I just setup a brand new Tinker Edge T board to be used in a machine learning application. I was very pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to flash balenaOS onto the embedded eMMC memory chip and boot from it.
I just downloaded the OS image, burned it on an SD card, modified the boot partition on the SD card to include my connectivity settings, and put it in the board.
The device copied the necessary images onto the embedded flash memory and I rebooted without the SD card to see everything working properly! Amazing!
Now I’m wondering if it’s possible to add a new connection configuration file to the boot partition without re-flashing the whole OS and without SSH-ing into it? I guess I could plug in an ethernet cable and do it at runtime from the dashboard, but what if I don’t have an Ethernet connection available, can I still add a WIFI configuration?
Plugging a USB cable into a computer didn’t mount any storage, but maybe I don’t know the jumper switch configuration to enable this.
Thanks a lot for your help.