AWS DeepRacer
Developer Guide

This is prerelease documentation for a service in preview release. It is subject to change.

Prepare for Factory Reset to Your AWS DeepRacer Vehicle

To prepare for the factory reset, perform the following tasks.

  • Format the USB drive into the following two partitions.

    • FAT32 of 2 GB

    • NTFS of at least 16 GB

  • Make the USB drive bootable to start the factory reset on reboot.

    • Burn the required custom Ubuntu ISO image to the FAT32 partition.

    • Copy the required factory restore files to the NTFS partition of the USB drive.

Depending on the computer you use, specific tasks may differ from one operating system to another. To illustrate, we present the step-by-step instructions to prepare the USB drive using a computer running Ubuntu (the computer module of the AWS DeepRacer vehicle) and also a computer running Windows.

The instructions for using other Linux or Unix computers are similar to the Ubuntu instructions discussed below. Just replace the apt-get commands with the corresponding commands supported by the other Linux or Unix system of your choosing.

Before starting, have the following items ready:

  • One USB flash drive of at least 32 GB capacity.

  • Your AWS DeepRacer vehicle to restore the factory settings to.

  • A computer, when not using your AWS DeepRacer vehicle's compute module, to partition the USB drive and to make it bootable.