Install Yodeck on NEC Compute Module by using Yodeck bootloader

NEC with Yodeck’s Bootloader

This procedure will only work if your NEC Raspberry Pi Compute Module uses the Yodeck-powered bootloader.

In other words, this process will only work if you see this logo when your NEC powers On:

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If you do not see the above boot Logo on your NEC screen, you should follow this guide.

How to install the Yodeck on NEC Compute Module

First of all, navigate to INPUT and select COMPUTE MODULE to bring up the Raspberry Pi as the active input source.

NEC compute module

After a while, your NEC screen will boot up and load the standard Raspbian Desktop:

NEC compute module

Preparing a USB flash drive

You will need:

  • A USB flash drive. Supported file-systems are FAT32, NTFS, EXT2/3/4.
  • The Yodeck bootloader does not change anything on the flash drive, so you can leave any other files you have on the flash drive.
  • Download the latest available Yodeck image . ( about 1GB in size).
  • Do not rename or extract the zip file! Copy it ( as is) into the base folder of the USB flash drive.
  • Plug in a keyboard and the USB stick to the NEC screen
    NEC connectivity diagram
  • Reboot the Compute Module using the Raspbian menu.

Yodeck Bootloader

Yodeck bootloader comes pre-installed with Raspberry Pi-enabled NEC screens. It’s there to make it easier to flash a new image to the Compute Module, using just a regular USB flash drive. No extra cables are required. The bootloader runs automatically at an early boot stage of the Compute Module.

After the reboot, the bootloader will detect the connected USB drive with the Yodeck image copied.

You will be prompted to select the image you want to flash on your Compute Module or Continue booting to the standard Raspbian Desktop.

To continue flashing the Yodeck image, type 1 and press the Enter key on your keyboard:

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The flash process will begin. The bootloader will first check the integrity of the zip file and then proceed with flashing the Yodeck image:

bootloader

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When the process is complete, you will be prompted to remove the USB flash drive. The screen will automatically reboot and boot the newly flashed Yodeck image.

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