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Installing the Operating System - Ixora


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Attention: the Quickstart Guide for BSP 2.8, based on the Ångström distribution, is not being updated anymore. Depending on your SoM, you have different options:

Vybrid and Tegra: the information is provided as-is and still accurate, since newer Toradex BSPs are not ported to those SoMs. Just keep in mind that the Guides are not being maintained anymore, even if we find bugs or outdated instructions.

Apalis TK1 (all variants), Colibri iMX6ULL (all variants), Colibri iMX7S 256MB and Colibri iMX7D 512MB: these computer on modules are still regularly maintained in our BSPs and, to get started, you must check the software page Toradex BSP Layers and Reference Images for Yocto Project. Since Torizon is not supported, at the moment a Quickstart Guide is not available.

All other i.MX-based SoMs: you have two options to get started with embedded Linux: the first is to follow the Quickstart Guide for Torizon, which provides the greatest out-of-the-box experience, or if you choose to use Yocto, check the software page Toradex BSP Layers and Reference Images for Yocto Project.


In this section, you will power on your system and use the Toradex Easy Installer to flash the latest Toradex pre-built image to your module.

In this module you will:

  • Power on your system.
  • Use the graphical interface to flash Linux.

Step 1

Press the on/off switch (SW1):

  • On/off switch

    On/off switch

You should see the Toradex Easy Installer displayed on the monitor attached to the HDMI port of the Ixora. 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

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:

Toradex Easy Installer

Step 2

Use the connected keyboard arrow key buttons to navigate and select the Toradex Embedded Linux Demo with LXDE and press "i" to install and enter to confirm:

  • Confirm the Embedded Linux installation

    Confirm the Embedded Linux installation

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

Step 3

Wait for the image to be downloaded and installed:

  • Toradex image being downloaded and installed

    Toradex image being downloaded and installed

Step 4

After the Image Installed message pops-up, use the on/off button or select the Power off option to shutdown the system.

  • Installation finished

    Installation finished