Problem creating bootable uSD Card`

Hello All;

I have been following Robert’s instructions at the following link:

https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black

and I have been able to create a uSD card with a rootfs file system on it.

My problem is that it won’t boot L

Robert’s instructions do not tell you to create a bootable DOS partition with uboot and MLO like we used to.

So I am wondering if I missed a step, or if it is as simple as making the partition bootable on the usd card ?

One other thing. I tried another uSD card in the same BBB, with a DOS Boot partition and it booted fine.

Later;

Bill

“No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” Edmond Burke (1729 - 1797)

http://www.packtpub.com/building-a-home-security-system-with-beaglebone/book

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Hello All;

I have been following Robert’s instructions at the following link:

https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black

and I have been able to create a uSD card with a rootfs file system on it.

My problem is that it won’t boot L

What version of sfdisk? (sfdisk was re-written and i haven't had a
chance to test Fedora rawhide yet)

Robert’s instructions do not tell you to create a bootable DOS partition
with uboot and MLO like we used to.

So I am wondering if I missed a step, or if it is as simple as making the
partition bootable on the usd card ?

Nope, that's the way i've been creating the *.img files since about
Mid October-ish...

So if:

https://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2015-01-27/console/bone-debian-7.8-console-armhf-2015-01-27-2gb.img.xz

boots, then something changed in the userspace applications used on
your system, compared with Debian Jessie...

Regards,

Hello All;

I have been following Robert’s instructions at the following link:

https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black

and I have been able to create a uSD card with a rootfs file system on it.

My problem is that it won’t boot L

What version of sfdisk? (sfdisk was re-written and i haven't had a chance to test Fedora rawhide yet)

Robert’s instructions do not tell you to create a bootable DOS
partition with uboot and MLO like we used to.

So I am wondering if I missed a step, or if it is as simple as making
the partition bootable on the usd card ?

Nope, that's the way i've been creating the *.img files since about Mid October-ish...

So if:

https://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2015-01-27/console/bone-debian-7.8-console-armhf-2015-01-27-2gb.img.xz

boots, then something changed in the userspace applications used on your system, compared with Debian Jessie...

Regards,

Ok

Let me download the image and try, I'll also see if I can find out the version of "sfdisk"

voodoo@hades:~$ /sbin/sfdisk -version
sfdisk from util-linux 2.25.2

Regards,

voodoo@hades:~$ /sbin/sfdisk -version
sfdisk from util-linux 2.25.2

Regards,

Hi Robert;
Looks like mine is older:
I just installed on my i7 laptop a couple of week ago.
Time for an update?

root@Lab1:~/temp# sfdisk -version
sfdisk from util-linux 2.20.1

Okay it's not that..

These versions had issues... (in the past)

uname -a
Linux Lab1 3.5.0-54-generic #81~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 04:05:58 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

idk.. Can't say i even test with ubuntu anymore, even if you had
upgrade to 14.04....

Regards,

Hi Robert;
Looks like mine is older:
I just installed on my i7 laptop a couple of week ago.
Time for an update?

root@Lab1:~/temp# sfdisk -version
sfdisk from util-linux 2.20.1

Okay it's not that..

These versions had issues... (in the past)

uname -a
Linux Lab1 3.5.0-54-generic #81~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15
04:05:58 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

idk.. Can't say i even test with ubuntu anymore, even if you had upgrade to 14.04....

Regards,