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Toradex Debian Image


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In this module you will:

  • Get used to Toradex Debian Docker Image
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For this Getting Started Guide:

  • Successfully completed the previous lesson from this guide.
  • Linux Machine (We tested this guide on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. However, it can work on other distributions.).

Note: Carefully read this module's cover page clicking on "Module 2: First Steps with Torizon" on the left menu bar before starting this lesson.

Step 1

On module's terminal, pull Toradex's Debian image:

# docker pull torizon/arm64v8-debian-base

Step 2

Instantiate and run a new container:

# docker run -it -v /var/run/dbus:/var/run/dbus -v /dev:/dev torizon/arm64v8-debian-base

The flags on this command give the container the necessary permissions to access hardware features from the host.

Step 3

Now the container is running and its terminal is shown. Run apt update. After this you can use apt install commands. For instance:

$$ apt update
$$ apt install nano


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Can I run 32 bit containers on 64 bit platforms?