Good morning (or afternoon, if you’re here in the UK)
I have just bought and have started using an Orin Developer Kit, which I’m delighted with. However, I have one difficulty and would appreciate advice on how to solve it.
My current setup (which I also used with a Xavier Developer Kit a couple of years ago) has an Ubuntu host system running in a VMWare fusion virtual machine on my Mac Pro. I do not have, and will not have, a PC running Ubuntu natively – only these VM-based versions. (Which seems fine for cross-compilation.)
So I am concerned that I have no way to reflash the Orin, should that prove to be necessary. I set it up using the steps listed on the “Getting Started” web page, which worked fine. I then upgraded it to Jetpack v5.0.2 using the “Package Management Tool”, using the steps described here.
This gives me nvidia-jetpack version 5.0.2-b231.
/etc/nv_tegra_release shows R35 revision 1.0 (this file only has one line, incidentally).
Checking dpkg for nvidia-l4t-core gives 35.1.0-20220825113828.
I assume that this l4t-core is simply what the device was flashed with when manufactured?
My main questions are:
- How much of a problem is it (or will it become) if I am unable to flash from a native (non-VM) host?
- Is there any alternative to using a native host?
- What is the difference between flashing from a host system and simply updating packages using the Package Management Tool?
- [If there is an alternative way to reflash] Will reflashing wipe all of the setup I have now done with my CUDA-based application (this takes me quite a while to do!).