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


Install & Setup



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

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

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Step 1 - Connect the Intel® Edison Board.
  1. 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 the latest version.
  1. Click Start and type Device Manager.
    device manager

  2. Scroll down to Ports (COM & LPT) and take note of the COM number listed under USB Serial Port (COM#). In this example it is COM11.
    device manager

  3. Open the PuTTY.exe application.

  4. In the PuTTY Configuration screen, under Serial line, type the COM# that you see in Device Manager (using this example, COM11), and enter the Speed 115200. In the Connection type dialog box, click Serial.
    PuTTY Configuration

  5. Click Open.

  6. When you see this screen, press Enter twice.
    COM7 - PuTTY

  7. Type root and press Enter. If you have previously configured the Intel® Edison Board, type root and your password credentials.
    COM7 - PuTTY

  8. Type configure_edison --version and press Enter to see the version you are running.

  9. Type configure_edison --latest-version and press Enter to see the latest version available online.
    COM7 - PuTTY

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 Edison connected to Wi-Fi. WARNING: This erases everything on your Intel Edison Board including configuration settings.
    COM11 - PuTTY

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

Let this run until you see the following screen:

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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