Tutorial on getting started with Intel Galileo Gen2

The Linux Shell is a command-line interface for controlling the Linux system. Commands entered here can, for instance, install software, manipulate the file system, or access debug messages.


If using Windows, we recommend installingย Putty, a program that enables to SSH and establish serial communication. SSH is a widely used protocol for accessing Linux shell (seeย thisย for more details) and the serial communication is another way of accessing shell and can act as a Arduino serial monitor). If youโ€™re using Linux or Mac OS you can directly use SSH, andย screenย if you need serial.

Tutorial on getting started with Intel Galileo Gen2


There are 4 major ways of connecting toย Intelยฎ Galileo Gen 2โ€™s Linux shell


1) Using the UART header


Anย FTDI cableย orย FTDI breakoutย can be used to access a very powerful feature on theย Intelยฎ Galileo Gen 2ย board, the UART headers. It is very stable way of accessing the shell since the port is used to transmit messages, even if the system is just booting.


Plug the 6-pin header to theย Intelยฎ Galileo Gen 2ย board; the black cable to the โ€œGNDโ€ side. 2) Plug the USB to computer and power it up. Install theย driverif necessary and then access the serial port using Putty or other methods mentioned above. (Hint: The COM port can be discovered with Arduino IDE, just like an Arduino board)

2) Using ethernet direct connection


This method only requires an ethernet cable between theย Intelยฎ Galileo Gen 2ย board and your computer. Ethernet cables are more common than an FTDI converter.

For more detail:ย Tutorial on getting started with Intel Galileo Gen2ย 


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