New demo image available

Hi,

There's a new demo image up at

http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/demo/beagleboard/

Which includes better i18n support and lots of updates.

regards,

Koen

Hello. I may have killed my beagleboard.

I ran the instuctions for re-flashing and running OTG. I noticed during the NAND erase that a number of bad blocks were found.

Linux ran up fine and I was interacting with it. Then I cycled the power and it refuses to talk.

I just get 40T40T, one for each reset or power up cycle with the USER button pressed.

I followed the instructions for ../../../BeagleBoardDiagnostics and also tried the USB RNDIS connection.

I loaded the driver linux.inf as requested, but I do not get a new network device.

Is there anything else I can do before I buy another?

Regards,

Phil Culverhouse

I would look at the Section 12 of the System Reference Manual http://www.beagleboard.org/uploads/BBSRM_6.pdf
You can also follow this link, http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardRecovery to restore the NAND, which sounds like what you need to do.
If that fails, you can get it reflashed at the factory my submitting an RMA.

Gerald

  • Format the MMC/SD Card for FAT32 FS
  • Recommended HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.0.6:

http://selfdestruct.net/misc/usbboot/SP27213.exe

  • Insert the Card writer/reader into the Windows machine.
  • Insert MMC/SD card into the card reader/writer
  • Open the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.
  • Select “FAT32 as File System”.
  • Click on “Start”.
  • After formatting is done Click “OK”

Copy the following files on to MMC

  1. x-load.bin.ift for NAND as x-load.bin.ift
  2. MLO as MLO
  3. u-boot to flash onto NAND as flash-uboot.bin
  4. u-boot.bin for MMC boot as u-boot.bin
  5. ramdisk Image as rd-ext2.bin
  6. Kernel (uImage) as uImage
  7. Sample Video File as HARRY.YUV

Board Setup for Validating

  1. Make sure Beagle power is in OFF state
  2. Connect UART cable to a UART port of Window/Linux/Mac machine
  3. Have terminal program, such as TeraTerm, HyperTerminal, or Minicom, running on the host machine.
  4. Configure the terminal program for (BAUD RATE - 115200, DATA - 8 bit, PARITY- none, STOP - 1bit, FLOW CONTROL - none)
  5. Insert the MMC/SD card (that is prepared as described above) into MMC/SD slot on Beagle Board.
  6. Connect a LCD Monitor to DVI/HDMI port on Beagle Board.
  7. Connect an externally powered speaker to audio out jack on Beagle Board.
  8. Connect a Line-in cable from PC or any player to Audio In jack on Beagle Board.
  9. Connect a TV (NTSC-M) to S-video port.
  10. Power ON LCD, TV and audio speakers.
  11. Connect one end of USB mini B to USB A cable to Beagle board. Do NOT connect the USB A side to Host machine yet.
  12. If you have Windows PC as a host machine then copy the Linux.inf RNDIS driver configuration file to Host machine. Generally windows will have one.

Dear Gerald,

I have tried that already. I wonder if you can send me an RMA?

Kind regards,

Phil

The proper way to request an RMA is on http://beagleboard.org/support (see "RMA Request").

Thanks. I realised that I was using a dual partition SD card, with both FAT and EXT2.

I changed the Sdcard to one that only had a FAT partition and successfully booted from it. So I do not ned an RMA at the moment.

Thanks for your support.

Regards,

Phil

My Board only gives the 40T 40T out the serial port after attempting
to set up the NAND during the Angstrom setup...

So I followed the steps in post three as best I could.
        - Format the MMC/SD Card for FAT32 FS
       - Recommended HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.0.6:
          .
          .
          .

...and still nothing works. So The questions are.

1. Am I to download the specified files and copy them to the memory
card in that order?...I just drug them from the download window onto
the fat32 formatted memory card in that same order that I downloaded
them and I got the same 40T 40T when I tried to boot with the memory
card in. I Also Tried switching the order with MLO first but that did
not help.

2. What am I supposed to do with that file in step 12? does the usb
have anything to do with this process besides powering the board?

12. If you have Windows PC as a host machine then copy the
Linux.inf<http://beagleboard.googlecode.com/files/linux.inf>RNDIS
driver configuration file to Host machine. Generally windows will have
   one.
If anyone that has done this and gotten it to work did anything
slightly different let me know.
Thanks

Well I got it to work...Thanks for the info. I must have been doing
something wrong.

Sorry for making so many dumb requests but...I was wondering if koen
had made an angstrom image with a decent gui c++ compiler that had a
library with easy access to the gpio and usb ports and such? And if so
where can I download it, and what is the compiler called in Angstrom?

Op 13 jan 2009, om 18:35 heeft skate550@bellsouth.net het volgende geschreven:

Sorry for making so many dumb requests but...I was wondering if koen
had made an angstrom image with a decent gui c++ compiler that had a
library with easy access to the gpio and usb ports and such? And if so
where can I download it, and what is the compiler called in Angstrom?

"opkg install task-native-sdk" in any image and the compiler is called 'g++"

regards,

Koen

Thanks I will try that once I get my ethernet going...I am waiting on
a cable...btw when g++ is running does it bring up a gui for editing
purposes (similar to eclipse or something) or is it command line?