so I got a custom carrier board for the Apalis TK1 module here. It has only the bare minimum of stuff that’s needed.
No video output, no USB, no SDcard.
It does have LAN.
I was looking on the Toradex pages about deployment of Linux images to the target hardware.
On the page I first saw, something of “unattended mass deployment to thousands of devices” was mentioned. There I was redirected by a link to the description of the Easy Installer.
What I read on that site, does not sound a lot like “unattended mass deployment”. We don’t really need thousands of devices a day, but what I read there does, nonetheless, sound somewhat cumbersome, so I wonder whether that is the way to do it, or just one of the things I happend to stumble upon:
So basically the options with the given setup are:
- set up a local network with a Linux host which provides DNS for rerouting access to the Toradex address for Linux images to a local server, where our own images lie
- connect, from a PC, via VNC, to the TK1 board’s running EasyInstaller, and select the image to be installed manually - for every single module to be flashed.
Did I understand that correctly?
I doubt it, because even with a e.g. Ixora carrier, I don’t udnerstand how there could be “unattended mass deployment”, so I must be missing something.
Are there other options?