The KR260 Starter Kit is preloaded at the time of manufacturing with a supporting set of boot and platform recovery firmware. The boot firmware is maintained in the QSPI non-volatile memory device and the robotic carrier card fixes the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device boot mode to QSPI32. The operating system (OS) and application software are managed in the microSD card secondary boot device. Linux is the default OS for the Xilinx example applications. A pre-built Linux image is provided for the KR260 Starter Kit on the Kria SOM Wiki.