Intel Edison El Capitan Setup Process

El Capitan requires a different set of instructions to setup with Intel Edison. This guide walks you through the setup process.

Before you start:

  • BOTH Micro-USB from your Edison must be plugged into your Mac
  • These instructions will work specifically for El Capitan, not Yosemite
  • Download the latest Intel Edison image from software.intel.com (Scroll down, select the Yocto complete image download, skip the integrated installer)

Instructions:

First, open Spotlight (“Command + Space Bar”) and type “Disk Utility” to open the Disk Utility. If you have both your USB cables plugged in, you will see an EDISON listing.

disk_util_edison

Next, select your EDISON listing and click the “Erase” button at the top.

erase_edison

Under the “Erase” menu, click the “Format” button and select MS-DOS (FAT) as below.

fat32_edison

Now click “Erase.” After some time, your Edison will be partitioned and erased correctly. Now we need to flash the board.

Running flashall.sh

Download and unzip the Yocto complete image from software.intel.com (again, skip the integrated installer).

Open “Terminal” (Command + Space Bar and type “Terminal” to use Spotlight). Navigate via BASH to the folder where you unzipped the Yocto complete image.

If you don’t have HomeBrew on your machine, run this command. You may need to add “sudo” before these commands to make this work.

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
brew install dfu-util coreutils gnu-getopt

You also need to install lsusb for OS X: LSUSB for Mac install instructions

Now run the flashall.sh script located in the Yocto image folder:

./flashall.sh

flashing

Now your Edison is flashed!