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How to get started with i.Mx 8 ?

Question asked by Amer Naseem on Jun 3, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 10, 2019 by igorpadykov

I just purchased and powered up i.MX 8QuadXPlus MEK CPU Board.  I'm interfacing with the board from host terminal.  On powerup, U-Boot runs.  Name of CPU, memory size and lots of information is displayed on the terminal.  Then, it says, Starting kernel . . .  lots of information is displayed such as Virtual kernel memory layout.  Then, it says


Welcome to NXP i.MX Release Distro 4.14-sumo (sumo) !    What does this mean?

I cannot tell if Linux mounted a root file system.


After displaying lot more information, I get login prompt as follows:

imx8qxpmek login:

Is Kernel done executing, I don't see any indication that User init program is running?  Is the board shipped with user init program?


My goal is to use this board to develop embedded USB Host.  What do I need to learn about Linux to get started?  What's my next step?


I entered <root> at login prompt.  Now I get following prompt:



What do I enter at this prompt?