Making a Beagleboard xM linux bootable micro SD card.

I have a Beagleboard xM Rev C board.

I've tried the instructions here...
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-beagleboard-xm/index.html

And everything seems to work up until the "Insert the card into the
BeagleBoard-xM and apply power."

All I see is some funny characters in Minicom. Just the one LED comes
on. I see nothing on the Screen directly hooked up to the beagleboard. I
can wait much longer than 10 minutes and nothing happens.

I tried two different brand new microSD cards... same thing.

I'm using a 5 volt external power supply, and not the USB OTG to power
it. It works just find with the Demo microSD card that came with it and
all the diagnostics check out.

Is there something about the xM Rev C board that makes all this not
work?

Make sure you power supply provides at least 2A current.

If you see funny characters, that means you are using the wrong serial config.

I had no problems at all following that tutorial.

2011/5/14 Steve La Joie <s.a.lajoie@comcast.net>

Steve La Joie wrote:

I have a Beagleboard xM Rev C board.

I've tried the instructions here...
IBM Developer

And everything seems to work up until the "Insert the card into the
BeagleBoard-xM and apply power."

and you did this:

  chmod +x mkcard.txt ; sudo ./mkcard.txt /dev/sdg ?

Download at first the text file mkcard.txt.

Than go to the dir of the file: 1. cd Documents or something else

2. chmod +x mkcard.txt
3. sudo ./mkcard.txt /dev/sdg

Make sure you power supply provides at least 2A current.

If you see funny characters, that means you are using the wrong serial
config.

I used the same minicom set up that works with the boot microsd card
that it came with.

Does the other image have a different minicom set up?

I had no problems at all following that tutorial.

Which revision of the Beagleboard xM do you have? I have Rev C.