Unreliable boot behavior

Hi folks,

So far I only have experience with a single BeagleBone Black. I've got
Debian wheezy installed on it and AFAIK it's configured correctly.
However, it boots up unreliably: after power failures, after giving it a
simple reboot command, and especially after a power-cycle following an OS
'halt'. Usually I have to leave it powered off for a while before it
shows any sign of life again.

Is this behaviour normal, or am I perhaps using the wrong micro SD card?
I have a Silicon Power microSDHC class 10 card.

Thanks,

Jaap

Hi folks,

So far I only have experience with a single BeagleBone Black. I’ve got
Debian wheezy installed on it and AFAIK it’s configured correctly.
However, it boots up unreliably: after power failures, after giving it a
simple reboot command, and especially after a power-cycle following an OS
‘halt’. Usually I have to leave it powered off for a while before it
shows any sign of life again.

Is this behaviour normal, or am I perhaps using the wrong micro SD card?
I have a Silicon Power microSDHC class 10 card.

In that environment yes it is. First fix your unreliable power. Second look into read only mount if you can’t fix the power. Other wise the card might also be trashed at this point. So try a reinstall…

Also, from what has been said on these groups here. Having a power supply with a good rise time will help some too.

I have experienced what you have as well. Granted, now while in project development stage, I boot almost exclusively from a local tftp / NFS share. Later, I expect to have a decent power supply, and have the emmc in r/o mode.