Fwd: Problems with BeagleBoard installation

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at linaro.org
Mon Nov 8 05:32:33 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 02:11:18PM +1300, Michael Hope wrote:
> (originally from Ira; she's having mail trouble for some reason)

> I am trying to install my new BeagleBoard xM.

> I started with https://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/DailyBuilds, but it
> failed to write to the SD card giving some errors about QEMU (I can
> try that again if the error messages are important).

> Dave Martin also gave me this link
> https://wiki.linaro.org/Source/ImageInstallation, but it doesn't exist
> anymore.

> So, I tried these instructions:
> https://wiki.linaro.org/Source/VexpressImageInstallation with
> http://snapshots.linaro.org/10.11-daily/linaro-headless/20101107/0/images/tar/
> and
> http://jameswestby.net:8080/view/Hardware%20Packs/job/linaro-omap3%20hwpack/
> (and --dev beagle). The installation of the SD card went ok, but the
> board doesn't work. During boot I see the printings as in the attached
> file and it doesn't go any further.

> I hope someone can help me with that, because otherwise I am at dead end...

This looks like the system may have booted successfully, and then she's run
into bug #652221.  Does Alt+F2 pull up a login prompt?

I do recommend having a serial console hooked up somewhere for the beagles -
that would sidestep bug #652221 in this case, and is generally useful for

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