Flashing Your Device


The initial FoundriesFactory® set up and build is finished very quick. Follow its status with steps listed in Watching Your Build page.

Prerequisites and Pre-Work

  • A supported board which is either:

    • Capable of booting from eMMC (supported by default if available)
    • Or capable of booting from a suitable microSD Card
  • Wired or WiFi network with internet access.

    • Ethernet cable (if choosing Wired)
    • Console access to your hardware via UART serial (if choosing WiFi)


If you’re starting out and prefer emulation over a physical board, refer to the guide Emulation With QEMU. This guide will walk you through “Flashing the Image,” allowing you to move on to Registering Your Device.

Downloading the LmP System Image

After a successful build, FoundriesFactory produces build artifacts which can be downloaded from the Targets tab of your Factory.

  1. Navigate to the Targets section of your Factory.

  2. Click the Target with the prebuilt-target Trigger.

    Targets tab showing prebuilt-target
  3. Expand the Targets tab clicking on it. This shows a link to the Factory image artifact. Download the Factory image for your machine:

    E.g: lmp-base-console-image-<machine_name>.wic.gz
    Targets tab displaying available artifacts


Most platforms require more than the lmp-base-console-image-<machine_name>.wic.gz artifact for flashing. The required artifacts are board specific and listed on respective pages under Supported Boards or under Qemu. Targets publish all needed files for each platform under Runs.


When you create platform builds later on, the Factory image and artifacts may follow a slightly different naming pattern, such as lmp-factory-image-<machine_name>.

Flashing the Image

The flashing procedure is board specific and we cover separate steps in Supported Boards. Please refer to this section for specifics on flashing your system image using the vendor provided tools. See Qemu for booting Qemu images.


LmP enforces eMMC boot whenever possible as this is the path to enable all security features it provides. So for platforms with available eMMC, such as the NXP® i.MX EVKs, booting from eMMC rather than SD is highly recommended and enabled by default.

Booting and Connecting to the Network

After flashing and booting the board with the respective steps for your hardware, follow these steps to connect to the network.


By default, the username and password to log in your device after boot are fio/fio. We recommend changing them once you are in development.

Ethernet (Recommended)

Ethernet works out of the box if a DHCP server is available on the local network.

Connect an Ethernet cable to the board. Your board will connect to the network via Ethernet soon after booting.


LmP uses nmcli and NetworkManager to manage network connectivity.

If you are starting without any network connectivity that would give you shell access to your device (like SSH), you will need to connect via UART serial before setting up a WiFi connection. You may need to refer to your hardware vendor’s documentation on UART serial access. We cover the steps to access UART serial for some platforms in Supported Boards.

Once you have gained shell access to the device, log in with fio/fio username and password. After logged, you can add a new WiFi SSID by using nmcli:

sudo nmcli device wifi connect NETWORK_SSID password NETWORK_PASSWORD

Logging in via SSH

To login via SSH, run:

ssh fio@<machine-name>.local

Where fio is the username and <machine-name> is the hostname of your device. The default password is fio.

By default, your device hostname is set to a unique string that specify the platform chosen during Factory creation (machine). Check Board Machine Names for a list of supported platform and their machine values.


Here are some examples of default hostnames:



For this to work, your PC needs to support zeroconf. The hostname must be unclaimed.

If this does not work, see Troubleshooting below for advice.


If the above methods to SSH into your board do not work, there are additional things to try.

  1. Get the IP address of your device:
  • Temporarily enable and connect to the UART serial (detailed steps for some platforms can be found in Supported Boards) and determine available IP addresses with:

    • Ethernet:

      ip addr show eth0 scope global
    • WiFi:

      ip addr show wlan0 scope global
  • Or list the connected devices and their local IP addresses on your network router’s administrative interface.

  1. Connect to the device by IP address:
ssh fio@<ip-address>