enables you to flash an OS image to the Computer on Module with a few clicks and very easily. It comes pre-installed from factory for seamless out-of-the-box and production programming experiences.

In this module you will:

  • Power on your system.
  • Use the Toradex Easy Installer graphical user interface to flash Torizon.
Typographic Conventions

Prerequisites

For this lesson:

  • Have all cables connected and setup

Note: Carefully read this module's cover page clicking on "Module 1: Unboxing and Bring-up" on the left menu bar before starting this lesson.

Step 1

Press the on/off switch (SW7):


  • On/off switch

    On/off switch

You should see the Toradex Easy Installer displayed on the monitor attached to the VGA port of the Colibri Evaluation Board. Images available for download are listed. If none are currently shown, check that the Ethernet cable is connected and press "r" to refresh.


  • Toradex Easy Installer

    Toradex Easy Installer

As observed in the screenshot above, the IP address in the example is 10.22.1.59.

Warning: Make sure you take note of your board's IP address, as highlighted in the picture. You will need it for the next lessons. The /24 at the end is just the ip mask, please disregard it. To use ssh, stick to the default port 22.

If your module doesn't have the Toradex Easy Installer

Your module should have come with the Toradex Easy Installer pre-installed.

If this isn't the case, you can follow the link below to deploy the Toradex Easy Installer to the module before proceeding:

Loading Toradex Easy Installer

Step 2

Notice that there are two types of images for Torizon. You will use the one that provides the best out-of-the-box user experience:

  • TorizonCore with evaluation containers: to provide the best out-of-the-box experience, this image comes with Portainer, a graphical container manager, pre-installed. We'll use this image on the Quickstart Guide and you will learn more about Portainer in the next lessons.
  • TorizonCore: this image does not have any evaluation containers pre-installed. It is best suitable for later steps of development. For instance, once you start to customize the TorizonCore base image using tools as the TorizonCore Builder Tool, you'll most likely want to use the TorizonCore image.

To install Torizon use the connected keyboard arrow key buttons to navigate and select the latest version of TorizonCore with evaluation containers, press i to install and Enter to confirm:


  • Torizon Feed

    Torizon Feed

Note: While executing this step make sure your board is connected to the internet and connection is established successfully.

Step 3

Wait for the image to be downloaded and installed:


  • Torizon Installation

    Torizon Installation

Step 4

After the Image Installed message pops-up, select the Power off option to shut down the system.


  • Installation finished

    Installation finished

FAQ

How can I perform an offline install using the Toradex Easy Installer?
My company firewall does not allow the board to access the internet. How should I proceed?
What OS options do I have besides Torizon?
I don't have a display or monitor. Can I perform a headless install?
I had an issue following the steps from this lesson. How should I proceed?