Ok I have a serious issue with my beaglebone, I can’t seem to use it at all. It has an issue with booting of MicroSD cards and a problem with USB.
The first issue is the main one, although technically two. A while back I managed to forget my password and flashed my beaglebone with debian. However Debian couldn’t load lxde, nor could I get the command line to do anything. (Specifically it loads openbox and just does nothing. In all cases it does not supply the 150~ to ~300mA current needed to support both a keyboard and mouse, (I use a kit that needs 150mA, and used a mac keyboard that needs 200mA that has 2 usb ports,)
Anyway I reflash my 2GB MicroSD and attempt to boot the thing about 12 times and no success. It will display the power on LED, but no “Four boot lights” are seen even after several minutes. I’ve tried both the Debian and Angstrom images, both don’t work but Angstrom seems to annoy dd as it wont display any output when "watch -n5 ‘sudo kill -USR1 (whatever dd’s current number is)’. After each failed boot attempt debian happily continues to partially boot up.
Now I’ve tried ssh’ing and using the link to connect to the beagle bone and nothing works, the connection isn’t there so my computer will just hang. I have no clue how to find it, I tried NMAP to find it but no luck. (Albeit I am a noob.)
I swear to god this thing never worked the way I wanted it to since day one… Is it a lemon or is there a way to save it? (I would like to save it as I have little money and there is a project I would like to make with it.)
Thanks in advance