Quick info: I can’t get my beagleboard to run using various instructions i have seen online.
Detailed info and background:
I have inherited a Beagleboard C4 with Zippy ethernet combo board (currently not connected) from another project. It comes with a custom rolled OE operating system on a 4GB MMC. In an effort to understand how the beagelboard works, I have attempted to install my own OS on the beagleboard without much success.
Referring to the manual BB_SRM, I attempted to follow the steps in section 12.2 “Out of the Box”. I received no output in the terminal window, (which is configured correctly as 115200 8N1).
Not dwelling to long on that, I moved on to 12.3 “SD Card Configuration”. The link on page 131 of the manual,
led me to
which led me to
Using the instructions found on the last link above, i generated a 2 GB MMC with boot partition containing MLO and u-boot.bin, and Angstrom partition with a seemingly standard linux root filesystem. Booting the beagleboard with this MMC, this is the output i receive before it stops (this is also effectively the result with the USER button held down):
Texas Instruments X-Loader 1.5.1 (Jul 20 2011 - 09:50:57)
Reading boot sector
Loading u-boot.bin from mmc
U-Boot 2011.06-dirty (Jul 19 2011 - 17:30:34)
CPU-OPP2, L3-165MHz, Max CPU Clock 720 mHz
OMAP3 Beagle board + LPDDR/NAND
DRAM: 256 MiB
NAND: 256 MiB
MMC: OMAP SD/MMC: 0
Beagle Rev C4
timed out in wait_for_pin: I2C_STAT=0
I2C read: I/O error
Unrecognized expansion board: 0
Die ID #67e0002400000000040365fa12021008
Net: Net Initialization Skipped
No ethernet found.
Hit any key to stop autoboot: 3
mmc - MMC sub system
mmc read addr blk# cnt
addr blk# cnt
mmc part - lists available partition on current mmc device
mmc dev [dev] [part] - show or set current mmc device [partition]
mmc list - lists available devices
Booting from nand …
NAND read: device 0 offset 0x280000, size 0x400000
4194304 bytes read: OK
Wrong Image Format for bootm command
ERROR: can’t get kernel image
OMAP3 beagleboard.org #
I have also tried to use a Ubuntu image with instructions from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/OmapNetbook and http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#NetInstall_Method, both of which resulted in similar results, namely “Wrong Image Format for bootm command ERROR: can’t get kernel image”
Any help would be most appreciated.