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PMora5
New Contributor I
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Boot problems - Galileo Gen 2

Hello community,

I've downloaded my image from this website http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-galileo-boards/000005614.html Software Downloads for Intel® Galileo Gen 2 Board (SD-Card Linux* Image), extracted the files with 7-zip and copied to a sd card.

I'm using FTDI cable and when booting ends, this is my prompt ( / # ). When I ran command uname -ra, this is the response:

/ # uname -ra

Linux (none) 3.8.7-yocto-standard # 1 Thu Oct 16 16:06:45 PDT 2014 i586 GNU/Linux

These are the files on root level of my sd card:

/media/mmcblk0p1 # ls

System Volume Information

boot

bzImage

core-image-minimal-initramfs-clanton.cpio.gz

image-full-galileo-clanton.ext3

Why is my Linux distribution listed as none ? Could somebody help me, please? Thanks.

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FTinetti
Honored Contributor I
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Hi PaulaK,

I think it's a yocto-related issue. As the web site states (https://www.yoctoproject.org/ https://www.yoctoproject.org/):

"

It's not an embedded Linux distribution

– it creates a custom one for you

"

HTH,

Fernando.

PMora5
New Contributor I
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Hi Fernando,

I'm kinda lost here, which image should I use? I found 3, apparently, different images on Intel's website.

https://software.intel.com/sites/landingpage/iotdk/board-boot-image.html IoT Download - Board Boot Image (iot-devkit-1.5-i586)

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-galileo-boards/000005614.html Software Downloads for Intel® Galileo Gen 2 Board (the image I downloaded, and got that "error")

https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/galileo/downloads IoT - Intel® Galileo Board Download | Intel® Developer Zone (iot-devkit-201510010757-mmcblkp0-galileo.direct)

 

What is the "big linux" one? And what are the differences between them?

 

Thanks

 

FTinetti
Honored Contributor I
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Hi PaulaK,

A very good question... Maybe this is one of the first problems I've faced, and I think I only have partial explanations... which I think is due to unexplained Intel changes/decisions. I've explained some of my/the problems in another recent thread:

Specifically about

https://software.intel.com/sites/landingpage/iotdk/board-boot-image.html IoT Download - Board Boot Image (iot-devkit-1.5-i586)

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-galileo-boards/000005614.html Software Downloads for Intel® Galileo Gen 2 Board (the image I downloaded, and got that "error")

https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/galileo/downloads IoT - Intel® Galileo Board Download | Intel® Developer Zone (iot-devkit-201510010757-mmcblkp0-galileo.direct)

I think that the first one is a previous version of the last one... but maybe I'm wrong. If that is true (someone at Intel should confirm), both are aka "EGLIBC based". I do not know what that exactly means, beyond that it is different from the other image, "UCLIBC based".

The image in the link http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-galileo-boards/000005614.html Software Downloads for Intel® Galileo Gen 2 Board is also referred to as "UCLIBC based", and is (much) smaller than the "EGLIBC based" one. I used for several months without any problem for (Arduino) sketches persistency and some small size development (e.g. a small python web server). Then, someone pointed out that Intel stated in a page at its site that the UCLIBC based image was not going to be supported anymore (take a look at the first link above). Now that page at Intel does not exist anymore and I did not find any explanation about... maybe I should start a specific thread with this question...

I (strongly) suggest you download the image you need: start at http://galileo.intel.com/ http://galileo.intel.com/ and follow the step-by-step guide selecting the IDE/OS/etc. you are going to use. It's what I've made and It has worked so far. I'm not an expert (far of being one, actually) in the sense I've not developed a lot, I've mostly tried to learn and in some cases take advantage of the Galileo integrated hardware such as SD and Ethernet hardware.

HTH,

Fernando.

PMora5
New Contributor I
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Hey Fernando,

Thank you so much for your answer.

I've followed the step by step tutorial with the image.direct and it all worked it out. The only thing I can not understand is why my image is Linux galileo and not Linux clanton like I see in many many threads. Is that a special image?

Thanks

FTinetti
Honored Contributor I
79 Views

PaulaK wrote:

Hey Fernando,

Thank you so much for your answer.

I've followed the step by step tutorial with the image.direct and it all worked it out. The only thing I can not understand is why my image is Linux galileo and not Linux clanton like I see in many many threads. Is that a special image?

Thanks

Hi PaulaK,

I think yocto builds special images by its design goals, but nothing else beyond that, I don't know about image names/naming conventions neither yocto nor Intel yocto ones...

Fernando.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi PaulaK,

 

 

Are you talking about the hostnames? I mean root@galileo instead of root@clanton?

 

If this is the case it is just the hostname of the board, and can be edited in /etc/hostname. In the previous versions the hostname was clanton.

 

 

Regards,

 

Charlie

 

PMora5
New Contributor I
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Hi Charlie,

Yes, that's it. I thought if I didn't see Linux clanton(...), it was a sign that I wasn't running the big/full linux image that we generally see in threads.

Thank you very much. Can you please confirm me if the most recent image is from https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/galileo/downloads IoT - Intel® Galileo Board Download | Intel® Developer Zone ?

Galileo running the image of link above.

root@galileo:~# cat /etc/version

201510010732

root@galileo:~# uname -ra

Linux galileo 3.8.7-yocto-standard # 1 Tue Sep 29 22:16:33 GMT 2015 i586 GNU/Linux

Many thanks to Charlie and Fernando

idata
Community Manager
79 Views

Hi Paula,

 

 

Yes, that is the latest one.

 

 

Regards,

 

Carlos
PMora5
New Contributor I
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Hi Carlos,

Thank you for confirming.

Best,

Paula

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