Boot Linux

Now that the flashing is done, the HiKey 960 board is ready to boot Linux. To do this, turn the board off, put the switches in normal mode, disconnect the USB type-C cable, connect an HDMI monitor via the HDMI cable, and plug in a USB keyboard.

Note: It is possible to view the HiKey through a console on the host computer, but this requires the 96boards UART adapter and is not discussed in this guide. You can use the UART adapter instead of an HDMI monitor. With the HiKey 960 board connected to a monitor and USB keyboard, power on the board. Linux should boot and show a login prompt on the HDMI monitor. Sign in using the following credentials. The password includes the letters m and l, not a number 1:

username: arm01 password: armml2018

After the credentials are accepted, the HiKey 960 board is running Linux. To connect and control the board from another machine, connect the HiKey 960 to a wireless network and use a secure shell client, such as ssh, to login to the board.

After login, run the utility nmtui and connect to a local wireless network using the menu item Activate a Connection. Select the router and enter the key to join the network.

Run the ifconfig command to get the IP address the board.

Now try to ssh to the HiKey 960 ip address from the host machine that you used to prepare the board. Use the same login credentials that you used previously. Run the ssh command with the username and substitute the IP address of the board as shown here:

$ ssh arm01@< ip address >
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