Flashing the Intel® Edison Board via Linux* (Wi-Fi)


Install & Setup



Prerequisite: You have successfully gone through the Getting Started Guide.

To get started, follow the specified steps for Linux*.

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Step 1 - Connect the Intel® Edison board.

Connect two micro USB cables into the Arduino* board, and the other ends into your computer. Make sure the micro switch between the USB ports on the Arduino board is switched towards the micro USB ports.
Intel® Edison board

Step 2 - Check for the latest version.
  1. Open up a new Terminal window.

  2. If you do not have “screen” installed, install it now by opening a new Terminal window and typing sudo apt-get install screen and pressing Enter. You might need to enter your password.
    Installing screen

  3. To connect to the Intel Edison Board, type sudo screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 and press Enter.
    Connecting to the Edison board

  4. You will see a blank screen, press Enter twice.
    edison login

  5. If you have already configured your Intel Edison board then you might be prompted for a password. Type the appropriate credentials and press Enter.

  6. Type configure_edison --version and press Enter to see which version you are running.

  7. Type configure_edison --latest-version and press Enter to see the latest version available online.
     latest version available online

Step 3 - Download and install the latest version.
  1. If the latest version is a higher number than your version, upgrade to the latest image.

  2. To upgrade the image, type configure_edison --upgrade and press Enter. You must have your Intel Edison Board connected to WiFi. WARNING: This step erases everything on your Edison, including configuration settings.
    upgrade the image

The latest image package downloads. When it is finished, the Intel® Edison board reboots and goes through the flashing procedure.

latest image package downloading

Let this run until you see the following screen.

installation complete

Because you have just flashed the image on the Intel Edison Board, any previous configuration settings (name, password, WiFi networks) need to be configured again.

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