Beagleboard C4 not booting with ubuntu-14.04.3-console-armhf-2016-02-11.tar.xz

Hello,
I have issues trying to upgrade the Beagleboard C4 ubuntu.
I followed the guide on http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu , but both Method 1 and Method failed.

It seems like it fails in uboot, just before the actual kernel start.
Here is a full pastebin: http://pastebin.com/T6nnx1QP

And a small end of log:

Loaded environment from /boot/uEnv.txt
Checking if uname_r is set in /boot/uEnv.txt…
Running uname_boot …
loading /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.1-armv7-x5 …
5699696 bytes read in 452 ms (12 MiB/s)
loading /boot/dtbs/4.4.1-armv7-x5/omap3-beagle.dtb …
107105 bytes read in 153 ms (683.6 KiB/s)
loading /boot/initrd.img-4.4.1-armv7-x5 …
12722954 bytes read in 969 ms (12.5 MiB/s)
debug: [console=ttyO2,115200n8 root=UUID=4817de6d-b3bb-4fb5-8157-492d5eedb08a ro rootfstype=ext4 rootwait musb_hdrc.fifo_mode=5 coherent_pool=1M quiet] …
debug: [bootz 0x82000000 0x88080000:c2230a 0x88000000] …
Kernel image @ 0x82000000 [ 0x000000 - 0x56f870 ]

Flattened Device Tree blob at 88000000

Booting using the fdt blob at 0x88000000
Loading Ramdisk to 8f3dd000, end 8ffff30a …

After the Ramdisk line - device halts.

Additional info:

  1. MMC had passed badblocks test - so it should be fine.
  2. I have two identical Beagleboards C4 - and both fail in the same way. So it should not be hardware issue.
  3. Beagleboards are able to run old Ubuntu 9.10 - so again it seem to prove they are fine.
  4. I have tried “nand erase 260000 20000”

Questions -

  1. Have anyone a a copy of ubuntu >14.04 that works with Beagleboards Ax/Bx/Cx/Dx? Can you please share?
  2. Had anyone same issue as above? Google seem to be silent.
  3. Any other idea how to proceed? Can old NAND version of uboot affect the MMC boot when MMC has a new version of u-boot?

Best regards,
Alexander

It’s the v4.4.x kernel with trusty…

Use the xenial beta image.

I’m dropping trusty…

Or use the net install found here

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/netinstall

With the 4.1 LTS kernel option.

See my last comment here…

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/armv7-multiplatform/issues/25#issuecomment-192494682

Dear Robert,

Thanks a lot for your help!
Unfortunately - no luck with both methods with same symptoms

Netinstall.

git clone https://github.com/RobertCNelson/netinstall
cd netinstall
sudo ./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdf --dtb omap3-beagle --distro xenial

gives

Hi Robert,

I have a similar issue - am I doing anything obviously wrong. Image is created with:

sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdf --dtb omap3-beagle --distro xenial

Serial output until board freeze:

40
U-Boot SPL 2016.03-00001-g54456ef (Mar 17 2016 - 16:31:02)
Trying to boot from MMC
SPL: Please implement spl_start_uboot() for your board
SPL: Direct Linux boot not active!
bad magic
SPL: Please implement spl_start_uboot() for your board
SPL: Direct Linux boot not active!
reading u-boot.img
reading u-boot.img

U-Boot 2016.03-00001-g54456ef (Mar 17 2016 - 16:31:02 -0500), Build: jenkins-github_Bootloader-Builder-351

OMAP3530-GP ES3.1, CPU-OPP2, L3-165MHz, Max CPU Clock 720 MHz
OMAP3 Beagle board + LPDDR/NAND
I2C: ready
DRAM: 256 MiB
NAND: 256 MiB
MMC: OMAP SD/MMC: 0
*** Warning - bad CRC, using default environment

Beagle Rev C4
Timed out in wait_for_event: status=0000
Check if pads/pull-ups of bus 1 are properly configured
No EEPROM on expansion board
Timed out in wait_for_event: status=0000
Check if pads/pull-ups of bus 1 are properly configured
No EEPROM on expansion board
OMAP die ID: 1301901c040365fa000000005ac20004
Net: usb_ether
Error: usb_ether address not set.

Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0
switch to partitions #0, OK
mmc0 is current device
SD/MMC found on device 0
Checking for: /uEnv.txt …
Checking for: /boot/uEnv.txt …
reading /boot/uEnv.txt
184 bytes read in 5 ms (35.2 KiB/s)
Loaded environment from /boot/uEnv.txt
Checking if uname_r is set in /boot/uEnv.txt…
Running uname_boot …
loading /boot/vmlinuz-current …
reading /boot/vmlinuz-current
5778160 bytes read in 429 ms (12.8 MiB/s)
loading /boot/dtbs/current/omap3-beagle.dtb …
reading /boot/dtbs/current/omap3-beagle.dtb
107105 bytes read in 31 ms (3.3 MiB/s)
loading /boot/initrd.img-current …
reading /boot/initrd.img-current
68120186 bytes read in 4971 ms (13.1 MiB/s)

Installer for [xenial-armhf] is using the Serial Interface

debug: [console=ttyO2,115200n8 root=/dev/ram rw musb_hdrc.fifo_mode=5] …
debug: [bootz 0x82000000 0x88080000:40f6e7a 0x88000000] …
Kernel image @ 0x82000000 [ 0x000000 - 0x582af0 ]

Flattened Device Tree blob at 88000000

Booting using the fdt blob at 0x88000000
Loading Ramdisk to 8bf09000, end 8ffffe7a …

Any clue would be precious - especially on how to debug from here…

Thanks,
David