Problems booting psp6-kernel on Beaglebone

Hello,

Due to some USB-issues, I want to try the latest psp6-kernel on my Beaglebone (revision 5). Initially, I downloaded and installed the latest demo image (from 29th March) from the eLinux wiki (the image was from rcn-ee). This did not work and the boot process hung at “Using makefile-style concurrent boot in runlevel S.” (see http://pastebin.com/ND9XuXbQ for the full boot log).

I therefore decided to try and build the kernel and install Debian manually, following the instructions at http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone. This got me a bit further, even though the board does not boot successfully yet. Some services are started, but the boot process still hangs (the boot log is here: http://pastebin.com/0kWSVcgW). Similar timeouts to those seen in the other boot log appears also here.

During boot, the device does not react to any key presses (for example enter) and the latest kernel that booted sucessfully was psp1 (demo image from Feb. 5). I have spent some days trying to figure this out and also trying the other demo images, but with no luck. My question is therefore, has anyone experienced anything similar or has any tips on how to proceed?

Nope, I haven't see that issue:

Here's my A2 with the ubuntu-11.10-r7-minimal-armel.tar.xz image..
http://paste.debian.net/162735/

I'm getting an A5, so I'll test it again later today..

But with the r7 image as a base, i'd also try angstrom kernel image,
specifically:

http://rcn-ee.homeip.net:81/dl/angstrom/beaglebone/uImage-3.2-r7c+gitr09e9651bcf2ee8d86685f2a8075bc6557b1d3b91-beaglebone-20120407063247.bin
http://rcn-ee.homeip.net:81/dl/angstrom/beaglebone/modules-3.2.13-r7c+gitr09e9651bcf2ee8d86685f2a8075bc6557b1d3b91-beaglebone.tgz

Regards,

Here’s my A2 with the ubuntu-11.10-r7-minimal-armel.tar.xz image…
http://paste.debian.net/162735/

Thank you. With the Ubuntu demo images, it boots all the way to the login prompt. However, the device does not respond to any key presses sent over the serial port.

I’m getting an A5, so I’ll test it again later today…

Great, please let me know what you find out!

But with the r7 image as a base, i’d also try angstrom kernel image,
specifically:

http://rcn-ee.homeip.net:81/dl/angstrom/beaglebone/uImage-3.2-r7c+gitr09e9651bcf2ee8d86685f2a8075bc6557b1d3b91-beaglebone-20120407063247.bin
http://rcn-ee.homeip.net:81/dl/angstrom/beaglebone/modules-3.2.13-r7c+gitr09e9651bcf2ee8d86685f2a8075bc6557b1d3b91-beaglebone.tgz

I have to admit that I am not very familiar with how to install kernel images. Do I replace the corresponding files on my original Angstrøm memory card, or do I have to for example flash a new card?

Thanks for the help!

-Kristian

Here's my A2 with the ubuntu-11.10-r7-minimal-armel.tar.xz image..
Debian paste error

Thank you. With the Ubuntu demo images, it boots all the way to the login
prompt. However, the device does not respond to any key presses sent over
the serial port.

Any chance are you using minicom? Give "gtkterm" a try...

I'm getting an A5, so I'll test it again later today..

Great, please let me know what you find out!

But with the r7 image as a base, i'd also try angstrom kernel image,
specifically:

http://rcn-ee.homeip.net:81/dl/angstrom/beaglebone/uImage-3.2-r7c+gitr09e9651bcf2ee8d86685f2a8075bc6557b1d3b91-beaglebone-20120407063247.bin

http://rcn-ee.homeip.net:81/dl/angstrom/beaglebone/modules-3.2.13-r7c+gitr09e9651bcf2ee8d86685f2a8075bc6557b1d3b91-beaglebone.tgz

I have to admit that I am not very familiar with how to install kernel
images. Do I replace the corresponding files on my original Angstrøm memory
card, or do I have to for example flash a new card?

Try gtkterm, first, then well talk about those..

Regards,

That did the trick, also for Debian. Earlier, I used screen with parameters according to the BeagleBone website (screen /dev/ttyUSB1 115200). However, after switching to gtkterm, the boot is successful and I can log on.

Btw, what would be the correct screen command/Windows approach to use with the BeagleBone? I see the same behavior as described earlier when I use putty.

Thanks for the help!

-Kristian

I just always wait for dmesg to recognize the interface and then just:

gtkterm --port /dev/ttyUSB0 --speed 115200

Regards,

Alternatively if you have gtkterm set up and running the messages will appear without any intervention.
That's how I have it.
Regards
Sid.