Angstrom almost works...

I'm so close that it's frustrating. :slight_smile:

I worked out to partition a 1GB SD card with FAT32 and ext3
partitions, extract the rootfs etc. etc.

The BeagleBoard boots of that SD card, Angstrom starts to load, but
then shuts itself down. :frowning:
What am I doing wrong?
There's a copy of the tty output here:

Any help with this would be much appreciated.

Can you view your root file system with another Linux machine? Can
you share the contents of /etc/inittab? How did you copy the root
file system onto the ext3 partition and where did you get it from?


Here's a possibility. How you copied the root file system to the
SDcard ext3 partition is critical. The .tar file contains both files
and links, and it's important that the links are extracted as links.
You must (as far as I know) untar directly onto the SD card, rather
than untaring on a PC and copying the files over.
BeagleBoardBeginners has a command to do this:

Hope this helps.


Hi all,
thanks very much for the response.
The root fs was extracted 'correctly' - that is I untarred directly to
the ext3 partition on the SD card.

In the end problem seemed to be environment settings. originally I
      bootargs console=ttyS2,115200n8 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rw
     bootcmd mmcinit;fatload mmc 0 80300000 uImage;bootm 80300000

But after:
       setenv bootargs 'console=ttyS2,115200n8 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rw
  setenv bootcmd 'mmcinit;fatload mmc 0 80300000 uImage;bootm

Everything was good.

Now on to the next challenge; my first 'hello world' program :slight_smile: