Torizon Image for IMX6ULL


I am starting a new project using Toradex IMX6ULL with 512Mb of RAM systems and I wanted to install Torizon images on them.
When I did some tests last month, a Torizon image was available on the server. However, I see it’s not there anymore and Torizon seems to be only supported for 1Gb version:

Is Torizon only going to be supported for 1Gb version, or will other 512Mb versions be released?

I see that the LTS support release is BSP version 3.04, but there seem to be very few packages available through opkg:

What is the recommended Linux version for this module?

We don’t recommend to use Torizon with 512Mb version. Please check here for details.

Greetings @mnicolas,

Additionally, since Torizon will be fully supported on the 1GB eMMC version of the Colibri i.MX6ULL. We have decided recently to stop creating images for the 512MB versions, in order to avoid confusion. Also those images were always experimental and untested at best.

Best Regards,

Thank you very much for the clarifications.
Which Linux image would you recommend for this system?

Hi @mnicolas ,

I would estimate that this really depends on your specific usecase.

Regarding the packages over opkg. The strategy behind our Linux BSPs changed from version 2.8 to 3.x. You can read a little more about that in this blog post .

In short, opkg still works, but differently from our Angstrom-based BSP v2.8, the v3.x BSPs are based on Yocto’s own distro, Poky, with a few modifications. For this reason, there’s no package feed included.

You can always install an IPK package by compiling it using yocto then transferring it to your board and running opkg install package.ipk .

However, the most practical way to do this is to compile a new image using Yocto. You can refer to this article with thorough instructions.

To add gcc and make to an image, you can add the packagegroup-sdk-target recipe to your image recipe or local.conf.

If you’re interested we can also schedule a call, to talk a bit more about your requirements.

Best Regards