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Installing the Operating System - Ixora

 

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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 Getting Started Guide:

  • Successfully completed the previous lesson from this guide.

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 (SW9):


  • On/off switch

    On/off switch

You should see the Toradex Easy Installer displayed on the monitor attached to the VGA port of the Apalis Evaluation Board. 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

Note: The /24 at the end is just the ip mask. 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

Make sure you take note of your board's IP address, as highlighted in the picture above, you will need it for the next lessons. If you want, you can use the hostname instead of IP address, which is composed on the following format <Toradex model>-<processor>-<serial number>.

You can find the module's serial number on the sticker on the board.


  • Module sticker

    Apalis iMX8 sticker

Step 3

To install Torizon use the connected keyboard arrow key buttons to navigate and select the latest version of "TorizonCore image with Docker runtime", press "i" to install and enter to confirm.:


  • Torizon Feed

    Torizon Feed

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

Step 4

Wait for the image to be downloaded and installed:


  • Torizon Installation

    Torizon Installation

Step 5

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


  • Installation finished

    Installation finished

FAQ related to this article

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