Be sure to read through the hardware setup notes provided with each supported BSP. This file provides instructions on board setup information such as jumper settings, power supply, terminal input/output,etc. It also may contain additional guidelines about debugger, JTAG probe, and initialization file requirements.
The file can be located in the board specific BSP installation folder. For a default installation, the directory would be: C:\mgc\embedded\readystart\nucleus\bsp\<board>\docs\<board>.htm
For example, the Texas Instruments AM3517EVM (REVB) Board setup notes are found here: