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ALiu32
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Setup problem: Aero Compute Board with older firmware

Hello Aero Team

I'm experiencing the some problems updating the firmware on my aero board. We just got these new boards through Mouser, but compared to ones that we purchased as part of RTF drones, these boards have much older firmware so the the command aero-update-reboot.py can't be used directly.

Per https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/02-Initial-Setup# different-parts-of-the-drone-to-flash 02 Initial Setup · intel-aero/meta-intel-aero Wiki · GitHub , we got the Aero image 1.6.1 from https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27399/Intel-Aero-Platform-for-UAVs-Installation-Files?v=t Download Intel® Aero Platform for UAVs Installation Files onto a usb drive (i used Etcher), plugged it in and tried punching in the following command.

sh-4.3# mkdir -p /tmp/{iso,newroot}

sh-4.3# mount -o ro /dev/sda1 /tmp/iso

sh-4.3# mount -o loop,ro /tmp/iso/rootfs.img /tmp/newroot /tmp/newroot/usr/sbin/aero-reboot-update.py

However, after I do that (regardless of the last line being aero-reboot-update.py or aero-update-reboot.py), I get a busy box message

"Busybox v1.24.1 (2016-08-16 15:14:18 PDT) multi call binary."

"Usage: mount (OPTIONS) [-0 OPT] DEVICE NODE"

How do you proceed from here? We reboot it through using either "reboot" command or by removing the power, and yet the BIOS screen still only shows the "boot" option; the 'Boot from USB" doesn't appear.

We are at loss as to what's next. This is no where similar to the boards that came with the RTF drone.

Thanks in advance!

Ash

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ALiu32
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I'm adding a video to demonstrate the problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tnhFWYh43g&feature=youtu.be Intel Aero Compute Board Setup Problem: Old Firmware - YouTube

ALiu32
Beginner
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hello

This problem has been resolved... it was not reading my keyboard in the welcome screen. I unplugged the board and re-plugged it almost immediately, and all of a sudden the keyboard input was taken during the welcome screen, and it went to the BIOS.

Freaky!

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