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I am facing some issues while trying to install Angstrom on a new 8 GB SD card for a Beagleboard-xM, rev C. My beagleboard does not boot.

I used the following link to download the images and followed the procedure given on the same page below:

Beagleboard demo files

I am using the Angstrom-Beagleboard-demo-image-glibc-ipk-2011.1-beagleboard.rootfs.tar.bz2 image.

I am getting the following output via the serial port.

U-Boot SPL 2011.12-00010-ga3eb89c (Jan 29 2012 - 14:53:43)
Texas Instruments Revision detection unimplemented
reading u-boot.img

U-Boot 2011.12-00010-ga3eb89c (Jan 29 2012 - 14:53:43)

OMAP36XX/37XX-GP ES1.2, CPU-OPP2, L3-165MHz, Max CPU Clock 1 Ghz
OMAP3 Beagle board + LPDDR/NAND
I2C:   ready
DRAM:  512 MiB
NAND:  0 MiB
*** Warning - readenv() failed, using default environmen

In:    serial
Out:   serial
Err:   serial
Beagle xM Rev C
No EEPROM on expansion board
Die ID #42bc00029ff80000016849a90402a009
Net:   Net Initialization Skipped
No ethernet found.
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0 
The user button is currently NOT pressed.
SD/MMC found on device 0
reading uEnv.txt

** Unable to read "uEnv.txt" from mmc 0:1 **
Loading file "/boot/uImage" from mmc device 0:2 (xxa2)
3195484 bytes read
Booting from mmc ...
## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 80200000 ...
Image Name:   Angstrom/2.6.32/beagleboard
Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
Data Size:    3195420 Bytes = 3 MiB
Load Address: 80008000
Entry Point:  80008000
Verifying Checksum ... OK
Loading Kernel Image ... OK

Starting kernel ...

Uncompressing Linux.......................................done, booting the kernel.

But nothing happens after the booting the kernel. The output freezes.

There are number of doubts I am having:

  1. Is this the right image for beagleboard xM (or is it meant only for beagleboard (old hardware) )?

  2. Is it that the board boots but I am not able to see the output on the console through the serial port? I am using screen for talking to serial port

    screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
  3. I see an error related to a uEnv.txt in the log. Is this error causing the symptom?

  4. Am I missing a step somewhere? I used the guidelines on the same link above to create a new partitions and flash new image on the SD card.

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Have you verified its the right image? Have you verified this configuration is able to display the output through serial? Both of these question can be found on the Angstrom website – Ramhound Oct 25 '12 at 11:31
yes, the log posted above is from the serial port itself. I am though not sure if after boot, it supports serial port. I could not find any relevant documentation anywhere. In the log posted above, it says..**In: serial Out: serial Err: serial**. which probably means it does support. – maths-help-seeker Oct 25 '12 at 11:33

Check for your power supply. Try to power up the board using barrel jack instead of usb.

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The problem you are having is because the Angstrom image you are using is corrupted


To solve that issue I recommend you to use this version instead


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