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Linux Terminal and Basic Usage


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In this module you will:

  • Be introduced to PuTTY.
  • Communicate with the board through SSH.
  • Be introduced to basic Linux commands.
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For this Getting Started Guide:

  • Development computer with Windows 10 Pro / Enterprise / Education.
  • Successfully completed the previous lesson from this guide.

For this lesson:

  • Make sure the host computer and target device are connected to the same network.
  • Have your board's IP address, as seen on the last lesson.

Step 1

Turn your board back on. Don't worry about the prompt that appears on the monitor connected to your board, for now.

On your Windows machine, head to PuTTY's website, download and install the client.

Step 2

Open PuTTY and insert your board's IP address at "Host Name (or IP address)" field. Leave the other entries as is. Click "Open" and accept the following dialog.

  • PuTTY Configuration Window

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Step 3

The default login information is user: torizon and password: torizon, the login prompt should look like this:

login as: torizon
torizon@<board_ip>'s password:

Note: as you type the password, there is no visual feedback. In other words, as you type the password, no asterisks or any other characters will be printed.

Step 4

If you are new to Linux commands, read the basic Linux commands article.


I don't have my board's IP address. How can I get it?
Are there any alternatives to PuTTY?