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Installing the Operating System From the CI Server - Aster

 

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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

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

Note: The /24 at the end is just the ip mask. To use ssh, stick to the default port 22.

Warning: Make sure you take note of your board's IP address and serial number, as highlighted in the picture, you will need it for the next lessons.

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

Use the connected keyboard arrow key buttons to navigate.

Click on the Feeds button and enable the Toradex Continuous Integration Server (testing), then click OK.


  • Enable Toradex Continuous Integration Server

    Enable Toradex Continuous Integration Server

Attention: Torizon for Colibri iMX8X is in early stage and has not been validated. By using the image provided in our continuous integration feed, you accept the likelihood to find currently untracked bugs along the way.

Step 3

To install Torizon, select the latest version of TorizonCore image with Docker runtime, press i to install and enter to confirm:

Note: select the latest version of release 4.0.0, by date. Even though untested, it is expected to be more stable than the latest version of release 0.0.0.


  • Torizon Feed

    Torizon Feed

Note: While executing this step make sure your board is connected to an 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

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?