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  • Now that you only carry the Gen 2 board and there are significant updates to the Intel Galileo website and the Galileo software, could you please update this Getting Started Guide so it reflects how to do everything with the new hardware/software/firmware/drivers/etc.? I can’t seem to communicate with my Galileo using Tera Term and a micro usb cable on a Windows 7 PC. Thanks.

  • I found this guide very valuable. I now have updated the firmware, and have the big image installed on an SD card. I can use the RS232 terminal as well as ssh concurrently. I have an LED blinking away. I have also monitored the CPU temp via the examples code at Intel. I can also run python scripts on the Galileo. Thanks Sparkfun.

  • The suggested USB-RS232 cable doesn’t work with the Galileo. https://communities.intel.com/message/227829

    • Thanks for looking out! I removed the link.

      • I used a USB Serial Converter by plugable. It works well with my Galileo. I bought the plugable originally for my RS232 driven telescope, a Meade ETX125, it works well with that also. I did have a DB9 female to 3.5mm jack plug cable lying around to plug into the plugable USB Serial Converter and the 3.5 mm jack into the Galileo. < This was from a previous and old piece of radio kit and is more common than some people think.

  • Nice tutorial. Very easy to follow.

    I found a misdirected link. In the “Installing the Bigger Image” section, the link “download the bigger image” points to a firware update, not the new Linux image.

    –Mark

    • Glad you enjoyed it!

      Thanks for the heads up, got the link fixed.

      • “download the bigger image” link doesn’t work. Could you please update this Getting Starting Guide to the Intel Galileo Gen 2?


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