In this section you will:
For this Quickstart Guide:
For this lesson:
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.
Write down the unique serial number of your computer on module for later usage. You can find the module's serial number on the sticker on the board:
In the example of the module above, the board's unique serial number is
From the unique serial number, you generate your board's hostname, composed on the following format:
In the example from step 1, the board's hostname is
If you are not sure what is the family or processor for your board, please, refer to Toradex Products page.
Turn your board back on. Don't worry about the prompt that appears on the monitor connected to your board, for now.
On your development PC, head to PuTTY's website, download, and install the client.
Open PuTTY and insert either your board's IP address or board's hostname at Host Name (or IP address) field. Leave the port configured as 22, which is the default port for the SSH server running on the board, and the other entries as is.
Click Open. On the first connection, Putty will ask permission to add a new server's key entry to Putty's cache. Select "Accept".
The default login information is
user: torizon and
password: torizon. On the first login, you have to change the default password. The login prompt should look like this:
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.
The PuTTY window will close as soon as you press
Enter after re-typing your new password.
If you have issues connecting to the board via SSH, you can alternatively:
Re-open PuTTY and create a new SSH connection, as done in the previous steps from this lesson. This time you will be able to login:
The success of using the IP address depends on your router keeping the board IP address the same as the one you have retrieved in the previous lesson. Most IP addresses are assigned using DHCP, which means the board IP address can be changed over time without notice. If you suspect the board IP is incorrect, try the alternative method using the board's hostname.
If you are new to Linux, especially to using the command-line, read the basic Linux commands article.