This page describes how to uninstall the BigBoards firmware by doing a factory reset.
A factory reset might be useful if you want to run a different operating environment to manage your installed services, e.g. in case you want to
- run a commercial Hadoop distributions like Cloudera, MapR or Hortonworks
- turn your device in micro-cloud by installing OpenStack
- run all your apps on a container service like Docker Swarm or Kubernetes
Installing an alternative operating environment is a great way to learn commercial software solutions, but can obviously not be supported by BigBoards!
If you have issues with such installations, you have to seek help via the solution provider's own support channels.
Before you perform the factory reset, verify that
- You have uninstalled any app from your device, preferably via the MMC, if necessary via the CLI
bb system purge
- Make sure your device in on the latest firmware version by running
bb firmware update
To uninstall the BigBoards firmware, simply run
bb hardware reset sudo apt-get remove bigboards-cli