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Jetson™ Flashing and Setup Guide for a Connect Tech Carrier Board

metheis edited this page Aug 1, 2017 · 10 revisions

JetPack Setup

NOTE: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS recommended on the host computer
  • Download the latest version of Nvidia JetPack (Jetson™ SDK) here
    • If needed, make an Nvidia developer account
  • Move the JetPack-L4T-XX-linux-x64.run file into any directory and run
bash ./JetPack-L4T-XX-linux-x64.run

(Replace the XX with the your version such as 3.1)

  • A window should appear with the JetPack installer jet1

  • Select the Jetson TX2 jet2

  • Enter your admin password

  • Select the L4T OS and any other packages you want jet3

  • After the download and installation are complete, close JetPack

Do NOT finish flashing the target Jetson 

Connect Tech Support Package Setup

  • Go this this link and download the L4T support package from Connect Tech

  • Copy the CTI-L4T-V###.tgz package into <JetPack_install_dir>/64_TX2/Linux_for_Tegra_tx2/

  • Extract the BSP:

tar -xzf CTI-L4T-V###.tgz

(replacing ### with your file name)

  • Enter the CTI-L4T directory:
cd ./CTI-L4T
  • Run the install script as root
sudo ./install.sh

Flashing the Jetson

  • Boot the Jetson into recovery mode by holding down the Force Recovery button on the Orbitty board and then pressing reset
    • You can check the status by typing lsusb in terminal and checking for an Nvidia device
  • Open a terminal from the <JetPack_install_dir>/64_TX2/Linux_for_Tegra_tx2/ directory:
sudo ./flash.sh orbitty mmcblk0p1

(Replacing "orbitty" with whichever Connect Tech carrier board you have)

  • Wait for the process to finish and reboot

Installing CUDA and Other Dependencies

  • Connect an HDMI display and a keyboard and mouse to the Orbitty carrier board.
  • Boot unto Ubuntu using the following credentials:
Username: nvidia
Password: nvidia
  • Connect the Jetson to your network via Ethernet (recommended) or wifi
  • Write down the IP address of the Jetson
ifconfig
  • Leave the Jetson at this point, do NOT reboot to recovery
  • On the host computer, navigate to the JetPack install directory and launch JetPack
bash ./JetPack-L4T-XX-linux-x64.run

(Replace the XX with the your version such as 3.1)

  • A window should appear with the JetPack installer jet1

  • Select the Jetson TX2 jet2

  • Enter your admin password

  • In the Component Manager window, make sure "Host-Ubuntu" is set to "no action"

  • Change "Flash OS Image to Target" to "no action"

    • Only "Install on Target" should be selected jet5
  • Accept License Terms

  • Enter the IP address you found earlier and your Jetson credentials (default nvidia:nvidia) jet6

  • A new terminal will appear. Once the process is completed, reboot the Jetson

Your Jetson is now ready

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