Preparing debian and create flasher SD card

Hi,

I used the file BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.5-2014-05-14-2gb.img.xz to flash my beaglebone black with debian 7.5.
Everything went fine but now the idea is that I will make changes to this debian and after create a flasher image from it to copy it to my other boards.
I tested it already in the past but didn’t work. This is what I tried now to start from scratch but it did not work:

  1. flash the BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.5-2014-05-14-2gb.img.xz to the beaglebone
  2. Reboot the beaglebone without SD card
  3. Debian is booted and I put an empty SD card back
  4. I went to the folder /opt/scripts/tools/eMMC and did a git pull
  5. launched beaglebone-black-make-microSD-flasher-from-eMMC.sh

Here it went wrong, this is the output of the command:


==> Erasing: /dev/mmcblk1


108+0 records in

108+0 records out

113246208 bytes (113 MB) copied, 8.81422 s, 12.8 MB/s


108+0 records in

108+0 records out

113246208 bytes (113 MB) copied, 6.61329 s, 17.1 MB/s


==> Erasing: /dev/mmcblk1 complete


!==> Could not find /boot/SOC.sh, no defaults are loaded


================================================================================

Writing bootloader to [/dev/mmcblk1]


==> Figuring out options for SPL U-Boot copy …

===> Will use :

==> Figuring out options for U-Boot copy …

===> Will use :

==> Copying SPL U-Boot with dd if= of=/dev/mmcblk1


dd: opening `’: No such file or directory

Traceback (last called is first):

_dd_bootloader() in ./functions.sh:717

prepare_drive_reverse() in ./functions.sh:1354

main() in ./beaglebone-black-make-microSD-flasher-from-eMMC.sh:42

The command dd if=${dd_spl_uboot_backup} of=${destination} ${dd_spl_uboot} exited with exit code 1.

================================================================================

Tearing Down script environment

==> Unmounting /tmp

umount: /tmp: not mounted

==> Unmounting /boot

umount: /boot: not mounted

==> Stopping Cylon LEDs …

==> Setting LEDs to

==> Force writeback of eMMC buffers by Syncing: /dev/mmcblk1

./functions.sh: line 204: 5973 Terminated cylon_leds


100000+0 records in

100000+0 records out

51200000 bytes (51 MB) copied, 2.55928 s, 20.0 MB/s


===> Syncing: /dev/mmcblk1 complete

==> This script took 44 seconds to run

================================================================================

==> Setting LEDs to

What am I doing wrong, I see that /boot/ is almost empty and the desired files are in /boot/uboot/. Do I need to copy them over to /boot/ ?

Thanks for your help!

Kind regards,
Dries

Hi Dries,

Hi,

I used the file BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.5-2014-05-14-2gb.img.xz to flash
my beaglebone black with debian 7.5.
Everything went fine but now the idea is that I will make changes to this
debian and after create a flasher image from it to copy it to my other
boards.
I tested it already in the past but didn't work. This is what I tried now to
start from scratch but it did not work:

1. flash the BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.5-2014-05-14-2gb.img.xz to the
beaglebone
2. Reboot the beaglebone without SD card
3. Debian is booted and I put an empty SD card back
4. I went to the folder /opt/scripts/tools/eMMC and did a git pull
5. launched beaglebone-black-make-microSD-flasher-from-eMMC.sh

This is another regression since the flasher-library rewrite..

checkout out:

d9ac2858e78ef16cd86b5b3610f861ad880b3c00

of /opt/scripts/

should get it working again.

I'll start working on it by flashing 7.5-2014-05-14..

Regards,

Okay, this should be fixed on git head now..

You'll have to hold the boot button down on startup when flashing a new board..

Regards,